John Lewis diverts old sofas from landfill sites to needy homes
Retailer John Lewis has launched its first not for profit service, the sofa reuse scheme, which sees ‘end of first life’ sofas collected by the retailer from customers' homes, then reused or recycled in conjunction
National Trust launches ambitious £3.5m renewable energy plan
An ambitious plan to provide clean energy to 43 of its historic properties was launched today by the National Trust in partnership with green electricity supplier Good Energy.
Whisky distilleries start powering biomass energy plant
A cluster of Scottish whisky distilleries have started supplying a new biomass energy plant with enough waste to power 9,000 homes.
Exclusive: Four-fold increase in number of MoD wind farm objections
UK defence officials have nearly quadrupled the number of objections to planning bids for onshore wind turbine sites over the past 12 months, ClickGreen can reveal.
Unilever strategy cuts CO2 emissions by one million tonnes
Consumer giant Unilever has announced a five-year strategy to slash carbon emissions has resulted in the reduction of more than one million tonnes of CO2 from its manufacturing and logistics operations.
Renewable energy increases share of UK's electricity mix
Renewables’ share of UK electricity generation increased by more than 2 per cent in the third quarter of 2012.
Green energy venture transforms landfill to clean power generator
A new partnership has started providing enough clean, green energy to power 2,000 homes across North Yorkshire after establishing an innovative way to capture and recycle the energy produced by a landfill site.
UK launches database of 600 potential CO2 storage sites
In a world-first, the UK is to publish an online database of its mapped offshore Carbon Dioxide storage capacity.
Turbine construction completed at world's largest wind farm
Construction of the 125th and last turbine at the London Array Offshore Wind Farm has been completed, marking the end of major construction activities at the 630MW renewable energy site.
EV sector boost as Chargemaster acquires Elektromotive
Chargemaster, the UK’s leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, has announced it is to acquire Elektromotive, the Brighton-based company that was the first to introduce public EV charging stat
UK Government gives green-light to fracking for shale gas
Ed Davey gave the go-ahead for the controversial extraction of shale gas today insisting the process was safe if tightly regulated.
Green energy experts call for stronger consumer protection
Renewable energy experts H2ecO and YouGen, a national independent renewable energy website, are calling on the Government to ban ‘deal on the day’ consumer sales calls.
Wind energy industry faces crackdown on Feed-in Tariff loophole
The UK's onshore wind energy industry is facing a crackdown on the practice of de-rating turbine sizes to qualify for more favourable Government subsidies.
UK's offshore wind energy test centre nears completion
Construction workers have successfully delivered the first stage of an offshore wind power demonstration site, three nautical miles off the coast of Northumberland.
New Government strategy to combat spread of Ash dieback disease
The Government has launched a new strategy to tackle the nationwide spread of Ash dieback disease.