BusinessGreen's immediate analysis of the biggest green business stories of the week
Historic commitment to pass net zero emission legislation provides further evidence the fossil fuel economy is on its way out, but flaws remain in government's short and medium term approach
Global economic elite urged by World Economic Forum to consider alternative metric, prioritising living standards and sustainability
New strategy underscores importance of low-carbon innovation to future growth, but struggles to address flaws in the government's decarbonisation plans
The new call for evidence on tackling plastic packaging is both welcome and a stark warning for businesses about the pace at which green issues can climb the political agenda
With sleeker electric vehicles now tempting consumers over to the green side, expect many more carmakers to follow Volvo's example
Labour's decision to oppose fracking on climate change grounds is an encouraging development, but does the current leadership have the nous to deliver a compelling green economic vision
The Hinkley Point project promises considerable benefits, but they risk being lost in an avalanche of criticism and justifiable concerns about the cost and timeline
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn this weekend proposed to sweep away the UK's 'centralised' energy system and replace it with a greener system shaped by public ownership - but could such a vision ever become a reality?
Shipping industry last week delayed key decisions on carbon reduction plan until 2023 - but will businesses and policymakers be prepared to wait that long?
Leaving demand response out in the cold will only make consumers and the environment worse off
The government has once again lost a court battle over its air quality plans, how it responds will tell us a lot about how serious its Green Brexit vision should be taken
An 'enormous distraction' or an essential step in an energy revolution? The jury's out on Labour's plans, writes Madeleine Cuff
In focusing on how to revive the battered carbon capture sector, MPs attempt to draw a line under last year's scandalous decision to scrap demonstration funding
Leaked strategy document shows EU is not blinking when it comes to ensuring level playing field on environmental standards, further asserting its 'red line'
The ability of the green economy to grow at nearly treble the rate of the wider economy is both good news, and massively disappointing
Ford is offering £2,000 to help drivers of older vehicles switch to cleaner petrol and diesel models - but why isn't the industry incentivising EVs instead?
Plug-in hybrids can already meet the government's proposed 2040 goal - there is no need for loopholes
Ministers should tell the auto industry it has confidence in their R&D efforts - a ban on new hybrids from 2040 is eminently achievable
Recent emissions data reveals a worrying global trend re-tying emissions to economic growth
The UK deserves credit for the offshore wind boom that promises to help make Europe an offshore clean energy pioneer
Banks, investors, and credit rating agencies wield the power to shift global politics faster and more effectively than scientists
BP's $200m Lightsource injection may be a drop in the ocean for the UK oil giant, but it demonstrates growing recognition of the risks of fossil fuels
Claire Perry's confirmation the government will review the UK's long term emissions targets sends a clear signal to businesses - decarbonisation is going to have to accelerate
Set against global auto demand 276,000 orders for the new Model 3 is still small fry, but Tesla's unprecedented sales pipeline should make fossil fuel investors worried about how quick technology demand can change
Following subsidy cuts and local opposition to development, the UK renewables industry is facing an uncertain future. But one sector is going from strength to strength - community projects
As environmental groups label new aviation carbon standard "ineffective", pressure on the industry to decarbonise looks set to intensify
Ground-breaking energy efficiency legislation risks being left with loopholes large enough for thousands of homes to slip through - the government must act
The latest update on the government's fracking strategy somehow manages to add several more major weaknesses to Number 10's shale gas vision
The slowdown in clean energy investment should be focusing minds in governments and boardrooms around the world
WRAP has unveiled guidelines to improve consistency of England's recycling collections, but will it be enough to boost recycling rates?
