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EU car makers already beating 2015 emission targets

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

31 Oct 2014

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

Sheep under solar panels near Axminster - photo Lightsource

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

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

30 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

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

Cameron hails EU climate agreement as end to green energy 'diktats'

But Green MP Caroline Lucas says lack of binding energy savings target is bad for consumers and businesses

27 Oct 2014

European Union agrees to slash CO2 'at least 40 per cent' by 2030

Deal struck in the early hours of this morning includes binding 27 per cent target for renewable energy and voluntary energy savings goal

24 Oct 2014

Could Portugal's interconnector demands threaten EU 2030 climate targets?

Reports suggest latest draft of Climate and Energy package exclude binding target on cross border power cables

23 Oct 2014

WWF: UK needs four million heat pumps

New report warns UK risks missing 2030 low carbon heat goals without concerted action

23 Oct 2014

Could DECC cut solar farm subsidies yet again?

Officials insists there are 'currently no plans' to reduce support for smaller solar farms, but ministerial statement leaves door open for pre-election cuts

23 Oct 2014

Piketty: 'This is an unprecedented opportunity to drive investment in low-carbon growth'

‘Rockstar economist’ joins colleagues to urge European leaders to agree ambitious climate package and provide 'springboard' to cleaner world

22 Oct 2014

Big business and trade unions lead calls for bold EU climate change package

CBI and European Trade Union Confederation both issue plea for governments to deliver ambitious emissions reduction goals

22 Oct 2014

Blue chips call for ambitious EU climate package, as concerns mount over lack of CCS support

Corporate giants demand emissions reduction target of at least 40 per cent, as leaked letter reveals UK concerns over lack of focus on carbon capture and storage

21 Oct 2014

Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

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

21 Oct 2014

Greens knock Lib Dems into fifth place with fresh poll surge

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

21 Oct 2014

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