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RAC jump-starts electric car rescue service

RAC electric charger

Mobile charger offers stranded drivers a 'gallon of electricity' to get them to the nearest charging point

25 Apr 2014

China passes strictest pollution laws in 25 years

Smog in Shanghai by Yee fung on Flickr

Government approves tough penalties for polluters as nation seeks to address rampant pollution

25 Apr 2014

Mayor Boris seeks to power up London's smallest energy supplier

Boris Johnson with Source London charging points

Greater London Authority launches tender to find energy company to run back room services of its new energy trading company

25 Apr 2014

Shock as Co-op announces electricity price rise

Company says it is "no longer able to absorb" costs of government green policies

24 Apr 2014

Google puts another $100m into solar generation

Search giant sets up third deal to finance domestic solar installations in the US as it continues to clean up its own energy supply

24 Apr 2014

Conservatives confirm plans to scrap onshore wind subsidies

Michael Fallon says there is enough wind constructed and in the planning system to meet 2020 renewables targets

24 Apr 2014

UK shale gas: £33bn investment could support 64,000 jobs

Trade body outlines "immense benefits" of developing up to 4,000 wells across the UK

24 Apr 2014

Glasgow 2014 leads push for businesses to curb resource use

Main Commonwealth Games venue reveals new 'Resource Efficiency Pledge' to boost recycling rates and energy saving

24 Apr 2014

Google inks major wind energy deal for green data centre push

Iowa deal will generate 407MW of energy for data centre use

24 Apr 2014

EU warned energy efficiency plans are slipping

Study finds just three member states are on course to meet energy saving targets, with the UK among the laggards

24 Apr 2014

Lufthansa develops taste for 'alcohol to jet' fuel

Company to work with US biofuel company Total on technology that could lower the cost of sustainable aviation fuels

24 Apr 2014

RWE moves into UK solar with 37MW array

German energy giant plans to install 144,000 panels on a former airbase in Oxfordshire

23 Apr 2014

UK heralds 'green energy investment boom' with boost for major projects

Five offshore wind and three biomass schemes first to be awarded long-term contracts under electricity market reforms

23 Apr 2014

Bloomberg ploughs $5m into off-grid African solar

Bloomberg Philanthropies to provide $5m loan to Little Sun as it seeks to replace the kerosene lamp across Africa

23 Apr 2014

Defra drops plans to review mandatory carbon reporting

Latest Red Tape Challenge makes no mention of plans to review recently introduced corporate reporting rules

23 Apr 2014

British Gas to help businesses beat rising energy costs with new Pulse deal

Canada-based Pulse Energy to provide real-time analytics for non-domestic customers in 'multimillion-pound' deal

23 Apr 2014

National Grid dials up demand response options

Deal with aggregator REstore set to make up to 100MW of capacity available to be switched off within seconds to balance the grid

23 Apr 2014

G7 countries aim to cut energy ties to Russia

Ed Davey says ministers will consider package of measures to reduce dependence on Russian oil and gas at meeting next week

22 Apr 2014

White House promotes green power in solar summit

New package of measures aims to deliver on president Obama's Climate Action Plan

22 Apr 2014

Cumbrian nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels

One million cubic metres of waste near Sellafield are housed at a site that was a mistake, admits Environment Agency

22 Apr 2014

Department for Transport awards £2m to new wave of sustainable transport schemes

Nine projects designed to encourage people to make more environmentally-friendly transport choices will share new government funding

22 Apr 2014

Reports: White Rose in line for €300m EU carbon capture funding

Brussels confirms UK carbon capture and storage in pole position for new EU clean energy funding

22 Apr 2014

Good Energy dishes out wind farm 'windfall' payments

Customers living near company’s Cornish wind farm to benefit from a windy 2013

22 Apr 2014

Scottish government announces £4m green home boost

Alex Salmond announces new funding for interest-free Home Renewables Loan Scheme

22 Apr 2014

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