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MPs: Green Deal needs stamp duty discounts to drive home insulation

Insulating a roof

Energy and Climate Change Committee warns government that the Green Deal will continue to remain unattractive to most consumers without new incentives

15 Sep 2014

CBI reveals tensions with BusinessEurope over climate policies

CBI's Katja Hall

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

11 Sep 2014

Could metal scarcity undermine clean tech revolution?

metals

New report suggests supplies of crucial metals are secure in the short to medium term, but policy intervention may be required as demand soars

11 Sep 2014

Mayor Boris accused of misleading MPs over London's pollution

Johnson appears before Environmental Audit Committee, as Labour confirms plan for national network of low emissions zones

11 Sep 2014

European Commission announces major shake-up of Energy and Climate portfolios

Alenka Bratušek becomes new Vice President for Energy Union, as Miguel Arias Cañete takes Climate Action and Energy brief

10 Sep 2014

Maria Eagle: This government does not understand the true scale of our air pollution crisis

Labour's shadow environment secretary gives speech confirming plan for national network of low emissions zones

10 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

Why tackling climate change and economic growth are compatible

New Climate Economy project to unveil findings next week, calling for world leaders to make displacing coal by 2030 a global priority

10 Sep 2014

Ed Davey: We must show the world that we speak with one voice on climate change

Energy and Climate Change Secretary's speech in full setting out his vision for a global deal on climate change in Paris 2015

09 Sep 2014

Report: EU must cut energy use by a third to end reliance on Russian gas

IPPR report calls for greater focus on energy efficiency in response to Ukraine crisis, as EU Council discusses energy security blueprint

09 Sep 2014

Ed Davey sets out vision for 2015 Paris climate deal

Government launches strategy for next year's summit, as Secretary of States highlights need for the world's richest countries to pledge ambitious emissions cuts

09 Sep 2014

Meat Free Monday launches Climate Pledge Campaign

McCartney family and former Climate Change Minister Greg Barker team up to launch new campaign to promote climate-friendly diets

08 Sep 2014

How 'clean tech 2.0' could reshape the global economy

But Climate-KIC report says greater collaboration and 'co-opetition' is needed to help green start-ups reach their potential

08 Sep 2014

PwC: UK green economy efforts are starting to deliver, but climate crisis still looms

Major new study warns world remains on track for 4C warming this century, despite some encouraging progress from renewables industry

08 Sep 2014

UK should ditch 'dying' utilities for localised wind and solar revolution, think tank says

IPPR argues policies favouring large nuclear and offshore wind are costly and outdated when compared to distributed energy systems

08 Sep 2014

Mark Group planning to cut 670 jobs due to energy efficiency policy u-turn

Improved momentum for Green Deal comes too late for Mark Group, as ECO cuts force leading insulation provider to launch redundancy programme

05 Sep 2014

Could an energy-saving 'five a day' campaign deliver healthier energy bills?

As John Lewis reveals success of new energy labelling scheme, Baroness Verma argues campaign to promote energy-saving best practices could help people cut bills and emissions

04 Sep 2014

Why Asia Pulp and Paper's zero deforestation policy looks like it is here to stay

NGO report confirms APP has enough plantation supply for all current and planned paper mills

04 Sep 2014

Islands need 'blue-green' economy to tackle climate change

UNEP report outlines pressing need for island strategy focused on clean tech, resource efficiency, and sustainable consumption

03 Sep 2014

National Grid hails 'positive response' as demand management edges towards mainstream

Grid operator again downplays blackout concerns and reveals how new scheme promises to curb demand by up to 300MW at peak times

02 Sep 2014

EU mulls €30bn low carbon fund for industry and member states

Draft proposals reportedly suggest increased support to help poorer member states and heavy industry meet 2030 climate goals

02 Sep 2014

A Greener Britain - What are the chances?

BusinessGreen runs the rule over the green NGO community's latest policy recommendations and asks if they will get a good hearing in Westminster

01 Sep 2014

DECC officially announces first contract for difference allocation dates

Baroness Verma confirms timetable for first contract for difference allocation

29 Aug 2014

Community energy needs flexible rules to succeed, sector says

Ministers must authorise Ofgem to positively discriminate towards community renewables if UK is to reap benefits of locally-owned power generation

29 Aug 2014

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