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

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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

Child does homework with solar lamp

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 UK Green Building Council

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

Central America poised for clean tech investment boom

New figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveal how Mexico and its neighbours are emerging as a clean tech powerhouse

13 Aug 2014

Truly progressive businesses must challenge this flawed neo-liberalism

Friends of the Earth's Craig Bennett argues that businesses admirable green initiatives are being hampered by a failure to push back against dinosaur corporate lobbyists

11 Aug 2014

Wow, look, a Tesla

Trewin Restorick argues we need a new approach to communicating green opportunities - and a cutting edge electric car might just hold the answer

08 Aug 2014

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

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

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

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