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

England to Benefit From Over 500 Green Buses

The British Government has announced funding of over £46 million for 542 new low carbon buses on roads across England by March 2012. The money is part of the Government’s drive to target investment in new projects that promote green growth and encourage use of sustainable local transport. All English regions will benefit with funds … Read more

China Charts ‘Clean Industrial Revolution’ to Power its New Economy

China is starting to act positively on international climate targets though challenges remain. A new report by The Climate Group commissioned by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence, says the Chinese government’s decision to put a ‘clean industrial revolution’ at the heart of the nation’s 12th Five Year Plan will deliver real carbon savings … Read more

€2 Billion Renewables Investment Would Create Hundreds of Jobs in Clare

Multinational utility companies are seeking to invest over Eur2 billion to harness the energy of County Clare’s wind, wave, tidal and biomass resources. This is according to the Clare County Development Board (CDB), which has launched its Integrated Strategy on Energy & Climate Change. The plan sets the path for Clare to become a low … Read more

European Commission Wants Your Views on Roadmap for Low Carbon Economy by 2050

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on how to achieve a low carbon European economy by 2050.  In early 2011, the Commission plans to publish a Roadmap on options for ‘decarbonising’ the European economy by 2050 and the public consultation will feed into this. The roadmap will set out a strategy for reducing … Read more

Launch of Low Carbon Entrepreneurs Website

Today, Friday 13th August, five members of the Challenge Europe Project (from Meath, Dublin, Belfast and the USA) will launch, a new website providing the information entrepreneurs need to start new businesses that take advantage of the emerging green economy. “This is an information portal that helps entrepreneurs explore the commercial possibilities of low … Read more

EIB Provides £450m to Ford for New Generation of Environmentally-friendly Engines

European Investment Bank funding for research and development of a new era of low-carbon engines and commercial vehicle technologies at Ford manufacturing plants across the UK was signed off today at Ford’s Dunton technical centre. The package, backed by a 80% loan guarantee from the UK government, forms part of Ford’s £1.5 billion engine and … Read more