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David Cameron has told the Chinese leadership that he would welcome investment by Beijing in Britain's high-speed rail network.
The room-sharing company's fight with the New York attorney general is likely just one of many legal battles to come for the growing sharing economy.
2014 is expected to see an even greater number of people taking to their bikes in Britain, spurred on by millions of pounds of investment in infrastructure and the start of 101st Tour de France in England next year.
California-based luxury electric carmaker, Tesla Motors, indicated it has serious designs on the British market today as it opened its first UK store and set pricing on its 'Model S’ electric saloon.
The leader in electric vehicles, Nissan, is set to miss its targets on sales of the zero emission LEAF, the company has admitted.
The leading UK green energy awards charity, Ashden, has begun its search for the latest and most exciting businesses and innovative products and services helping to cut energy use and carbon emissions.
The European parliament has delivered a "desperately weak compromise" on the future of biofuels in Europe that industry says will "curtail jobs and investment".
The UK’s first electric vehicle (EV) taxi service using 100 per cent renewable energy is to launch in London this autumn targeting business customers.
The Virgin entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson, has been a leader on the environment, putting up a $25 million (£16 billion) prize to encourage new technologies that scrub carbon dioxide from the air, and supporting sustainable safari resorts in Africa.
Ford’s first full electric passenger vehicle went on sale in the UK today, with full rollout set for 2014.
Small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the West Midlands region looking to grow and diversify their businesses in the green economy are being invited to apply for a share of £20 million of new funding.
Carmakers have joined forces with the Government to invest £1 billion in a research centre to develop low carbon technologies to succeed diesel and petrol engines.
The financial crisis and the retreat of the banks means the shipping industry must look to a new set of investors that are demanding greater transparency and environmental performance before they will invest, according to the global head of transport at Dutch bank ABN-Amro.
German chancellor Angela Merkel personally thwarted plans this week to improve the fuel efficiency of European cars, in order to protect luxury marques including BMW, Audi and Daimler. Supporters of the policy, which had been agreed by officials from the 27 EU nations, say it would save motorists in the UK £400 a year in fuel costs.
As the prospect of another gloomy Glastonbury and wet Wimbledon looms, leading climate scientists have warned that the UK could be set for a further five to 10 years of washout summers.