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  1. May 6, 2014

    Majority opposes fracking without residents’ approval

    Plans to allow fracking companies to drill deep under people’s homes without residents’ permission are opposed by...

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    April 30, 2014

    Guest post: dynamic modelling and the climate

    A guest post by Frank Ackerman, a senior economist at Synapse Energy Economics and lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute...

  1. February 24, 2014

    Brussels probes UK state aid for Drax power station project

    Brussels has started a preliminary investigation into whether the UK breached state aid rules when it guaranteed a £75m loan...

  2. January 13, 2014

    David Cameron battles to persuade communities to accept fracking

    David Cameron struggled to persuade communities to support fracking on Monday as Conservative MPs warned that government...

  3. December 9, 2013

    Israel, Jordan and Palestinians to sign regional water agreement

    Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority were due on Monday to sign a regional water agreement that could later pave the...

  4. November 4, 2013

    Lords impose tighter deadline on end of old coal-fired power

    Energy companies will be forced to wind down coal-fired power stations more rapidly after a rare pincer movement in the...

  5. July 21, 2013

    Coalition split over making English pay for supermarket bags

    A fresh coalition row has broken out, with the Liberal Democrats accusing Tory Treasury ministers of seeking to crush a...

  6. July 14, 2013

    ‘Blocked’ UK climate review angers investors

    Fund groups including Aviva Investors and First State Investments have demanded an inquiry into the UK government’s decision...

  7. June 28, 2013

    Decline in bee numbers to be investigated in government review

    The environment department promised a “national pollinator strategy” on Friday as part of a comprehensive review into the...

  8. May 30, 2013

    Who’s who of Obama lobbyists pushes Keystone pipeline

    TransCanada, the company hoping to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, and the Canadian province of Alberta have...

  9. February 8, 2013

    MPs push for decarbonisation target

    Ministers would have to introduce a contentious decarbonisation target for the power industry by April next year under an...

  10. January 30, 2013

    Plan to decarbonise Scots power

    The Scottish government has announced plans to decarbonise its electricity generation by 2030, putting pressure on the...

  11. December 2, 2012

    Senior Tory MP studies carbon target

    Tim Yeo, chair of the influential energy select committee, is considering an amendment to the energy bill that would propose...

  12. October 8, 2012

    Osborne signals shale gas tax breaks

    The Treasury is consulting on a “generous new tax regime” for the emerging shale gas industry so that the UK is not left out...

  13. September 14, 2012

    Conservation and conservatism

    The green movement is hardly unique in being prone to splitting. Hardly had Christianity got going as a religion before the...

  14. August 7, 2012

    Treasury urged to reassess Green Bank

    The Green Investment Bank will fail to live up to its billing unless the Treasury changes course and gives it the power to...

  15. May 22, 2012

    Shell defends pay and plans for Arctic

    Environmental campaigners and shareholders clashed with Royal Dutch Shell at an annual meeting dominated by concerns over...

  16. April 11, 2012

    Clegg vows to shake up electricity market

    Nick Clegg has promised the “biggest shake-up of the electricity market in 30 years” with plans for large subsidies for...

  17. January 25, 2012

    Einhorn case highlights need for broker discretion

    You say tomayto, I say tomahto, let’s call the whole thing off. How wise the words of Ira Gershwin. How little heeded by the...

  18. January 25, 2012

    Industry and green groups hail solar victory

    Business and environmental groups have welcomed the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold a ruling that government cuts to...

  19. Westminster Blog

    January 25, 2012

    Solar legal decision - fresh blow to Chris Huhne

    This morning’s legal decision against Chris Huhne’s department, DECC, may serve as a welcome distraction for the energy...

  20. January 20, 2012

    Clash over solar panels subsidies rumbles on

    Cuts to the solar energy feed-in-tariff might be put back to March, as the fight rumbles on between the government and...

  21. January 10, 2012

    Top tips for landlords reinvesting in their properties

    The outlook for buy-to-let landlords looks positive for 2012, as demand for rental property is expected to remain high and...

  22. January 3, 2012

    Minister rounds on ‘environmental Taliban’

    Britain’s climate change minister has rounded on the “environmental Taliban” of green campaigners, insisting they are wrong...

  23. December 21, 2011

    Solar win in court ‘only delays inevitable’

    The solar industry may have scored a High Court victory against government moves to halve subsidies for household solar...

  24. December 21, 2011

    Solar groups win court case on subsidies

    Solar power companies have won a victory against government cuts to taxpayer subsidies after a High Court judgment that will...

  25. Westminster Blog

    December 21, 2011

    Solar industry wins judicial review against ministers

    The news from the High Court in the last few minutes is bad for ministers in the energy department, with a ruling against...

  26. December 20, 2011

    Solar companies challenge plan to halve subsidies

    Plans by the UK government to halve industry subsidies for solar companies are “manifestly unlawful”, the High Court was...

  27. December 15, 2011

    Solar groups win subsidy hearing

    Solar companies have won the right to challenge a contentious government plan to halve industry subsidies after the High...

  28. November 7, 2011

    Forecast shows thousands of solar jobs at risk

    More than half the companies in the solar industry will cut their workforces by more than 50 per cent because of imminent...

  29. August 23, 2011

    Slump in new homes to continue

    Homebuilding statistics published later this week will show another fall in the number of planning applications granted for...

  30. August 16, 2011

    Rail users protest against fare increases

    Transport campaigners on Tuesday demanded the government back down from plans to shift more of the burden of paying for rail...

  31. July 1, 2011

    Consumer groups in fresh Brussels lobbying bid

    Efforts by European Union policymakers to counterbalance intense lobbying by the banking and finance services sector gave...

  32. July 1, 2011

    Group launched to parry EU banking lobby

    Efforts by European Union policymakers to counterbalance lobbying by the finance sector led to a campaign group being set up...

  33. June 27, 2011

    UK emissions: Mixed reviews for sustainability policies

    If you had only been reading international news­papers, you would probably be quite impressed at the UK coalition...

  34. June 14, 2011

    Tories forced to deny U-turn on waste

    The Tories were forced to deny making an embarrassing U-turn after the government admitted that it would not compel councils...

  35. May 23, 2011

    MPs back shale gas drilling

    Drilling for shale gas should not be banned and the new fuel source could improve national energy security, according to an...

  36. May 15, 2011

    Deal expected to reduce carbon emissions

    Ministers will this week announce a headline agreement to cut carbon emissions by the mid-2020s in a move that will alarm...

  37. May 12, 2011

    Critics try to stifle shale gas revolution

    The recent boom in “unconventional” shale gas production has transformed the US energy landscape and held out the promise of...

  38. May 10, 2011

    Huhne pressed to drop climate targets

    A row between government ministers is threatening to derail the UK’s commitment to tackling climate change, officials and...

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