Natalie Bennett: Green economy remains 'missed opportunity' for UK
EXCLUSIVE: Green Party leader Natalie Bennett says the labelling of the coalition as the 'Greenest Government Ever' has become a "sick joke" after four years of mixed political messages, failed green policies and a lack of urgency on the transition to renewable energy sources.
Tory MP snubs 'expensive renewables' in climate clash
The Conservative Party's low-carbon ambitions were thrown into question today (3 March) as one of its MPs became embroiled in a row about the science of climate change and condemned further investment in renewables.
Sustainable building makes 'clear business sense'
Green buildings can be delivered at increasingly competitive prices compared with conventional construction, investments can be recouped through operational cost savings, and command higher rents and sale prices, according to a report.
Ed Davey calls on business to become 'megaphone' for Green Deal
Opening the conference programme at Ecobuild yesterday, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey told delegates that Government and business would need to "stick together to build momentum" leveraging industry's expertise, contact with customers and, crucially, its advertising spend to ensure the success of the Green Deal scheme.
edie rated as top twitter influencer in sustainability
Both edie and one of its editors have been rated as among the most influential sustainability enthusiasts in social media.
Olympics delivery project 'hindered' scope for reuse
London 2012 organisers have missed a significant reuse opportunity according to sustainability experts involved in the Olympic Park construction programme.
Manufacturers look to source beyond supply chains
Closed loop recovery processes could soon be superseded by 'open loop' systems whereby manufacturers source and utilise waste materials from outside of their supply chains.
Energy Saving Week 2011 launches
Consumers are once again being urged to take action to cut their energy use during this year's Energy Saving Week.
VIDEO: Boris opens Kingston University green entrepreneurship programme
London Mayor Boris Johnson has launched a new initiative to help entrepreneurs in London develop environmental technologies and grow their businesses.
edie TV News March
edie TV News is back for March with a condensed look at the stories making the headlines across the energy, waste and water sectors.
Old swim suits recycled at Ecobuild
Art and environmentalism came together at Ecobuild with old swimming suits recycled.
Bianca Jagger draws in the crowds at Ecobuild
The Prospects for a Sustainable World conference was packed full this afternoon at Ecobuild 2011.
UK not FIT for foreign investment
The British boss of a Chinese-based firm has pulled the plug on a European manufacturing plant blaming a lack of Government backing.
Back solar power call at Ecobuild
Ecobuild's packed solar hub echoed to calls of 'Save Our Solar' as business demanded the Government backed the renewable energy source.
Edie at Ecobuild 2011
The edie team will be at Ecobuild 2011 at London's ExCeL centre for the three-day event beginning tomorrow (March 1).
Flushing away the old image
Sir Ming Campbell posing with an organic loo was not the best look for the Lib Dems - but that was then and this is now. New leader Nick Clegg does some straight-talking on green issues, but John Alker would like to see the party take a clearer line on the role of the environment
The green team
Civil-engineering supplier Burdens has streamlined its water and environmental products and services into a new division, Burdens Environmental. WWT's acting editor, Natasha Wiseman, reports
Ecobuild: Bigger than ever
Dubbed as Britain's biggest green building information programme, Ecobuild will showcase truly sustainable construction in action. John Haven reports