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Shell seeks to extend Arctic drilling licences beyond 2017

Arctic offshore drilling photo by Steve Morgan Greenpeace

Letter obtained by Oceana shows Shell is seeking five more years for controversial exploration programme

29 Oct 2014

Fresh reports reveal how solar and wind are closing in on grid parity

Mauritania solar pv plant - photo Clement Tardif-Masdar

Rooftop solar set to be as cheap as grid energy in all 50 US states by 2016, while forecasts for huge wind energy growth raise prospects of falling costs

28 Oct 2014

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

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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

US wind power breezes past 2013 installation mark by September

First nine months of 2014 saw 1,254MW of capacity built, compared to 1,088MW during the whole of 2013

22 Oct 2014

Solar panels powering classrooms for 2.7 million US students

New research reveals solar installations at US schools have expanded more than 1,000-fold over the past decade, slashing carbon emissions and energy costs in the process

21 Oct 2014

Renewables not shale biggest driver in US emissions cuts, study finds

Analysis by Greenpeace's Energydesk says clean energy accounted for 40 per cent of emissions decline since 2007, compared to 30 per cent from shale

20 Oct 2014

Gas boom from unrestrained fracking linked to emissions rise

New analysis shows abundant gas would cut energy prices but squeeze out renewable energy, and would likely increase overall carbon emissions

16 Oct 2014

Pentagon: Climate change is threat to US security

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel unveils latest climate change adaptation roadmap, as European studies reveal more governments are focusing on boosting climate resilience

14 Oct 2014

US fuel economy hits record levels in 2013

EPA says car makers' rapid adoption of more efficient technology has seen five mpg improvement since 2004

09 Oct 2014

US east coast cities face frequent flooding due to climate change

From Miami to Washington DC, towns and cities on America’s east coast could see triple the number of tidal floods by 2030 as sea levels rise, say researchers

08 Oct 2014

EPA extends water consultation rule

Conservationists warn there are "millions of miles" of rivers and extensive wetlands at risk due to lack of clarity

07 Oct 2014

US power plant emissions tick upwards, as fracking methane falls

New EPA data shows crackdown on fracking methane emissions is delivering results

02 Oct 2014

Why are Google and Occidental Petroleum cutting ties with ALEC?

Yahoo, International Paper and Yelp also follow in steps of Microsoft by quitting right-wing lobby group

01 Oct 2014

Rising US emissions 'a wake up call' to grow green energy

Emissions from fossil fuels rise almost three per cent year on year, reversing long term decline

29 Sep 2014

Leaders under fire for failure to attend post-UN climate summit meetings

Greg Barker, David Cameron’s former top climate change aide, criticises heads of state for no-show at New York dinner

25 Sep 2014

Barack Obama: Emerging economies must play their part in tackling climate change

US President sets out ambition for a global deal on climate change in Paris next year

23 Sep 2014

Google to cut ties with rightwing lobby group over climate change 'lies'

Decision by search giant to sever link with American Legislative Exchange Council will boost UN climate campaign

23 Sep 2014

John Kerry: Climate change risk must be ranked with terrorism threat

US Secretary of States convenes first meeting of foreign ministers ahead of Paris summit in 2015

22 Sep 2014

New York Climate Summit - All the latest

Catch all the green business developments from the New York Climate Summit

22 Sep 2014

White House unveils solar power and energy efficiency boost

Paper outlines more than 50 actions and commitments designed to avoid 300 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, as administration sets out climate negotiating stall

19 Sep 2014

Lazard: US renewables reach cost-parity tipping point

New research suggests large wind and solar farms capable of under-cutting gas generation without recourse to subsidy

18 Sep 2014

Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan

A week before major UN talks on climate change, EPA extends comment period for rule to cut carbon pollution from plants

17 Sep 2014

Dunkin' Donuts pledges to dunk only in sustainable palm oil

Fast-food giant pledges to phase out deforestation in US operations' supply chains by 2016

17 Sep 2014

White House takes fresh steps to crack down on HFCs

Industry and EPA partnership commits to deliver HFC alternatives

17 Sep 2014

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