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London charity Platform is launching the first cooperative and fossil fuel-free pension scheme in the UK, focused on sustainable society and renewable energy.
The insurance company Axa has said it will remove around €500m (£355m) of coal investments from its portfolio, in a move that reflects long-term concerns in the insurance industry over climate change.
An equivalent of the UK’s annual domestic water supply is being lost in ice melting in the Antarctic Peninsula according to new satellite research led by the University of Bristol.
The chairman of the world’s biggest commodity trader has called for an end to subsidies for fossil fuels.
The Green Deal, the Government’s home energy efficiency scheme that has struggled to get off the ground, has broken through the £50 million barrier in terms of loan applications and finance plans passing through the system.
The debate over the environmental effects of organic farming is likely to be reignited after a study found that it offsets the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms.
Energy giant E.ON has partnered with the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) over the construction of the Rampion offshore wind farm – expected to power 300,000 homes.
Public opposition to fracking in the UK has continued to rise, according to polling released as the new Conservative Energy Secretary said she would "deliver shale" now the impediment of the Liberal Democrats had been removed.
GreenWise Business, the independent UK green business-to-business online news and information publisher, is merging with Blue & Green Tomorrow, the fastest-growing sustainable lifestyle magazine in the UK. Together they will create the leading online independent publishing powerhouse dedicated to consumers, businesses and investors that want to live, work and invest sustainably.
Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3 trillion (£3.4 trillion) a year, equivalent to $10 million every minute of every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund.
Twenty-five beaches in England may fail to meet tough new EU standards for bathing water quality that come into force on Friday.
Lord Turner, formerly Britain’s top financial regulator, has become the latest finance sector grandee to warn that investment industry valuations are in need of urgent review in the face of the threat posed by climate change.
Green electricity generation increased by a fifth in 2014, according to figures released today by industry body the Renewable Energy Association (REA).
Leading insulation manufacturer Kingspan has signalled its intention to work with utility firms in other territories to accelerate the take up of commercial solar rooftop, following yesterday’s joint venture deal with Ireland’s largest energy company, ESB.
The US government has given Shell approval to restart drilling in the Arctic despite repeated warnings from environmentalists that it could lead to an ecological disaster.