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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.