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IKEA to sell solar panels in eight more European countries

Solar panels at IKEA

Swedish retail giant set to extend offer already available in UK to Netherlands and Switzerland by the end of the year

23 Sep 2014

Decarbonising energy intensive industry: the future of the EU ETS and decarbonisation policy

Richard Warren

EEF's Richard Warren argues those who characterise climate policy as a battle between clean tech and heavy industry, including BusinessGreen, are guilty of absurd simplification

19 Sep 2014

Tesla's battery Gigafactory lands in Nevada

Tesla Model S and Roadster - photo Tesla

Work on plant set to build batteries for 500,000 electric cars already underway outside Reno

05 Sep 2014

US opens first commercial-scale advanced biofuels plant

Project Liberty set to produce 76 million litres of fuel a year from corn waste

04 Sep 2014

Giant £310m wind turbine factory in Hull gets green light

Council says Approval for Siemens and Association of British Ports project will establish Hull as "the UK's Energy Estuary"

04 Sep 2014

New 'resource-efficient' T-pylons to be built in the UK

Mabey Bridge wins National Grid contract to build test prototypes of new generation of pylons using fewer raw materials

26 Aug 2014

Manufacturers warn carbon costs will force them out of Europe

Industry organisation EEF calls for greater protection for energy intensive industries from cost of decarbonisation

22 Aug 2014

Sustainable whisky brings Treasury and Green Investment Bank together

New £74m biomass project at Speyside distillery secures funding from government, Green Investment Bank and investor John Laing

19 Aug 2014

Kellogg's: It's crunch time for supply chain emissions

Food giant will force suppliers to publish carbon footprint and emissions reduction goals as part of a new environmental drive

14 Aug 2014

AkzoNobel toasts world's first fully compostable and recyclable paper cup

Special coating enables cup to be recycled without damaging paper fibres, potentially slashing waste to landfill

11 Aug 2014

Manufacturers make a splash with £2m of water savings

New WRAP figures reveal continued success of voluntary Federation House Commitment

31 Jul 2014

BMW unveils robot-powering solar array

Auto giant becomes the latest car manufacturer to install a giant solar array at its UK factory

29 Jul 2014

Has waste hijacked the circular economy?

Susanne Baker of the EEF bemoans our willingness to equate the entire circular economy with simple efforts to boost recycling rates

28 Jul 2014

SABMiller brews up ambitious new sustainability goals

Leading brewer sets new series of green targets, following success of initial sustainability push

14 Jul 2014

Manufacturers slam Defra's failure to protect UK from looming resource crunch

New report calls for Department for Business to establish new Office for Resource Management

08 Jul 2014

Detroit Electric re-emerges with UK production plant

Company made waves last year promising the world's fastest production electric vehicle but had seemingly disappeared

27 Jun 2014

How Ford is motoring ahead with a water scarcity strategy

The automaker reveals how it reduced its global water use by 61 per cent to keep its factories running in water stressed regions

24 Jun 2014

Mini plant flicks switch on massive solar array

Oxford facility fits 3MW rooftop system across area the size of five football pitches

19 Jun 2014

Tackling resource efficiency within small businesses

Susanne Baker of the EEF reveals how a new initiative is aiming to help smaller businesses identify the resource efficiency savings they all too often ignore

11 Jun 2014

What frozen burgers can teach us about minimising risk

Jonny Hazell says companies must take the initiative in tracing materials through their supply chains

04 Jun 2014

Green Investment Bank tops up whisky biomass project

Bank confirms that £5m of funding for energy efficient boilers will be matched by private sector investment

21 May 2014

Emissions from 10 food and drinks companies 'higher than Scandinavia'

Cereal and soft drinks brands among top polluters singled out in Oxfam report for not doing enough on climate

20 May 2014

Ecotricity rescues wind turbine company Evance from administration

Green energy company to bring forward new small wind turbine in the next year, promising a "step change in terms of efficiency and cost"

14 May 2014

Tesla's $5bn 'Gigafactory' could break ground next month

Elon Musk says work on one of two sites for Tesla's state-of-the-art battery factory is likely to start next month

09 May 2014

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