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Davey: 'People are ready to do a deal'

Ed Davey Energy and Climate Change Secretary at EU Council

Energy and climate change secretary explains why he is optimistic the EU is about to agree to a bold and ambitious new energy and climate change package

17 Oct 2014

How Rupert Murdoch's News UK is quietly leading the media fight against climate change

Chris Taylor chief operating officer of News UK

Chris Taylor, chief operating officer for The Sun and The Times' publisher, outlines how it has slashed waste, water and carbon emissions

17 Oct 2014

Businesses should be 'forced' to report environmental impacts, says former UN chief

Yvo de Boer director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute

Failure to quantify economic costs of biodiversity losses are undermining efforts to protect it

16 Oct 2014

Green energy crowdfunding 'coming of age'

Momentum is building behind initiative, with industry set to hit the heights next year as £460bn ISA market opens up

13 Oct 2014

Lord Deben: 'The climate change consensus will not be overturned'

Committee on Climate Change chairman reveals his thoughts on coalition, the free market's role in tackling climate change, and his love of Twitter

02 Oct 2014

Amber Rudd: 'I'm a Thatcherite when it comes to climate change'

In her first interview since joining the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd talks climate scepticism and business investment

23 Sep 2014

Christiana Figueres: 'We must, we will, and we can address climate change'

The head of the United Nations climate change secretariat outlines her expectations for the New York Climate Summit this week

22 Sep 2014

Governments need to understand that onshore wind is supported by UK public

Gordon MacDougall, UK and Ireland managing director for RES, explains why the company has helped set up a new campaign to promote British wind energy

15 Sep 2014

Seth Schultz: Why cities need data scientists

The world collects sufficient information to inform meaningful climate change strategies - C40's top data journalist wants to make it more accessible

12 Sep 2014

John Elkington, the 'Breakthrough Challenge' and tomorrow's bottom line

Sustainable business pioneer John Elkington discusses his new book, the big challeges companies face and whether he's optimistic about the future

05 Sep 2014

Nespresso CEO: Sustainability is a business imperative

Jean-Marc Duvoisin explains why the company has committed £330m to tackling climate change and is working with small holders in South Sudan

01 Sep 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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