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Labour fears looming crisis for coalition's flagship energy efficiency scheme

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Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister warns next government could face sharp drop in ECO market

22 Dec 2014

Why W Hotels, GM and a craft brewer are swapping trash in Austin

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Texan city reveals how cross-industry co-operation can help slash waste levels and save money

19 Dec 2014

UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels

E.ONs Scroby Sands offshore wind farm

Records tumble as new statistics reveal falling energy use, plummeting coal demand, and soaring renewables output

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

Procter & Gamble hails global waste reduction progress

Consumer goods giant sets itself four new environmental targets as part of latest sustainability report

17 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

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

Scottish industrial estates primed for wind energy expansion

Airborne Energy finds around 740 estates suitable for turbines with Mayfield Industrial Estate in Dalkeith declared the windiest

16 Dec 2014

National Grid prepares STOR Runway for take-off in move to boost demand response market

New initiative aims to remove some of the barriers faced by emerging demand-side management services

12 Dec 2014

Coca-Cola and ECO Plastics sell off UK's largest plastic bottle recycling plant

Investment firm Aurelius acquires ECO Plastics, as Coca-Cola Enterprises says it will continue to make green bottles

12 Dec 2014

EU must not bin waste and air quality rules, industry warns

Businesses and NGOs unite in call for Environment Secretary Liz Truss to persuade EU Commission to retain circular economy package

12 Dec 2014

More businesses than ever turning food and farm waste into energy

WRAP survey reveals the UK now hosts 117 anaerobic digestion plants

12 Dec 2014

EU delay to fuel efficient lorries slammed by campaigners

Compromise struck between Brussels and industry will see new designs come into force in 2022, later than many had wanted

11 Dec 2014

UK eyes three advanced biofuels plants with £25m fund

Competition aims to drive development of plants producing biofuels from waste that boast emissions at least 60 per cent lower than fossil fuels

11 Dec 2014

Martini Asti pops cork on new lightweight bottle

Company says energy savings equate to taking 330 cars off the road

10 Dec 2014

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