Clean Energy Ministerial
Governments target 1,000 businesses to commit to 100% renewable energy
A raft of new companies including Tetra Pak, Interface and Equinix have pledged to source 100% renewable energy as part of a RE100 initiative that will be galvanised by a government-led push to promote the renewables revolution to 1,000 businesses.
Renewable energy employs 6.5m worldwide, report finds
The increasingly important role that renewable energy plays in job creation and economic growth has been further highlighted by a new report which reveals that 6.5 million people were employed in the industry last year.
Ed Balls warns 'quick wins' are damaging green investment
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has led calls today to banish "government short-termism" from climate change policies which he argues is undermining investment in the UK's environmental sector.
Global electric vehicle web portal launched
Policy makers and practitioners are being encouraged to share advice on electric transport around the world, through the launch of a new web portal.
Prime Minister's Norstec group to boost growth with wind energy
A network group of organisations, aiming to set out a long-term vision and the economic opportunities for the deployment of offshore wind in the northern seas, will hold its first meeting today.
Third of businesses think UK is behind on renewables
The majority of businesses believe the Government needs to do more to drive renewables growth in the UK, warning it risks slipping further behind other EU countries unless action is taken, an edie poll has discovered.
AD and biogas could boost 'painfully slow' renewables progress
The Government must do more to boost the energy from waste sector - if the UK is to meet its renewable energy ambitions, according to environmental champion Lord Redesale.
Environmental leaders slam Cameron's speech as 'hot air'
Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire from leading environmental figures after what was heralded as a keynote green economic speech was downgraded.
PM must restore renewables bankability
Government must provide clear ambition, greater consistency and establish market conditions to help "repair" investor confidence in the green economy.