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Renewables seize lion's share of UK energy infrastructure investments

Onshore wind turbine construction

Government figures show about £30bn invested in green energy since 2010 with record high of £8bn in 2013

23 Apr 2014

Labour slams government over Big Six's £250m ECO windfall

Loft insulation - photo NIA

Jonathan Reynolds says government would be letting energy companies 'off the hook' by watering down their energy efficiency obligations

23 Apr 2014

National Trust starts pumping green power into to the grid

National Trust hydro scheme at Hafod y Llan farm in Snowdonia

Charity's new company to sell renewable energy to Good Energy from a range of projects, including solar, hydro, and biomass schemes

23 Apr 2014

Apple bites into its climate impact

Tech icon reports on environmental progress towards addressing "very real problem of climate change"

22 Apr 2014

Davey downplays fears EU climate strategy is vulnerable to Eurosceptic renaissance

Energy and Climate Secretary confident European elections will not derail 2030 climate package

22 Apr 2014

Coal power: Polluting and thirsty

New report from the World Resources Institute reveals how the coal industry is increasing water stress globally

22 Apr 2014

Are the Big Six set for £250m windfall from ECO reforms?

New insulation industry figures argue the government has underestimated savings energy companies will receive from 'green levy' cuts

17 Apr 2014

RBS reveals plan to appoint Chief Sustainability Officer

Banking giant publishes latest Sustainability Review, confirming emissions from its operations fell by 6.2 per cent as company stepped up green lending efforts

17 Apr 2014

Prudential joins investors in backing NextEnergy's solar IPO

NextEnergy confirms it has raised £85.5m, as Macquarie and Forrest offer free solar installations to businesses

16 Apr 2014

European Parliament approves green reporting rules for 6,000 firms

Large companies across the EU to face new non-financial reporting regulations, after long-awaited rules are passed by MEPs

16 Apr 2014

Cisco and Amsterdam's plan to make a green city smart

What happens when one of the world’s greener, smarter cities meets the hyper-connected world? We’re about to find out

16 Apr 2014

Global clean tech investment enjoys encouraging first quarter

Latest figures from Clean Energy Pipeline reveal 14 per cent increase in investment during first three months of the year

15 Apr 2014

Women in solar: does the industry need a skills strategy?

The Solar Trade Association's Leonie Greene urges government to help create a pool of talent, but could industry be doing more too?

15 Apr 2014

Why are the Lib Dems trying to water down energy efficiency regulations?

Local authorities could be forced to ditch their energy saving targets under plans being pushed through Parliament

15 Apr 2014

Ireland-UK wind farm export plans shelved

But government downplays impact on UK's 2020 targets, as Moray Council seeks to create offshore wind hub

15 Apr 2014

IPCC: 'High-speed mitigation train needs to leave station soon'

“All of society must be on board” to limit warming to less than 2 degrees, IPCC chief warns

14 Apr 2014

IPCC report: Mixed policy messages delaying green investments, businesses warn

Businesses line up to call for a global deal on climate change in the wake of landmark scientific report on how to tackle climate change

14 Apr 2014

Are China's coal emissions about to plummet?

New Greenpeace report predicts air pollution measures will also help tackle climate change

14 Apr 2014

IPCC climate mitigation report: The reaction

As scientists warn the world will need to drastically slash carbon emissions to keep climate change on a two degree pathway, BusinessGreen rounds up all the latest reaction

13 Apr 2014

IPCC climate mitigation report: At a glance

BusinessGreen outlines the latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's mitigation report

13 Apr 2014

World has two decade window to stave off 'dangerous' climate change

IPCC report author warns world must act now to ensure infrastructure built now does not lock in global economies to high carbon pathway

11 Apr 2014

Danny Alexander urges green businesses to "get behind" clean energy strategy

Chief Secretary to the Treasury argues UK is now one of the best countries in the world for renewables investment, and green firms should celebrate that fact

11 Apr 2014

Engineers call for energy storage incentives

"Missing link" of energy policy could cut emissions and balance grid as more renewables come online, report finds

11 Apr 2014

UK to lead new climate finance 'lab'

Greg Barker reveals plan to find new ways of driving large scale investment into low carbon projects in developing countries

11 Apr 2014

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