RBS is Biggest Lender to Renewables Projects in the UK

RBS was by far the biggest lender to renewable energy projects in the UK last year, lending more than double the amount of its nearest competitor, according to independent research. The bank says it expects the sector to grow further in the next few years. Figures from Infrastructure Journal show RBS loaned more than $366 … Read more

New UK Green Investment Fund Opens for Business

UK businesses can now apply for green equipment finance from Carbon Trust and Siemens. Worth up to £550 million over the next three years, the dedicated low carbon finance scheme is the first of its kind and will enable UK businesses to invest in cost effective energy efficiency equipment and other low carbon technologies, such … Read more

M&A Activity in Renewable Energy Sector Set to Increase Dramatically

Findings from a new survey show that, despite the difficult conditions of the last 18 months, renewable energy deal-making has remained remarkably robust and is expected to dramatically increase in the next 12 month Commissioned by Rodl & Partner, the leading independent professional services firm, and carried out by mergermarket, the comprehensive overview of the … Read more

€3.6 Million Investment in Wavebob

Wavebob, the Irish technology company specialising in ocean wave energy conversion, has secured a grant of $2.4 million (€1.83 million) from the US Department of Energy to prepare for a commercial-scale wave energy demonstration project planned for US waters in 2013. Bord Gais will also invest €1.8 million in Wavebob, bringing the total investments to … Read more