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HSBC, Barclays and RBS come under pressure to ditch fossil fuel investments

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Lloyds and Santander also targeted in new campaign aiming to highlight 'carbon bubble' risks

20 Oct 2014

MSCI unveils fossil-fuel free indexes

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Company says indexes excluding oil, gas, and coal reserves were launched in response to investor concerns over stranded assets

16 Oct 2014

Fossil fuel companies 'paying lip service' to climate risk

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Carbon Tracker study finds almost all oil, gas and coal companies acknowledge climate change as an issue but very few are integrating it into strategy

15 Oct 2014

Swedish city of Örebro latest to divest from fossil fuels

Municipality becomes 30th local authority and first in Sweden to pull out of oil, coal and gas investments

14 Oct 2014

As renewables costs plummet, industry asks why EU coal subsidies match onshore wind

Report finds onshore wind is both cheaper and more environmentally-friendly than coal, yet both received €10bn subsidies in 2012

14 Oct 2014

The fossil fuel paradox

By opposing a low carbon transition, fossil fuel companies are undermining the economic and political stability needed for their high risk projects, says Tom Burke of E3G

14 Oct 2014

Low carbon economy would save 'trillions' for smarter investment, study finds

Green energy and transport would benefit, not burden economy, freeing up capital to channel towards economic growth, says Climate Policy Institute

09 Oct 2014

Glasgow University to ditch £18m fossil fuel investments

University announces measure as part of effort to combat climate change, becoming first UK academic institution to commit

09 Oct 2014

EU backs down from labelling tar sands as polluting

Campaign groups blame industry lobbying as Commission proposes less taxing regime for carbon-intense fuel

08 Oct 2014

New York Climate Summit - what was announced?

From city mayors to Rockefellers - BusinessGreen runs down the key green commitments from this week's conference

24 Sep 2014

Jeremy Leggett: Fossil fuel CEOs are ‘increasingly barmy' about climate change

Charitable foundations urged to divest shares in fossil fuel majors and shift funds towards low carbon economy

15 Sep 2014

Should we "green up" dirty energy technologies?

Companies and activists alike are working to make processes like fracking and tar sands oil production more environmentally responsible - should we beat them up or cheer them on?

29 Aug 2014

Carbon Tracker: Billions of oil projects threatened by crude prices

NGO argues oil majors should cancel at least $91bn of projects that need high oil prices to succeed, although over $500bn is at risk

15 Aug 2014

Europe stuck with coal unless UK takes action, campaigners warn

Sandbag Report calls on legislators in Brussels and Westminster to change tack as coal emissions continue to rise

24 Jul 2014

Updated: Celtique Energie’s Sussex fracking application rejected

West Sussex County Council throws out plans for exploratory drilling near Wisborough Green

22 Jul 2014

Anglican churches to divest fossil fuel assets

World Council of Churches, representing 300 institutions including the Church of England, set to phase out oil, gas, and coal holdings

11 Jul 2014

Shell accused of misrepresenting climate warnings to investors

Carbon Tracker says oil major is wrong to dismiss carbon bubble theory, as Lego comes under pressure to end partnership with Shell

09 Jul 2014

Doctors prescribe more green energy and no fossil fuels

In a world-first move, the British Medical Association vows to end its investment in fossil fuel companies

30 Jun 2014

Here's why oil is poised for disruption

In the new land of opportunity, oil is no longer in the picture as it is now

27 Jun 2014

Australian states hand out $18bn in mining and fossil fuel subsidies

Figures highlighted in report by The Australia Institute does not include Federal Government support

25 Jun 2014

Catholic university ditches fossil fuels

University of Dayton's $670m endowment fund is largest yet to to join divestment movement

24 Jun 2014

The terrifying trends concealed in BP's Statistical Review

Oil prices remain near record highs, the world is reliant on the US gas boom, and renewables make up just a fraction of the energy mix - for BP this is evidence of 'the strength' of the global energy system

17 Jun 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

Doubling global green energy could save $740bn a year

IRENA report says renewable energy supplying 36 per cent of the world’s energy consumption by 2030 is possible and affordable

06 Jun 2014

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