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A strong climate package is essential to revive flagging EU energy investment

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Stephanie Pfeifer of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change explains why investors crave the policy certainty a bold EU energy and climate change package would deliver

24 Oct 2014

Why it is time for a Big Energy Vision

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Paul King of the UK Green Building Council explains why businesses and NGOs are coming together to highlight how greener buildings can save everyone money

23 Oct 2014

WTO environmental goods liberalization - not just green, but also good

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It may not have commanded the same attention as the controversial TTIP talks, but as Tatjana Sachse explains efforts to agree a green trade deal could have huge implications for the low carbon economy

23 Oct 2014

Why we need an equivalent of the Climate Change Committee for air pollution

Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission argues it is time for the government to introduce a Committee on Air Quality

22 Oct 2014

A business plea for a strong 2030 energy and climate deal

Chief executive of Rockwool calls for European Council to show leadership and approve on an ambitious energy savings target this week

21 Oct 2014

The challenge for the global auto industry

Simon Clements of Alliance Trust Investments explores the environmental and economic challenges faced by a fast-changing auto industry

20 Oct 2014

Why the Climate Change Act cannot be 'suspended'

Jonathan Church, climate and energy lawyer for ClientEarth, explains why Owen Paterson is wrong to suggest the CCA can be halted

17 Oct 2014

The next big thing in renewables is not renewable – it’s storage

The REA this week announced that energy storage is a new strategic priority for the Association - chief executive Dr Nina Skorupska explains why

16 Oct 2014

Ed Davey: We need a climate deal in Brussels next week 'no ifs, no buts'

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary issues rallying call for an agreement next week on the EU 2030 Climate and Energy package

15 Oct 2014

New York Climate Summit: Stress Testing more than just the announcements

As the dust settles on last month's events in New York there's a lot of talk of tipping points for the climate and sustainability agenda - Have we crossed one for financial reporting, asks PwC's Malcolm Preston

15 Oct 2014

The fossil fuel paradox

By opposing a low carbon transition, fossil fuel companies are undermining the economic and political stability needed for their high risk projects, says Tom Burke of E3G

14 Oct 2014

Stable economic and political frameworks can drive the solar energy sector

James Watson of EPIA calls for an end to trade tariffs and greater renewables ambition at an EU level to bolster the growing industry

13 Oct 2014

Philip Hammond's first speech on climate change - In full

Foreign Secretary outlines need to tackle climate change "for the sake of our long-term security"

10 Oct 2014

A new definition of green collaboration for the 21st Century

Forum for the Future's Charlene Collison outlines how businesses can successfully collaborate to tackle the world's climate challenges

10 Oct 2014

Crossing the great nuclear divide

Avowed nuclear power supporter Kirsty Gogan wades into the recent row over Friends of the Earth's stance towards the technology and argues a shift is now needed

09 Oct 2014

Can Britain ever embrace building in its back yard?

Simon Moore wonders if the UK can find a way to overcome its energy infrastructure planning woes

08 Oct 2014

Ed Davey: 'A global climate deal is within our grasp'

Energy and Climate Change Secretary's speech to the Liberal Democrat party conference in full

07 Oct 2014

It is time for business to adapt to the new risk reality

Bjørn K Haugland of DNV GL reveals how climate risk assessments are being baked into the certification giants decision-making

07 Oct 2014

Illogical Conservatives risk tying themselves in knots over wind farms

RenewableUK's Maf Smith reflects on a decidedly mixed start to the Party Conference season for the renewable energy industry

06 Oct 2014

Could an EU tax row scupper the Green Deal?

Andrew Warren warns that an imminent EU ruling on VAT charged on energy-saving products could have grave implications for the energy efficiency sector

06 Oct 2014

The true value of Climate Week

Sandrine Dixson-Declève reflects on what the United Nation's climate summit means for green businesses

03 Oct 2014

Employee engagement holds the key to building sustainability

Jonathan Jordan of Sermelo says sustainability is a mind-set that should resonate through the organisation and its operations

02 Oct 2014

Getting to grips with the food waste problem

The EU is currently losing around 100 million tons of food a year to waste - Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik argues this scandal can not be allowed to continue

01 Oct 2014

It is clearly the politicians who have let us all down

As David Cameron declares once again that he is leading the 'greenest government ever', Charles Perry of Anthesis Group argues politicians need to do far more to deliver genuine climate action

30 Sep 2014

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