The sheer breadth of what the circular economy vision encompasses can leave businesses disorientated, but there are simple steps all businesses can take to improve their resource efficiency
COP22 statement shows countries are preparing to hunker down and defend the ground won last year in Paris
BusinessGreen takes a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in Germany's mooted climate strategy
The collapse in biodiversity poses serious threats to businesses that can no longer be ignored
There is widespread support for a new Environmental Goods Agreement, and yet it still faces significant challenges
Just Eat's plan to offer discounts on electric delivery bikes could
The aviation deal is a step in the right direction, but needs an explicit link to the Paris Agreement goals and a credible offsetting system to really set the industry on a climate-friendly flight path
The government's plans for a new environmental watchdog are to be welcomed, but they urgently need strengthening
Latest bilateral climate initiative marks the next phase of Post-Paris Agreement action
IEMA's annual survey of members suggests environmental and sustainability professionals are a happy bunch, but challenges such as gender pay disparity remain
The Supreme Court's decision to stay the Clean Power Plan while legal action is heard is less than ideal, but it will barely make a dent in US clean energy investment
The Conservatives are making some encouraging noises on climate action, but are still struggling to seize the opportunity for a fresh post-Brexit vision
The Green Deal failed, but the original ambition behind the scheme was on the money. Ministers now need to find a way to make energy efficiency financing work or risk missing out on cost-effective emissions savings
The IMO's plan to crack down on plastic waste is welcome, but it must deliver results for the climate as well
Major shift in stance from asset management giant Vanguard last week, coupled with fresh climate risk warnings today from Schroders, are a sign investment community is taking climate risk seriously
Exemption for hybrids under 2040 ban, no detail on post-2020 incentives and 'progress review' slated for 2025 all mean less certainty for business
Jeremy Corbyn's vision for a net zero emission economy and green jobs blitz was refreshingly ambitious, but big questions remain
Is Britain heading for a green Brexit or a dirty one? May has left the green economy no wiser
The energy market is changing much faster than you think - savvy businesses will embrace the disruption
We don't have to wait until 2025 to see the demise of coal in the UK - it's happening right before our eyes
As the REA's latest report shows, the UK has the potential to rapidly expand its green gas sector - but only if ministers seize the opportunity
Oil giant's decision to hedge its bets by quietly stepping up clean energy investment is unlikely to have happened without Paris Agreement
Green Investment Bank's latest LED street lighting deal highlights how green loans should become a 'no-brainer' for councils and businesses
Instead of Hinkley being the start of a "new wave" of British nuclear stations, it should mark the end of a long and sorry saga
Environment Minister's listening mode is welcome, but the waste and recycling sector wants to see an end to 'policy vacuum' sooner rather than later
Case for biofuels in passenger cars is rapidly shrinking in the face of electric technology, but sector could still play a vital role in aviation and freight
It is already entirely possible to interpret fiduciary duty in a way that tackles climate risks and allows for divestment, but plans to update investment rules are still hugely welcome
Parliament is considering starting its summer holiday early, but it is hard to think of a worse time for the political class to be so distracted
The Clean Growth Strategy could herald a new era of public-private collaboration
The IMO's failure last week to make progress towards an international climate change deal is disappointing, but those who wish to delay emissions reductions are fighting a losing battle
The oil giant believes climate change poses 'little risk' to its reserves, but should investors take its conclusions at face value?
Business wants certainty post-Brexit, and on energy and climate policy the EU and UK are starting to deliver
The passage of the fifth carbon budget and the unveiling of new EU emissions targets provides a clear signal to businesses and investors that decarbonisation will continue
Survey confirms what many within the industry have been saying for some time: green building is now a mainstream concern
Auction opportunities: Renewables are mainstream, popular, and cheap, so why hamper onshore project development?
It's been another good week for UK renewables, but the opening of subsidy-free projects cannot mask the barriers to deployment the industry still faces
Bending the curve: Accelerating adoption rate signals success for EVs, and trouble for the oil industry
How quickly consumers embrace electric vehicles will be critical to the fate of oil majors - but the early signs are promising
Hopes that the President-elect may temper his opposition to climate action should be obliterated by what he actually told the New York Times
Energy and Climate change Secretary offers green businesses and investors some much-needed reassurance, but can she deliver on promised long term vision?
While financial concerns should be heeded, the deal promises to turn Tesla into a one-stop-shop for green energy products
The message from the business community is clear: Trump has made a mistake in withdrawing US from climate accord
Green businesses will be hoping Donald Trump's pro-pollution policies are thwarted today, but there are also plenty of positive environmental reasons to yearn for a Clinton presidency
The rest of the country could learn a lot from Bristol's ambitious approach towards decarbonising its heating network
The government's response to the shelving of three major new nuclear projects suggests a re-think is underway, but does it go far enough?
The Science-Based Targets initiative and its sister campaigns point the way to a new form of sustainable multinational
Sector deal sets electric propulsion as the clear destination for the car industry, but more detail is urgently needed on national charging infrastructure strategy
The Greener UK hustings gave the environment is biggest airing yet - but it was an event preaching to the converted, argues BusinessGreen's Michael Holder
The Powering Past Coal Alliance has provided the breakthrough the Bonn Summit urgently needed
The government has talked a good game on 'Green Brexit', but key details are still absent - the low carbon economy is right to be concerned
London's £10 levy on the most polluting cars highlights how bold regulation can help stimulate new markets
After a strong end to 2017, oil majors have some extra cash to play with - the question is, what should they do with it?