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Friends of the Earth distances itself from BPVA Powering Knowledge solar schools campaign

Solar panel at Fulston Manor in Kent

NGO says it is not 'working closely' with trade association, despite BPVA's claims to the contrary

31 Oct 2014

Apple's Lisa Jackson: ‘We are swinging for the fences’

Apple logo on Palo Alto store

Apple's VP of Environmental Initiatives hopes she has inspired home runs, starting with renewable energy

31 Oct 2014

UK unveils first commercial-scale green hydrogen fuelling station

UK's first commercial-scale green hydrogen refuelling facility opens in Swindon

Consortium launches Swindon facility that boasts first UK hydrogen production and refuelling site to be powered by the sun

31 Oct 2014

EU car makers already beating 2015 emission targets

EU data shows 11 major manufacturers have passed the 130g CO2/km mark two years early

31 Oct 2014

Green Investment Bank marks second birthday by passing £5bn milestone

Prime Minister hails bank's work to cut emissions and boost green energy investment, as first energy efficient datacentre project is unveiled

31 Oct 2014

Giant offshore wind farm hits power target earlier than expected

Ed Davey opens 389MW West of Duddon Sands wind farm, after project achieved full power two and a half months ahead of schedule

30 Oct 2014

Labour slams Liz Truss' latest 'ideological' cuts to solar farms

Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle says government made latest decision with 'no underpinning evidence just an ideological prejudice'

30 Oct 2014

Poll again puts Greens ahead of Lib Dems

Second poll in as many weeks suggests Green Party could overtake Lib Dems, fuelling demands for TV debate role

30 Oct 2014

Plant scientists urge Europe to stop blocking GM trials on ‘political’ grounds

Organiser of open letter says: 'Politicians that choose to ignore this message cannot in future say they take science seriously'

30 Oct 2014

Germany CO2 emissions to fall in 2014, as renewables deliver a record 28 per cent of country's power

New report by AGEB shows energy demand at 24 year low, thanks to mild winter and increase in renewable energy capacity

30 Oct 2014

ASOS and M&S pledge to make deforestation unfashionable

Retailers sign up to Fashion Loved by Forest initiative, as Kering partners with London College of Fashion to promote sustainable design

30 Oct 2014

Sainsbury's says 'fill up with something new today' with first hydrogen refuelling station

Supermarket's Hendon store to host Air Products' hydrogen dispenser for zero emissions vehicles

30 Oct 2014

IKEA goes Dutch with solar retail offer

Retail giant extends Hanergy partnership to bring solar offer to the Netherlands

29 Oct 2014

Japan edges back towards nuclear power with vote to restart reactors

Legislators in Satsumasendai agree to restart Sendai plant, first to win approval since Fukushima earthquake disaster of 2011

29 Oct 2014

10:10 renews call for a dose of climate optimism

ComRes poll suggests people more likely to back climate action if they are better informed about the clean technologies that can deliver decarbonisation

29 Oct 2014

Shell seeks to extend Arctic drilling licences beyond 2017

Letter obtained by Oceana shows Shell is seeking five more years for controversial exploration programme

29 Oct 2014

InterContinental Hotels bed in new environmental programme

IHG to roll out Green Engage scheme across all 4,700 hotels

29 Oct 2014

Emerging economies challenge industrialised nations clean energy dominance

New report shows developing nations added 37GW of new green energy last year, compared to 43GW in OECD countries

29 Oct 2014

Climate change could spark conflict in emerging economies, study finds

Maplecroft warns rapid economic growth in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria is under threat from climate change impacts on agriculture

29 Oct 2014

Agri-giant Bunge commits to zero deforestation palm oil

Investors welcome commitment but call for Bunge to set deadline for delivering sustainable palm oil

28 Oct 2014

Met Office £97m climate supercomputer 'to save £2bn'

Ministers say investment will make UK a world leader in climate science and enable better protection from extreme weather

28 Oct 2014

Defra admits it has no idea about size of solar farm impact on food production

Written ministerial answer confirms no estimate has been produced as to the amount of land taken out of fruit and veg production to make way for solar farms

28 Oct 2014

National Grid: 'The country has the ability to meet its energy needs in a cold winter'

National Grid again seeks to downplay blackout fears, but admits electricity supply margins have tightened

28 Oct 2014

2030 pact UK's most significant environmental deal ever – Ed Davey

British understanding with Poland key to climate agreement, says energy minister, but devil is in the detail

28 Oct 2014

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