Green Party slams GIB sell-off
The co-leader of the Green Party has warned the controversial sell-off of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) is bad news for "everyone who cares about the future of renewable energy".
Election 2017 manifesto matrix: What the parties have pledged on energy and environment policy
Which party has taken the most ambitious stance on tackling air quality? Which would prioritise energy efficiency and ban fracking? And has anyone mentioned the Sustainable Development Goals? edie has rounded up the most important inclusions (and exclusions) from each of the main parties’ manifestos into a single document.
'An inspiring vision for the natural world': Green Party unveils environment manifesto
The Green Party has today (11 May) made a swathe of green promises in its General Election environment manifesto, which aims to build a "prosperous, thriving future" for UK businesses and citizens.
MPs demand fossil fuel divestment for pension fund
Fifty MPs standing for re-election, including the Green Party's Caroline Lucas and the Conservative Party's Laura Sandys, have called for their £612m pension fund to sever investment ties with fossil fuels.
Natalie Bennett: Electoral reform is crucial to take back control of our environment
EXCLUSIVE: The 2017 General Election offers an opportunity to campaign against a "hopelessly out-of-date" electoral system and establish a government that makes sensible, long-term green policy decisions, the former leader of the Green Party has claimed.
A cocktail of risks: Brexit a 'danger' to environmental legislation, says Caroline Lucas
Just five days after the House of Commons voted to trigger Article 50 and take formal steps to leave the European Union (EU), a new report from Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has warned that Brexit forms a "cocktail of risks" for the UK's environmental protection.
Caroline Lucas calls for new Environmental Act to strengthen green policy post-Brexit
The UK must create a new Environmental Act, subject to legal oversight and accountability mechanisms, which replaces and strengthens environmental protections post-Brexit, Green Party Co-Leader Caroline Lucas has said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".