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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can governments stop pollution killing 29,000 people a year?

New Public Health England figures raise fresh concerns over EU's "woefully inadequate" laws to prevent fine particulates PM 2.5

11 Apr 2014

Pickles takes further steps to block onshore wind farms

RenewableUK warns decision to extend recovery powers is a "costly mistake", as new report warns Tory wind farm cap would push up costs of decarbonisation

10 Apr 2014

Will the EU's new state aid guidelines derail green investment?

Commissioner insists no company will close down as a result of new guidelines that aim to reduce renewables subsidies

10 Apr 2014

Green Investment Bank signs up to Principles for Responsible Investment

GIB joins Harvard University in signing up to environmental, social and governance investment principles

10 Apr 2014

Could green features boost your house price?

Pan-European project aims to convince valuers, tenants, and prospective buyers of the value of low carbon improvements

10 Apr 2014

Green Investment Bank mulls plans to back electric vehicle revolution

Bank set to make a decision on whether to invest in low carbon vehicle infrastructure within coming months

10 Apr 2014

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