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Caroline Lucas promised that the Green Party would battle to secure Brussels-led protection on the environment and energy. Photo: Green Party

Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley elected joint Green Party leaders

Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley have today (2 September) been elected as co-leaders of the Green Party after winning the overwhelming support of the party's membership.

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett and former Lib Dem MP Ed Davey agree that the environmental benefits of remaining in the EU massively outweigh the risks of 'Brexit'

Natalie Bennett and Ed Davey: Brexit would be an 'environmental disaster' under this UK Government

EXCLUSIVE: Exiting the European Union (EU) would create yet more uncertainty for Britain's energy and environment policy, which has already fallen into a state of "disaster" after a series of "dreadful" decisions from the Conservative Government, according to Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett and former Energy Secretary Sir Ed Davey.

Lucas revealed that the job-share with Bartley would allow her to concentrate on constituency work in Brighton, where she is hoping to “completely change” policies

Caroline Lucas intends to 'break open' politics with Green Party co-leadership bid

The Green Party's only acting MP Caroline Lucas has announced that she intends to become the Party's leader, but only as part of a joint-leadership bid with work and pensions spokesman Jonathan Bartley.

Bennett told edie that the Government’s 'Greenest Ever' label had become a

Natalie Bennett to step down as Green Party Leader

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett has announced that she will not run for re-election in the Leadership elections this summer, bringing her two-term, four-year stint to an end this August.

Which London mayoral candidate is hiding on the other side of these green policy quotes?

QUIZ: London mayoral election - who said what on the environment?

Was it Sadiq or Zac? Caroline or Sian? Find out which London mayoral candidate said what on the capital's energy and environment in edie's flip cards quiz ahead of Thursday's election.

(L-R): London Mayoral candidates Zac Goldsmith (Conservatives); Sadiq Khan (Labour); Sian Berry (Green Party); Peter Whittle (UKIP); and Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat)

London mayoral election: The green policy showdown

With the race to enter City Hall drawing to a conclusion on Thursday (5 May), edie rounds up the environmental credentials and ambitions of the five main candidates bidding to be the next Mayor of London.

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas spoke exclusively with edie after featuring in a panel debate about the impact of EU membership on UK environmental policy. Photo:

Caroline Lucas: Brexit is a frightening prospect for Britain's environment

EXCLUSIVE: Energy policies would be rolled back, demand for environmental experts would drop and Britain's voice on international climate change negotiations would be lost if the nation votes to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has said.

If elected London Mayor, Sian Berry will immediately move to tighten up standards for London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone by exercising a ban on idling for parked vehicles

Green Party targets zero-emission vehicles to tackle London's air quality crisis

"Half-hearted" efforts to tackle air pollution in London would be replaced with a fully-integrated, zero-emission fleet of public transport vehicles and elevated congestion charges if the Green Party's Mayoral candidate Sian Berry is able to realise her capital-wide vision.

Green groups have contrasted the UK's approach with Obama's ambitious announcement

Obama's clean power action contrasts with 'small-minded' UK approach

Green groups have compared US President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan with the lack of UK Government action, claiming Prime Minister David Cameron needs to do more to meet climate change targets.

David Cameron pledged to complete the Conservatives' economic plan as his party was on track for enough seats to form a majority government

Election 2015: Tories win majority, Greens retain seat

David Cameron will govern for all of the UK by winning a majority in the UK General Election, much to the surprise and disappointment of many green groups and renewable energy developers.

The REA says these figures show first-hand the concern of renewable energy companies up and down the country about the role of the UK Government

Politicians are failing us, say 95% of renewable energy firms

An overwhelming majority (95%) of renewable energy companies say that the main political parties have failed to address the needs of the industry in their election campaigns.

It will reportedly bring improved comfort and financial benefits to tens of thousands of Scottish people by reducing CO2 levels and improving Scotland's housing stock

Scotland to upgrade efficiency of 28,000 homes

The Scottish Government has announced a £224m energy efficiency scheme to tackle fuel poverty in Scottish homes.

The Green Party has put climate change at the heart of its manifesto, ahead of the UK General Election in May

Green Party manifesto: Renewables revolution critical to curb climate change

"The climate is the ultimate common good," states the Green Party's election manifesto, which pledges to ramp up spending on renewables, prioritise home energy efficiency and put an end the UK's dependency on fossil fuels.

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Caroline Lucas: Green Deal disaster sums up chaotic coalition

EXCLUSIVE: Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has labelled the Green Deal an "absolute disaster" which epitomises a so-called green Government that has failed to deliver on a raft of environmental policies.

Green Alliance's Dustin Benton says CCS is the only choice to decarbonise industry

CCS is 'only choice' to decarbonise UK industry, says Green Alliance

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the best way to decarbonise British industry, according to a new report from the influential Green Alliance think-tank.

Bennett took part in a heated political debate about the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy at ecobuild 2015

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.

Conservative MP Peter Lilley voiced his controversial views on climate change during the Ecobuild exhibition at ExCel London

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.

