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Investors told to challenge oil and gas majors over climate threats

Oil rig

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

10 Dec 2014

The Treasury data doesn't lie: The UK's green infrastructure strategy is under threat

Chancellor George Osborne presenting the 2013 Budget in the traditional red box

The government's knee jerk support for high carbon infrastructure risks derailing long term plans to build a genuinely green economy - business groups must lead a fight back

09 Dec 2014

Autumn Statement 2014: Fossil fuel tax breaks to the fore as Osborne rejects green growth opportunities

Oil rig

Green Building Council slams stamp duty reforms as a the 'mother of all missed opportunities' for tackling fuel poverty and carbon emissions

03 Dec 2014

Testing underway in Norway for Peterhead CCS technology

Shell Cansolve trials capture system at Mongstad test centre to determine its readiness for gas-fired power stations

28 Nov 2014

'Poo bus' promises green revenue stream for Wessex Water

Company hopes Bio-Bus powered entirely by biogas from human excrement and food waste could prove fore-runner for a new green fleet

21 Nov 2014

Fracking no silver bullet for energy security or climate change, study says

Researchers say natural gas can play bridging role to low carbon economy, but must be phased out by mid-2030s

12 Nov 2014

Updated: Government proposes shale gas sovereign wealth fund

Ministers confirm plans to re-invest fracking revenues, as tensions emerge over what to do with the money

10 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

The paradox of lower gas prices and low carbon subsidies

Ovo Energy's Guy Newey casts an eye over the complex implications for clean energy policy that arise from the recent fall in gas prices

27 Oct 2014

Davey downplays supply fears after Didcot B Power Station blaze

Demand management initiatives likely to continue, as fire fuels energy supply fears

20 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

Why renewable methane fuel smells like a rose

Forming a closed-loop system, renewable natural gas is the most sustainable fuel available. How can we get a big RNG initiative moving?

10 Oct 2014

US shale boom blamed for contaminated drinking water

Study finds faulty well casings are the source of methane leaks in Texas and Pennsylvania

16 Sep 2014

Biogas boost as M&S buys green gas certificates

Retail giant purchases 35,000 megawatt hours of biomethane certificates in latest bid to cut its carbon footprint

09 Sep 2014

Analyst: New clean tech investment vehicles needed to enable $5tr fossil fuel divestment

New report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveals huge scale of the challenge faced by global divestment campaign

26 Aug 2014

Biogas sector welcomes reassurances over future of anaerobic digestion policy

Letter from Climate Change Minister Gregory Barker promises "bright and sustainable future for the biomethane to grid industry"

10 Jul 2014

UK seeks to avoid 'energy crunch' with 53GW of back-up power

Energy Secretary confirms first auction on capacity market will take place in December

30 Jun 2014

We are living through a slow motion global energy crisis - and only clean tech can save us

BP's latest statistical report should be a wake-up call, that it is not suggests we are sleep-walking into a climate and energy disaster

20 Jun 2014

UK and China ink 'landmark' civil nuclear agreement

Major new deal builds on climate action alliance and paves way for Chinese companies to own and operate UK nuclear power plants

18 Jun 2014

Russia cuts off Ukraine gas supplies as European energy security concerns escalate

Gazprom confirms it will only supply gas to Ukraine if the country pays upfront for any imports

16 Jun 2014

Report: UK fossil fuel reserves will be gone in five years' time

Report warns of increasing dependence on imports if UK and other European countries do not accelerate clean energy deployment

16 May 2014

Shale gas: campaigners attack Lords committee's call to accelerate fracking development

Green groups accuse peers of ignoring public opposition to fracking, as Lords' report argues shale gas should be "an urgent national priority"

08 May 2014

Asda supplier cuts ribbon on food waste-to-energy plant

QV Foods and Tamar Energy announces official launch of 1.5MW anaerobic digestion facility

07 May 2014

G7 Energy Security Joint Statement - in full

"We are committed to initiate a systematic and enduring step change to improve energy security at national, regional and global levels"

07 May 2014

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