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IEA Renewables Report - At a glance

Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System

All the key stats from the International Energy Organisation's latest assessment of the global market

28 Aug 2014

Global green energy growth threatened by policy uncertainty, IEA warns

A wind turbine under maintenance

Latest renewables report finds growing risks to deployment if support wavers over cost concerns

28 Aug 2014

US green energy share hits record levels as solar power doubles

Field of solar thermal panels

Government figures show renewables accounted for more than 14 per cent of total US electricity production in the first half of this year

28 Aug 2014

Fossil fuel energy system has 'reached its natural end', says ex-npower boss

Volker Beckers is taking up a new role with Forum for the Future where he hopes to promote community renewable energy projects

28 Aug 2014

Estee Chaikin: Hanergy, IKEA, and the transformative power of solar panels

BusinessGreen's Young Sustainability Executive of the Year reveals how an interest in consumer behaviour helped shape one of the world's most exciting solar initiatives

28 Aug 2014

Climate change is happening and may be irreversible, IPCC warns

Leaked draft report outlines huge scale of global threat, as Obama administration edges forward with strategy for international negotiations

27 Aug 2014

Advertising watchdog tears up government's 'misleading' Green Deal ads

ASA says DECC was wrong to claim energy efficiency policy would save consumers money and push up house prices

27 Aug 2014

Climate change perception gap 'reminiscent' of MMR scandal, survey finds

Poll suggests public underestimates scientific consensus around climate change, as well as contribution of green energy to electricity mix

27 Aug 2014

Beyond energy: Maximising the value of renewable resources

The REA's Dr Nina Skorupska explores the many varied materials that renewable technologies produce and the role of certification in building markets for these products

27 Aug 2014

Clegg and Davey aim to help put clean tech on front foot in India

Nick Clegg and Ed Davey meet Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in bid to bolster UK investment in low-carbon economy

26 Aug 2014

Washington Post urges America to embrace climate action

On both sides of the Atlantic the race is underway to push climate action back up the political agenda

26 Aug 2014

Report: Fuel cells could kickstart energy market revolution

EXCLUSIVE: Industry-commissioned report calls for greater support for technology capable of cutting energy bills for 90 per cent of homes and small businesses

26 Aug 2014

Is the EU sucking the power out of our vacuum cleaner market?

New Ecodesign efficiency rules have faced opposition from UKIP and Dyson, but what impact will they really have on the industry?

26 Aug 2014

Inside the wind energy industry's PR push

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Green PR Company of the Year Hill+Knowlton Strategies reveals how it helped the wind energy industry get a fair hearing

26 Aug 2014

Scottish oil yard aims to tap offshore wind farm boom

Port of Ardersier gets green light from government to become offshore wind hub, as Dong Energy inks deal for Vestas 8MW turbines

22 Aug 2014

Manufacturers warn carbon costs will force them out of Europe

Industry organisation EEF calls for greater protection for energy intensive industries from cost of decarbonisation

22 Aug 2014

Why the world's biggest companies are investing in recycling

Interest in recycling is looping back around - and here's $100m to help make the circular economy a reality

22 Aug 2014

Peabody Energy vows to continue with revamped ‘clean coal’ ad

Company confirms it will continue to promote fuel poverty advert, albeit with clarification, as Burson Marsteller stonewalls questions on climate scepticism

22 Aug 2014

Government celebrates 'one of the biggest months' yet for domestic energy efficiency

Statistics suggest Green Deal scheme is starting to pick up steam with 20 per cent rise in live finance plans during last month

22 Aug 2014

UKIP steps up assault on green policies with renewed pledge to repeal Climate Change Act

MEP Tim Aker outlines UK Independence Party's plans for energy and environment manifesto pledges

21 Aug 2014

Jeremy Leggett: A life on 'the frontier of the war on climate change'

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Champion of the Year, Jeremy Leggett, reveals why there are reasons to be optimistic in the run up to the Paris climate summit

21 Aug 2014

When clean tech tribes go to war

Policy Exchange's Guy Newey argues technology tribalism is understandable but counter-productive, which is why we need a market-based approach to decarbonisation

21 Aug 2014

How old car batteries could power solar panels that are more efficient

MIT scientists recycle lead from batteries to form new perovskite solar cells

21 Aug 2014

Updated: Microsoft shuts down ties with anti-renewables lobbying group

IT giant said to have ended links with controversial American Legislative Exchange Council lobby group

20 Aug 2014

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