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Could Lego ditching Shell present an opportunity for clean tech?

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The latest victory in Greenpeace's campaign against Shell's planned Arctic exploration could present an important opportunity for clean tech firms

24 Oct 2014

We are living through a slow motion global energy crisis - and only clean tech can save us

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BP's latest statistical report should be a wake-up call, that it is not suggests we are sleep-walking into a climate and energy disaster

20 Jun 2014

The terrifying trends concealed in BP's Statistical Review

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Oil prices remain near record highs, the world is reliant on the US gas boom, and renewables make up just a fraction of the energy mix - for BP this is evidence of 'the strength' of the global energy system

17 Jun 2014

Could company executives really be sued for causing climate change?

NGOs ask fossil fuel majors to clarify who would pay if they face legal action for emitting greenhouse gases

30 May 2014

BP downplays 'overstated' carbon bubble risk

Oil major says claims fossil fuel assets could be hugely overvalued if the world successfully tackles climate change are wide of the mark

20 Mar 2014

As fracking row escalates, BP downplays "carbon leakage" fear

BP chief economist tells Reuters threat of industry leaving EU over energy costs is a "bit of a red herring"

05 Feb 2014

BP: Global emissions to soar 29 per cent by 2035

Energy Outlook report predicts that while renewable capacity will grow at over six per cent a year, emissions are set to keep climbing

15 Jan 2014

UK universities urged to ditch 'extensive' fossil fuel link

New research shows British universities have £5.3bn invested in fossil fuel companies, despite climate risks

21 Oct 2013

Report: biofuels could cut CO2 'cheaper than electric cars'

Same emissions reductions possible at a fraction of the cost, BP-backed report claims

18 Sep 2013

BP accuses Louisiana leaders of 'political grandstanding' over oil spill

Oil company and US state embroiled in war of words over cleanup operations after 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster

30 Aug 2013

BP shelves sale of 2.6GW wind energy arm

Oil giant says it failed to attract suitable bidder for US portfolio

30 Jul 2013

Vivergo opens UK's largest biorefinery plant in Hull as biofuel debate heats up

BP, AB Sugar and DuPont inaugurate bioethanol plant set to produce 420 million litres of fuel from wheat each year

09 Jul 2013

Oil majors under EU investigation over alleged oil and biofuel price fixing

Shell, BP and Statoil confirm they are facing EU probe that saw offices raided in two countries

14 May 2013

BP puts US wind arm up for sale as renewables retreat continues

Oil giant bangs latest nail in the coffin of 'Beyond Petroleum' era with decision to sell US wind operations

03 Apr 2013

BP: Europe still needs a first generation biofuels industry

Companies need to build operational experience to help advanced fuels eventually reach replacement levels, top exec argues

18 Mar 2013

Gulf spill trial kicks off with BP facing accusations of 'gross negligence'

Plaintiffs argue BP knew there were problems with the Deepwater Horizon rig but ignored the warnings – charges the oil giant rejects

26 Feb 2013

BP should pay $25bn on top of likely fines for Gulf spill, activists say

Environmental groups say oil giant in court next week must be held responsible for all damage from 2010 disaster

22 Feb 2013

HSBC: Oil majors at risk from 'unburnable' reserves

HSBC study finds meeting international climate goals could strip 60 per cent of the value from companies such as BP, Shell, and Statoil

29 Jan 2013

BP cuts ribbon on giant US wind farms

After $1bn investment, BP and Sempra joint venture brings 141MW Mehoopany Wind Farm and 470MW Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm online

09 Jan 2013

BP locked out from US government contracts

EPA suspends oil giant from new contracts, as fallout from Deepwater Horizon disaster continues

28 Nov 2012

BP to pay record $4bn for Deepwater oil disaster

Oil giant receives largest criminal fine in US history from justice department

16 Nov 2012

BP pulls out of US advanced biofuels plant

Plans for 36 million gallon Florida facility abandoned as oil giant focuses on R&D and licensing technology

26 Oct 2012

Europe needs targets to compete on advanced biofuels, says BP chief

BP Biofuels boss warns Europe is falling behind US market as policy environment lags that on offer in North America

18 Jul 2012

BP: Sustainable biofuels hampered by polarised debate

Exec warns biofuels must be give a "social licence to operate" if industry is to grow and meet UK carbon targets

26 Jun 2012

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