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Scotland's referendum: the green reaction

Scotland and UK flags

The renewable energy sector, green businesses and politicians comment on the result of Scotland's independence vote

19 Sep 2014

Five ways boards of directors can support sustainability

Businessmen having a conversation in a boardroom

Blind spots can make a board a danger to the company. Adopt these practices to see what the company needs to change to secure continuity of business

19 Sep 2014

Tenants demand better insulated properties

Energy efficiency

Survey finds strong support for government plans to prevent landlords from renting out low efficiency buildings, but is more action needed?

19 Sep 2014

Decarbonising energy intensive industry: the future of the EU ETS and decarbonisation policy

EEF's Richard Warren argues those who characterise climate policy as a battle between clean tech and heavy industry, including BusinessGreen, are guilty of absurd simplification

19 Sep 2014

Investment giants are demanding climate action, so why aren't corporates delivering?

As investors renew calls for climate action, a survey shows nine out of 10 investors see sustainability as a competitive advantage - so why are the firms they invest in not making faster progress?

19 Sep 2014

Norway and UK sowing forest finance seeds ahead of New York Climate Summit

COP 20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal sets out recipe for successful New York and Lima climate summits

19 Sep 2014

How a tiny box promises to deliver a greener office

John Alker of the UK Green Building Council reveals how new smart monitoring devices promise to revolutionise our workplaces

18 Sep 2014

Will cities take centre stage at the New York Climate Summit?

Skanska managing director demands 'tangible' results to drive green urban infrastructure investment, as new report outlines policies needed to protect cities from impacts of global warming

18 Sep 2014

Sky plus-sizes supply chain sustainability with hydrogen deliveries

All office supplies transported to West London HQ by clean vehicles as part of wider drive to tackle supply chain impact

18 Sep 2014

China's latest coal crackdown fuels stranded asset warnings

Reports suggest government is to ban the use of the dirtiest coal, as it seeks to tackle smog crisis

17 Sep 2014

EMR: Enough Talk Already

Like Scotland, the UK energy market is gearing up for a massive shake-up - Nathan Goode hopes everyone is ready for it

17 Sep 2014

Sustainable seafood scheme covers one tenth of world's wild fisheries

New Marine Stewardship Council report reveals that nearly $5bn worth of its sustainably certified seafood was sold last year

17 Sep 2014

How Carbon War Room aims to win the battle with greenhouse gas emissions

BusinessGreen's NGO of the year has shaken up shipping and has its sights firmly set on proving profits can be made while solving climate change

17 Sep 2014

It's official: Green and growth go hand in hand

Major new report counters claims that investing in climate change measures is bad for the economy

16 Sep 2014

Top 10 recommendations for a New Climate Economy

BusinessGreen runs down the key findings from a major new report which sets out how governments can tackle climate change and have economic growth

16 Sep 2014

UK Environmental Scorecard - At a glance

A summary of the Environmental Audit Committee's damning verdict on the state of the UK's environmental health

16 Sep 2014

UK appeal to clean energy investors hits lowest point for five years

EY report says 'mixed signals, dwindling budgets and political apathy' behind UK's drop to seventh in ranking of 40 leading nations

16 Sep 2014

Governments need to understand that onshore wind is supported by UK public

Gordon MacDougall, UK and Ireland managing director for RES, explains why the company has helped set up a new campaign to promote British wind energy

15 Sep 2014

MPs: Green Deal needs stamp duty discounts to drive home insulation

Energy and Climate Change Committee warns government that the Green Deal will continue to remain unattractive to most consumers without new incentives

15 Sep 2014

Action that doesn't cost the Earth

In the last in our series on climate economics, Steven Heath of Knauf Insulation argues new evidence that climate action can boost the economy should be translated into Treasury policy

15 Sep 2014

The universal language of food waste

WRAP's Dr Richard Swannell explores why governments around the world are starting to wake up to the food waste scandal

15 Sep 2014

Seth Schultz: Why cities need data scientists

The world collects sufficient information to inform meaningful climate change strategies - C40's top data journalist wants to make it more accessible

12 Sep 2014

As Formula E rolls onto the grid the electric vehicle market is starting to motor

A flurry of announcements from across the electric vehicle market suggests the sector may be approaching a major breakthrough

12 Sep 2014

The encouraging economics of climate change policy

In the latest in our series on the economic merits of climate policy, Siemens' Matthew Knight argues that this week's WWF report shows we can afford to tackle climate risk

12 Sep 2014

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