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Liz Truss accused of trying to woo UKIP voters with 'minute' solar subsidy cuts

Sheep at a solar farm

Solar and farming industries slam Environment Secretary for 'misguided' attack on solar farm developments

21 Oct 2014

Insurers tell Osborne £500m extra needed for flood defences

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Companies and NGOs write to Chancellor George Osborne warning millions of homes could be left at risk without greater investment

21 Oct 2014

A business plea for a strong 2030 energy and climate deal

Eelco van Heel chief executive of Rockwool

Chief executive of Rockwool calls for European Council to show leadership and approve on an ambitious energy savings target this week

21 Oct 2014

EU climate talks enter end game with everything still to play for

Final frantic round of negotiations and lobbying aims to deliver ambitious yet workable energy and climate change package

20 Oct 2014

EU clean tech sector losing ground to China and Japan

Falling levels of investment and policy instability allowing countries to overtake European pioneers, EY warns

20 Oct 2014

How Scotland is seeking to stamp out carrier bag waste

As Scotland starts charging for single use bags from today, BusinessGreen looks at the finer details of the waste-tackling policy

20 Oct 2014

Electric cars scheme aims to spark a revolution in Yorkshire

Inmotion initiative backed by npower attempts to show businesses the financial and environmental benefits of electrifying their fleets

20 Oct 2014

The challenge for the global auto industry

Simon Clements of Alliance Trust Investments explores the environmental and economic challenges faced by a fast-changing auto industry

20 Oct 2014

Davey: 'People are ready to do a deal'

Energy and climate change secretary explains why he is optimistic the EU is about to agree to a bold and ambitious new energy and climate change package

17 Oct 2014

How will Europe's new reporting rules impact your business?

The European Union is requiring certain businesses to report on environmental strategies and programs - Here are five things you need to know

17 Oct 2014

Why the Climate Change Act cannot be 'suspended'

Jonathan Church, climate and energy lawyer for ClientEarth, explains why Owen Paterson is wrong to suggest the CCA can be halted

17 Oct 2014

How Rupert Murdoch's News UK is quietly leading the media fight against climate change

Chris Taylor, chief operating officer for The Sun and The Times' publisher, outlines how it has slashed waste, water and carbon emissions

17 Oct 2014

Owen Paterson's attack on the Climate Change Act - The green economy reacts

"You can almost hear the nation's sigh of relief that he's no longer sitting anywhere near the control room"

16 Oct 2014

Steelmakers must embrace low carbon shift if they are to secure their future

Study suggests more efficient practices will be crucial in attracting investment into the sector

16 Oct 2014

Businesses should be 'forced' to report environmental impacts, says former UN chief

Failure to quantify economic costs of biodiversity losses are undermining efforts to protect it

16 Oct 2014

The next big thing in renewables is not renewable – it’s storage

The REA this week announced that energy storage is a new strategic priority for the Association - chief executive Dr Nina Skorupska explains why

16 Oct 2014

Rescue talks continue as Green Deal Finance Company insists it is 'business as usual'

Company insists deadline to secure the future of Green Deal loan provider has not yet lapsed

15 Oct 2014

Ed Davey: We need a climate deal in Brussels next week 'no ifs, no buts'

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary issues rallying call for an agreement next week on the EU 2030 Climate and Energy package

15 Oct 2014

EU carbon allowance surplus set to double by 2020

Sandbag research suggests oversupply may hit 4.5 billion allowances, undermining drive to low carbon economy

15 Oct 2014

Fossil fuel companies 'paying lip service' to climate risk

Carbon Tracker study finds almost all oil, gas and coal companies acknowledge climate change as an issue but very few are integrating it into strategy

15 Oct 2014

New York Climate Summit: Stress Testing more than just the announcements

As the dust settles on last month's events in New York there's a lot of talk of tipping points for the climate and sustainability agenda - Have we crossed one for financial reporting, asks PwC's Malcolm Preston

15 Oct 2014

Pentagon: Climate change is threat to US security

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel unveils latest climate change adaptation roadmap, as European studies reveal more governments are focusing on boosting climate resilience

14 Oct 2014

As renewables costs plummet, industry asks why EU coal subsidies match onshore wind

Report finds onshore wind is both cheaper and more environmentally-friendly than coal, yet both received €10bn subsidies in 2012

14 Oct 2014

The fossil fuel paradox

By opposing a low carbon transition, fossil fuel companies are undermining the economic and political stability needed for their high risk projects, says Tom Burke of E3G

14 Oct 2014

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