Green energy pioneer says solar PV is key technology
(Mon 18 Jul 2011 15:40)
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
(Sun 17 Jul 2011 14:08)
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
(Wed 29 Jun 2011 19:48)
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
(Wed 25 May 2011 21:25)
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
(Tue 17 May 2011 18:58)
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
(Mon 16 May 2011 21:18)
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
(Wed 11 May 2011 10:10)
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
(Mon 09 May 2011 00:25)
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
(Wed 04 May 2011 19:55)
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.
Tapping into the commercial potential of seaweeds
(Wed 04 May 2011 18:54)
Dr Craig Rose explores the commercial advantages of cultivating seaweed for commercial use
Time running out for decisive EU action on resource efficiency
(Fri 22 Apr 2011 16:09)
As the European Commission prepares to launch the Roadmap for a resource-efficient Europe, CEE Bankwatch Network warns that EU climate targets cannot be achieved in the absence of binding energy efficiency and sectoral r
National Trust encourages Govt to protect coasts and seascapes
(Fri 22 Apr 2011 13:01)
The National Trust has joined campaign groups in an effort to encourage the Government to recognise Britain's coasts and seascapes as more than just a view.
Caring for the Earth will “create economic growth, not hinder it”
(Wed 20 Apr 2011 21:27)
The United Nations' Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today called on countries to embrace a low-carbon, resource-efficient, pro-poor economic model, which will ensure progress while also promoting harmony with
Mega farms could drive hundreds of UK farms out of business
(Mon 18 Apr 2011 10:11)
Hundreds of UK farmers could be driven out of business if planning permission is granted for mega farms in Britain, a joint report from the Soil Association and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) reve
Simpler carbon financing can accelerate sustainability in Africa
(Mon 11 Apr 2011 12:32)
There are an estimated 1.4 billion people around the world living without electricity. 2.4 billion rely on wood, charcoal, animal dung and kerosene for fuel. In East Africa, 90% of the population rely on solid fuels for
Time to rethink Japan's energy future, says EPI
(Fri 08 Apr 2011 14:03)
The Earth Policy Institute has called on Japan to examine a renewable energy future in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
EU's flagship climate policy destined to fail, report warns
(Thu 07 Apr 2011 11:14)
The EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) has failed to cut carbon emissions and will continue to fail when the new phase is launched in 2013, according to a new briefing published by Carbon Trade Watch and Corporate Europe
Scientists call on UK to stay on course with nuclear energy
(Tue 29 Mar 2011 21:01)
The UK can realise a £10 billion economic opportunity through adopting a new, holistic approach to nuclear energy that would tackle concerns over security of energy supply, rising oil prices and safety issues, a new rep
Commercial buildings should hold energy certificates
(Tue 29 Mar 2011 20:17)
The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has today called for the mandatory display of an A to G rating for the energy efficiency of all non-residential buildings, to drive efficiency, cut costs encourage refurbishment.
Resource-rich Africa is well placed for ‘green economy’ switch
(Mon 28 Mar 2011 21:30)
Africa is well poised to take advantage of a host of opportunities on the continent for building a ‘green economy’, a future that generates decent jobs in an environmentally sustainable way, a senior United Nations o