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Simon O'Hagan: A day on which I have not cycled to or from work is a day on which something vital is missing

Cyclo-therapy

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Npower said between 150 and 250 turbines will be built eight miles off the North Wales coast

Go-ahead for giant wind farm

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

One of the biggest offshore wind farms in the world is to be built off the UK coast after being given the go-ahead by the Government, it was announced today.

Amancio Ortega made billions from fashion chain Zara

From the high street to high winds: Zara boss bids to power the world

Monday, 1 December 2008

The self-effacing billionaire boss of Spain's Intidex textile empire, Amancio Ortega, who founded the Zara fashion chain, is taking a dramatic change of direction by creating a global alternative energy network.

Vince's Ecotricity is responsible for 12 per cent of Britain's wind turbines and provides 50-per-cent green electricity to 35,000 customers

Close-up: Dale Vince

Sunday, 30 November 2008

He wants one million Britons to turn on to his turbines

Britain tries to block vital GM safeguard

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Britain is this week single-handedly setting out to sabotage a vital safeguard against farmers unwittingly growing GM crops, a secret document seen by The Independent on Sunday reveals.

Downturn hits farmers' markets

Friday, 28 November 2008

Farmers' markets are falling out of fashion. Sales fell by £5m to £220m last year, according to a survey of ethical shopping by the Co-operative Bank.

Tesco's carrier bag use is 40 per cent lower than two years ago

Supermarkets banish the plastic bag

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Executives hail success of campaign against environmental menace

Sanjida O'Connell: The truth about life in a 'green' house

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

A year ago I covered a story for The Independent on a new green development in Bristol. Six years previously a group of local residents had successfully campaigned against a property developer, bought the land themselves, and built their own environmentally-friendly houses.

£100m pledged to insulate homes

Monday, 24 November 2008

Alistair Darling today announced an extra £100 million to help tens of thousands of families insulate their homes in a move to cut emissions and reduce energy bills.

James Daley: There's rarely any solidarity between cyclists

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Cyclotherapy: Maybe we need to draw up a Debrett's for cycling

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