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US green energy share hits record levels as solar power doubles

Field of solar thermal panels

Government figures show renewables accounted for more than 14 per cent of total US electricity production in the first half of this year

28 Aug 2014

Climate change is happening and may be irreversible, IPCC warns

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

Leaked draft report outlines huge scale of global threat, as Obama administration edges forward with strategy for international negotiations

27 Aug 2014

Climate change perception gap 'reminiscent' of MMR scandal, survey finds

The equity gap is widening for start-up businesses

Poll suggests public underestimates scientific consensus around climate change, as well as contribution of green energy to electricity mix

27 Aug 2014

Advertising watchdog tears up government's 'misleading' Green Deal ads

ASA says DECC was wrong to claim energy efficiency policy would save consumers money and push up house prices

27 Aug 2014

Clegg and Davey aim to help put clean tech on front foot in India

Nick Clegg and Ed Davey meet Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in bid to bolster UK investment in low-carbon economy

26 Aug 2014

Washington Post urges America to embrace climate action

On both sides of the Atlantic the race is underway to push climate action back up the political agenda

26 Aug 2014

Report: Fuel cells could kickstart energy market revolution

EXCLUSIVE: Industry-commissioned report calls for greater support for technology capable of cutting energy bills for 90 per cent of homes and small businesses

26 Aug 2014

Is the EU sucking the power out of our vacuum cleaner market?

New Ecodesign efficiency rules have faced opposition from UKIP and Dyson, but what impact will they really have on the industry?

26 Aug 2014

Scottish oil yard aims to tap offshore wind farm boom

Port of Ardersier gets green light from government to become offshore wind hub, as Dong Energy inks deal for Vestas 8MW turbines

22 Aug 2014

Manufacturers warn carbon costs will force them out of Europe

Industry organisation EEF calls for greater protection for energy intensive industries from cost of decarbonisation

22 Aug 2014

Government celebrates 'one of the biggest months' yet for domestic energy efficiency

Statistics suggest Green Deal scheme is starting to pick up steam with 20 per cent rise in live finance plans during last month

22 Aug 2014

Peabody Energy vows to continue with revamped ‘clean coal’ ad

Company confirms it will continue to promote fuel poverty advert, albeit with clarification, as Burson Marsteller stonewalls questions on climate scepticism

22 Aug 2014

UKIP steps up assault on green policies with renewed pledge to repeal Climate Change Act

MEP Tim Aker outlines UK Independence Party's plans for energy and environment manifesto pledges

21 Aug 2014

How old car batteries could power solar panels that are more efficient

MIT scientists recycle lead from batteries to form new perovskite solar cells

21 Aug 2014

Updated: Microsoft shuts down ties with anti-renewables lobbying group

IT giant said to have ended links with controversial American Legislative Exchange Council lobby group

20 Aug 2014

Peabody Energy told to scrub ‘clean coal’ claims

Advertising Standards Authority raps coal giant over green ad campaign

20 Aug 2014

Asian economies 'under serious threat' from climate change

Asian Development Bank report warns cost of tackling extreme weather will skyrocket unless emissions can be limited

20 Aug 2014

US government hails booming wind energy industry, as mid-west states near grid-parity

Major new report reveals some utilities turning to wind power as a 'cost-saving option'

19 Aug 2014

Sustainable whisky brings Treasury and Green Investment Bank together

New £74m biomass project at Speyside distillery secures funding from government, Green Investment Bank and investor John Laing

19 Aug 2014

Tory MPs may be digging in over onshore wind farms, but support for renewables remains rock solid

New industry-backed poll suggests 78 per cent of Conservative MPs opposed to onshore wind farms, but across all parties strong support for renewables remains

19 Aug 2014

Carex producer pledges to clean up palm oil supply chain

PZ Cussons becomes latest consumer products giant to commit to phase out deforestation in its supply chain

19 Aug 2014

Government under fire over "misleading" fracking consultation

Greenpeace calls on DECC to re-run consultation on controversial plans to relax fracking trespass rules, as Scottish government objects to proposed changes

15 Aug 2014

Will the Mayor's latest pollution plans solve London's air quality crisis?

Boris Johnson reveals fresh plans to curb construction industry pollution, but will it be enough to deliver cleaner air?

15 Aug 2014

Is the tide going out? Analysts trim projections for marine energy deployment

BNEF revises down forecasts for wave and tidal energy amid concerns over technical challenges

14 Aug 2014

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