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Amazon and Greenpeace in war of words over cloud power

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Amazon dismisses criticism as hot air, claims to be very green

28 Jul 2014

Warwick to host UK's £1bn low carbon vehicle research centre

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Advanced Propulsion Centre hub will be located at University reknowned for engineering excellence with regional 'spokes' to follow

28 Jul 2014

Southwest's innovative upcycling experiment

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What can you do with 14 shipping containers of used leather? The airline is teaming with social entrepreneurs to find out

25 Jul 2014

Tesla revs up UK presence with Heathrow service centre

Electric car manufacturer aims to build six more centres across the country to support sales of its Model S sedan

25 Jul 2014

Government closes Green Deal Home Improvement Fund following surge in demand

Overwhelming demand for incentives from £120m fund forces government to bring an immediate end to popular scheme

25 Jul 2014

UK outlines latest nuclear waste storage plans

Government to begin two year search for a site to host a Geological Disposal Facility

24 Jul 2014

Breaking: EU Commission proposes energy efficiency goal for 2030

30 per cent target designed to curb emissions and boost energy security amid Ukraine crisis

23 Jul 2014

European Investment Bank backs UK smart meter rollout as part of £190m deal

EIB inks lending agreement with Arqiva to support the deployment of smart meter, digital radio and Wi-Fi infrastructure

23 Jul 2014

Government trims Green Deal home improvement incentives as scheme passes £50m milestone

Government reports 12,200 applications have been received by Green Deal energy efficiency incentive scheme

23 Jul 2014

BBC broadcasts its carbon-cutting success

Corporation reveals it has cut energy consumption by 20 per cent thanks to switch to greener studios, but carbon impact of travel keeps climbing

22 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's reveals how power from food waste is taking supermarket off-grid

Biffa and Sainsbury's announce that Cannock store is now being power entirely by local anaerobic digestion facility

21 Jul 2014

Iberdrola joins PRISM plan to turn plutonium stockpile into power

Spanish utility signs MoU with GE Hitachi's PRISM project to generate power from UK's nuclear waste

21 Jul 2014

Germany tops global energy efficiency league table

New report reveals huge opportunities for energy efficiency improvements globally

21 Jul 2014

AFC Energy inks latest South Korean fuel cell export deal

UK-based developer signs landmark agreement worth up to $15m to provide South Korean energy giant with new fuel cell technology

18 Jul 2014

Microsoft signs major wind power deal in green data centre push

Greenpeace uses the move as another chance to criticise Amazon Web Services

16 Jul 2014

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