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Communities secretary, Sajid Javid has overturned Lancashire county council's rejection of a fracking site, paving the way for shale company Cuadrilla to drill in the county next year and drawing outrage from local groups, environmentalists and politicians.
Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change, Environment and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham has this week announced a targeted funding call to better support the nation's SMEs in embrace the shift to a circular economy.
Representatives from 191 nations finally pieced together a global deal to introduce a carbon offset scheme for the aviation sector in Montreal last night (6 October), although the agreement has been acknowledged as a "timid step in the right direction" by green groups.
The UK has fallen to an all-time low in EY's table of the world's most attractive renewable energy markets due to Brexit uncertainty, the demise of DECC, and the approval of the Hinkley Point C power station.
Motor giant Toyota is "on schedule" to unveil the world's first certified net-zero energy automotive dealership, after striking a deal with the architects of the building to collect data to ensure that the facility is producing more energy than it uses.
A £35m funding package to increase the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) has been announced by Transport Minister John Hayes.
Sustainability and investor agendas are becoming increasingly intertwined, but gaps in knowledge and understanding are preventing companies and investors from sharpening their focus on long-term sustainable value creation, a new report has found.
Saab's successor company National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has formed a new partnership with technology firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to help bring more than 250,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to the global automotive market.
Data has been transmitted across a national electricity grid for the first time, in what could be a significant step towards the creation of virtual power stations, where many thousands of homes and businesses combine to manage electricity use more smartly.
Europe will have more than 500,000 electric vehicles (EVs) on its roads by the end of 2016 thanks to technology advancements, a rapid fall in the price of batteries and successful European Union (EU) policy enablers, a new report has revealed.
Mars Bars containing Fairtrade-certified cocoa have gone on sale in the UK and Ireland for the first time today.
A unique group of international heads of state, city leaders and international development banks has joined forces to call for an international price on carbon.
It was a week of sustainability news that saw supermarkets step up their circular economy ambitions; fears of 'Blackout Britain' allayed by the National Grid, and natural capital finally being taken seriously.
Business leaders have welcomed the recognition of carbon pricing within the latest draft text of the climate agreement, but concerns remain over the lack of progress on climate finance from richer nations.
American car company Ford has announced plans to mimic the sticky toe pads of geckos to help it boost the recyclability of its car parts.
American conglomerate General Electric (GE) has launched a new clean energy start-up, grouping together its LED, solar, energy storage and electric vehicle businesses.
Google has become the latest major company to partner with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in order to accelerate the planet's transition to a circular economy.
Interconnectors will play an increasingly important role for the National Grid as it strives to 'keep the lights on' this winter, according to the company's new Winter Outlook report.
The world's oil resources are unlikely to ever be fully exploited, BP has admitted, due to international concern about climate change.
Scotland's renewable energy sector displaced 12.3 million tonnes of carbon emissions last year - a 120% increase since 2010, new data has revealed.
The International Golf Federation (IGF) has announced that it will promote best practice to minimise the sport's consumption of non-renewable natural resources.
A group of 20 consumer advice bodies, charities, trade associations and building industry organisations is urging the Government to tackle the risk of rogue traders cashing in on the Green Deal scheme, as it officially becomes law today.
The world's largest companies are not doing enough to assess
water strategies or provide transparent water-related risk
assessments to investors, despite a sharp rise in company reports
of detrimental impacts from droughts and other water-related
John Lewis Partnership is looking to take greater accountability for its waste arisings by focusing on end destination and keeping secondary materials in the UK wherever possible.
Responsible investment is on the rise as 45% of British adults with savings or investments want at least some of their assets to have green and ethical considerations taken into account, according to a study released today by YouGov.
A majority of organisations agree that a new Welsh independent
body should be set up to carry out the Government's Sustainable
Development Bill, according to the results of a 10-week consultation published yesterday.
Businesses must collaborate to ensure they achieve sustainability throughout their supply chain and should not wait for consumers to push their agendas, says the Carbon Disclosure Projects (CDP) Dexter Galvin.
The UK is leading the EU in cutting greenhouse gas emissions,
according to figures released today by the European Environment
Tesco has been named top UK retailer for tackling climate change
according to the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) FTSE 350
The owner of the UK's largest power station, Drax, plans to sell
£190m of shares in order to transform it into a predominantly
biomass-fuelled power generator.
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The Conservatives have promised to start an energy revolution if they win the next General Election.
UN-sponsored research has shown that a vast unregulated dump on the outskirts of Nairobi is a breeding ground for disease and is contaminating the surrounding area with toxic chemicals.
The average earnings of environmental professionals have shot up by almost 10% in the past two years, a new report has revealed.
Thousands of pounds of funding are up for grabs as part of a drive to enable more small businesses to recycle.
The recycling of unused timber is to be deregulated to remove obstacles which make reuse more difficult.
A leading carbon trading company has become one of the first to offer UN-regulated carbon credits for companies voluntarily trying to offset their emissions.
Irish businesses need to focus on corporate responsibility when looking at environmental issues, a Government minister has said.
A committee of US politicians have begun publishing a series of white papers on climate change recommending the introduction of a cap-and-trade system.
Beer prices in Australia could soar following months of drought, officials in New South Wales have warned.