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EIB loans UCL record-breaking amount of money for campus developments

The European Bank (EIB) has loaned the largest sum of money ever lent to a university to University College London (UCL). The bank has loaned £280 million to UCL who will use the money to develop its Bloomsbury and UCL East campuses. The first phase of UCL East is...


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World’s biggest investors protecting millions of pensions by tackling climate change

The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) annual report has revealed that climate change is rapidly moving up the agenda for the world’s biggest investors. Pension funds and insurers are recognising the need for action to protect the savings and the financial security of hundreds of millions of people. Ninety...


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Activists set up camp in Wales to shut down opencast coal mine

Hundreds of people have set up camp in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales to shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine, Ffos-y-fran, just days before Wales goes to the polls. Campaigners began arriving on Saturday and are want to shut down the opencast coal mine today. Activists from Wales...


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Damning evidence exposes BP’s interference at museums

The Art Not Oil coalition have published an in-depth report today which exposes the multiple ways in which BP has interfered in the running of the museums and galleries it sponsors. The report draws upon hundreds of emails and documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) which...


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WHEB release second annual impact report

WHEB released their second annual Impact Report on Friday. WHEB is a specialist investor focused on the opportunities created by the global transition to more sustainable, resource efficient and energy efficient economies. Their intention is to create a social and environmental impact as well as a financial return through...


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Friends of the Earth want next London Mayor to tackle air pollution in the capital

Friends of the Earth has asked the London mayoral candidates to commit to ten polices that will help make the capital a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, work, and visit. They have found that all the main contenders have stronger green policies than the current government, although...


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Big Society Capital publish Social Investment Tax Relief guide for charities and social enterprises

Big Society Capital published a DIY Guide to Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) today. The guide, written by The Freedom Bakery founder and managing director Matt Fountain, introduces entrepreneurs to an alternative method of finance that could enable them to achieve their ambitions without affecting their social mission. The...


RenewableUK

British public backs renewables and wants more projects in their areas

Official government statistics show that the British public believes renewable energy provides noticeable economic benefits. More than half the people surveyed also said they want more clean energy projects built in their area. The Public Attitudes Tracking Survey published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change highlighted that...


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REA hold mixed reaction to changes in government proposals on biogas and biomass

The Government consultation into the reform of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) closed yesterday. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) who cover power, transport and heat, responded to proposals regarding biogas and biomass. They are encouraging the Government to support a wide range of renewable heat technologies in order to...


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Europe needs a “renovation revolution” to meet Paris Agreement

The World Green Building Council is urging governments, businesses, consumer groups and NGOs across Europe to come together to create ambitious plans for how their countries will cut emissions from existing buildings. Countries must work together in order to meet the Paris Agreement and halt global temperature rises as...


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New opinion poll reveals Londoners’ anger over high energy bills

2/3 of Londoners hesitated to heat their homes due to high bills 3/4 of Londoners want a Mayor who will lower bills New polling conducted by Switched on London reveals that 87% of Londoners feel they are paying too much for their energy and there is cross-party support for...


Needed Sustainable Finance Leadership

It’s Time To Take Tesla Seriously

The Tesla Model 3 was introduced on March 30th and has already received over 325,000 deposits. Each $1000 deposit reserves purchasing rights for future owners, even though production of the Model 3 is still a year away. To understand how significant this is, consider that if each depositor actually...


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Winter Flooding: Nearly 250 Million of Damage Caused to Roads and Bridges

Nearly £250 million in damage was caused to key infrastructure like roads, bridges, public rights of way, and drainage systems by this winter’s flooding, new research reveals. A snapshot analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA), published three months on from the flooding, estimates local authorities have so far...


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How to be ‘green, lean and clean’ When Developing Buildings and Estates

ENER-G has published a detailed new guide to improving building energy performance for developers and estate managers, which is available free to download. The publication is entitled ‘Deep Green: How Criteria for 21st Century Building Performance is Testing the Environmental Credentials of Developers and Estate Managers’. It outlines the...


Low Carbon Investing 2016

Guide to Low Carbon Investing launch

Blue & Green Tomorrow has launched its 2016 Guide to Low Carbon Investing. With contributions from 3D Investing, Triodos, Alliance Trust, WHEB, Standard & Poors, iforchange and Divest Invest, it sets out the opportunity for the investors who support the innovators, individuals and organisations who are tackling the issue of climate change...