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Chevron suspends Arctic drill plans 'indefinitely'

Arctic offshore drilling photo by Steve Morgan Greenpeace

Oil giant tells Canadian government that economic uncertainty has forced it to pull the project

19 Dec 2014

Poll: Green Party hits 10 per cent for the first time

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Conflicting polls show conflicting levels of support for Green Party

19 Dec 2014

German energy use sinks to lowest level since reunification

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New analysis by AG Energiebilanzen suggests energy demand fell by nearly five per cent in 2014

19 Dec 2014

EU ministers urge Brussels to accelerate climate policies

Ed Davey's Green Growth Group calls for early action on emissions trading scheme reform and legislation for 2030 targets

18 Dec 2014

New York state to ban fracking over 'red flags' to public health

Decision comes after two-year study spearheaded by health commissioner into the effects of fracking on the state’s air and water raises ‘serious questions’

18 Dec 2014

UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels

Records tumble as new statistics reveal falling energy use, plummeting coal demand, and soaring renewables output

18 Dec 2014

Barclays and UK steelworks set to be paid to curb energy demand

Fifty industrial companies to work with demand response aggregator REstore NV, which has agreed new deal with National Grid

18 Dec 2014

Seabirds 'steer clear' of offshore wind farms

British Trust for Ornithology finds 99 per cent of birds avoid marine wind turbines, easing fears over the impact of blades

18 Dec 2014

EU will not label tar sands as 'dirty'

MEPs fail to overturn Commission plans that would effectively consider oil from tar sands the same as standard petrol or diesel

18 Dec 2014

North Sea CO2 storage vision gets £2.5m boost

Government funding aims to help identify potential sites to store emissions trapped from power plants and factories

18 Dec 2014

MPs call on government to drive development of small nuclear power stations

Energy and Climate Change select committee says government should work with industry to drive forward nascent industry

17 Dec 2014

Diageo toasts new sustainability goals

Drinks company aims to reduce water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions as part of 20 new commitments for 2020

17 Dec 2014

Procter & Gamble hails global waste reduction progress

Consumer goods giant sets itself four new environmental targets as part of latest sustainability report

17 Dec 2014

Greens mull SNP and Plaid Cymru alliance

Three parties meet to discuss plan to "battle the Westminster parties' obsession with austerity"

17 Dec 2014

Make London's ultra-low emission zone stricter, says car industry

SMMT calls for petrol cars to meet same standards as diesels when scheme comes into force in 2020

17 Dec 2014

Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room join forces

Leading green business-focused think tanks to join forces in a bid to better promote market-led responses to climate change

17 Dec 2014

Ofgem seeks to cut costs of giant renewables transmission scheme

Regulator approves £1.1bn funding for Caithness Moray transmission link, despite developers asking for £1.2bn

17 Dec 2014

David Cameron declares UK has 'enough' onshore wind farms

Prime Minister adds he would be 'very happy' if fracking came to his Witney constituency

16 Dec 2014

Juncker Commission delays rather than ditches waste and air quality packages

European Commission insists revised circular economy and pollution plans will be more ambitious than those on the table

16 Dec 2014

David Cameron faces MPs' climate change questions - Live blog

The Prime Minister is to appear before the Commons Liaison Committee this afternoon to discuss fracking and climate change

16 Dec 2014

Lib Dems must stand up to Tories over EU's pollution and waste laws, say green groups

Dan Rogerson accused of 'weasel words', after he fails to demand air quality and circular economy packages are retained

16 Dec 2014

Updated: High Court throws out RWE's wind farm battle against Eric Pickles

Judge rules in favour of government over decision to block East Heslerton wind farm

16 Dec 2014

Investors call on governments to fire up green bond market

Companies including Aviva and Zurich say a pipeline of projects that can be financed by green bonds is needed

16 Dec 2014

US and India to announce joint climate change action during Obama visit

Obama hopes to sustain global warming momentum next month

16 Dec 2014

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