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Most popular on Blue Green 30 Oct – 05 Nov 2015



The month’s nearly over and we’ve seen 44% growth in readership and 30% growth in twitter profile visits. Here’s the articles that were read by most people in the last week.

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Galloper wind farm first UK project backed by EUR 315 billion Investment Plan for Europe

The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term investment institution, has agreed to provide GBP 225 million for the Galloper Wind Farm Ltd (GWFL) to be constructed 27 km off the Suffolk Coast. Once operational the offshore wind farm will be capable of providing enough clean energy to supply up to 336,000 homes from the world’s largest wind turbines. The project also represents the UK’s first pre-construction offshore wind project finance deal. Read more.

Unique business initiative could deliver two-thirds of carbon reductions needed for UN climate change goal

Today, the President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Peter Bakker launches an analysis by PwC showing that the ambitions of WBCSD’s Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi) could deliver 65% of the carbon emission reductions needed to keep the rise in global temperatures to under 2°C. Read more.

Ethical Bank expands senior team as it seeks to grow faster

Charity Bank, an ethical bank which uses its savers’ money to make loans solely to charities and social enterprises, makes two senior appointments as it seeks to accelerate its growth. Read more.

World’s largest floating wind farm will be installed off the coast of Peterhead, Scotland

The world’s largest floating offshore wind development will be installed off the coast of Peterhead after the application has been granted a marine licence by the Scottish Government. It is expected that the Hywind Scotland development could power up to 19,900 houses. Read more.

Bees: National Pollinator Strategy needs strengthening says coalition

The UK Government isn’t acting quickly enough on new evidence of the threats faced by bees and other pollinators in England, the Bee Coalition warned today, the first anniversary of the UK’s National Pollinator Strategy [NPS]. Read more.