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Bristol Energy Coop Announce Solar Switch On

Bristol Energy Cooperative’s (BEC) new solar farm in Lawrence Weston, Bristol, is successfully generating power. News that the solar farm was switched on this morning means that BEC’s £9 million solar portfolio makes it the largest community energy company by capacity. Each year, this new solar farm, lying on...


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Sustainable Investors React to EU Ref Results

The EU referendum results have revealed that Britain voted to leave the European Union. The final count showed that 52% voters were in favour of Brexit. Members of the UK’s sustainable investment sector, including the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), EQ Investors, and WHEB, reacted to the...


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FCA Is Monitoring Financial Developments Following Brexit

Today it was revealed that British voters have decided to leave the European Union. No one can be sure of the future, but the result of the EU Referendum will have significant impact on the UK. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says it is noting any changes in the financial sector....


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Oversubscribed Good Energy Shares Raise £3.1 million

Good Energy, a leading energy supplier, has revealed its latest share offer, which has raised £3.1 million, experienced a huge oversubscription. Good Energy reported its customers contributed 2,000 individual applications to the share offer. The money raised will be put towards the green energy company’s future operations. The Wiltshire-based...


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Liebreich Praises UK Offshore Wind “Success Story”

Renewable energy in the UK is steadily growing – almost a quarter of the country’s electricity now comes from renewables. Michael Liebreich, leading international advocate of renewable energy and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said the UK’s progress in the sector is “a huge success and should be...


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Hugh McNeal Makes Rousing Renewables Speech

Hugh McNeal has made his first speech as Chief Executive of RenewableUK to the offshore wind industry. McNeal spoke at RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind Conference in Manchester, highlighting how much offshore wind is contributing to Britain’s economy. He said the renewable energy sector is “securing investment, delivering transformative and...


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BNP Paribas Investment Partners Introduce New Strategy

BNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP) has announced it will be implementing a new strategy called “Responsible Dividend”. Responsible Dividend will focus on the increasingly important theme of high-dividend-yield equities, whilst selecting companies on the basis of financial and non-financial criteria. This approach is expected to highlight opportunities that...


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University of Cambridge Releases Investment Review

The University of Cambridge is calling on funds managers to factor climate change into future investment decisions. The University revealed its plans last week, following the announcement that it no longer invests in coal or tar sands, has no exposure to the industries, and has “no expectation of having...


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Scottish Government Backs Renewables Sector

The Scottish Government has pledged its support for renewable energy in the country by awarding a sum of money to the Carbon Trust.  The £1.5 million fund will support the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) research and design programme. The funding is expected to go towards further investments, creativity, and...


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Stockholm Withdraw Fossil Fuel Investment

Fossil Free Stockholm has announced that the Swedish capital has withdrawn investment from coal, oil and gas companies. The citizen-led group has been campaigning for a year and a half and today they declared the victory. The change in Stockholm’s investment policy has seen around 30 million SEK from...


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Solar Farm Pledge £125,000 to Midlands Air Ambulance

It was revealed today that the Midlands Air Ambulance charity will receive £5,000 a year for the next 25 years from a local renewable energy farm. Warwickshire Community Energy has agreed to provide the funding through profits from its nearby solar farm. The life-saving charity is set to receive...


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WWF Research Complex Green Bond Market

WWF has commissioned new research, published today, which focuses on green bonds. The research highlights the complexity that surrounds green bonds, commenting on the proliferation of standards, frameworks and guidelines. The report suggests that changes need to made in order for the green bond market to really boom. Creating...


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LGA Respond to Flood Protection Report

The Environmental Audit Committee has published a report that focuses on flood protection. The Local Government Association (LGA) has responded to the report, backing the work of local authorities that manage flood risks and implement strategies. Councillor Peter Box, LGA Environment spokesman, said: “Councils are at the sharp end...


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Good Energy Launch Renewable Share Offer

Good Energy, a renewable energy supplier, is raising a £3.1 million investment through a share offer. Good Energy wants to give its customers more involvement in ownership and is encouraging them to get invest. Today’s share offer gives customers the option to support the company’s mission to transform the...


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Solar Bond Success for Swindon

Investment interest in a solar farm in Swindon has been so high that bonds sold out a month earlier than expected. Bonds were open to anyone but had a minimum of just £5 put on them. Swindon Community Solar Farm is the UK’s first solar farm funded jointly by...