South Downs National Park. Horizontal drilling for shale gas will now be allowed if the well pad is outside of the park

Fracking will be allowed under national parks, MPs decide

Fracking companies will be allowed to drill horizontally under national parks and other protected areas if the wells start just outside their boundaries, after the government rowed back on its earlier acceptance of new environmental protections.

The fare cut would cost Government about £1.8bn per year

Green Party pledges to cut train and bus fares

In the first announced policy from its forthcoming General Election manifesto, the Green Party has proposed a 10% cut in rail and bus fares "to relieve the national reliance on carbon-intensive forms of transport".

FCC Environment maps the politics of waste

Resource management firm FCC Environment unveils 'mapping the politics of waste' report

Recycling and resource management firm FCC Environment has launched an assessment of how the UK's political landscape might affect the waste and resource agenda over the next five years.

Scottish Renewables' five-point plan explains how UK policy-makers should deal with Scotland's post-referendum energy sector

Scotland demands more strategic UK energy policy in wake of no-vote

Scottish Renewables has set out the nation's renewable energy industry's asks ahead of devolution discussions, in a report entitled 'Harnessing Scotland's Energy'.

There is hope for a return to 'business as usual' in Scotland following the 55% - 44% vote in favour of NO

Scottish independence: What the NO vote means for UK renewables

Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence. What impact, if any, will this have on the nation's renewable energy sector?

President of the Society for the Environment Tony Juniper

VIDEO: Political parties need green ambition of the late 1980's says Tony Juniper

EXCLUSIVE The UK political ambition towards the green economy must revert back to its position in the late 1980's and early 1990's, says Tony Juniper. Scroll down for video.

Shadow energy minister Tom Greatrex (pictured):

Labour: Smart grid crucial to overcoming energy challenges

The UK needs a smart grid to achieve a low carbon energy future that is affordable, says shadow energy minister Tom Greatrex MP.

UKIP's Roger Helmer

UKIP hails shale gas and slams Gov's 'over reliance on renewables'

The Government's "obsessive reliance" on renewables is driving energy intensive businesses offshore, while pushing households and pensioners into fuel poverty, according to UKIP's Roger Helmer.

Environmental policy: making a call on the conferences

Conference season provides opportunity for reading the runes on environmental policy says Society for the Environment chief executive Alex Galloway. Here he shares his expectations for this year's round of party positioning.

Backloading still on the cards as ENVI votes 'yes'

The Parliament Environment Committee (ENVI) today voted in favour of the Commission's proposal to allow backloading in the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

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Trump's 'sick' windfarm advert reported to watchdog

Scottish Greens have lodged a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after Donald Trump placed adverts in two newspapers linking windfarms with the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

'Climate change is now a daily reality for many people' - Natalie Bennett

Green Party sows seeds for next phase of growth

Having swept to victory as the new leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett talks to Maxine Perella about her plans to embed greener thinking into mainstream politics

Natalie Bennett: Policy must be shaped by clear evidence

Green Party leader calls for robust thinking on resource efficiency

Newly elected Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has highlighted the UK's resource efficiency agenda as being essential in unlocking future economic growth and delivering social prosperity.

The new Environment Secretary Owen Paterson

Green groups uncomfortable over Paterson appointment

Green campaigners are concerned over the appointment of Owen Paterson as Environment Secretary after Caroline Spelman lost out in today's Cabinet reshuffle.

Natalie Bennett

Natalie Bennett elected Green Party leader

Natalie Bennett has been elected as the leader of the Green Party for England and Wales.

Scottish oil and gas strategy under fire

Scotland's latest oil and gas strategy has been slammed by green groups for threatening the country's future energy security by backing big businesses which rely on fossil fuels.

Green Party leader steps aside in strategic move

Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has revealed she will step down from leadership at the end of her second term, as part of a strategic move to raise the profile of other party members and target Lib Dem seats.

Ken lists green achievements

Here incumbent Mayor of London Ken Livingstone tells edie readers what he has achieved so far and how much greener he could make the capital if re-elected.

Walking the walk - Green Sian Berry runs for London Mayor

Green Party candidate Sian Berry outlines her environmental credentials for edie.

Clockwise from top left: Geoff Stiles, Leila Gassmann, Saqeb Mueem, Brian Storey, Edward Armitage and Ros

The environment is key issue for voters

In what might be remembered as the year the political debate over the environment heated up, edie news trotted down to polling stations in two very different parts of London to quiz the voters on whether the planet mattered.

Capital conflict

Michael Benge analyses the environmental policies of the main contenders in the London Mayoral election

Greater London Authority makes 100 environmental recommendations

The Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Environment Commission has released its first action programme for the next four years, focusing on sustainable development and improving the health of Londoners.

Londoners vote for strong Green Party presence on Assembly

The Green Party is celebrating its largest single victory in the UK after ballot counts showed that the proportional representation aspect of the London elections has led to the election of three Green Party candidates to the new Greater London Assembly.

French Greens dream of winning the Paris mayoral seat

The Green party's annual general meeting on 9 and 10 October focused on a strategy for strengthening its power base at the municipal level.

NATO bombs European environment, say Yugoslav Greens

NATO's air attacks against Yugoslavia risk major environmental damage and contamination of the water supply of much of Eastern Europe, says the President of the Yugoslavian New Green Party.

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