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Britain will face a disaster if it adopts an "isolationist approach" to the environment, the Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, has warned as he announced the UK is to give £720 million to an international fund to help poor countries cope with climate change.
Households appear to have given up trying to recycle more of their rubbish, official statistics suggest, which show that recycling rates in England have stalled.
The United States and China have unveiled a secretly negotiated deal to reduce their greenhouse gas output, with China agreeing to cap emissions for the first time and the US committing to deep reductions by 2025.
People living near new wind farms will be able to buy a stake in them for as little as £5 under new plans, as part of a fightback by industry to win over opponents of wind turbines.
The Green Party are ahead of the Liberal Democrats for the first time in a YouGov poll.
David Cameron once fixed a turbine to his roof. Now his government is blocking the cheapest clean energy, says the Guardian's Polly Toynbee.
A minimum 40 per cent plunge in Europe’s CO2 emissions by 2030 agreed by EU leaders last week was a "historic moment" on the road to a global climate deal, enabled by a new British relationship with Poland, the energy minister Ed Davey has told the Guardian.
European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40 per cent by 2030.
MPs should follow in the footsteps of the Rockeller family, Glasgow University and churches around the world by pulling their pension fund investments out of fossil fuels, according to Caroline Lucas.
Political inertia, financial short-termism and vested fossil fuel interests have formed a "toxic triangle" that threatens to push up global temperatures, putting 400 million people at risk of hunger and drought by 2060, Oxfam said on Friday, a week before a European Union summit to finalise a new climate and energy policy framework.
A 40 per cent cut in energy use by 2030 through efficiency measures would increase the UK’s GDP by £62 billion and create 40,000 new jobs, according to unpublished EU figures.
The Government on Thursday outlined plans to provide £300 million worth of support subsidies to the renewable power industry this autumn but has angered the solar industry and been accused of not providing value for money.
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.
David Cameron skirted away from the environment, today, as he addressed the final Conservative Party conference before next year’s General Election, instead pledging for new oil-rigs to be built on the Tyne while promising tax cuts to millions of people.
Up to 100,000 new homes are to be offered to first-time-buyers under the age of 40 at a discount of 20 per cent if the Tories win the next election, David Cameron has pledged.