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Study: Wind and solar could cut electricity system costs

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EU-backed project concludes that a more renewables-heavy grid can actually help cut costs by up to six per cent

30 Sep 2014

EU countries to set electric vehicle targets under new green car rules

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Alternative fuel directive aims to build critical mass of electric vehicle charging points in bid to boost investor confidence in emerging sector

30 Sep 2014

It is clearly the politicians who have let us all down

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As David Cameron declares once again that he is leading the 'greenest government ever', Charles Perry of Anthesis Group argues politicians need to do far more to deliver genuine climate action

30 Sep 2014

WWF: Plummeting wildlife numbers demands urgent action

Conservationists say landmark WWF report identifying species populations have declined 52 per cent since 1970 is "call to arms"

30 Sep 2014

WWF Living Planet Index: What businesses need to know

The key stats from today's bellwether report for companies planning a more sustainable strategy

30 Sep 2014

Truss: We're now leading international efforts to tackle climate change

Liz Truss speech to the Conservative Party conference - in full

29 Sep 2014

Solar could be world's largest power source by 2050, IEA says

International Energy Agency says solar has potential to provide more than a quarter of global electricity with right policy framework

29 Sep 2014

Is the EU's carbon market safe from fraud?

Four British men were last week jailed for their part in a multi-million euro carbon allowance crime ring, but do the same security risks remain?

29 Sep 2014

Bernard Matthews talking turkey on greener future

Turkey producer hatches range of renewable energy schemes set to lay foundation for carbon neutral operations push

29 Sep 2014

Climate march: Ethos, pathos, and a new impetus for change

Friends of the Earth's Craig Bennett reflects on the implications of last week's inspiring marches

29 Sep 2014

Three big revelations from Unilever's TED talks

An in-depth look at the thinking behind the consumer products giant's ten year sustainability plan

26 Sep 2014

Energy efficiency – From Cinderella to sweetheart?

Dave Sowden wonders whether the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will match Labour’s Fairy Godmother offer

26 Sep 2014

Verco: No ordinary green consultancy

UK company that spawned Good Energy and CamCo and designed carbon markets for the EU sees huge opportunities in energy efficiency

26 Sep 2014

UN climate chief: New York Summit is 'clearly not enough'

Christiana Figueres backs scathing critique by Graça Machel who accused world leaders of failing to grasp the full challenge of climate change

26 Sep 2014

Politicians must wake up to wind's role in the energy challenge

Good Energy's Juliet Davenport explains why the company is backing a campaign to convince MPs of the benefits of onshore wind

26 Sep 2014

Is the Green Deal Finance Company really on the brink of collapse?

EXCLUSIVE: Industry sources slam government's handling of Green Deal, as leaked letter reveals finance company may face liquidation

25 Sep 2014

The cost of keeping the lights on

Trewin Restorick argues it is time to end our Heath Robinson approach to matching energy supply and demand

25 Sep 2014

Businesses are taking action to protect the world's forests

APP's Aida Greenbury explains the potential impact of the New York Declaration on deforestation

25 Sep 2014

Solar's multi-billion pound potential stalled by 'unreliable' policy, industry warns

Trade body says sector can reach 60GW and power 18 million homes, but needs subsidies to help it achieve further cost reductions

25 Sep 2014

Barack Obama: No nation is immune to the risks of climate change

The US Presidents speech in full from the United Nations Climate Summit in New York

24 Sep 2014

New York Climate Summit - what was announced?

From city mayors to Rockefellers - BusinessGreen runs down the key green commitments from this week's conference

24 Sep 2014

CDP: Greener companies are more profitable

Non-profit's latest report finds S&P 500 businesses taking steps to prepare for climate change are outperforming their peers

24 Sep 2014

Will Labour's Energy Efficiency pledge repair damaged confidence?

Dave Sowden of the Sustainable Energy Association welcomes Labour's new energy efficiency strategy as a welcome step in the right direction for the domestic clean tech sector

24 Sep 2014

Why London is leading the world's cities on tackling air pollution and climate change

Matthew Pencharz, Boris Johnson's senior advisor for environment and energy, outlines London's achievements at the C40 Cities Summit

24 Sep 2014

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