sustainable thinking

Cleantech articles

Why big ideas on climate are the oxygen for UK growth


Richard Templer of Climate-KIC UK argues that a Cleantech 2.0 scene is starting to drive a new wave innovation and growth

29 Jul 2014

Green policy takes two steps forward, one step back

Nick Clegg and Ed Davey

The green economy is making great progress and new carbon targets promise a further boost, but constant policy setbacks are not helping

25 Jul 2014

DECC report reveals how renewables investment is dominating the energy market

E.ONs Scroby Sands offshore wind farm

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

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

Could an Environmental Goods Agreement unlock a surge in green growth?

Critical talks are underway to bring an end to import tariffs on green goods and services, ending clean tech trade wars

10 Jul 2014

Why innovation isn't always the answer

The clean tech sector loves innovation, but being regarded as innovative can be a mixed blessing

08 Jul 2014

Intelligent Energy raises £55m in stellar clean tech IPO

Fuel cell specialist completes London floatation that values the company at £639m

07 Jul 2014

The most important, inspiring and exciting sector in the world

James Murray's speech to the fourth annual BusinessGreen Leaders Awards

03 Jul 2014

James Smith: 'This generation has the opportunity to put the world on a sustainable footing'

The Carbon Trust chair and former Shell boss reckons the oil industry can decarbonise, but only if it starts to take carbon capture and storage seriously

16 Jun 2014

Scaling up sustainability

Innovative pilot projects may grab the headlines, argues Forum for the Future's Steph Draper, but it is scaling up effective technologies that holds the key to decarbonisation

22 May 2014

Campaigners step up calls for Trans-Atlantic Trade talks re-think

Fresh from warnings over the potential impact on environmental regulations, campaign groups slam proposed treaty as "threat to democracy"

21 May 2014

Environmental and health challenges dominate Longitude Prize shortlist

Public asked which global problem they want to make eligible for £10m prize

19 May 2014

EU ploughs €100m into clean tech R&D initiatives

Green homes, sustainable cities, carbon capture and utilisation, and climate risk the big winners as Climate-KIC awards fresh funding

16 May 2014

The green economic consensus: it's stronger than you think

Forget what detractors say - many of the world's corporate and political leaders are united in their urgent desire to build a green economy

07 May 2014

G7 calls for clean tech-focused "step change" in energy security

Energy ministers highlight how low carbon economy can make "a key contribution to enduring energy security"

07 May 2014

UK and Japan pledge joint climate action

Countries agree to promote low carbon business opportunities and collaborate on clean technology

02 May 2014

Pocket fuel cell promises green mobile charge 'Upp' on the go

Intelligent Energy confirms that Upp personal energy device has secured crucial technology certification

02 May 2014

Labour pledges to close coal finance exports loophole

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna urges government to cease export finance to coal industry and calls for new town twinning programme with Africa

30 Apr 2014

Lufthansa develops taste for 'alcohol to jet' fuel

Company to work with US biofuel company Total on technology that could lower the cost of sustainable aviation fuels

24 Apr 2014

Is the clean tech recovery under way? Global clean energy first quarter investment climbs 10 per cent

Bloomberg New Energy Finance data suggests clean tech investment rally could be under way

16 Apr 2014

BA clears Essex waste-to-fuel plant for take off

Solena Fuels and British Airways confirm for Essex plant capable of turning landfill waste into green jet fuel

16 Apr 2014

James Cameron: Clean tech has to promise an alluring transformation

Climate Change Capital chairman argues that the exciting clean technologies offered by the automotive sector prove green products can be better than the alternatives they replace

16 Apr 2014

Global clean tech investment enjoys encouraging first quarter

Latest figures from Clean Energy Pipeline reveal 14 per cent increase in investment during first three months of the year

15 Apr 2014

IPCC Report: And now, for some good news

IPCC report confirms a better and sustainable future is possible, the onus is now on political and business leaders to make it happen

14 Apr 2014

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