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Apple's Lisa Jackson: ‘We are swinging for the fences’

Apple logo on Palo Alto store

Apple's VP of Environmental Initiatives hopes she has inspired home runs, starting with renewable energy

31 Oct 2014

10:10 renews call for a dose of climate optimism


ComRes poll suggests people more likely to back climate action if they are better informed about the clean technologies that can deliver decarbonisation

29 Oct 2014

It's not perfect, but the EU energy and climate package is great news for the green economy

RWE Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm

The targets and policies delivered by the EU energy and climate change package prove that decarbonisation efforts are now firmly part of the political and business mainstream

28 Oct 2014

WTO environmental goods liberalization - not just green, but also good

It may not have commanded the same attention as the controversial TTIP talks, but as Tatjana Sachse explains efforts to agree a green trade deal could have huge implications for the low carbon economy

23 Oct 2014

How car sharing accelerates sustainability

Susan Shaheen, the co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, focuses on furthering behavioral change

17 Oct 2014

Paterson's rant at the Climate Change Act will fail to win business (or public) support

As the former Environment Secretary attacks the UK's climate strategy it is important to remember that it remains a howl from the margins of British politics

16 Oct 2014

Report: Global clean energy investment jumps 11 per cent

Clean Energy Pipeline predicts 2014 will see clean energy investment recovery as third quarter delivers strong showing

15 Oct 2014

US climate action can drive growth and reduce emissions, report says

World Resources Institute call for "right policy environment" to help scale up investment in low carbon technologies that save money

13 Oct 2014

Sustainable investments outpace industry average, report says

Sector has grown 132 per cent in places since 2011 compared to 22 per cent posted by broad European investment market

10 Oct 2014

Crossing the great nuclear divide

Avowed nuclear power supporter Kirsty Gogan wades into the recent row over Friends of the Earth's stance towards the technology and argues a shift is now needed

09 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

Lib Dems tout greener, flood resilient economy

Vince Cable pledges long-term support for low-carbon economy as party votes through new flood risk measures

07 Oct 2014

It is time for business to adapt to the new risk reality

Bjørn K Haugland of DNV GL reveals how climate risk assessments are being baked into the certification giants decision-making

07 Oct 2014

Lib Dems set out vision for a greener Treasury

New pamphlet proposes new office for environmental responsibility, clearer low carbon objectives for the Treasury, and even breaking up Whitehall's most powerful department

06 Oct 2014

Global clean energy investment rallies, but UK market plummets

UK clean energy investment drops from $3.1bn a year ago to $789m, despite global recovery in investment levels

02 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

The potentially lucrative business of eco-fashion

Green is rapidly becoming the new black as industry attitudes change

30 Sep 2014

It is clearly the politicians who have let us all down

As David Cameron declares once again that he is leading the 'greenest government ever', Charles Perry of Anthesis Group argues politicians need to do far more to deliver genuine climate action

30 Sep 2014

Investment giants throw weight behind green bonds market

Investor statement on green and climate bonds sees leading banks commit to expanding global market

26 Sep 2014

Four reasons why the UN Climate Summit was a success

The direction of travel in favour of bold climate action has never been clearer - the savviest businesses and investors are taking note

24 Sep 2014

Richard Branson steers new trucking efficiency drive

Carbon War Room publishes data on current technologies it says could save the trucking industry $40bn a year and cut emissions 20 per cent

24 Sep 2014

Ed Miliband's 'Green Speech' - Live blog

BusinessGreen reports on the Labour leader's conference speech, as it happens

23 Sep 2014

The New Economy Report: Why the criticism doesn't stack up

Bob Ward of the Grantham Institute argues Prof Richard Tol's denunciation of last week's landmark report is flawed

23 Sep 2014

How financial innovation can cut green energy costs

As the EU debates a new 2030 climate and energy package, CPI says new financing structures could reduce the cost of low-carbon electricity by 20 per cent

22 Sep 2014

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