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New coal power stations threat to EU’s emissions target

Piles of coal

Burning Europe’s lignite reserves would wipe out carbon budget from 2020 until the end of the century, says Greenpeace

27 Aug 2014

Report: University of Sydney joins coal divestment movement

Sydney

Sydney Morning Herald reports that university is to cease investments in Whitehaven Coal following Greenpeace campaign

27 Aug 2014

DNV GL to launch Global Opportunity Network to identify green growth prospects

Hurricane from a satellite's view

Risk management giant aims to identify areas where environmental challenges can be turned into business opportunities

27 Aug 2014

Reports: Indian Supreme Court rules coal mining licences illegal

BBC reports that all mining licences awarded to coal firms between 1993 and 2010 have been deemed illegal

26 Aug 2014

Analyst: New clean tech investment vehicles needed to enable $5tr fossil fuel divestment

New report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveals huge scale of the challenge faced by global divestment campaign

26 Aug 2014

IKEA flicks switch on green lighting deal with investment in Design LED Products

Retail giant's venture capital arm snaps up stake in Scottish LED lighting start-up for undisclosed sum

26 Aug 2014

Dragon's Den blazes greener production path

Investors from popular BBC Two show take to public transport and share cars to slay show's fuel emissions

24 Aug 2014

Generation Y's savings shortage may hit green investment

Scepticism about the financial industry means 18-34 year olds are keeping savings as cash, reducing pot for much-needed green infrastructure funding

22 Aug 2014

Analysts: Africa enjoys renewables investment surge

Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts more renewable energy capacity will be deployed in Sub-Saharan Africa this year than in the past 13 years

21 Aug 2014

Green Investment Bank pumps £64m into Derby energy-from-waste plant

Long term loan financing to turn city's waste into enough low carbon power for 14,000 homes

21 Aug 2014

Leggett launches campaign to mobilise green philanthropic investment

Clean tech entrepreneur and author reveals plan for new declaration calling on leading charitable foundations to wade into the climate change battle

21 Aug 2014

Industry warns subsidy allocation means many planned offshore wind farms "cannot be funded"

RenewableUK boss voices fears UK's world-leading offshore wind pipeline is being undermined by crippling policy uncertainty

18 Aug 2014

Carbon Tracker: Billions of oil projects threatened by crude prices

NGO argues oil majors should cancel at least $91bn of projects that need high oil prices to succeed, although over $500bn is at risk

15 Aug 2014

RWE records drop in earnings as fossil fuels hit by renewables

'Conventional power plants are losing ground,' says chief executive Peter Terium

14 Aug 2014

Good Energy sells Norfolk solar farm amid subsidy cut threats

China's Trina Solar agrees to buy West Raynham project with price dependent on meeting government's April deadline

14 Aug 2014

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