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National Trust and Panasonic team up for green technology 'showcase'

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Technology giant announces it is to work with conservation charity to deploy cutting-edge green technology at historic properties

30 Sep 2014

Ford revs up $25m global LED rollout

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Motoring giant announces plan to install energy-efficient lighting at all its manufacturing facilities, slashing energy bills and emissions by around 70 per cent

30 Sep 2014

United Biscuits soaks up waste vegetable oil to power lorries

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Snacks giant rolls out used cooking oil to curb carbon emissions of 12 trucks by 97 per cent

30 Sep 2014

Electric motorbikes need 'level playing field' with cars

Motorcycle Industry Association calls for clarity around for support for technology that can cut emissions and congestion

30 Sep 2014

Government enlists Love Home Swap chief to examine impact of sharing economy

Debbie Wosskow to lead BIS review of economic and social benefits of emerging models adopted by likes of Zipcar and Airbnb

30 Sep 2014

Investors asked to reveal climate risk strategies

In the wake of a series of divestment pledges last week, Asset Owners Disclosure Project urges investors to start reporting on climate risks

30 Sep 2014

Osborne promises new wave of high and low carbon infrastructure

Chancellor argues fracking, runways and new roads must be delivered alongside nuclear and renewables

29 Sep 2014

UK hails first floating solar farm

Developer targeting utilities and reservoirs to roll out land-saving solar technology

29 Sep 2014

Cameron's first-time buyers plans slammed by green builders

Industry concerned Conservative proposal to build 100,000 cheap homes ignores zero carbon standards

29 Sep 2014

British firm Ineos accused of ‘bribes and bulldozers’ approach to fracking

The company is offering six per cent of future shale gas revenues to those sitting on reserves or affected by their extraction

29 Sep 2014

Burbo Bank offshore wind annex gets planning green light

Dong Energy's 258MW extension project will use Vestas' new 8MW offshore wind turbines

29 Sep 2014

Rising US emissions 'a wake up call' to grow green energy

Emissions from fossil fuels rise almost three per cent year on year, reversing long term decline

29 Sep 2014

Government frees up fracking rules despite 99 per cent opposition

Scottish government accuses Whitehall of taking "gung-ho" approach to shale gas with new drilling regulations, but geothermal industry welcomes move

26 Sep 2014

Organic food sector enjoys sales surge

New figures show demand for organic products is up 3.2 per cent in recent years, significantly out-performing the rest of the grocery sector

26 Sep 2014

Investment giants throw weight behind green bonds market

Investor statement on green and climate bonds sees leading banks commit to expanding global market

26 Sep 2014

EDF Energy inks deal to purchase power from Tidal Energy Ltd

Landmark deal will see energy giant purchase power from cutting-edge Welsh tidal energy project

26 Sep 2014

Biomass could provide 20 per cent of global electricity by 2030

IRENA report predicts "auspicious" future for sustainable burning of plants, wood, and agricultural residues

26 Sep 2014

Solar boom helps UK renewables deliver record energy share

Growth in capacity sees renewables deliver 17 per cent of UK power during the second quarter of the year

25 Sep 2014

Leaders under fire for failure to attend post-UN climate summit meetings

Greg Barker, David Cameron’s former top climate change aide, criticises heads of state for no-show at New York dinner

25 Sep 2014

Is this heart-shaped solar farm the world's most beautiful power plant?

'Heart of New Caledonia' to power 750 homes in French overseas territory

25 Sep 2014

Green Deal Finance Company warns investors it could be wound up

EXCLUSIVE: Green Investment Bank reluctant to provide further funding, leaving the government facing an October deadline to save its flagship energy efficiency scheme

25 Sep 2014

Tim Cook: Transparency is key to Apple's climate change strategy

Apple chief executive underlines the company's commitment to reducing carbon emissions

25 Sep 2014

Could salmon be off the menu over sustainability concerns?

Marine Conservation Society moves wild-caught Atlantic Salmon onto its 'fish to avoid' list after inadequate protection in Scotland

25 Sep 2014

World Bank: SMEs have $1.6tr clean tech opportunity

Small businesses in the developing world tipped to generate significant green growth and jobs over the coming decade

25 Sep 2014

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