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How bird-friendly wind farms can help meet green energy demand

Eastern Imperial Eagle - photo Sumeet Moghe

BirdLife International aims to help deliver a huge increase in wind and solar capacity without threatening endangered bird species

24 Jul 2014

Willmott Dixon reveals how it is Re-Thinking approaches to sustainability

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BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Sustainability Team of the Year details how it is both cutting environmental impacts and driving green innovation

21 Jul 2014

 Video Video: Low carbon policies driving automotive boom

Low carbon vehicle partnership conference

Video highlights the findings of the Low CVP's latest report showing how environmental policies have helped the automotive sector grow

18 Jul 2014

Sky’s the limit: Drone makers target sustainability

As the FAA prepares rules for drones, these companies are landing serious interest from the likes of Amazon, Boeing, BP and Google

18 Jul 2014

So, farewell then Greg Barker

Tributes paid as the hugely popular Energy and Climate Change Minister steps down

16 Jul 2014

The UK auto industry is booming, and it is largely thanks to clean technology

New report details how co-ordinated and long term low carbon policies have been central to the recovery of the UK's automotive industry

15 Jul 2014

How companies can plan for a more sustainable future

BusinessGreen and DNV GL's latest roundtable outlined how businesses must incorporate climate threats into their long-term strategies

11 Jul 2014

How green was the 2014 World Cup?

This year's tournament just brought a world of pain to Brazilian soccer fans - But can its environmental and social legacy deliver a victory?

11 Jul 2014

Could a new professional body transform the sustainability sector?

New Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability aims to support those professionals tackling the biggest challenges facing business and society

10 Jul 2014

TUI Travel saves £28m through greener holidays plan

Company has beaten targets on emissions and energy use in drive to deliver 10 million 'greener and fairer' holidays

24 Jun 2014

A powerhouse corporate climate coalition says, ‘We Mean Business’

We're about to find out what happens when the lions and lionesses of sustainable business come together to advocate for saner policies and combat climate change

13 Jun 2014

Could electric car chargers one day help keep the World Cup on your TV?

Pod Point says charge management software could be used to take the equivalent of a medium-sized power plant off the grid by 2020

13 Jun 2014

World Cup to kick off on greener, resource efficient pitches

Brazil v Croatia curtain-raiser and England against Uruguay to be played on resource efficient Desso hybrid grass system

12 Jun 2014

Eco-engineering, Dutch flood prevention, and the future of estuaries

Speaking ahead of next month's Global Estuaries Forum, Victor Beumer reveals how a new approach to engineering could help protect cities against climate threats

11 Jun 2014

Elon Musk: UK poised be Tesla's top market in Europe

Tesla chief exec ponders UK factory as pioneering electric car company aims to replicate US success this side of the Atlantic

10 Jun 2014

Southampton company creates plastic from trees

Biome Bioplastics makes breakthrough in efforts to create greener polymers using lignin from wood

09 Jun 2014

M&S takes next step on sustainability journey with new 2020 goals

Update to pioneering Plan A strategy contains 100 commitments with focus on engaging customers, employees and suppliers

06 Jun 2014

Sharia-compliant green energy investment project is 'world's first'

Developers aim to help Islamic investors support solar power schemes

28 May 2014

Can Millennials and social networking lead us to a sustainable future?

Three forces that power the Millennial generation can help us triangulate on a promising future

23 May 2014

Could work really start on the Swansea tidal lagoon next year?

Tidal Lagoon boss reckons he can transform the UK's energy landscape, starting with a £850m project in Swansea Bay

22 May 2014

Could boilers on prescription save the NHS millions?

Innovative pilot scheme in the North East sees the NHS fund energy efficiency improvements in a bid to reduce hospital admissions

21 May 2014

Tour de France's Grand Départ aims to seize green jersey

Leeds City Council to assess impact of start of cycling's toughest race in bid to deliver more sustainable public events in the future

19 May 2014

How game theory could improve international climate negotiations

Northeastern University study says game theory reveals how negotiators could agree a global emissions reduction deal

14 May 2014

Walmart pushes for collaborative sustainability goals

A who's-who of top execs gather at the retailer's headquarters around joint goals and their next big challenge — improving the abysmal recycling rate

02 May 2014

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