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Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

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Green champion’s push to funnel car emissions into the emissions trading system seen as attempt to bend rules

21 Oct 2014

Solar panels powering classrooms for 2.7 million US students

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New research reveals solar installations at US schools have expanded more than 1,000-fold over the past decade, slashing carbon emissions and energy costs in the process

21 Oct 2014

Greens knock Lib Dems into fifth place with fresh poll surge

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Lord Ashcroft poll puts Greens on eight per cent as party's support base continues to expand

21 Oct 2014

UK hails best ever quarter for electric car sales as demand revs up

Government figure show 5,000 cars were registered under the plug-in grant scheme from July to September, doubling sales compared to the previous quarter

21 Oct 2014

UK wind industry sets new generation record as it nears 25 per cent power share

As nuclear and gas power plants remain off line, wind industry celebrates its role in helping to address supply fears

20 Oct 2014

HSBC, Barclays and RBS come under pressure to ditch fossil fuel investments

Lloyds and Santander also targeted in new campaign aiming to highlight 'carbon bubble' risks

20 Oct 2014

Defra delivers fresh blow to solar industry through farmer subsidy crackdown

Environment Secretary Liz Truss brands solar farms as 'ugly' and warns they are undermining UK's ability to grow crops

20 Oct 2014

Prudential announced as cornerstone investor for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Ambitious tidal energy project takes a major step forward as insurance giant prepares to invest up to £100m

20 Oct 2014

Davey downplays supply fears after Didcot B Power Station blaze

Demand management initiatives likely to continue, as fire fuels energy supply fears

20 Oct 2014

Renewables not shale biggest driver in US emissions cuts, study finds

Analysis by Greenpeace's Energydesk says clean energy accounted for 40 per cent of emissions decline since 2007, compared to 30 per cent from shale

20 Oct 2014

"Positive investment" market tops £3.25bn

New figures reveal a record 1.75 million people are now investing in funds and projects that benefit the environment and society

18 Oct 2014

Davey hints at sweeteners for Eastern Europe as part of EU climate deal

Energy and climate change secretary confident an ambitious emissions reduction agreement can be done next week

17 Oct 2014

Hinkley nuclear deal to face National Audit Office probe

Financial watchdog to assess whether taxpayer-funded £92/MWh contract represents value for money

17 Oct 2014

How car sharing accelerates sustainability

Susan Shaheen, the co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, focuses on furthering behavioral change

17 Oct 2014

Strada and Cafe Rouge owner embraces energy use slashing software

Tragus deploys iSee platform to curb energy demand across restaurant estate

17 Oct 2014

Solarcentury reveals how it is planning to make solar farms even greener

Company pledges 'industry-leading' environmental standards at new 48MW solar farm in Hampshire

17 Oct 2014

Whole Foods launches environmental ratings for its produce

Retailer will rank fruits, vegetables, and flowers 'good', 'better', or 'best' based on suppliers' farming practices

17 Oct 2014

UK eyes five new interconnectors in bid to boost energy security

Ofgem shortlists five new proposals, touting potential £6bn investment boost

17 Oct 2014

MSCI unveils fossil-fuel free indexes

Company says indexes excluding oil, gas, and coal reserves were launched in response to investor concerns over stranded assets

16 Oct 2014

Incentives help to nearly double recycling rates

Research from recycling rewards firm Greenredeem suggests incentives more effective at boosting recycling rates, compared with compulsory schemes

16 Oct 2014

Nuclear fusion breakthrough hailed by Lockheed Martin

Company predicts compact reactors could be ready for commercial use within 10 years

16 Oct 2014

Gas boom from unrestrained fracking linked to emissions rise

New analysis shows abundant gas would cut energy prices but squeeze out renewable energy, and would likely increase overall carbon emissions

16 Oct 2014

Ed Davey: Owen Paterson doesn't seem to understand very much about energy policy

Energy and Climate Change Secretary slams former colleague's "reckless" and "irresponsible" plan to suspend Climate Change Act

16 Oct 2014

SolarCity offers $200m green bonds

Scheme allows individuals to earn up to four per cent returns while helping to boost clean energy, company says

16 Oct 2014

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