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The stench of hypocrisy is wafting around social networking giant Facebook over its approach to climate change, writes the Guardian's Jo Cofino.
As the Government scraps its green economy statistics, the Chancellor lauds hi-tech industries of the future but then puts fracking first, writes the Guardian's Damian Carrington.
A week before the New York Climate Summit, 160 leading environmentalists from 44 countries are calling on the world’s foundations and philanthropists to use endowments worth billions of dollars to turn the tide on global warming. Jeremy Leggett, chairman of Carbon Tracker and coordinator of the declaration, sets out five options for foundations to accelerate climate work.
Rising energy costs are barrier to growth for most small businesses, so why aren't they getting more help and support from Government and energy companies to go green, asks Mike Cherry is Federation of Small Businesses national policy chairman.
WWF on why it stood up to the world’s biggest private coal company over an advert that claimed 'clean coal’ technologies would help developing countries.
The supply chain risk index shows that while risks have fallen businesses are still exposed to disruptions such as the Ebola outbreak and the Middle East crisis.
As September 18th – the day Scottish nationals vote whether to stay in or leave the UK – draws closer, Peter Rolton, ceo of the Rolton Group and former government advisor on the UK’s Renewables Advisory Board, considers what the clean energy landscape may look like in a post-referendum, independent Scotland.
SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) could get a boost to their business with the launch of a toolkit to encourage the use of local supply chains for renewable energy and low carbon retrofitting projects, says Terry McGivern, head of resource efficient buildings at the Institute for Sustainability.
Scientists are gathering in Berlin this week ahead of the publication of a report by the IPCC on how best to address the emissions that drive global warming. Paul McCullagh, ceo of Glasgow-based UrbanWind, argues that given the dire situation the world faces from climate change, now is not the time to be abandoning green policies in order to win votes.
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Last month, tech companies got together and within 48 hour notice over 200 leading developers unlocked collaboration and innovation to share data and find the best and most efficient ways to tackle the UK flood crisis. Tyler Christie, ceo of big data firm Amee, asks why the sustainability community is so bad at sharing intelligence that could benefit both it and the rest of society.
With new models, new technology, improvements in infrastructure, and Government subsidies, more and more consumers are realising the cost and carbon benefits of electric vehicles – it’s time businesses did too, says Andreas Atkins, head of Electric Vehicle Services, British Gas.
Across the country, we have seen our neighbours' homes and farms devastated by the floods. We understand their anger and frustration.
Silvio Spiess, ceo of Innasol, a leading UK distributor of renewable heating solutions, argues that the Government is not doing enough to tackle the way we heat our homes and businesses.
For firms with the right low carbon skills and training, 2014 looks promising. But explains Tony Howard of CITB, the national training school for construction, those without could well run into difficulties as sustainability qualifications become a legal requirement.