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Owen Paterson: The Kevin Pietersen of climate politics

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The former environment secretary and sacked cricketer may not appear to have much in common, but look a little closer

13 Oct 2014

Paterson slammed over Climate Change Act 'outburst'

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Former cabinet colleague warns ripping up the Climate Change Act would be 'one of the most stupid economic decisions imaginable'

13 Oct 2014

Illogical Conservatives risk tying themselves in knots over wind farms

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RenewableUK's Maf Smith reflects on a decidedly mixed start to the Party Conference season for the renewable energy industry

06 Oct 2014

Lord Deben: 'The climate change consensus will not be overturned'

Committee on Climate Change chairman reveals his thoughts on coalition, the free market's role in tackling climate change, and his love of Twitter

02 Oct 2014

Lord Deben on the coalition, fracking, and climate sceptics

"I don't think you can talk about this government as one that has been ineffective or failed to deliver"

02 Oct 2014

Did Cameron forget the 'green bit'?

The Prime Minister glossed over environmental issues in a speech that was designed to focus on traditional Tory strengths, but where does that leave the Conservative's confusing climate policies

01 Oct 2014

David Cameron Conference Speech - Live Blog

BusinessGreen reports on the green developments from the Prime Minister's keynote conference speech

01 Oct 2014

Who speaks for the Conservative Party on climate change?

The Prime Minister reckons climate change is a grave threat, but the Chancellor does not think it worthy of mention - where does this leave Tory environmental policy?

29 Sep 2014

Osborne promises new wave of high and low carbon infrastructure

Chancellor argues fracking, runways and new roads must be delivered alongside nuclear and renewables

29 Sep 2014

Truss: We're now leading international efforts to tackle climate change

Liz Truss speech to the Conservative Party conference - in full

29 Sep 2014

Cameron's first-time buyers plans slammed by green builders

Industry concerned Conservative proposal to build 100,000 cheap homes ignores zero carbon standards

29 Sep 2014

Amber Rudd: 'I'm a Thatcherite when it comes to climate change'

In her first interview since joining the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd talks climate scepticism and business investment

23 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

British wind power industry targets sceptical politicians with new campaign

Companies join forces to convince UK politicians that onshore wind is both affordable and popular

15 Sep 2014

Sceptical about Conservative scepticism

The problem with opinion surveys is that the answers they produce are only as good as the questions they ask and the samples they survey

11 Sep 2014

How incentives hold key to the future of environmentalism

Writing in his new book, How to be a Conservative, Professor Roger Scruton argues a more localised environmentalism would allow green campaigners and conservatives to find common cause

11 Sep 2014

Poll suggests majority of Tory MPs reject climate science warnings

PRWeek commissioned survey reveals over half of MPs feel manmade climate change not conclusively proven and 18 per cent reckon it is 'environmentalist propaganda'

10 Sep 2014

Towards a Greener Britain

The RSPB's Martin Harper reveals how the green communities' proposals for next year's election are so compelling they could win over Malcolm Tucker

01 Sep 2014

A Greener Britain - What are the chances?

BusinessGreen runs the rule over the green NGO community's latest policy recommendations and asks if they will get a good hearing in Westminster

01 Sep 2014

NGOs call for manifestos to create a 'greener Britain'

Leading NGOs set out wish list for 2015 election, including new policies on decarbonisation, marine protection, and resource security, as well as a Nature and Well-being Act

01 Sep 2014

Tory MPs may be digging in over onshore wind farms, but support for renewables remains rock solid

New industry-backed poll suggests 78 per cent of Conservative MPs opposed to onshore wind farms, but across all parties strong support for renewables remains

19 Aug 2014

Maria Eagle: "A Tory victory would be dire" for the environment

The Shadow Environment Secretary, speaking at WWF UK, argues that the Conservative Party has failed to live up to its green promises

11 Aug 2014

Could Boris Johnson position himself as next 'green' Tory leader?

Mayor of London aims thinly veiled swipe at George Osborne's lack of support for the low carbon economy, arguing "you can have growth that is environmentally friendly"

11 Aug 2014

Sir Stuart Rose to boost green Tory ranks in House of Lords

Former Marks and Spencer boss and founder of Plan A initiative to become a Conservative peer

08 Aug 2014

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