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The Conservatives have come under fire after David Cameron pledged to give people the chance of a "good life" by extending Margaret Thatcher’s right-to-buy scheme to 1.3 million families in housing association properties.
The Green party will launch its manifesto calling for a "peaceful political revolution" to end austerity.
Investors who have dumped holdings in fossil fuel companies have outperformed those that remain invested in coal, oil and gas over the past five years according to analysis by the world’s leading stock market index company.
Foundations for an energy storage plant in Ireland that could "revolutionise" the integration of renewable power into electricity supplies will be laid within weeks.
The White House pledged to cut carbon pollution by up to 28 per cent on Tuesday, boosting the prospects for an international agreement on climate change at the end of the year.
The UN fund to help developing countries fight climate change can be spent on coal-fired power plants – the most polluting form of electricity generation – under rules agreed at a board meeting.
The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions plunged by 8.4 per cent last year, as household energy consumption slumped, the use of coal for electricity generation fell, and policies on climate change took effect, according to Government statistics released on Thursday.
A £12 million donation by Sir James Dyson to Imperial College London has been announced for the launch of a new Dyson school for engineering, which will open its doors later this year.
The number of wet wipes washing up on beaches in the UK increased by more than 50 per cent last year, say conservationists, who have urged people to stop flushing them down their toilets.
Energy waste campaigners are calling for Brussels to file legal proceedings against the UK for flouting EU energy-saving laws, following new research by the AEA Ricardo consultancy.
A slowdown in China’s economic growth helped the world to a pause in the upward rise in greenhouse gas emissions last year, according to data released on Friday.
Boris Johnson has been told by the London Assembly to pull City Hall’s £4.8 billion pension fund out of coal, oil and gas investments, after assembly members voted on Wednesday on a motion in support of the fossil fuel divestment movement.
The UK’s first renewable electricity peer-to-peer online marketplace will be trialled later this year following a deal between green energy supplier Good Energy and tech start-up Open Utility.
Thousands of climate change protesters gathered in central London on Saturday to urge strong action at the Paris climate conference in December.
Green technology should be as much a focus of tackling climate change as the United Nations negotiations leading up to a crunch conference in Paris this December, the UK’s top foreign office adviser on climate said on Tuesday.