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UK lobbying to keep open one of Europe's dirtiest coal power stations

Piles of coal

Government seeks exemption from European law that would close down Aberthaw for its excessive nitrogen oxide emissions

20 Aug 2014

Anti-fracking group stages day of action

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

Protests at offices of Defra and energy firm in London, Swansea University campus and sites in East Yorkshire and Blackpool

19 Aug 2014

Australian renewable energy target changes 'amount to economic vandalism'

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott

'How does this fit with the PM's often-stated position that Australia is open for business?', energy company boss asks

18 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

Green energy co-ops blocked by government regulator

Financial Conduct Authority accused of undermining official policy by refusing new applications for community projects

15 Aug 2014

Report: India's Modi set to miss crucial UN climate summit

Reports suggest new Prime Minister will snub Ban Ki-moon meeting in New York next month

14 Aug 2014

Beijing's coal use drops seven per cent over first half of 2014

Effects of China's 'war on pollution' are already being felt, according to state media

13 Aug 2014

Study warns emissions from Keystone XL pipeline four times higher than thought

New research challenges State Department projections, increasing pressure on White House to reject controversial development

12 Aug 2014

Could Boris Johnson position himself as next 'green' Tory leader?

Mayor of London aims thinly veiled swipe at George Osborne's lack of support for the low carbon economy, arguing "you can have growth that is environmentally friendly"

11 Aug 2014

Labour: Tory failure to invest in flood defences puts thousands at risk

Maria Eagle, shadow environment secretary, claims evidence suggests an extra 330,000 properties will be at risk by 2035

11 Aug 2014

BASIC nations urge richer countries to accept climate responsibility

Developed countries not doing enough to cut emissions and fund adaptation efforts, say Brazil, China, South Africa, and India,

08 Aug 2014

Sir Stuart Rose to boost green Tory ranks in House of Lords

Former Marks and Spencer boss and founder of Plan A initiative to become a Conservative peer

08 Aug 2014

Edelman formally declares it will not accept climate denial campaigns

Statement by America’s biggest public relations firm may be the industry’s first official position on climate denial

08 Aug 2014

Infinis holds off on Scottish wind farms until after referendum

Developer waits to see policy outcomes of independence vote before starting construction on Galawhistle and A'Chruach wind farms

08 Aug 2014

Court of Appeal ruling deals blow to Drax biomass plans

Shares in Drax plunge as court reverses previous judgment, leaving company unable to access financial support contract for biomass conversion project

07 Aug 2014

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