Secretary for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey

Coalition puts green energy top of agenda in bid to boost investment will unlock billions

The Government will open the door to multi-billion pound investment in off-shore renewable energy supplies as part of plans to boost major infrastructure projects in the UK.

Anger at Monmouthshire council limits on rubbish bags

Plans by a Welsh council to restrict the amount of rubbish to be collected to two sacks per fortnight have provoked anger, with more than 1,000 people signing a petition opposing the limit.

Caroline Flint, Shadow Energy Secretary said it looks like people are saying 'no deal'

Government’s green deal branded a failure as fewer than ten UK homes take out loans offered

The government’s much-vaunted green deal has been branded a failure by critics after it emerged that fewer than ten UK households have taken out the loans offered by the scheme to improve their energy efficiency.

Owen Paterson wants restrictions on GM crops relaxed

GM crops are safer than conventional crops, says Environment Secretary Owen Paterson

They are subjected to much greater scrutiny than traditional varieties, he says

Organic farming hits the skids as recession-hit consumers desert the sector

Organic farming fell to its lowest level on record last year, as struggling consumers continued to desert a sector that had been booming until the financial crisis set in.

A Cuadrilla shale fracking facility in Preston

Cuadrilla PR man admits George Osborne's shale gas revolution won’t cut energy bills

Plan to drive down prices will have 'basically insignificant' impact

Deliriously expensive: the Garmin Edge 810 is aimed at serious road cyclists

A week with: Garmin Edge 810 bike satnav

Price: £379.99
Screen: 2.6-inch touchscreen
Battery life: 17 hours
Maps: Built in mapping and Ordinance Survey compatible
Connectivity: Automatic Bluetooth syncin

Genetically modified maize in Shropshire

Exclusive: The agricultural revolution - UK pushes Europe to embrace GM crops

Environment Secretary will urge EU to relax restrictions on crop licensing

The Biospheric Project

The future home: self-sufficient in meat, fish, vegetables and fruit

An experiment in self-sufficiency will transform a previously derelict Manchester printworks according to so-called vertical urban farming techniques

Plasticarian Beatrice Bliss, 25, says the key to success is to be organised

Meet a plasticarian (that's a person who does not use plastic)

So, you've decided it's a health risk and a menace to the environment and it's time to just say 'No'. But how are you going to clean your teeth?

Whitelee Windfarm on the outskirts of Glasgow

Plan to make Britain's electricity supply almost entirely green by 2030 narrowly voted down by MPs

Tim Yeo, who tabled the amendment, left disappointed, but said high level of support would make it harder for coalition to "water down" targets on renewable energy in future

Bumper harvest: Westmill Wind Farm Co-operative produces enough green electricity to power more than 2,500 homes, cutting carbon dioxide emissions

Investment in green energy falls to four-year low

MPs will now try to force into the Energy Bill a target date for cleaning up the power sector

After the flood: From Haiti to Britain, one man has captured the devastation of our increasingly deluged lands

Photographer Gideon Mendel's series, Drowning World, not only shows the effect of flooding on communities, but also encompasses traditional portraiture, and explores the often striking visuals such huge influxes of water produce.

Former Ukip candidate George Eustice appointed as PM's adviser on Energy and Climate Change issues

David Cameron has appointed George Eustice, his former press secretary and former Ukip candidate, as his new adviser on Energy and Climate Change issues, it was announced today.

Waste not, want not: Britain has become a nation of recyclers - but is it making a difference?

The UK has become very good at recycling but is our rubbish really being put to proper use? Steve Boggan visits a £60m London processing plant to find out

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