What we want from BEIS: a wishlist for the green economy - Part one
EXCLUSIVE: In the first of a two-part feature, edie speaks to the sustainability professionals, politicians, businessmen and environmental activists working across the green economy to find out they want to see from the Government in this new Parliamentary session.
Spending watchdog to examine scrapping of £1bn carbon capture plan
The National Audit Office is to investigate George Osborne's decision to scrap a £1bn prototype carbon capture scheme which cost the taxpayer at least £60m, a letter seen by the Guardian shows.
Housing efficiency: Retrofitting offers 'better bang for your buck' than new-build regulations
EXCLUSIVE: Britain should focus its housing energy efficiency efforts on retrofitting existing stock rather than trying to improve new-build performance, a senior building industry executive has claimed.
Include energy efficiency ratings in mortgage calculations, urges UKGBC
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a new project aiming to encourage mortgage lenders to include energy efficiency ratings in their calculations.
UK's fifth carbon budget proposals: At a glance
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today (26 November) published its recommendations for the UK's fifth carbon budget, suggesting an emissions reduction target of 57% by 2028-2032. But is that ambitious enough?
DECC axes £1bn carbon capture fund
The Department of Energy & Climate Change has axed a £1bn fund to commercialise carbon capture & storage (CCS) in the UK.
7 questions George Osborne didn't answer in his Spending Review
Chancellor George Osborne spoke for an hour and the Government released a 154-page document detailing the changes made to Britain's economic plan today, but when it comes to green policy, there STILL seems to be more questions than answers.
Autumn Statement and Spending Review 2015: Green budgets cut, RHI reform
"Going green should not cost the earth" proclaimed George Osborne in his Autumn Statement as the Chancellor confirmed plans to reform the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and slash budgets for DECC and DEFRA.
Autumn Statement and Spending Review: The green business wish list
Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his update on the Government's plans for the economy, known as the Autumn Statement, in Parliament today. The hopes are high, but expectations are seemingly low among green groups and industry.
MPs call for diesel cars scrappage scheme to tackle air pollution
The government should consider a scrappage scheme for diesel cars to get polluting vehicles off the streets of England's cities, where they contribute to tens of thousands of premature deaths every year, according to an influential committee of MPs.
The future is here: mass-market hydrogen cars take to Britain's roads
The first mass production hydrogen cars, billed for more than a decade as a clean alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles but only glimpsed as concepts at automotive trade shows, have arrived on British roads.
Budget 2015: 10 hopes for energy & environment
Elections are not won on environmental policy. That is the accepted wisdom. But sustainability professionals are, by their nature, an optimistic bunch, and have been vocal in laying out their demands for Wednesday's budget - the last of the current Parliament.
Autumn Statement: Key points and industry reaction
George Osborne delivered his mini-Budget today as sustainability professionals called for rapid decarbonisation, a move towards a fully circular economy and a better long-term strategy for sustainability.
Autumn statement 2014: What it means for green business
"Britain is back on course," proclaimed George Osborne earlier today, but environmental announcements were in short supply as the Chancellor delivered his final Autumn Statement before the General Election.
Flood defence funding: Is the Government treading water?
The coalition Government has unveiled details of its latest pre-election spending commitment in the form of £2.3bn of funding for more than 1,400 new flood defence projects across the UK - but opposition parties and green groups have been quick to voice their concerns.
Autumn Statement: High hopes but low expectations for green groups
Ahead of the Statement, edie drew up a wishlist of the hopes and expectations of sustainability leaders, industry representatives and green groups.
Dredging up Trouble: Government urged to resist 'playing politics' over flood prevention
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) must turn its focus away from dredging towards other proven flood-prevention measures if it wants to avoid another catastrophic winter.
Autumn statement - missed opportunity for confirming strategy on environmental taxes
Business craves long-term certainty in order to invest, but in perpetuating uncertainty with green taxes and levies, the Government risks failing to achieve its environmental policy objectives and putting up the costs of investment - the worst possible outcome.
Autumn Statement 2013: Going green does not have to cost the earth says Osborne
The Chancellor George Osborne skimmed over the rising energy bills debate in his Autumn Statement today and offered brief details on the Government's carbon and energy security plans.
Government cuts support for wind and solar ahead of Autumn Statement
The Government has today announced that it will cut support for solar energy and onshore wind power but offshore wind has received stronger backing.
Call for landfill tax clarity in Autumn Statement
A leading waste industry figurehead has called on the Chancellor George Osborne to make a compelling case for future landfill tax increases in his forthcoming Autumn statement this Thursday.