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Investors told to challenge oil and gas majors over climate threats

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New guide aims to build shareholder engagement with fossil fuel companies in a bid to create more sustainable business models

10 Dec 2014

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

Autumn Statement 2014: Green business reaction

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What the sector is saying about George Osborne's mid-year financial update

03 Dec 2014

World bank to focus future investment on clean energy

World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of ‘extreme need’ due to the risk climate change poses to ending world poverty, says Jim Yong Kim

24 Nov 2014

Updated: Church of England faces growing pressure to ditch fossil fuels

Oxford Diocesan Synod will consider divesting from oil, coal, and gas companies and calls on Anglican Church to do the same

17 Nov 2014

IEA: $550bn fossil fuel handout is stalling clean energy progress

Landmark report says subsidies are four time those received by renewables and warns energy system is struggling under the strain of rising demand

12 Nov 2014

G20 urged to ditch $88bn subsidies for fossil fuel exploration

Report issued ahead of Brisbane Summit says handouts amount to a 'publicly-financed bail-out' for uneconomic high carbon investments

11 Nov 2014

Dirty coal power plants could still be running in 2030, scientists warn

Imperial study finds current policy may not be sufficient to close UK's dirtiest fossil fuel stations and says further legislation is needed

10 Nov 2014

Report questions coal's role in tackling energy poverty

Australian Institute study dismisses argument coal drives growth and finds no evidence of coal companies using the fuel in their own poverty reduction programmes

07 Nov 2014

Industry calls for carbon capture "year of action" to tackle climate change

Industry report finds 22 projects in construction or operation, but worldwide the development pipeline is shrinking

05 Nov 2014

Could falling oil price threaten £271bn of Canada oil sands investment?

Carbon Tracker says under pressure oil companies will soon look to cut capital-intense projects with high break-even points

05 Nov 2014

Ban Ki-moon backs fossil fuel divestment in wake of IPCC climate warnings

UN chief says pension funds and insurance companies should invest in renewables, as businesses and politicians unite in calls for urgent climate action

03 Nov 2014

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

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

20 Oct 2014

MSCI unveils fossil-fuel free indexes

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

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

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