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Navigating the maze of EU clean tech R&D support

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The EU is changing the way it identifies research priorities for energy technologies - genuine clean-tech research needs to be at the top of the list

05 Dec 2014

Not every Google moonshot leaves Earth orbit

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Kirsty Gogan of Energy for Humanity argues that Google's explanation for shelving its RE<C project underlines the urgent need for a massive boost in R&D

01 Dec 2014

DECC earmarks £5m for new wave of ‘Energy Entrepreneur' funding

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Energy generation, efficiency and storage start-ups share $9m of government support from Energy Entrepreneurs' Fund, as £40m boost announced for biotechnology sector

27 Nov 2014

Eight19 grows funding for organic photovoltaics with £1m investment

Financing round led by IP Group plc promises significant boost for UK developer of flexible and lightweight solar cells

20 Nov 2014

US 'banks profit' from clean tech loans criticised by Republicans

Department of Energy report forecasts $5bn return from Federal programme Republicans tried to end after collapse of Solyndra

17 Nov 2014

"Solar Cloth" to help car parks and retailers mop up sun's energy

Cambridge start up claims it is closing deals to install lightweight solar converters across 27,000 car park spaces

14 Nov 2014

Inside Paul Hawken’s audacious plan to 'drawdown' climate change

Joel Makower talks to Paul Hawken about his bold proposals for reducing, not just stabilising, atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases

07 Nov 2014

Shell launches Springboard clean tech competition, as campaigners step up protests

Annual grant programme opens to entries, but oil giant faces fresh accusations of 'greenwash' over climate conference sponsorship

05 Nov 2014

Three-quarters of Brits offer overwhelming support for renewable power

Latest government survey again confirms strong support for renewable power, as opposition to fracking exceeds support for the first time

04 Nov 2014

Alevo exits stealth mode to charge up energy storage market

After 10 years development and $1bn raised, US start-up is to start producing non-flammable, long life batteries that cut grid emissions and boost green energy

28 Oct 2014

Nuclear fusion power - made in Chelsea

Former star of E4 show embarks on new venture in nuclear physics

24 Oct 2014

National Trust and Panasonic team up for green technology 'showcase'

Technology giant announces it is to work with conservation charity to deploy cutting-edge green technology at historic properties

30 Sep 2014

World Bank: SMEs have $1.6tr clean tech opportunity

Small businesses in the developing world tipped to generate significant green growth and jobs over the coming decade

25 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

UK sketches out plan for materials science hub

Chancellor welcomes plans for new national research centre, as Manchester Univeristy confirms £60m graphene research hub

11 Sep 2014

Could metal scarcity undermine clean tech revolution?

New report suggests supplies of crucial metals are secure in the short to medium term, but policy intervention may be required as demand soars

11 Sep 2014

How 'clean tech 2.0' could reshape the global economy

But Climate-KIC report says greater collaboration and 'co-opetition' is needed to help green start-ups reach their potential

08 Sep 2014

Could an energy-saving 'five a day' campaign deliver healthier energy bills?

As John Lewis reveals success of new energy labelling scheme, Baroness Verma argues campaign to promote energy-saving best practices could help people cut bills and emissions

04 Sep 2014

Analysts: Africa enjoys renewables investment surge

Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts more renewable energy capacity will be deployed in Sub-Saharan Africa this year than in the past 13 years

21 Aug 2014

Leggett launches campaign to mobilise green philanthropic investment

Clean tech entrepreneur and author reveals plan for new declaration calling on leading charitable foundations to wade into the climate change battle

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

Renewables records reveal how clean energy is starting to light up the world

The renewables revolution is fast gathering pace and we are now just a few pieces of the jigsaw away from an ultra-low emission grid

19 Aug 2014

BSI unveils new flurry of environmental standards

Standards body publishes new standards for water footprints and sustainable cities, while revealing plans to expand environmental portfolio

15 Aug 2014

The 198 people who can transform the US electric grid

Changing how electricity is generated, bought and sold in the United States begins with a small handful of individuals in each state who set the rules

15 Aug 2014

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