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White House takes fresh steps to crack down on HFCs

Food in fridge

Industry and EPA partnership commits to deliver HFC alternatives

17 Sep 2014

Greens polling 'neck and neck' with Lib Dems

Natalie Bennett Green Party Leader

Party recording best results in 25 years, as leadership slams media for failing to deliver fair levels of recognition

16 Sep 2014

Scottish 'Yes' vote could harm clean energy investment, say analysts

Wind turbines at Whitlee wind farm

BNEF says uncertainty over the future shape of the power market and incentives for renewables will see projects delayed

16 Sep 2014

Labour accuses government of delaying flash-flood protection measures

Environment Secretary Liz Truss launches sustainable drainage consultation, but Labour's Barry Gardiner says plans are already four years behind schedule

16 Sep 2014

UK environment policies get the red card from MPs

New environmental scorecard finds unsatisfactory progress in all 10 areas examined, with concerns over flooding, air quality, and biodiversity

16 Sep 2014

EU wind chief: governments must 'relinquish strangleholds' over energy policy

EWEA's Thomas Becker calls for EU to move towards energy union to bolster energy security and cut bills

15 Sep 2014

New EU energy and climate commissioner 'must drop oil shares'

Miguel Arias Cañete told by lawmakers that he must give up his shares in two oil companies if his nomination is to be approved

12 Sep 2014

MPs urge government to double down on demand management and cut energy bills by £360m

Tim Yeo urges Energy Minister to tweak Capacity Market in order to drive greater investments in energy savings

12 Sep 2014

Matthew Bell to become new Climate Change Committee chief

Former adviser to Number 10 and director of Frontier Economics replaces David Kennedy in top role

11 Sep 2014

Poll suggests majority of Tory MPs reject climate science warnings

PRWeek commissioned survey reveals over half of MPs feel manmade climate change not conclusively proven and 18 per cent reckon it is 'environmentalist propaganda'

10 Sep 2014

David Cameron set to attend New York Climate Change Summit

Prime Minister due to represent UK along with Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Davey

10 Sep 2014

UK carbon budgets to make each household £565 a year better off

New report from Cambridge Econometrics explores how decarbonisation's efficiency savings, health benefits and energy security gains will boost UK GDP by 1.1 per cent

10 Sep 2014

Campaign to Protect Rural England warns of fresh countryside development fears

New research reveals new planning regulations are allowing planning inspectors to overturn decisions by local councils

08 Sep 2014

Swedish parties promise to ban new Vattenfall coal mine plans

State energy company’s plans to enlarge lignite mines in Germany thrown into doubt during election debate

08 Sep 2014

World leaders urged to aim for 'zero emissions' this century

Green NGOs call on world leaders preparing to travel to New York summit to target full decarbonisation, as UN climate chief makes case for 'climate neutrality' and campaigners prepare People's Climate March

08 Sep 2014

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