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Poll: Green Party hits 10 per cent for the first time

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Conflicting polls show conflicting levels of support for Green Party

19 Dec 2014

EU ministers urge Brussels to accelerate climate policies

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Ed Davey's Green Growth Group calls for early action on emissions trading scheme reform and legislation for 2030 targets

18 Dec 2014

New York state to ban fracking over 'red flags' to public health

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Decision comes after two-year study spearheaded by health commissioner into the effects of fracking on the state’s air and water raises ‘serious questions’

18 Dec 2014

EU will not label tar sands as 'dirty'

MEPs fail to overturn Commission plans that would effectively consider oil from tar sands the same as standard petrol or diesel

18 Dec 2014

MPs call on government to drive development of small nuclear power stations

Energy and Climate Change select committee says government should work with industry to drive forward nascent industry

17 Dec 2014

Greens mull SNP and Plaid Cymru alliance

Three parties meet to discuss plan to "battle the Westminster parties' obsession with austerity"

17 Dec 2014

Make London's ultra-low emission zone stricter, says car industry

SMMT calls for petrol cars to meet same standards as diesels when scheme comes into force in 2020

17 Dec 2014

David Cameron declares UK has 'enough' onshore wind farms

Prime Minister adds he would be 'very happy' if fracking came to his Witney constituency

16 Dec 2014

Juncker Commission delays rather than ditches waste and air quality packages

European Commission insists revised circular economy and pollution plans will be more ambitious than those on the table

16 Dec 2014

David Cameron faces MPs' climate change questions - Live blog

The Prime Minister is to appear before the Commons Liaison Committee this afternoon to discuss fracking and climate change

16 Dec 2014

Lib Dems must stand up to Tories over EU's pollution and waste laws, say green groups

Dan Rogerson accused of 'weasel words', after he fails to demand air quality and circular economy packages are retained

16 Dec 2014

US and India to announce joint climate change action during Obama visit

Obama hopes to sustain global warming momentum next month

16 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Late deal paves way for global round of national climate action

Tense negotiations end with roadmap to next year's crucial climate summit in Paris, but campaigners warn it does not go far enough

14 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Talks continue through the night as latest text sparks angry response

Old divisions remain firmly in place as the talks run into extra time

13 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Deep divisions continue to mar final day of talks

Officials release condensed draft negotiating text in an attempt to break long-running deadlock

12 Dec 2014

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