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Obama launches three-pronged climate action push

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

President beefs up climate strategy once again with new moves to tackle methane emissions, enhance resilience, and bolster economic case for action

30 Jul 2014

California and Mexico ink climate action alliance, as Obama prepares latest green push

Smog over Mexico City

President Obama poised to announce fresh climate policies, as California and Mexico seek to establish clean tech hub

29 Jul 2014

US solar tariffs on Chinese imports will 'hinder' deployment, industry warns

Solar manufacturing at Bosch

Levies of more than 165 per cent imposed after anti-dumping complaint threaten to re-ignite US-China trade spat

28 Jul 2014

Drax biomass plans bolstered as new calculator highlights emissions-saving potential

Government-backed report concludes that sustainable biomass can cut carbon emissions, but fears remain that some projects could lead to higher emissions

24 Jul 2014

NHL warns climate change threatens future of ice hockey

US league publishes ground-breaking sustainability report detailing efforts to cut environmental impacts

24 Jul 2014

Is 2014 set to be the hottest year on record?

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms the past three months have set new temperature records

22 Jul 2014

Germany tops global energy efficiency league table

New report reveals huge opportunities for energy efficiency improvements globally

21 Jul 2014

GM, HP, Walmart and others demand simpler buying of renewables

Signed by a dozen organisations, the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles aim to transform the clean power procurement conversation

11 Jul 2014

Former US Treasury Secretaries to warn of soaring climate risks

Bi-partisan 'Risky Business' group to warn of immense corporate risks presented by unmitigated climate change

23 Jun 2014

SolarCity seeks to beat the grid by making its own panels

SolarCity is doing something few solar installers would ever dream of: it's going to make its own cutting-edge solar panels to lower solar energy costs

20 Jun 2014

Tourism losing climate change battle, warns Cambridge study

New report warns that climate impacts pose grave threat to global tourism industry

18 Jun 2014

Obama accuses opponents of action on climate change of posing "a serious threat to everybody's future"

As President announces new $1bn to improve climate resilience, he likens those who reject climate science to people who believe the moon is "made of cheese"

16 Jun 2014

A powerhouse corporate climate coalition says, ‘We Mean Business’

We're about to find out what happens when the lions and lionesses of sustainable business come together to advocate for saner policies and combat climate change

13 Jun 2014

Hillary Clinton hails potential for US to become "21st century clean energy superpower"

Clinton backs Obama's emissions reduction plan and warns that world faces "consequential challenges" from climate change and resource depletion

13 Jun 2014

Worldwide wind power set to double by 2020

New GlobalData analysis also suggests UK was third biggest wind power market in 2013

12 Jun 2014

Obama: 'We need to keep fossil fuels in the ground'

US President warns two degree target will be unachievable without switch to greener energy sources

11 Jun 2014

Energy Department: US gas exports unlikely to help cut emissions

Government-backed report questions claims that shale gas boom will help to curb global greenhouse gas emissions

10 Jun 2014

Lord Deben: Chinese emissions cap could put an end to climate action naysayers

Committee on Climate Change hails major pledges this week from China and USA

05 Jun 2014

Green businesses hail Obama’s carbon-cutting pledge

President dismisses 'naysayers' of new clean power plan with predictions the rule will boost economy

03 Jun 2014

Seven reasons to celebrate Obama's coal crackdown

And one reason why it does not go nearly far enough

02 Jun 2014

USA clean power plan: the reaction

BusinessGreen runs down all the latest reaction to new proposals to cut power sector emissions by 30 per cent

02 Jun 2014

US confirms plans to curb power emissions by 30 per cent

Environmental Protection Agency reveals much-anticipated targets designed to tackle climate change and save up to $93bn

02 Jun 2014

Report: Obama poised to announce 30 per cent cuts to US coal emissions

Obama claims failure to limit carbon emissions from power plants is 'not smart, not safe, and doesn't make sense'

02 Jun 2014

States want 3.3 million electric cars on US roads by 2025

New York and California among eight states working in partnership to accelerate deployment of zero-emission vehicles

30 May 2014

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