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White House unveils solar power and energy efficiency boost

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Paper outlines more than 50 actions and commitments designed to avoid 300 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, as administration sets out climate negotiating stall

19 Sep 2014

Global waste management market to double in pursuit of zero-waste goals

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Frost & Sullivan report predicts global industrial waste management services market to hit $750bn by 2020

18 Sep 2014

Tesco software rollout aims to ensure every little energy-saving helps

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Retail giant confirms it has inked a three year deal to deploy Elster EnergyICT management software across its estate

18 Sep 2014

Sparks fly in world's first all-electric Grand Prix

Around 40 million viewers tune in to inaugural Formula E race where a final corner crash saw Lucas di Grassi snatch victory in Beijing

15 Sep 2014

Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge

New book by Naomi Klein claims that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash promised to develop low carbon fuel

15 Sep 2014

PepsiCo backs new tool to predict water risks

This new scenario modeling system helps planners in Latin America and the Caribbean make more informed infrastructure investments

12 Sep 2014

Kingfisher, IKEA and Tetra Pak to show value of sustainable timber

Research project launched as new figures reveal deforestation in Amazon has risen for first time since 2013

11 Sep 2014

Google debuts latest solar investment, as company's carbon intensity keeps falling

IT giant reveals $145m equity commitment to new 82MW solar farm in California, completing its 17th renewable energy investment since 2010

11 Sep 2014

UK sketches out plan for materials science hub

Chancellor welcomes plans for new national research centre, as Manchester Univeristy confirms £60m graphene research hub

11 Sep 2014

IEA calls on policymakers to deliver "multiple benefits" of energy efficiency

International Energy Agency argues that so-called "hidden fuel" can boost economy, tackle poverty, and address climate risks

10 Sep 2014

MPs shine spotlight on smart meter cost concerns

Public Accounts Committee voices fears over cost of smart meter deployment, but DECC insists strategy will deliver over £6bn iof net benefits to the economy

10 Sep 2014

Coca-Cola and Tesco to re-use successful recycling campaign

Coca-Cola, Tesco, and Nestlé all launch new recycling initiatives

09 Sep 2014

Labour MP warns rental energy efficiency regulation loophole threatens to leave tenants in the cold

Alan Whitehead calls on government to require all rented property to meet proposed energy efficiency standards

08 Sep 2014

Tesla's battery Gigafactory lands in Nevada

Work on plant set to build batteries for 500,000 electric cars already underway outside Reno

05 Sep 2014

Sustainability software market tipped to top $1bn

Verdantix report predicts that corporate spending on environmental health and safety software to grow 15 per cent a year through to 2018

05 Sep 2014

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