Weather expert offers guidance on riding out Hurricane Irene
What will happen when the power goes out from Irene's winds and flooding? Not only do the lights go out and gas pumps won't work, but cell towers may shut down, and internet access may not be available.
An ideal time to go renewable and turn your home green, expert advises
A double whammy of low-price wind turbine and solar panel installations and an increase in energy costs this coming winter means there has never been a better time to invest in renewable energy, an industry expert believ
UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls for a global clean-energy revolution
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a clean energy revolution to help transform the global economy and put the world on a cleaner, safer, more equitable path.
More women business leaders can help make planet a better place
Promoting more women to the top jobs in business would help make the planet a better place, according to a leadership expert.
Theories seek to explain pause in warming of world's oceans
Two research papers shed new light on why the upper layers of the world's oceans have seen a recent pause in warming despite continued increases in greenhouse gases.
Homeowners urged to avoid 'rent a roof' solar schemes
An energy expert is advising property owners not to use a scheme where firms offer to ‘rent your roof’ to install solar panels.
Green energy pioneer says solar PV is key technology
Excluding solar power from a list of key renewable energy sources with the greatest potential to reduce the UK's dependence on gas and oil is disappointing and concerning, an industry pioneer said today.
UN chief calls for more focus on sustainable development
United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a greater focus on sustainable development, saying that the current model of using resources was putting a strain on ecosystems and exacerbating global warmin
UN climate change chief stresses benefits of limiting harmful gases
The head of the United Nations-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has urged governments to work towards limiting emissions of greenhouse gases, saying the benefits included energy security, better he
Energy efficiency should have same binding targets as emissions
Director of the Association of the Conversation of Energy, Andrew Warren, here argues that some green targets are more equal than others.
All the reaction to World's first legally binding emission cuts
Campaign and lobby groups have joined industry leaders in welcoming today's announcement of legally binding targets to reduce the UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.
Europe backtracks on ambitious energy efficiency plans
The World Green Building Council (GBC) today urged the European Commission not to water down its proposals on energy efficiency in buildings – which are responsible for more than a third of overall emissions in Europe.
London’s air quality needs carrots as well as sticks, says council chief
London's Camden council is providing free electric vehicle charging and biomethane refuelling for commercial vehicles to encourage uptake of electric transport and improve air quality in the capital.
UK Govt fails to deliver on 75% of its green policies, report argues
The likelihood of the coalition Government living up to its 'greenest Government ever' pledge is "vanishingly remote" without a huge improvement in its performance, former Sustainable Development Commission chairman
Wind energy sector needs to re-focus on hard-to-fill job roles
The wind industry needs to recruit key senior people to plug the skills' gap in the sector, according to Tom Hopkinson, managing director of recruitment specialists Taylor Hopkinson Associates.