The wind industry has responded angrily to Eric Pickles' announcement that he will be extending his period of pulling in decisions on renewable energy projects for a further 12 months.
The United Nations (UN) has launched a 10-year plan, which aims to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide.
The winter floods have highlighted the danger of building on floodplains and underlines the need to continue improving flood defences to cope with extreme climate, says Environment Agency (EA) chairman Lord Smith.
More than three-quarters of Unilever's global factory network no longer sends non-hazardous waste to landfill, up from 20% three years ago.
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