The Desertec Project is a high profile European solar energy initiative with a goal of generating up to 15 per cent of Europe's electricity through giant solar thermal power plants located in the North African desert.
Founded in 2009, the project is being driven by a coalition of German blue chip firms who have committed to assessing the cost effectiveness and technical feasibility of the plan with a view to drawing up a detailed investment proposal for the project by 2012.
UK insurers will be called upon next month by the Prudential Market Authority to stress test their business against a range of climate and transition risks
As ClientEarth warns too many councils have missed deadlines to submit air quality plans, government confirms fresh support from its Clean Bus Technology Fund
Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd's speech at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - in full
Britain has its first new deep coal mine in decades - a result of pretending climate change isn't political
Rebecca Willis argues the controversial decision to approve a new coal mine in the UK is symptomatic of a wider political failure