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Fossil fuel energy system has 'reached its natural end', says ex-npower boss

Volker Beckers - RWE npower

Volker Beckers is taking up a new role with Forum for the Future where he hopes to promote community renewable energy projects

28 Aug 2014

Estee Chaikin: Hanergy, IKEA, and the transformative power of solar panels

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BusinessGreen's Young Sustainability Executive of the Year reveals how an interest in consumer behaviour helped shape one of the world's most exciting solar initiatives

28 Aug 2014

Jeremy Leggett: A life on 'the frontier of the war on climate change'

Jeremy Leggett founder and chairman of Solarcentury

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Champion of the Year, Jeremy Leggett, reveals why there are reasons to be optimistic in the run up to the Paris climate summit

21 Aug 2014

Andrew Winston on climate risk, the carbon bubble and The Big Pivot

The green business strategy expert outlines the ideas underpinning his new book on how businesses can survive in a fundamentally changed world

18 Aug 2014

Could this man really save the world?

Could GE Hitachi's Eric Loewen deliver the next generation nuclear reactor capable of providing the clean energy the world desperately needs?

06 Aug 2014

How Plan Bee is creating a biodiversity buzz among businesses

Plan Bee founder and chief executive Warren Bader reveals why everyone from Boyzone to Balfour Beatty is embracing the bee-keeping craze

05 Aug 2014

Sir Stuart Rose: Business leaders need to ‘bang the drum' for climate action

Former M&S boss recalls the secrets of Plan A's success and calls on political and business leaders to show more ambition in tackling escalating climate risks

31 Jul 2014

Mayor Boris defends u-turn on London diesel ban

Boris Johnson calls on Westminster government to step up efforts to tackle UK's dangerously high pollution levels with new manifesto

30 Jul 2014

Tracey Rawling Church: The life and times of a sustainability trailblazer

BusinessGreen's Sustainability Executive of the Year reveals how she has spent much of the past two decades helping to push sustainability best practices into the corporate mainstream

30 Jul 2014

How the Caribbean plans to become a green energy powerhouse

Existential threat from climate change and high electricity costs are driving Caribbean Development Bank programme to boost clean energy investment

23 Jul 2014

Could crowd-funding and Green ISAs help raise $1tr?

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Entrepreneur of the Year Julia Groves reveals Trillion Fund's ambitious plans for the future of clean energy investment

17 Jul 2014

Greg Barker: 'Climate change and care for our planet is the cause of my life'

Former Climate Change and Energy Minister suggests he may work with Environmental Defense Fund after quitting politics next year

16 Jul 2014

Atlantis set to put tidal energy on the map

Company expects first power from world's largest tidal array to be delivered in 2016, as it eyes new sites in China, Canada and Wales

14 Jul 2014

Lush founder: Green businesses should not be scared of making profits

Mark Constantine talks to BusinessGreen about passion, profits, and his loathing of three-for-two offers

10 Jul 2014

Yingli's World Cup goals include solar 'legacy'

Chinese company is not only first renewable energy company to sponsor the World Cup, but also its first carbon-neutral sponsor

04 Jul 2014

Minding the GAP - Andy Deacon on the future of Global Action Plan

Incoming managing director aims to expand the charity's behavioural change programmes at home and abroad

25 Jun 2014

LEDs, rebound effects, and investment prospects

Peter Michaelis of Alliance Trust Investments reveals why those who think green investment requires them to forego attractive returns could not be more wrong

23 Jun 2014

Eco2 warns policy reforms are chopping down UK biomass market

Welsh company says changes to subsidy regime will make many planned sustainable biomass power plants unviable

18 Jun 2014

UK data centres poised to power up emissions savings

Sector expected to sign first agreements to improve efficiency in return for carbon tax rebates later this year

17 Jun 2014

James Smith: 'This generation has the opportunity to put the world on a sustainable footing'

The Carbon Trust chair and former Shell boss reckons the oil industry can decarbonise, but only if it starts to take carbon capture and storage seriously

16 Jun 2014

How CDP heralded a new age of carbon reporting

Paul Dickinson: "I do not believe we are a factor in the construction of this system, I believe we are the system"

04 Jun 2014

How Interserve is building the low carbon business case

Company grew by 50 per cent after acquiring Initial, but it is still determined to meet goal of halving emissions by 2020

03 Jun 2014

Even amid recalls, GM declares climate change a positive disrupter

A year after signing the Climate Declaration, and with a new CEO, GM sticks to its guns on harnessing climate change to innovate

30 May 2014

Natalie Bennett calls on main parties to face down UKIP climate scepticism

Buoyant Green Party Leader prepares to demand place in pre-election TV debates, as Party celebrates gains at European and Council level

27 May 2014

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