Banks and government ‘must spur green investment’

European banks and governments must make a number of changes to encourage continued green investments. That’s according to the European Banking Federation (EBF), which has made a series of recommendations for these groups to help improve environmental, economic and social sustainability across the economy. It says clear and certain policies, solid regulations and an appropriate […]

“Not fair” to tar energy with the same brush as banking

It’s “not fair” to draw comparisons between the energy and banking sectors according to CEO and founder of Good Energy, Juliet Davenport. In an interview with ELN this week at the Energy UK conference, she responded to Ed Davey’s suggestion that suppliers faced a “Fred the Shred moment” over the recent round of price hikes: […]

We want a single backer for low carbon energy, Government told

The Government needs to work out who’s going to financially back its new scheme to pay for low carbon energy – and sooner rather than later, the head of an energy trade body said this week. Angela Knight, chief executive of trade body Energy UK derided official dithering over who will be the “counterparty” to […]

Finance no longer a problem, says brokerage firm

A recent report suggested investment in the clean energy industry had fallen to its lowest since the financial crisis of 2008. But the money to fund new energy projects is still there, claims one financier. The secret is getting your mitts on it. ELN asked Adam Hewson, the Director of ReEnergise Finance why some thought […]