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EU clean tech sector losing ground to China and Japan

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:00am

Falling levels of investment and policy instability allowing countries to overtake European pioneers, EY warns


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Defra delivers fresh blow to solar industry through farmer subsidy crackdown

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:19am

Environment Secretary Liz Truss brands solar farms as 'ugly' and warns they are undermining UK's ability to grow crops


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Prudential announced as cornerstone investor for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:10am

Ambitious tidal energy project takes a major step forward as insurance giant prepares to invest up to £100m


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Davey downplays supply fears after Didcot B Power Station blaze

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:34am

Demand management initiatives likely to continue, as fire fuels energy supply fears


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This is the Fortune 500 of companies taking the lead to fight climate change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Quartz - CDP, a British environmental nonprofit, receives data from almost 2,000 companies around the world showing what they do to fight climate change. From that, the group has compiled a list of the 187 best companies—firms such as Apple, Samsung, and BMW—into a kind of elite (and much smaller) Fortune 500 for environmentally-conscious companies, dubbed the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), and it says those companies are outperforming the rest of the market.
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UN climate talks set to test New York summit gains

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - The impact of Ban Ki-moon’s New York summit on UN efforts to curb climate change faces its first test on Monday in Bonn, where envoys from over 190 countries meet for a week of negotiations. - See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2014/10/19/ban-summit-success-tested-as-un-envoys-meet-for-climate-talks/#sthash.1FaW4gIz.dpuf
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Global shipping emissions set to rise unchecked

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - Shipping is responsible for a billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year, a little more than Germany. Its share of global emissions fell from 3.2% in 2007 to 2.5% in 2012, according to the latest figures approved by the UN’s International Maritime Organization. But with no strategy to curb emissions, they are set to rise 50-250% by 2050, depending on the rate of economic growth.
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Qingdao prepares China’s 8th regional carbon market

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - A Chinese city of 9 million people is seeking to introduce a carbon market, which would be the eighth in the country.
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Global Clean Energy Investment Grows 11%

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: CleanTechnica - According to the Clean Energy Pipeline, global clean energy investment jumped 11% in the third quarter of 2014 over figures a year earlier, clearing $64 billion.
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America Can Nearly Quadruple Its Renewable Electricity By 2030

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: CleanTechnica - A recent Union of Concerned Scientists (USC) study found that America can nearly quadruple its renewable electricity in the next 15 years, reaching 23% by 2030. This comes in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal that America set a modest goal of 12% renewable energy by 2030.
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India Expands Solar Power Target, Will Add 15 GW Over Next Five Years

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: CleanTechica - The new Indian government has delivered on its promise to enhance the solar power capacity addition targets under the ambitious National Solar Mission announcing revised guidelines for capacity allocation.
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Climate talks in Bonn to lay groundwork for new deal

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Irish Times - Delegates from all parts of the world have gathered in Bonn for the last round of negotiations on a new climate agreement prior to this year’s UN climate conference in Lima, Peru, which starts at the end of next month.
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IKEA may tighten carbon rules to protect environment

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Daily Times - OSLO: IKEA Group, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, may introduce an internal carbon emissions price to help its drive to protect the environment and create a “new and better” company, chief executive Peter Agnefjall said.
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Cheap African solar energy could power UK homes in 2018

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: BBC News - Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa. Under the scheme, up to 2.5 million UK homes could be powered by Tunisian sunshine by 2018.
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How Scotland is seeking to stamp out carrier bag waste

Business Green - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:05pm

As Scotland starts charging for single use bags from today, BusinessGreen looks at the finer details of the waste-tackling policy


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Renewables not shale biggest driver in US emissions cuts, study finds

Business Green - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:05pm

Analysis by Greenpeace's Energydesk says clean energy accounted for 40 per cent of emissions decline since 2007, compared to 30 per cent from shale


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Electric cars scheme aims to spark a revolution in Yorkshire

Business Green - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:05pm

Inmotion initiative backed by npower attempts to show businesses the financial and environmental benefits of electrifying their fleets


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The challenge for the global auto industry

Business Green - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:05pm

Simon Clements of Alliance Trust Investments explores the environmental and economic challenges faced by a fast-changing auto industry


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"Positive investment" market tops £3.25bn

Business Green - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 7:05pm

New figures reveal a record 1.75 million people are now investing in funds and projects that benefit the environment and society


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Take two bottles into the shower? No, I'll take a tree

Business Green - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 7:28am

Why don't all shampoo bottles turn into shrubberies, ponders the Sceptic Tank


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