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Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards

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Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards

Drilling will be allowed in national parks in 'exceptional circumstances' but ministers retain power to veto plans

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Has waste hijacked the circular economy?

Susanne Baker of the EEF bemoans our willingness to equate the entire circular economy with simple efforts to boost recycling rates

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Ban bee-harming pesticides, MPs say

Environmental Audit Committee also questions role of industry in funding research into impact of pesticides

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US solar tariffs on Chinese imports will "hinder" deployment, industry warns

Levies of more than 165 per cent imposed after anti-dumping complaint threatens to re-ignite US-China trade spat

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Volvo and ABB in drive to roll out electric bus recharging network

New partnership will deploy city-wide recharging system across Luxembourg next year

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Green policy takes two steps forward, one step back

The green economy is making great progress and new carbon targets promise a further boost, but constant policy setbacks are not helping

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How to reduce energy use in the home

Beko's top tips for slashing energy consumption from electrical appliances and heating

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Kudos to Cameron for his carbon-cutting clarity

The long-awaited decision to retain the fourth carbon budget provides investors with some much needed certainty, now government and business must deliver on it

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If Paterson's 'green blob' exists it is a lot bigger than he thinks

Owen Paterson's attack on the environmental movement ignores both climate risks and the mainstream success of the green economy

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