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    1. June 30, 2015

      Greenhouse gas pledges bolster hopes for global deal

      The US and three big emerging market countries have bolstered hopes for a global deal to combat climate change this year by...

    2. June 30, 2015

      Poor design of homes and hospitals will add to heatwave problems

      A heatwave threatening to engulf England this week will hit thousands of people hard because so many homes and hospitals are...

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    1. Central & Eastern Europe: Energy and Infrastructure

      The central and eastern Europe region has recognised it has to update its energy and t...
    2. Sustainable Business: Green Technology

      Hunt for fresh developments in eco-efficiency has led to sharing of knowhow across a r...
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    1. June 28, 2015

      UK infrastructure spending rises almost 72%

      UK infrastructure contracts surged in the first few months of the year, driven by renewable energy and road projects,...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Green technology: Positive energy

      The inventors believe they are on the verge of what they call the “Wright brothers” moment for nuclear fusion power. If they...

    3. June 25, 2015

      Gates to double investment in renewable energy projects

      Bill Gates is planning to double his personal investment in innovative green technologies to $2bn over the next five years...

    4. June 23, 2015

      UK solar start-up powers up to take on Tesla’s home battery

      It is the British answer to electric carmaker Tesla’s graceful wall-mounted home battery: a chunky power storage unit that...

    5. June 22, 2015

      SoftBank jumps into Indian renewables market

      Japan’s SoftBank has entered India’s solar energy sector in a venture with Bharti Enterprises of New Delhi and Foxconn...

    6. June 21, 2015

      Iberdrola calls for energy reforms to back ‘efficient’ renewables

      The boss of one of Europe’s biggest power companies has called for deep changes to the way the continent runs and regulates...

    7. June 21, 2015

      The challenge of picking climate change winners and losers

      Investors must take action to protect their portfolios against climate change, even as governments worldwide step up their...

    8. June 18, 2015

      UK wind operators hit at plans to end subsidies early

      Thousands of jobs could be lost and millions of pounds in investment scrapped as a result of the government’s decision to...

    9. June 17, 2015

      India courts solar investors with dollar contracts plan

      The baking days before the arrival of the monsoon, when much of south Asia swelters in daytime temperatures above 45C, may...

    10. June 16, 2015

      Free Lunch: There is profit in saving the planet

      In praise of techno-optimism Pope Francis, in an encyclical leaked a few days before its publication, is cognizant of the...

    11. June 15, 2015

      Renewable power will overtake coal if climate pledges are kept

      Wind, solar and other types of renewable power will overtake coal to become the world’s top source of electricity in just 15...

    12. June 14, 2015

      Kicking the coal habit

      If there is an energy transition away from fossil fuels under way, it has so far moved painfully slowly. The share of...

    13. June 11, 2015

      Donald Trump blows more hot air over Scotland wind farms

      Such is Donald Trump’s trademark hyperbole that upon opening his new golf clubhouse in northeast Scotland, the US property...

    14. June 11, 2015

      Oil price fall and limits on use of crops hits biofuels industry

      The past year has brought a welcome surge in investment and growth for the renewable energy industry — with one very large...

    15. June 11, 2015

      Christo Wiese seeks to open Brait’s ‘war chest’ in wake of UK deals

      South African retail tycoon Christo Wiese is on the lookout for fresh deals after splashing £1.4bn on two UK consumer...

    16. June 8, 2015

      G7 leaders agree to phase out fossil fuels

      The Group of Seven industrial powers have agreed the world should phase out fossil fuel emissions this century, in a move...

    17. June 7, 2015

      Solar panel theft on the rise in Germany

      It took two weeks for Matthias Kynast to discover thieves had struck the solar park he manages near the German town of...

    18. June 5, 2015

      Opinion: Southeast Europe can lead the way in clean energy

      At the end of 2014, Silicon Valley’s Progress Software Corporation acquired the Bulgarian software start-up Telerik for...

    19. June 4, 2015

      Solar energy: sunshine on a cloudy day

      Thursday brought the first hint of summer after a chilly British spring. It also brought news of another solar energy share...

    20. June 3, 2015

      Ikea vows to spend €1bn on climate change measures

      Ikea, the Swedish home furnishing group, has vowed to spend €1bn on renewable energy and other measures to tackle climate...

    21. June 3, 2015

      Wind power industry threatens to sue if subsidies are cut

      The wind power industry has raised the threat of legal action against the government over imminent cuts to subsidies for...

    22. June 3, 2015

      Chinese group to build world’s first tidal energy plant in Swansea Bay

      A Chinese construction company has been chosen to build the world’s first tidal lagoon project for generating clean...

    23. June 1, 2015

      The compelling case for global carbon pricing

      Carbon must have a higher price tag if the risk of catastrophic global warming is to be contained. On this question...

    24. May 31, 2015

      Energy groups nod to climate of opinion

      In their rhetoric, there is a sharp contrast between European and US oil companies’ views on climate policy. In their...

    25. beyondbrics

      May 30, 2015

      India warms to solar, amid forecasts it will be cheapest power source

      By Simon Currie and Stephen Begley, Norton Rose Fulbright India is the latest in a string of markets to witness a solar...

    26. May 27, 2015

      Chevron investors win ‘historic’ vote

      Shareholders in Chevron, the US oil group, have voted to give large investors the power to nominate directors to the...

    27. May 27, 2015

      Climate campaign wins over more senior executives

      He calls carbon dioxide “the enemy”. He thinks global warming is one of the century’s biggest challenges and he wants the...

    28. May 22, 2015

      Li Hejun, a solar billionaire feels the heat

      When rich list compilers wade through the holdings of China’s wealthiest men they encounter two types of billionaire: those...

    29. May 21, 2015

      Coal and solar power executives clash at Paris climate conference

      Tony Hayward, chairman of mining company Glencore, has clashed with wind and solar power executives who say renewable energy...

    30. May 20, 2015

      Yingli shares recover as it reassures investors about debt

      Yingli Green Energy Holding moved to reassure investors that it was taking steps to pay back its debt after shares in the...

    31. May 11, 2015

      Cameron surprises energy industry with cabinet promotion of Rudd

      Amber Rudd’s appointment as the UK’s new energy and climate change secretary is one of the more unexpected in David...

    32. May 8, 2015

      General election: Tory majority spurs speculation over green policies

      The election of the first Conservative majority government in nearly 20 years has begun a round of speculation about the...

    33. May 6, 2015

      Vestas raises profit target amid a record order backlog

      Vestas on Wednesday raised its profit target for 2015 after the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer reported strong...

    34. May 1, 2015

      Carmaker Tesla looks to spark revolution in domestic power

      Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley electric car company, has taken a big bet on domestic power storage, highlighting the...

    35. beyondbrics

      May 1, 2015

      Huge solar projects in north Africa target Europe, but will Brussels help?

      One of the most interesting solar projects around, TuNur, hopes to generate two nuclear power plants’ worth of renewable...

    36. May 1, 2015

      Carmaker Tesla moves into domestic battery market

      Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has launched an ambitious move into the energy storage market, placing high hopes for both...

    37. April 23, 2015

      One man’s quixotic quest for a greener future

      How, as a prosperous westerner, do you free yourself from the guilty knowledge that your bequest to planet earth will be a...

    38. April 20, 2015

      Outlook cloudy for Japan’s renewable energy drive

      Japan’s aggressive renewable energy push after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has stalled due to a combination of...

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