Global green tech market set to grow to near £250 billion
(Tue 13 Mar 2012 18:29)
The global market for green technologies is set to grow to $396 billion (£245 billion) over the next decade, according to a new report by leading US analyst firm Clean Edge.
Economy worries fuel public's doubts of man-made climate change
(Tue 13 Mar 2012 15:56)
In recent years, the American public has grown increasingly sceptical of the existence of man-made climate change. Although pundits and scholars have suggested several reasons for this trend, a new study shows that the r
Fuel poverty on the rise in London, new report warns
(Tue 13 Mar 2012 10:41)
Fuel poverty affects almost a fifth of London households and contributed to 2,500 excess winter deaths last year - and the problem is getting worse, a London Assembly report warns today.
Delivering a clear-cut role for glazing in the Green Deal
(Mon 12 Mar 2012 20:01)
The UK Government’s Green Deal consultation is generating significant controversy. The NSG Group – manufacturer of Pilkington glass – however welcomes clear recognition from the Department of Energy and Climate Cha
Resource reuse is attracting more investment, report finds
(Mon 12 Mar 2012 11:47)
A new report published today by the London Environmental Investment Forum (LEIF) uncovers two emerging high growth environmental investment themes for our age of austerity - remanufacturing and recommerce.
Official figures show huge opportunity of the Green Deal
(Wed 07 Mar 2012 13:24)
Millions of homes can take advantage of the upcoming Green Deal programme to slash energy costs and save on carbon emissions.
Europe lags behind on smart meter roll-out, new research shows
(Wed 07 Mar 2012 11:46)
Few regions in Europe have made significant progress in rolling out smart meter technology, new research has shown.
Fracking could be harmful to nearby ecosystems, study reveals
(Mon 05 Mar 2012 09:30)
While the ecological impact of shale gas exploration and extraction on groundwater has received considerable attention, the implications for surface water and terrestrial ecosystems is often overlooked, according to a ne
TV show reveals the future of food will come as a big shock
(Wed 29 Feb 2012 12:28)
Do you think that you’ll be eating the same foods in the future? That we’ll be growing and preparing food in the same way for years to come? If the answer is yes, then think again – the future of dining may look
Report reveals big support for energy efficient homes
(Tue 28 Feb 2012 16:39)
New research shows that people are highly satisfied with new, energy efficient homes but demystifying the complexities of going zero carbon is key to further engaging consumers.
Denmark tops the first-of-its-kind Global Cleantech Innovation Index
(Mon 27 Feb 2012 00:01)
Denmark provides the best conditions for clean technology start-up companies followed by Israel, Sweden, Finland and the US, according to the first Global Cleantech Innovation Index.
"Affluent Greens" are the key to electric car market success
(Thu 23 Feb 2012 11:00)
Luxury car owners – and not traditional environmentalists – should be the target for manufacturers and dealers selling environmentally-friendly vehicles, new research from GfK Automotive reveals.
Half of European nations break air pollution laws, report shows
(Wed 22 Feb 2012 19:00)
Nearly half of European Union countries have exceeded one or more of the air pollution emission limits laid down in law.
South American nations top world's eco index to measure health of the Earth
(Mon 20 Feb 2012 19:07)
A growing world population, mixed with the threat of climate change and mounting financial problems, has prompted University of British Columbia researchers to measure the overall 'health' of 152 countries around the w
IKEA invests €470 million in renewable energy projects
(Thu 16 Feb 2012 12:13)
Furniture giant IKEA has released its annual Sustainability Report which reveals an impressive list of green achievements and milestones.
Co-op smashes carbon reduction target five years ahead of target
(Wed 15 Feb 2012 12:33)
The Co-operative Group has smashed its carbon emissions reduction target of 35 per cent by 2017, meeting it instead this year, reports GreenWise.
Rising wind farm rentals continue to generate income for landowners
(Tue 14 Feb 2012 11:27)
Rental income from wind farm developments increased by between 10 and 15 per cent throughout 2011, according to research by CKD Galbraith.
Major UK banks criticised over support for 'greenwash' industry
(Mon 13 Feb 2012 15:25)
The 'Big Five’ UK banks have been criticised for their poor ethical and green performance in a new report by leading alternative consumer organisation Ethical Consumer
European renewable energy sector breaks through the 1 million job level
(Mon 13 Feb 2012 01:26)
The European renewable energy industry now maintains more than one million jobs as the latest official figures show employment figures in the sector have increased by a quarter in a year.
Green community energy projects need more support, new report argues
(Sun 12 Feb 2012 11:54)
The Government must radically overhaul the ‘closed shop’ energy market by unleashing the community sector to enable more people across the country to play their part in developing a clean energy future, says a new th