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Study: Sky high bills should make tower blocks a priority for energy efficiency

London Cityscape - photo British Gas

Green Alliance report says refurbishing tower blocks can not only save energy but also create jobs and help tackle anti-social behaviour

26 Nov 2014

Bladt and EEW confirm £30m investment to shore up UK offshore wind supply chain

Engineer climbs offshore wind turbine at Belfast Harbour

New Offshore Structures will save former TAG Energy Solutions factory from closure, creating 100 jobs

24 Nov 2014

Mayor Boris urges firms to sign up to London's Business Energy Challenge

Brixton solar rooftop scheme

27 leading firms awarded gold, silver and bronze ratings based on their emission reduction efforts

21 Nov 2014

One in five new homes could dodge zero carbon standards, builders warn

Government proposals to exempt developments of 10 homes or fewer from regulations will result in higher energy bills, industry says

18 Nov 2014

Electrical industries commit to circular economy push

B&Q, Dell, Microsoft and Next among those signing up to new Electrical and Electronic Sustainability Action Plan

18 Nov 2014

National Gallery becomes portrait of energy efficiency

Lighting overhall will allow gallery to maximise use of natural daylight without harming paintings

18 Nov 2014

Siemens to boost output from Hull offshore wind factory

Green Port Hull will be reduced in size but production of blades to increase by 20 per cent

17 Nov 2014

Study: Chief sustainability officers now part of boardroom furniture

Verdantix research finds sustainability leaders have increasing influence, decision-making authority, and budgetary control

17 Nov 2014

Cisco, 3M, NatGeo illuminate solar as an employee benefit

Kimberly-Clark and Johnson & Johnson are also among those joining with Geostellar to make solar more affordable and accessible

14 Nov 2014

Solazyme hints at plans for European algae oil plant

Biotechnology specialist admits it is considering plans for a new commercial-scale production facility in Europe

05 Nov 2014

Friends of the Earth distances itself from BPVA Powering Knowledge solar schools campaign

NGO says it is not 'working closely' with trade association, despite BPVA's claims to the contrary

31 Oct 2014

ASOS and M&S pledge to make deforestation unfashionable

Retailers sign up to Fashion Loved by Forest initiative, as Kering partners with London College of Fashion to promote sustainable design

30 Oct 2014

Agri-giant Bunge commits to zero deforestation palm oil

Investors welcome commitment but call for Bunge to set deadline for delivering sustainable palm oil

28 Oct 2014

National Trust launches new Snowdonia hydro turbine

Charity says trial hydroelectric project marks first time system has been pre-fabricated offsite, reducing construction risks

28 Oct 2014

M&S recyclable PaperTies to replace plastic and wire clips

Packaging innovation for toys is easier to open and can be put in kerbside paper recycling bins, retailer says

27 Oct 2014

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