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The renewables revolution is now firmly underway in Asia. This week's sustainability news threw up some fascinating figures showing that China has consolidated its position as the planet's leading installer of solar power.
By combining a sugar tax on soft drinks with a food-based carbon tax, the UK could raise £3.6bn in revenue; reduce carbon emissions by 19 million tonnes annually and increase life expectancy, researchers from Oxford University have claimed.
Industry body Scottish Renewables has called on the country to commit to an ambitious new target of generating at least half of its total energy demands from renewables by 2030.
Waste companies and local authorities have been urged to communicate more clearly with consumers after it was revealed that the amount of contaminated recycling sent to landfill has almost doubled in three years.
Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has pledged to "light the fire" of energy innovation in 2016, by ramping up investment in research, development and demonstration (RD&D).
British families squander twice as much money on food waste each month as they think they do, according to YouGov research commissioned by Sainsbury's.
Today (29 January) marks the revised deadline day for companies to be compliant with the Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). But with the Environment Agency remaining tight-lipped about compliance rates, speculation is rife that thousands of companies are still flouting the legislation.
Prime Minister David Cameron "couldn't disagree more" with all of the green groups, industry associations, opposition parties and other political figureheads who have said there is a disconnect between the UK Government's high-level engagement on climate change at the Paris climate conference and domestic energy policy.
Facebook have announced plans for a new data centre to be built in Ireland which will run on 100% renewable energy using the country's 'robust' wind resources.
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.
President Obama's upcoming visit to India represents a tremendous opportunity to shift the global economy towards low-carbon economic pathways, say experts at the World Resources Institute.
The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey has admitted that the UK is in danger of missing renewable heat and renewable transport targets for 2020.
UK suppliers are the second most climate-resilient group in the world but have regressed in several areas since last year thanks to 'uneven regulatory support'.
The food and drink industry must curtail the amount of water used in production to avoid two thirds of the world's population living in 'water-scarce' areas by 2050.
The UK's aggregates, cement and concrete industry trade body says it will "take the necessary action" to curb CO2 output after a sector-wide sustainability report revealed an overall increase in emissions in 2013.
As Nasa figures reveal 2014 was the hottest year on record, the World Resources Institute (WRI) says the soaring temperatures will soon have a heavy cost for businesses.
Textile and fashion designers in Scotland are being encouraged to apply for funding from Zero Waste Scotland to help them reduce textile waste.
Japanese carmaker Toyota has announced it will freely share all of its hydrogen fuel cell technology in order to spur development of low-emission cars around the world.
Electronics and ceramics manufacturer Kyocera has announced the development of a 13.4MW floating solar power plant in Japan which will be the world's largest floating solar array.
Food and drink manufacturers have achieved their target for reducing their carbon dioxide emissions by 35%, way ahead of the 2020 deadline set by the Food and Drink Federation's Five-fold Environmental Ambition.
The Queen's New Year's Honours List has rewarded an Environment Agency (EA) planning manager and flood defence expert with an MBE.
UK engineering consultancy Atkins has announced a major breakthrough in design work on the Lai Chi Kok drainage tunnel in Hong Kong.
Sony Corporation has exceeded its waste minimisation targets across all of its global business sites, achieving a 54% reduction rate in 2010 set against a 40% objective.
The Environment Agency (EA) is using discarded Christmas trees in a bid to build 'greener' flood defences along river banks.
Devon County Council has approved plans for a £15m advanced anaerobic digestion (AD) facility to be built on a redundant china clay refinery site at Lee Moor in the south of the county.
The Government must develop a more ambitious waste strategy if it is to secure future supply of crucial materials to British manufacturing operations.
UPDATED: Energy secretary, Chris Huhne, says he will take FITs fight to the Supreme Court after losing appeal today (January 25).
Veolia Environmental Services has awarded organics recycling firm Eco Sustainable Solutions (ESS) with a three-year contract to handle waste wood.
Thousands of tonnes of 'extra' WEEE is finding its way back into the recycling market according to the latest modelling research.
China Investment Corporation (CIC) has acquired an 8.68% stake in UK utility company Thames Water, it was announced today (January 20).
British lawyers representing victims of toxic waste contamination that left ten people dead and thousands ill in Cote d'Ivoire have started gathering evidence against the London-based shipping company behind the incident.
Germany is reconsidering its decision to abandon nuclear power after a temporary cut-off from Russian oil highlighted its dependence on foreign fuel imports.
While a major oil spill might have been the most obvious environmental disaster to come out of the brief exchange of hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah last summer, its impact on the region was just the tip of the iceberg according to the UN.
The achievements of female business leaders who head up ethical companies are to be highlighted in an attempt to reward their good work and inspire others to follow suit.
Hindu holy men could boycott a ceremony at the pinnacle of their religious calendar because the Ganges, the focus of the festival, is too polluted to bathe in.
Business leaders from some of the UK's largest companies have met to discuss how they should respond to the threat of climate change - and what opportunities it could bring.
Christmas may be the season of goodwill but the gift giving and over indulgence also leads to a huge spike in the amount of rubbish thrown out by householders.
News in Brief
China's biggest lake could disappear completely in 200 years as overgrazing and global warming take their toll, despite government efforts to stop its retreat, Xinhua news agency reported.
When looking back on 2006 commentators may note that this was the year when environmental issues became mainstream, rather than a fringe concern beyond the interests of every day politics and economics.