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Greens celebrate as Caroline Lucas cleared over fracking protest

Caroline Lucas is an MP for the Green Party

Green MP vows to continue campaign to bring an end to fracking in the UK

17 Apr 2014

IKEA to put green Swedish meatballs on the menu

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Head of sustainability Joanna Yarrow reveals plans to reduce carbon intensity of retail giant's famous meatballs

17 Apr 2014

How Yerdle and Patagonia are boosting the sharing economy

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The online marketplace and outdoor-product company are helping to reshape how people interact with their stuff

17 Apr 2014

DECC dishes out reeds-to-energy wetland funding

Three companies become the latest firms to be awarded a share of over £1.3m to support development of wetlands bio-energy technology

17 Apr 2014

EDF cuts ribbon on Teeside offshore wind farm and Nottinghamshire gas plant

Energy giant highlights major investment in new low carbon energy infrastructure

17 Apr 2014

European Parliament votes to slash plastic bag waste

MEPs back new laws to crack down on plastic bags, despite opposition from Conservative MEPs

17 Apr 2014

Nissan reports soaring fleet sales for all-electric Leaf

Auto giant says UK sales of Leaf to fleet managers rose 132 per cent over the last financial year

17 Apr 2014

Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

Letter from religious groups in Australia and North America says it is 'immoral' to profit from fossil fuels

16 Apr 2014

Is the clean tech recovery under way? Global clean energy first quarter investment climbs 10 per cent

Bloomberg New Energy Finance data suggests clean tech investment rally could be under way

16 Apr 2014

BA clears Essex waste-to-fuel plant for take off

Solena Fuels and British Airways confirm for Essex plant capable of turning landfill waste into green jet fuel

16 Apr 2014

Fracking methane leaks at least 100 times larger than EPA estimated, say researchers

Study raises fears that US shale gas sites could be responsible for higher levels of methane emissions than previously thought

16 Apr 2014

Reports: China poised to beef up national Environmental Protection Law

Reuters' reports suggest reforms to national environmental law will provide officials with sweeping new powers to tackle polluters

16 Apr 2014

Green trucks, green cars, and green canals all set for EU boost

European Parliament backs a raft of reforms designed to cut emissions and fuel use across the transport sector

16 Apr 2014

European Investment Bank promises €2bn clean energy funding boost

Bank confirms sale of carbon allowances under NER300 scheme has raised fresh funds for investment in clean energy

16 Apr 2014

Abundance Generation launches new solar schools project

Leading green crowd-funding platform promises seven per cent rate of return from latest solar rooftop project

15 Apr 2014

Coalition beefs up Garden Cities plan

New prospectus and funding aims to help local communities move forward with garden city proposals

15 Apr 2014

Green firms urge Lib Dems to retain local energy saving rules

Sustainable Energy Association and Association for the Conservation of Energy write to MPs over fears that local authority powers will be ditched

15 Apr 2014

Report: One fifth of trucks on Europe's roads travel empty

European Commission study calls for cross-border restrictions to be dropped so hauliers can operate more efficiently

15 Apr 2014

SolarAid launches solar recycling research initiative

PhD project with University of Edinburgh to investigate how solar lights used in developing countries can be safely repaired and recycled

15 Apr 2014

Wales cuts ribbon on first food waste anaerobic digestion plant

Prosiect GwyriAD comes online, as Green Gas Certification Scheme confirms supply is set to increase to 400 million kWh by next year

15 Apr 2014

Treasury claim that fuel duty freeze benefits economy ignores climate and air pollution impacts

Treasury study admits economic modelling "is not intended to capture the impact of a reduction in fuel duty through externalities" such as congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions

14 Apr 2014

Smart Metering Systems agrees £14m acquisition of Utility Partnership Limited

Consolidation in smart meter sector steps up a gear as Smart Metering Systems beefs up electricity meter offering

14 Apr 2014

Revolymer aims to deliver cleaner ships, in every sense of the word

Technology Strategy Board announces funding for two year project to develop innovative polymers that help get the barnacles off the boat

14 Apr 2014

Sainsbury's launches dedicated Easter egg recycling scheme

Supermarket giant to provide special recycling points in store for Easter egg packaging in latest attempt to cut waste levels

14 Apr 2014

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