The European wide 2030 renewables target will not be delivered unless cross-border market mechanisms and continuous monitoring are introduced, a new report from the House of Lords EU Committee has found.
A power plant in the French Alps is using leftover waste from nearby cheese production facilities to generate enough electricity to power 1,500 households in the surrounding area.
Ed Miliband has vowed to build a "high-ambition coalition" of UK businesses, trade unions and civic society to challenge the government's "backward" environmental policies.
Global car manufacturers General Motors has announced that all of its Vauxhall facilities across Europe are 100% landfill free, with the facilities either recycling, reusing or creating energy from daily waste operations.
Businesses in the hospitality sector which had previously signed up to lower key footprints and cut food waste have seen carbon emissions fall by 3.6% for 2014 as they close into the 5% reduction target for 2015.
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