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The price of carbon is expected to get a shot in the arm following a vote today in the European Parliament, which will see crucial reform of Europe’s flagship scheme to cut carbon emissions come in next year.
More than twice as many reusable "bags for life" have been purchased from supermarkets in Wales since the introduction of a five pence minimum charge for single-use plastic bags, prompting fears that the heavier duty bags are now being used as "throwaway" items.
China could play an instrumental role in Britain's future nuclear power generation after George Osborne said companies in the world's second largest economy would be allowed to buy into the sector.
The water regulator Ofwat plans to block an "unjustified" eight per cent increase in customer bills proposed by Thames Water.
Scientists have for the first time found dangerous levels of radioactivity and salinity at a shale gas waste disposal site that could contaminate drinking water. If the UK follows in the steps of the US "shale gas revolution", it should impose regulations to stop such radioactive buildup, they said.
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.
UK biomass power stations will have to commit to strict new sustainability rules or risk losing financial support, the Government said today.
The European Union is to introduce anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese solar panels, but levies will initially be at much lower level than those threatened by the European Commission.
Fisheries Ministers from across Europe came to an agreement on a sweeping reform of fisheries policies early on Wednesday morning, but fell short of the most ambitious changes that green campaigners had demanded.
The Government this week announced changes to its £12 billion smart meter programme, including pushing back the full-scale roll-out by energy suppliers.This is Ed Davey's written Ministerial Statement.
The CBI today urged Ministers to act urgently to get the Energy Bill onto the statute books or face the danger of the "lights going out and not coming back on".
Six energy firms – including three of the 'Big Six’ – are to be investigated by the energy watchdog after failing to meet targets on energy efficiency under Government initiatives to cut consumers bills and reduce carbon emissions.
The UK Government has failed in its legal duty to protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.
A European vote has paved the way for a continent-wide ban on pesticides that have been linked to bee deaths.
The Government has agreed new Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) with more than 50 industrial sectors and claimed they will lead to an 11 per cent energy efficiency improvement across the UK’s most energy intensive industries by 2020.