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14 January 2016 Nevada solar industry collapses after state lets power company raise fees

State public utility commission gave only power company permission to charge higher rates and fees to users, shattering industry’s business model

14 January 2016 Cutting diesel pollution puts climate change target at risk, says VW UK chief

Boss of carmaker that cheated on tests of toxic NOx emissions downplays impact of scandal and says diesel vehicles needed to reduce CO2 levels

14 January 2016 Fossil fuel burning ‘postponing next ice age’

Climate change is altering global cycles to such an extent that the next ice age has been delayed for at least 100,000 years, according to new research identifying Earth’s deep-freeze tipping point

12 January 2016 Cornball politics: is the sun setting on ethanol as an Iowa caucus decider?

For decades, presidential candidates seeking to compete in the Iowa caucuses have dutifully pledged their support for the production and sale of ethanol.

12 January 2016 Giant icebergs are slowing climate change, research reveals

Known more as a symbol of global warming, the nutrient-rich plumes that trail melting giant icebergs are in fact sinking carbon deep into the ocean

12 January 2016 Rachel McCarthy: the climate change scientist and poet unlocking elemental forces

It’s not every poet who manages to work a demanding day job as a Met Office climate scientist. But when Rachel McCarthy isn’t walking the corridors of Whitehall, on secondment to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, she is to be found polishing her poems.

12 January 2016 Billionaire activist urges Obama to focus State of the Union on climate change

Tom Steyer calls on president to seize opportunity to explain his actions on the environment and convince Americans that they must be irrevocable

5 January 2016 E.ON completes split of fossil fuel and renewable operations

Newly formed Uniper will assume control of the German energy giant’s fossil fuel assets, with E.ON focusing on renewables and energy networks, reports BusinessGreen   The E.ON coal-fired power station in Gelsenkirchen. The German energy giant has separated its fossil fuel assets into a new company. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP Jocelyn Timperley for BusinessGreen, part of…

5 January 2016 Corking climate change: sustainable practices bear fruit in champagne production

For some vineyards in France, employing green practices in their winemaking is as important as protecting the use of the term ‘champagne’

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