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Philip Hammond has confirmed that the UK's carbon price floor will be capped through to 2020, and announced £390m of new funding for low-carbon transport, as the Chancellor delivered his first - and last - Autumn Statement on behalf of the UK Government.
Companies that clearly demonstrate the climate credentials of their products could gain a significant competitive and commercial advantage, according to a new report which reveals that two thirds of consumers across the UK, France and Germany would now like to see a recognisable carbon footprint label on goods.
The Paris agreement on climate change risks failure unless countries come forward with more ambitious and detailed plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the world's energy watchdog has warned.
The European Union (EU) is set to provide around £412m to support sustainable shipbuilding and ocean energy projects across the continent.
As research reveals that almost 90% of London boroughs have fallen below the national average for household recycling, a new business support programme has been launched to enable SMEs in the capital to adopt and scale up circular business models.
British fashion designer Stella McCartney has called on clothing manufacturers to take more responsibility for the environmental impact of the products they produce and stop the "unglamorous" sourcing of unsustainable and unethical products.
A new report has today (14 November) revealed that global carbon emissions growth stalled for the third year in a row, but concerns remain that reduction efforts are inadequate to meet the global warming target of "well below 2C".
New research has shown that the current financing for large scale solar PV schemes in the UK is no longer economically viable.
Multinational broadband and telecommunications provider Telefonica has announced its global Energy and Climate Change objectives for 2020, which will aim to introduce several energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that will save the company around €90m.
The share of Europe's imported palm oil being used up by diesel cars and trucks has reached an all-time-high, despite further evidence of its harmful environmental effects, according to a new report from an independent industry forecasting group.
The European Parliament will become the first EU institution to be 100% carbon neutral as of 2016, thanks to a carbon offsetting programme.
edie is supporting the rollout of efficient cooking stoves in the developing world thanks to a partnership with ClimateCare.
The EU has dropped a plan to pressure countries into cutting food waste and marine litter by nearly a third, documents seen by the Guardian show.
Up to 84% of the British public would like to see subsidies given to programmes that reduce energy waste, according to a new poll by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).
The Scottish Government has granted consent for the world's largest floating offshore wind farm to be developed off the coast of Peterhead.
Permission has been granted today (29 October) to put steel in water for what will be the world's biggest offshore wind farm off the coast of Cumbria.
The cost of wind and solar energy will continue to fall rapidly between now and 2050, but will remain more expensive than gas unless a global carbon price is imposed.
Eight UK universities with endowments worth a total of £69m have announced fossil fuel divestment commitments.
The first mass production hydrogen cars, billed for more than a decade as a clean alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles but only glimpsed as concepts at automotive trade shows, have arrived on British roads.
Japanese carmaker Nissan has unveiled what it calls 'the future of autonomous driving and zero emissions' - a self-driving electric vehicle (EV) which generates zero emissions and minimises the potential for road accidents.
40% of all funding so far allocated by the government-led Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme has been secured by a Cardiff-based consultancy, which is more than any other company across the UK.
Unilever is in advanced discussions with several technology companies to develop laundry products that can deliver high performance using less water in lower temperatures.
Household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) could be transformed into localised resource recovery parks designed around the waste hierarchy, where reuse is the ultimate goal.
At a seminar to influential business leaders this
week, Defra Under-Secretary of State Lord de Mauley described
what businesses could expect from the mandatory carbon reporting
guidelines, amid calls to extend it to all large companies.
Sainsbury's CEO Justin King has cited a "misaligned" waste policy framework as one of the biggest barriers to retailers taking more steps to close the loop on their operations.
Debate around the circular economy may have moved on significantly over the past 12 months, but for many it's still stuck in the realms of high level thinking with little counsel on how might it work in practice.
The UK's goal of reducing transport CO2 emissions received a boost today as the Government made £16.5m worth of funding available for new research and development.
Recycling can dramatically reduce the environmental footprint of PVC and boost material optimisation, according to a white paper released today.
Biofuel is not only helping decarbonise the UK's transport sector it is reducing the need to import livestock feed from the Americas and South East Asia, says the National Farmers Union (NFU).
Three organisations have secured the rights to develop tidal energy
projects at sites spread around the UK.
Heavy metals, sewage and mud may sound more like the key components of a rock festival, but are in fact the subjects of a study looking into the sustainable disposal toxin-rich sludge.
Eight EU states, including the UK, have been told to implement laws on shipping pollution agreed two years ago, or face legal action in Europe's courts.
Territories affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster will have fully recovered within ten years, according to the UN.
Nicolas Sarkozy, the French President, has put a moratorium on the growing of genetically-modified crops and has announced plans to ban energy-wasting lightbulbs along with a raft of other concessions to the environment in a move which is supposed to put France in the vanguard of 'green' states on the international stage.
News in Brief
An Irish designer has scooped an award for an environment-conscious PC that could have significant benefits for businesses.
A competition is underway to find inspiring designs for the planned "eco-towns" announced by the Government earlier this year.
A national policy requiring 15% of American electricity to be produced from renewable sources would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 120m metric tons by 2030, researchers have predicted.
Scotland has come a step closer to shaking off its image as one of the worst recyclers in Europe by announcing it is set to meet its 2008 targets a year ahead of schedule.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned businesses in Ireland not to supply waste material to groups collecting for Halloween bonfires.