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England unveil green World Cup strip made from recycled bottles

New England World Cup kit - photo Nike

New Nike kits are made using material produced from 18 recycled plastic bottles

01 Apr 2014

It's green up North - part two: Liverpool

The Liver Building in Liverpool

Liverpool is looking to offshore wind to position itself as 'a city which is both green and competitive'

27 Sep 2013

It's green up North - part one: Leeds


New devolved powers are helping the Yorkshire city drive its green economy

26 Sep 2013

Engineers demand dam action

Institution of Civil Engineers warns delayed implementation of reservoir safety regulation is putting properties at risk

23 Aug 2013

Severn Barrage: MPs not convinced by green credentials

Report argues proposed £25bn scheme "has not demonstrated sufficient value as a low-carbon energy source to override regional and environmental concerns"

10 Jun 2013

Leeds launches 'UK's largest' Green Deal scheme

Councillor says £100m initiative should help 12,000 homes fit energy efficiency measures

17 Apr 2013

Anti-wind farm ads dismissed as hot air by watchdog

Advertising Standards Authority concludes campaign group's anti-wind farm leaflets are misleading

07 Feb 2013

Green energy - who are the big players in the Six Nations?

WWF Cymru's Alun Jones argues that certain countries are good at rugby, but lousy at renewable energy

01 Feb 2013

Davey backs new nuclear despite Cumbria rejecting waste storage site

Council's decision will not derail new reactors, Energy and Climate Change Secretary insists

30 Jan 2013

Hain calls for Severn Barrage plans to surge forward

Former Welsh Secretary tells MPs controversial tidal power project will boost UK energy security and slash emissions

11 Jan 2013

Suffolk village set to be powered by 5MW solar farm

Planning permission granted for Countryside Renewables' project next to the village of Exning

07 Jan 2013

Reports: EDF inquiry could disrupt UK nuclear plans

Financial Times suggests investigation could complicate strike price negotiations and unsettle investors

03 Jan 2013

Severn's renewable energy capacity could be larger without a barrage

Combined approach using a range of green technologies could provide 14GW of capacity, report says

27 Nov 2012

A wood in your ear...

WoodBuds promise to deliver some of the world's most eco-friendly headphones

22 Nov 2012

England's St George's Park eyes sustainability goals

The Football Association has high hopes for the new centre and wants to show its green efforts amount to more than sweet FA

14 Nov 2012

Recyclebank tots up above average recycling gains

Reward scheme claims to have improved recycling rates three times faster than average across England

13 Nov 2012

Arsenal land in hot water after flight to Norwich

Green groups cry foul after team spent just 14 minutes in the air travelling to a game they then proceeded to lose

24 Oct 2012

Food prices to rise after wet summer hits harvests

NFU says wheat yields are down 14 per cent, adding pressure to global food prices already hit by drought in US and Russia

10 Oct 2012

BOC takes 15 per cent stake in leading UK CCS project

Gas specialist will supply equipment for £4.5bn Don Valley power project in Yorkshire, following CCS partnership with Drax

13 Jun 2012

Bristol aims to be the cream of eco-cities

City says winning Europe's Greenest City crown could bring in 1,000 new jobs and £1m for the local economy

08 Jun 2012

Shropshire and Herefordshire to pioneer hydrogen revolution

Year-long rural trial of 30 hydrogen fuel-cell cars to begin next year

06 Oct 2011

Updated: UK renewable electricity output reaches all-time high

Second quarter of 2011 saw green generation contribute 9.6 per cent of the UK's electricity supply, a 50 per cent rise on 2010

29 Sep 2011

Scotland leads race to cut UK emissions

A 30 per cent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions north of the border outstrips English, Welsh and Northern Irish efforts

07 Sep 2011


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