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  • 23 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    But Poland threatens to use veto against agreement aimed to set the stage for Paris summit if it is not granted exemptionsEuropean leaders were expected to strike a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030.But key aspects of the deal that will…
  • 23 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    British Gas owners CEO questions wind subsidies and plans to help fund old coal-fired plantsSam Laidlaw, the chief executive of Centrica, has urged the government to reconsider its support for offshore wind and other costly low-carbon technologies because it will raise the cost for energy consumers at…
  • 23 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Planning officials say they want to push back a decision on the energy companys proposed shale gas exploration sites at Roseacre Wood and Preston New RoadCouncil planners say they want more time to consider two proposed exploration sites for shale gas in Lancashire.Energy firm Cuadrilla is seeking planning…
  • 23 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    David Cameron must show courage to face down Ukip-friendly backbenchers or UK risks undermining a strong 2030 goal on saving energy, warn MEPs Five graphs that explain the EU 2030 climate dealUkip is casting a shadow over Europes climate change policy, MEPs say, as David Cameron and EU leaders arrive…
  • 23 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    As David Cameron prepares to join EU leaders to set new targets for emissions, energy savings and renewables, we look at the data and what it means for the UK David Cameron joins other EU leaders on Thursday to decide a new set of energy and climate targets for Europe for the first time in half a decade.…
  • 23 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    A former chairman of the Australian Coal Association will tell the resource companys AGM climate change could destroy profitsShareholders in BHP Billiton risk seeing the value of their investment destroyed by climate change, a former chairman of the Australian Coal Association will warn on Thursday.As…
  • 23 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    University College London under fire for sustainability institute funded by mining giant BHP Billiton, which faces protests at its London AGMThe fast-growing campaign to persuade investors to dump fossil fuel stocks has set its sights on a twin target of the worlds biggest mining company and one of the…
  • 23 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    While standard theory suggests the Australian LNG boom will be a win for our economy, the reality suggests the benefits may not be as big or evenly shared as might be hoped The opening of the eastern gas market to export is set to cause massive ructions to Australias economy. But while standard theory…
  • 23 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Much of the interstate gas NSW relies on will soon be exported to Asia, Jerry Maycock tells shareholdersThe energy company AGL has warned New South Wales faces a gas shortage within three years without new coal seam gas projects as it fends off criticism over the controversial sector.Chairman Jerry Maycock…
  • 22 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Energy secretary says the party that takes wind off the table is reckless in an attack quickly dismissed by Tory ministerEd Davey, the energy and climate change secretary, has accused his coalition government partners of reckless behaviour for their manifesto commitment to end subsidies for onshore wind.The…
  • 22 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Brits oppose energy developments, while Germans welcome new plants because they bring local benefitsIf you were asked if you wanted a power station to be built in your town or even on your street what would you say? No thanks? Perhaps something stronger.It is not an unreasonable reaction, especially…
  • 22 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    The 3,000MW Dibang dam, rejected twice as it would submerge vast tracts of biologically rich forests, is to get environmental clearance but huge local opposition could stall the project Six years ago, former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the 3,000MW Dibang multipurpose…
  • 22 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Drop of 1-2% in amount of coal burned offers a window of opportunity to bring climate change under control, say Greenpeace energy analystsThe amount of coal being burned by China has fallen for the first time this century, according to an analysis of official statistics. Chinas booming coal in the last…
  • 22 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Leader of European Trade Union Confederation joins major brands, including Philips and Shell, calling for ambitious climate and energy package to create jobs and support businessesNearly a million potential jobs will be lost if EU leaders fail to agree strong climate and energy targets at a summit starting…
  • 22 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Talkpoint: poor ventilation and lack of natural light undermine productivity in the workplace - we ask how businesses can improve comfort and sustainability for employeesLet us know your opinion in the comments or tweet us @GuardianSustBizNow, are all you sitting comfortably? Then let us begin. Schoolmasters…