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With the Government's decision on major cuts to solar subsidies finally revealed, edie charts the rise and fall of the successful feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme which have been slashed by 64%.
After months of anticipation all eyes turned to Paris as COP21 finally kick-started. While still in its infancy the climate talks have already birthed some innovative announcement and pledges as countries from around the globe commit to tackling climate change.
History has been made at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris as world leaders agreed to adopt an "ambitious and balanced" final deal, including a "legally-binding" agreement to keep global warming "well below 2C".
NASA has claimed that America's aviation industry could reduce pollutant emissions by 75% - saving $250bn in the process - by incorporating refined green technologies that the Agency has developed over the past six years.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change has axed a £1bn fund to commercialise carbon capture & storage (CCS) in the UK.
Carbon reporting from the world's largest 250 companies lacks consistency and makes it practically impossible for stakeholders to compare performances, according to the 2015 edition of the KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting.
Logistics company DHL and retailer Marks & Spencer are among a host of businesses backing a new Fairtrade initiative which offsets 'unavoidable' emissions by supporting rural supply chains.
Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's is introducing a non-dairy alternative that will result in 40% lower emissions during the production process compared with it's traditional ice cream equivalents.
A new international trade body has been launched for the solar industry today (7 December) at COP21 in Paris.
Unilever and Marks and Spencer's have announced they will try and source commodities like palm oil, beef, soy and paper from countries and regions with ambitious climate and forestry initiatives, in a joint effort to end global deforestation.
BMW Group and Nestlé Nespresso are among 28 organisations to have collaborated on a new standard to improve the environmental, social and governance performance of the aluminium industry.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector must continue to fall considerably to meet targets over coming decades.
What great data did we see in the past seven days? In the latest edition of our popular series, edie takes a look-back at some of the fascinating figures from the worlds of energy, waste and water.
London businesses are are not equipped to deal with the risks of climate change, a new report from the London Assembly has found.
The state of New York said it would ban the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday because of "red flags" about its risks to public health.
Anaerobic digestion (AD) will help the UK to keep its lights on and provide energy security because it has the ability to supply power that can be easily switched on and off, according to former energy secretary Chris Huhne.
Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it is also the most wasteful. Edie brings you 12 sustainability facts to inspire a greener Christmas this year.
Unilever and Nestle are part of a collaborative project that aims to improve the recyclability of 'flexible packaging' such as sweet and crisp wrappers.
The recent UN climate talks concluded with international representatives drawing up a draft proposal which will commit all countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But is that enough to limit global warming?
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture has announced that its member companies - including Unilever, General Mills, Kellogg's, Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble - have committed to drive sustainable agriculture in the US with six new environmental pledges.
The Environment Agency (EA) plans to crack down on illegal waste sites with a new environmental crime taskforce that it has set up today (December 8).
A new PVC-U recycling plant for end-of-life window frames officially opened in Derbyshire yesterday (December 9).
Northern Ireland Water (NIW) has unveiled plans for a £7m upgrade to Newcastle wastewater treatment works.
Solar industry campaigners are set to deliver a letter to Downing Street later today (December 13) calling on David Cameron and Nick Clegg to secure the future of the UK solar industry and save thousands of jobs.
The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris could be set to become a flagship for ecotourism, after a leak reveals a firm wants to turn it into a "giant tree" by draping it in around 600,000 plants.
Food waste from hotels, pubs, clubs, restaurants and schools is an untapped market for the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry, according to a key industry figure.
An energy-from-waste facility in Peterborough has received renewable obligation certificate (ROCs) pre-accreditation approval from Ofgem.
Ministers from more than 50 African nations spoke out today (December 5) to demand an 'ambitious' second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol after holding crunch weekend talks.
A new campaign which aims to raise awareness among food and drink companies of the impact water stress could have on long-term sustainability has been launched by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
Security measures aimed at protecting the UK's energy infrastructure from the effects of climate changes were published over the weekend.
A green energy source that could provide 1GW of power by harnessing the pressure of the earth's interior has officially been added to the UK's renewables mix after receiving renewable accreditation from Ofgem.
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Airlines could make billions of pounds following the inclusion of aviation in European emissions trading despite small reductions in air traffic that higher ticket prices would bring, two separate reports warn this week.
Water meters for all homes and a "huge increase" in fines for polluting are needed to save Britain's rivers and wetlands, an alliance of conservation and angling groups has said.
A coterie of leading UK businesses is calling on the EU to do more to combat climate change by clarifying its targets on reducing emissions, outline what the corporate world can do to help meet them and provide more support for innovative low-carbon technologies.
Hopes that those on either side of the great REACH debate to reach an accord before the European Parliament's second vote on the chemical safety regulations have been dashed, making it more likely that the legislation will have to go through the conciliation process - the results of which are hard to predict.
Billions of pounds-worth of infrastructure is needed to protect the South East of England from the impacts of climate change, countryside campaigners have said.
America's biggest companies are being asked to dig into their corporate wallets and use their massive purchasing power to boost the demand for renewable energy in the States.
Britain's first climate change charity committed to reducing carbon emissions by buying up the right to pollute hit the carbon market this week.