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Dirty coal power plants could still be running in 2030, scientists warn

Aberthaw Power Station - photo RWE npower

Imperial study finds current policy may not be sufficient to close UK's dirtiest fossil fuel stations and says further legislation is needed

10 Nov 2014

Scottish wind energy exceeds domestic power demand

EDF Energy Renewables Fallago Rig wind farm

New analysis from WWF Scotland reveals last month the country's wind turbines provided enough power to meet more than 100 per cent of demand from Scottish households

04 Nov 2014

Scottish industrial emissions fell eight per cent in 2013

A coal power plant with a cooling tower

New figures cite closure of coal fired Cockenzie Power Station for steep drop in greenhouse gas emissions last year

24 Oct 2014

WWF: UK needs four million heat pumps

New report warns UK risks missing 2030 low carbon heat goals without concerted action

23 Oct 2014

Greenpeace slams standby payments for coal power plants

National Grid lists 62GW of generation eligible for capacity payments that green groups fear may extend life of polluting power plants

06 Oct 2014

WWF Living Planet Index: What businesses need to know

The key stats from today's bellwether report for companies planning a more sustainable strategy

30 Sep 2014

WWF: Plummeting wildlife numbers demands urgent action

Conservationists say landmark WWF report identifying species populations have declined 52 per cent since 1970 is 'call to arms'

30 Sep 2014

Action that doesn't cost the Earth

In the last in our series on climate economics, Steven Heath of Knauf Insulation argues new evidence that climate action can boost the economy should be translated into Treasury policy

15 Sep 2014

CBI reveals tensions with BusinessEurope over climate policies

WWF calls on trade association and businesses to follow in footsteps of Unilever and quit EU lobby group

11 Sep 2014

How low carbon investment could deliver the economic re-balancing the UK craves

Prof Jim Watson of the UK Energy Research Centre argues that this week's new report on the benefits of meeting the UK's carbon budgets holds plenty of lessons for policymakers

11 Sep 2014

How hitting carbon targets will boost UK GDP

BusinessGreen takes a look at the landmark report from Cambridge Econometrics and its prediction that meeting the UK's carbon budgets will benefit the economy

10 Sep 2014

Peabody Energy told to scrub ‘clean coal’ claims

Advertising Standards Authority raps coal giant over green ad campaign

20 Aug 2014

UK's most polluting power plants revealed

New report by NGOs accuse UK and Germany of undermining efforts to tackle climate change by continuing to rely heavily on carbon intensive coal

22 Jul 2014

Ground runway plans or fly past climate goals, green groups warn

WWF and RSPB reports argue emissions growth from a new runway would mean crippling carbon cuts for the rest of the economy

14 Jul 2014

Could company executives really be sued for causing climate change?

NGOs ask fossil fuel majors to clarify who would pay if they face legal action for emitting greenhouse gases

30 May 2014

Nando's and Iceland rapped over soy sourcing sustainability

Retail and restaurant chains among a number of European companies accused of failing to to take adequate steps to purchase sustainable certified soy

08 May 2014

Poll: Half of voters could switch parties based on green policies

WWF survey finds this year's floods and storms have boosted voters' desire for climate change action

26 Mar 2014

Study reveals how resource shortages threatening clean tech industries can be overcome

Report finds recycling and substitution of materials would enable countries to move to renewable energy future

21 Feb 2014

Athletes' footprints make the hunt for green medals a daunting challenge

Study assessing how sporting federations can lower the huge ecological impacts of elite athletes has pertinent lessons for businesses

18 Feb 2014

Wales: The land of opportunity in the 21st century economy

Today the Welsh Government launches its National Conversation on the Future Generations Bill - WWF-UK's David Nussbaum argues strong legislation will provide businesses with much-needed certainty

18 Feb 2014

Cancelling corporate flights saves companies £2m

12 UK firms drive down costs and carbon footprint by cutting flights 38 per cent through WWF One in Five initiative

23 Jan 2014

Scots government saves millions as it curbs flying habit

WWF confirms Scottish government saved more than half a million pounds per year through slashing business flights

02 Jan 2014

Scottish solar industry hits 100MW milestone

WWF joins Solar Energy Group to call on government to boost market for solar pv

27 Dec 2013

Far from having 'to cost the earth', going green makes business sense

Nick Molho says today’s call by leading businesses, investors and trade associations shows the appetite for stable climate policies

11 Dec 2013

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