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Breaking: Green champion Alex Salmond quits after losing independence vote

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Renewable energy industry calls for Scotland to retain ambitious climate change targets as first minister steps down

19 Sep 2014

London's 'first' all-electric chauffeur service charges up

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Invitation-only Gliide says its all-Tesla fleet will save customers 50 per cent compared with black cabs

19 Sep 2014

'No' vote sparks questions over Scotland's energy future

EDF Energy Renewables Fallago Rig wind farm

Scotland tipped to remain UK’s 'renewable powerhouse' after voters reject independence

19 Sep 2014

CH2M Hill, Nature Conservancy aim to grow green infrastructure

Can the NGO-business hook-up accelerate efforts to put nature to work to protect cities and coastlines?

19 Sep 2014

White House unveils solar power and energy efficiency boost

Paper outlines more than 50 actions and commitments designed to avoid 300 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, as administration sets out climate negotiating stall

19 Sep 2014

Greg Barker appointed as Prime Minister's climate change envoy

Former Climate Minister takes up role days ahead of New York Summit

19 Sep 2014

Sustainability added to menu of UK's 10,000 cafés

New rating developed by Sustainable Restaurant Association and Costa to assess the environmental performance of your local cafe

19 Sep 2014

Solarcentury brings Africa's largest solar carport to Kenya

UK solar firms inks second major deal in east Africa as expansion plans gather pace

18 Sep 2014

Blue chips and chief execs rally behind New York Climate Summit

Hundreds of companies expected to back calls for a price on carbon, as the Prince of Wales argues fighting climate change is the only 'rational' option

18 Sep 2014

Lazard: US renewables reach cost-parity tipping point

New research suggests large wind and solar farms capable of under-cutting gas generation without recourse to subsidy

18 Sep 2014

Reports: Hinkley nuclear plant set for EU thumbs up

Sources say £16bn nuclear project will get state aid approval in the next few weeks

18 Sep 2014

Reports: EU to propose 'billion euro' sweetener in bid to win Polish support for 2030 carbon target

Bloc to set up two investment funds to help poorer countries meet post-2020 greenhouse gas targets, as MEPs challenge 'generous' carbon leakage list

18 Sep 2014

Tesco software rollout aims to ensure every little energy-saving helps

Retail giant confirms it has inked a three year deal to deploy Elster EnergyICT management software across its estate

18 Sep 2014

Analysts: Global offshore wind market poised for fivefold growth

GlobalData predicts offshore wind power to deliver nearly 40GW of capacity by the end of the decade

18 Sep 2014

Krispy Kreme follows Dunkin' with doughnut sustainable palm oil pledge

Fast food chain pledges to use 'a large percentage' of sustainable palm oil by 2016

18 Sep 2014

Global waste management market to double in pursuit of zero-waste goals

Frost & Sullivan report predicts global industrial waste management services market to hit $750bn by 2020

18 Sep 2014

SmartestEnergy inks 10-year deal for MeyGen tidal power

Energy firm agrees power purchase agreement with flagship marine energy project, underlining its support for clean energy generators

17 Sep 2014

Germany charges forward with opening of Europe's largest grid battery plant

Utility cuts ribbon on cutting-edge 5MW energy storage system designed to help manage fluctuations in renewable energy supplies

17 Sep 2014

Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan

A week before major UN talks on climate change, EPA extends comment period for rule to cut carbon pollution from plants

17 Sep 2014

MSCI launches new low carbon indexes

New investment tools to help firms track performance of "low carbon leaders"

17 Sep 2014

White House takes fresh steps to crack down on HFCs

Industry and EPA partnership commits to deliver HFC alternatives

17 Sep 2014

Dunkin' Donuts pledges to dunk only in sustainable palm oil

Fast-food giant pledges to phase out deforestation in US operations' supply chains by 2016

17 Sep 2014

UK solar farm issues Europe's first certified climate bonds

Big60Million Solar Bonds released to finance Willersey Solar Farm accredited under the Climate Bond Standards and Certification Scheme

17 Sep 2014

Greens polling 'neck and neck' with Lib Dems

Party recording best results in 25 years, as leadership slams media for failing to deliver fair levels of recognition

16 Sep 2014

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