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Investor platform bids to accelerate action for low carbon world

Investor platform bids to accelerate action for low carbon world

By “decluttering and streamlining” support to developing countries, the platform aims to accelerate action and advance climate investment in developing countries.

San Diego progresses green energy transition

San Diego progresses green energy transition

The US city has approved proposals to create a joint-powers entity with cities across the region to lower energy costs and reach 100 per cent renewable energy by 2035.

National Climate Bank could mobilise $1 trillion for clean energy

National Climate Bank could mobilise $1 trillion for clean energy

The Coalition for Green Capital has published a white paper illustrating how, with just $35bn capitalisation, the bank could raise the funds from public and private investment.

Pilot project pioneers solar-powered rail

Pilot project pioneers solar-powered rail

If successful, the demonstrator project will prove that solar can safely bypass the grid to provide a direct supply of energy to UK railways’ traction systems.

US Senate introduces legislation for National Climate Bank

US Senate introduces legislation for National Climate Bank

The institution will be capitalised with $35 billion in federal funds and will drive public and private investment in clean energy technologies and infrastructure.

UK announces £30 million fund to fuel energy innovation

UK announces £30 million fund to fuel energy innovation

UK Research and Innovation has issued a call to innovators and entrepreneurs for smart energy ideas that will help to kick start an industry.

Lime and Octopus team for a greener London

Lime and Octopus team for a greener London

Lime warehouses, which charge Lime-E electric assist bike batteries, are being powered by clean and renewable energy in the UK capital.

UK architectural firm claims global sustainability first

UK architectural firm claims global sustainability first

Bennetts Associates has become the first practice in the world to achieve approved Science Based Targets and commit to the UN’s Climate Neutral campaign.

LA shines brightest in US solar ranking for the second year

LA shines brightest in US solar ranking for the second year

Environment America Research & Policy Centre’s annual report also reveals that solar power has doubled in most major cities over the past six years.

£102.5 million demonstrator programme aims to jump-start UK's energy revolution

£102.5 million demonstrator programme aims to jump-start UK's energy revolution

Four demonstrator projects have been chosen, which aim to show how businesses can develop local smart energy approaches at scale and create better outcomes for consumers.