Tesco chief calls for less red tape on green investment
Sir Terry Leahy, CEO of the UK's largest retailer Tesco, has called on the world's governments to work with private companies to ensure that innovation in low-carbon growth is not blocked by bureaucracy and red tape.
Recycling everything is the key to saving the planet, say scientists
Recycling all the materials we use is the key to saving the Earth and humans from an apocalyptic future, according to a major new book by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
UK must urge World Bank to abandon “dirty” fossil fuels
A leading campaign group is urging the UK government's international development secretary Andrew Mitchell to use his position on the board of the World Bank to press for an end to investment in carbon-intensive energy
Next generation solar panels aren't worth the hype
In recent years, developers have been investigating light-harvesting thin film solar panels made from nanotechnology — and promoting efficiency metrics to make the technology marketable. Now a Tel Aviv University resea
Missing FiT data makes value checking impossible, says REF
Following Ofgem's decision to start publishing information relating to the installation of Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) generators, analysts at the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) have urged the government to now show how mu
“Unstoppable effects” of climate change will last for 1,000 years
New research indicates the impact of rising CO2 levels in the Earth's atmosphere will cause unstoppable effects to the climate for at least the next 1000 years, causing researchers to estimate a collapse of the West Ant
Localism Bill – Opportunity or Threat?
New planning rules announced this week in the Localism Bill have the potential to enhance local democracy provided communities are given the right kind of support.
Plants can “slow down” global warming, NASA study
A new NASA computer modelling study has found that additional growth of plants and trees in a world with doubled atmospheric carbon dioxide levels would create a new negative feedback – a cooling effect – in the Eart
Green fear as business energy bills set to rise by 15%
Energy companies face a rebellion from businesses over meeting the cost of new low carbon energy networks unless they are “more open about costs and margins” business energy analysts Saturn Energy said today.
SOFC micro CHP plants to be climate-friendly power stations in homes
The generation of electricity and heat with no pollution and with considerably less emission of the greenhouse gas CO2 sounds too good to be true.
Emerging economies also emerging leaders in effective climate action
Influential emerging economies are also emerging with the leading plans to cut carbon emissions causing climate change, according to a WWF study issued today.
UK’s renewable sector needs increased skills focus
Tom Hopkinson, managing director of Taylor Hopkinson Associates, here provides his opinion on how the UK is positioned to develop a “blueprint for renewable energy skills”.
Greenpeace co-founder reveals support for APP following study
Greenspirit Strategies, the global environmental and sustainability consulting organization led by the co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace, has announced it is supporting the work of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP)
Call for global ban of liquid mercury in low energy light bulbs
Megaman, one of the world's largest manufacturers of energy saving light bulbs, has called for an international ban on unsafe bulbs which contain mercury in liquid form.
Scotland’s carbon cuts are a “spin too far”, claim rivals
The Scottish Green Party has published research showing that almost a quarter of the carbon cuts claimed by Scottish Ministers has simply not been achieved.