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Energy minister in outspoken attack on "green economy deniers"
(Wed 26 Oct 2011 11:19)
In an outspoken attack on “green economy deniers”, UK Energy Minister Chris Huhne has put the spotlight on the economic benefits to Britain of investing in green energy.

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Renewable energy industry gives lukewarm reaction to subsidy shake-up
(Thu 20 Oct 2011 16:20)
Renewable energy industry leaders have given the government's shake-up of subsidy support a lukewarm reception, with many saying they feared deeper cuts.

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Prince William calls for protection of the UK's outdoor spaces
(Tue 18 Oct 2011 13:54)
The Duke of Cambridge has urged people to help safeguard their local public and recreational spaces for future generations.

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Feeding 9 billion people is possible with sustainable farming
(Wed 12 Oct 2011 19:22)
An international team of scientists has proposed a five-point plan for feeding the world while protecting the planet.

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WWF calls on G20 finance leaders to fund climate action
(Wed 12 Oct 2011 12:43)
Campaign group WWF has called on the Ministers of Finance from the G20 countries, meeting in Paris this week, to take seriously the critical role that innovative sources of finance can play in addressing the global crisi

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Europe must lead on world climate talks, says campaign group
(Mon 10 Oct 2011 16:11)
Governments have made disappointingly little progress at the latest international climate talks in Panama and hopes of breaking the global deadlock now rest on the European Union, says Christian Aid.

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Green localism can secure environmental change, new book argues
(Wed 05 Oct 2011 12:29)
A new book argues that ‘green localism’ can convince people to embrace action to secure environmental change.

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US military support for biofuels will drive commercial roll-out
(Sat 01 Oct 2011 12:39)
Advanced biofuels can be commercialized rapidly for military use, on military timelines, with adequate support and coordination of efforts by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense and Energy.

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Expert warns Renewable Heat Incentive hitch could take months to resolve
(Fri 30 Sep 2011 13:32)
An eleventh hour block on the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive will add to “more dithering and indecision” in the market, according to renewables expert Andy Boroughs.

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Greening Government ICT Strategy will deliver massive rewards
(Tue 27 Sep 2011 22:24)
The Greening Government ICT Strategy will provide the UK ICT industry with significant opportunities, according to consultancy Advanced Business Solutions.

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Airlines express outrage at Europe's carbon revenue plan
(Tue 27 Sep 2011 16:13)
European airlines have hit back against the European Commission’s latest comments on aviation’s entry into the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), arguing that the comments are grossly misleading.

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UN chief warns world leaders to do more to tackle climate change
(Tue 20 Sep 2011 23:19)
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged world leaders to step up the international effort to find solutions to climate change, saying that governments needed to show greater commitment to achieving success at global

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Globalisation is blocking the climate change response, study warns
(Wed 14 Sep 2011 10:10)
Globalisation is blocking effective climate change adaptation, according to a new study from the Stockholm Environment Institute.

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Weather expert offers guidance on riding out Hurricane Irene
(Fri 26 Aug 2011 18:13)
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.

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An ideal time to go renewable and turn your home green, expert advises
(Fri 26 Aug 2011 16:27)
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

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls for a global clean-energy revolution
(Thu 25 Aug 2011 14:52)
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.

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More women business leaders can help make planet a better place
(Tue 23 Aug 2011 12:50)
Promoting more women to the top jobs in business would help make the planet a better place, according to a leadership expert.

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Theories seek to explain pause in warming of world's oceans
(Thu 04 Aug 2011 19:16)
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.

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Homeowners urged to avoid 'rent a roof' solar schemes
(Tue 26 Jul 2011 13:24)
An energy expert is advising property owners not to use a scheme where firms offer to ‘rent your roof’ to install solar panels.

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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.