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Voters want more renewables to tackle energy insecurity

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Poll for RenewableUK finds almost half of respondents say investing in green energy is a 'top priority’ irrespective of voting intention

24 Jul 2014

NHL warns climate change threatens future of ice hockey

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US league publishes ground-breaking sustainability report detailing efforts to cut environmental impacts

24 Jul 2014

TGE Group reveals plan to deliver green 'flower power'

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Major project to supply nearly 5,000MWh of clean energy to Nocton Nurseries in a bid to slash carbon emissions

24 Jul 2014

Breaking: EU Commission proposes energy efficiency goal for 2030

30 per cent target designed to curb emissions and boost energy security amid Ukraine crisis

23 Jul 2014

European wind industry slashes growth forecasts

EWEA predicts 192.4GW of installed capacity by 2020, blaming economic slowdown, policy uncertainty, and falling energy demand

23 Jul 2014

New Environment Agency chairman has fracking links

Sir Philip Dilley was previously chairman of engineering firm that wrote environmental reports on fracking for Cuadrilla

23 Jul 2014

Geoscart secures millions for Sainsbury’s geothermal rollout

Macquarie Lending agrees £15m for initial phase, followed by 'significant funds' for further geothermal deployment

23 Jul 2014

European Investment Bank backs UK smart meter rollout as part of £190m deal

EIB inks lending agreement with Arqiva to support the deployment of smart meter, digital radio and Wi-Fi infrastructure

23 Jul 2014

Government trims Green Deal home improvement incentives as scheme passes £50m milestone

Government reports 12,200 applications have been received by Green Deal energy efficiency incentive scheme

23 Jul 2014

LEGO attempts to stonewall escalating Greenpeace protest

Toy giant refuses to accept petition from 115,000 people calling on it to quit partnership with Shell over Arctic oil exploration

23 Jul 2014

Updated: Celtique Energie’s Sussex fracking application rejected

West Sussex County Council throws out plans for exploratory drilling near Wisborough Green

22 Jul 2014

Is 2014 set to be the hottest year on record?

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms the past three months have set new temperature records

22 Jul 2014

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken

22 Jul 2014

Government confirms fourth carbon budget

FT reports that Chancellor George Osborne has been forced to back down over his opposition to current post-2020 carbon targets

22 Jul 2014

Blue chips call for standardised green energy label

New Aldersgate Group report argues clearer electricity label could help to mobilise green energy investment

22 Jul 2014

BBC broadcasts its carbon-cutting success

Corporation reveals it has cut energy consumption by 20 per cent thanks to switch to greener studios, but carbon impact of travel keeps climbing

22 Jul 2014

Updated: Fracking neighbours seek to block Celtique's shale application

Residents in South Downs National Park inform government they refuse permission for fracking beneath their land

21 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's reveals how power from food waste is taking supermarket off-grid

Biffa and Sainsbury's announce that Cannock store is now being power entirely by local anaerobic digestion facility

21 Jul 2014

I was sacked by David Cameron to appease 'the green blob', says Paterson

Former environment secretary suggests he was removed from cabinet because of 'powerful, self-serving' environmental lobby

21 Jul 2014

Foreign investment in UK green energy climbs

New figures reveal overseas investors backed 61 UK renewable energy projects last year

21 Jul 2014

Germany tops global energy efficiency league table

New report reveals huge opportunities for energy efficiency improvements globally

21 Jul 2014

Iberdrola joins PRISM plan to turn plutonium stockpile into power

Spanish utility signs MoU with GE Hitachi's PRISM project to generate power from UK's nuclear waste

21 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's announces pioneering £200m 'green' loan to fund low-carbon investment drive

Commercial loan hailed as first of its kind, as Lloyds Bank welcomes important extension to green bonds market

20 Jul 2014

How to track corporate action on climate change

Carbon Tracker 200 and Ceres collaborate on a database of corporate climate change disclosures

18 Jul 2014

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