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EU green lights key mechanisms in UK clean energy market overhaul

London Array offshore wind farm

Contracts for Difference and Capacity Market mechanism secure state aid approval, as critics warn reforms throw a lifeline to dirty coal power

23 Jul 2014

What will happen to the Big Six ECO "windfall"?

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Energy industry declares "there is no windfall" and hints any savings could take years to filter through to customers, as energy efficiency sector calls for savings to be reinvested in insulation

23 Jul 2014

Top university backtracks over wind turbine fire claims

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Imperial College London admits it may have misled media over research analysing frequency and impact of wind industry fires

23 Jul 2014

How the Caribbean plans to become a green energy powerhouse

Existential threat from climate change and high electricity costs are driving Caribbean Development Bank programme to boost clean energy investment

23 Jul 2014

Climate adaptation must be backed by climate communication

Bob Ward calls on newly appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss to deliver a more coherent approach to climate adaptation

23 Jul 2014

Government proposes legal target for tackling fuel poverty, but critics warn of loopholes

Potential loopholes and anger over latest windfall for the Big Six mean many within the energy efficiency sector remain less than impressed at latest proposals

22 Jul 2014

The green bonds market may be soaring but there is a long way to go

Bridget Boulle of the Climate Bonds Initiative reveals how green bonds will prove critical to global efforts to decarbonise

22 Jul 2014

UK's most polluting power plants revealed

New report by NGOs accuse UK and Germany of undermining efforts to tackle climate change by continuing to rely heavily on carbon intensive coal

22 Jul 2014

Can businesses lead the crackdown on London's air pollution problem?

New scheme launches in Victoria after Mayor branded claims Oxford Street has world's worst NO2 levels as 'b*ll*cks'

22 Jul 2014

CBI calls for green aerospace strategy to open door for airport expansion

Wide-ranging new report argues the UK needs more airport capacity, but it must come hand-in-hand with green innovation

21 Jul 2014

Denmark declares wind 'cheapest' form of power

New analysis shows onshore wind beats all other forms of electricity generation on cost, as DONG Energy sells stake in Gode Wind 2 offshore project

21 Jul 2014

Closing in on a circular economy – lessons from Scotland and Wales

Green Alliance's Jonny Hazell warns that England is lagging behind the rest of the UK when it comes to getting value out of its resources

21 Jul 2014

What can we expect from the New York climate summit?

Climate Change Capital's chairman James Cameron looks ahead to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's crucial climate summit

21 Jul 2014

Willmott Dixon reveals how it is Re-Thinking approaches to sustainability

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Sustainability Team of the Year details how it is both cutting environmental impacts and driving green innovation

21 Jul 2014

 Video Video: Low carbon policies driving automotive boom

Video highlights the findings of the Low CVP's latest report showing how environmental policies have helped the automotive sector grow

18 Jul 2014

Flint: Climate change is a threat to our national security

Caroline Flint speech to the CBI Energy Conference - in full

18 Jul 2014

Will Liz Truss take responsibility for resource policy?

The new Environment Secretary faces a daunting in-tray, but waste policy must now be made a priority

18 Jul 2014

Sky’s the limit: Drone makers target sustainability

As the FAA prepares rules for drones, these companies are landing serious interest from the likes of Amazon, Boeing, BP and Google

18 Jul 2014

MPs: Prime Minister must support cycling with more than just warm words

Transport Select Committee calls for £10 per person to be spent on cycling by 2020

18 Jul 2014

Davey: "We are the fourth most energy secure country in the world"

Ed Davey's speech to CBI Energy Conference - in full

18 Jul 2014

DECC report reveals how renewables investment is dominating the energy market

As the government announces new business energy efficiency programme, report reveals investment in clean energy is an order of magnitude larger than anticipated shale gas spending

18 Jul 2014

Transport Minister: By 2050 every car on the road will be ultra low emission

Baroness Kramer speech to the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership annual conference - in full

17 Jul 2014

Down with reshuffles!

Alan Whitehead praises out-going Climate Change Minister Greg Barker and argues that we need more Ministers with a long-standing interest in their brief

17 Jul 2014

Could crowd-funding and Green ISAs help raise $1tr?

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Entrepreneur of the Year Julia Groves reveals Trillion Fund's ambitious plans for the future of clean energy investment

17 Jul 2014

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