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Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room join forces

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Leading green business-focused think tanks to join forces in a bid to better promote market-led responses to climate change

17 Dec 2014

US and India to announce joint climate change action during Obama visit

Narendra Modi in Rewari at ex-servicemen rally - by Narendra Modi Flickr

Obama hopes to sustain global warming momentum next month

16 Dec 2014

New Climate targets will boost the global market for Climate Innovations

Hero Prins of Climate-KIC

Hero Prins of Climate-KIC explains how the recent flurry of new international climate targets is good news for entrepreneurs

09 Dec 2014

Saks: How we rang up $500,000 in energy savings

The US retail giant reveals how relatively simple energy-efficiency measures have helped cut energy bills and carbon emissions

05 Dec 2014

Speculation over Indian emissions goal fuels hopes of Lima Summit progress

Lima Summit enjoys encouraging progress, but poorer nations remain frustrated about slow progress on climate funding pledges

05 Dec 2014

Lima climate talks: EU and US at odds over legally binding emissions targets

EU says mandatory carbon emissions cuts should be set for all countries, whereas US wants individual countries to be free to adjust the scale and pace of reductions

02 Dec 2014

Michael Meehan and the future of sustainability reporting

Joel Makower speaks to GRI chief executive about the future for the influential environmental reporting initiative

28 Nov 2014

EPA intensifies US smog crack down

Obama administration continues green push with new proposals to strengthen air quality standards through the Clean Air Act

28 Nov 2014

UK low carbon electricity share tops 35 per cent

Surge in wind power output and drop in energy demand helps low carbon energy push through latest milestone, as US renewables market also gathers pace

28 Nov 2014

Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground

Todd Stern claims the world will have to forgo developing reserves of oil, coal and gas in order to solve global warming

25 Nov 2014

NRG plans to slash CO2 emissions 90 per cent by 2050

Landmark commitment by one of the largest US fossil fuel generators could spur investment in clean energy and carbon capture and storage

21 Nov 2014

Senate effort to approve Keystone XL falls one vote short

Bill just fails to secure the 60 votes it needed to pass, but second Senate push could be made in the New Year

19 Nov 2014

We are now getting close to creating wealth worth having

James Cameron argues the US-China climate deal will help usher in new economic opportunities as the world shifts to a low carbon energy system

19 Nov 2014

IKEA bolsters US wind portfolio with largest clean energy deal yet

Swedish furniture company agrees to purchase 165MW wind farm in Texas to continue 100 per cent clean energy push

18 Nov 2014

President Obama prepares fresh wave of domestic climate action

Vice President Biden to meet with governors, mayors, and tribal leaders to discuss building more climate resilient communities

18 Nov 2014

Threat of Obama veto hangs over Keystone XL pipeline

Controversial bill supporting project will be debated in the Senate after winning House approval, but President is expected to veto it

17 Nov 2014

US 'banks profit' from clean tech loans criticised by Republicans

Department of Energy report forecasts $5bn return from Federal programme Republicans tried to end after collapse of Solyndra

17 Nov 2014

Obama's multi-billion climate change pledge raises hopes for G20

USA set to make biggest commitment to date to Green Climate Fund during G20 summit in Brisbane

14 Nov 2014

Seven key lessons from the US-China Climate Pact

Historic US-China climate change agreement promises to deliver huge boost to the global green economy

12 Nov 2014

US and China agree to act on climate change: the reaction

BusinessGreen runs down the responses from key figures in the political, business and NGO sectors

12 Nov 2014

USA and China climate change agreement - in full

US President Barack Obama and China's Xi Jingping have today unveiled a new deal to slash carbon emissions over the coming decades

12 Nov 2014

Ford to debut wind and solar powered dealers

Innovative new US partnership with Wind Energy Corporation aims to slash emissions of auto dealers

12 Nov 2014

Inside Paul Hawken’s audacious plan to 'drawdown' climate change

Joel Makower talks to Paul Hawken about his bold proposals for reducing, not just stabilising, atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases

07 Nov 2014

Texas oil town makes history as residents say no to fracking

Oil and gas industry asks court for immediate injunction

06 Nov 2014

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