British Glass plea to councils: ‘Don’t stop recycling collections during the crisis’

It says a fall in recycling will likely drive up the demand for carbon-intensive raw materials

New $212m financing for climate-friendly projects in Vietnam

The funding from IFC will enable VPBank to expand its lending to small and medium businesses and boost financing for projects that help reduce carbon emissions

Sweden ‘leading the way towards a low carbon future’

It is the second lowest carbon intensive economy among all member countries that are part of the International Energy Agency

Barclays issues €500m green bond in ‘UK first’

Barclays has issued a €500 million (£441m) green bond claimed to be the first issued by a UK bank to fund domestic assets. The funds raised will be used to finance and refinance residential mortgages on properties in England and Wales, which are in the top 15% of the lowest carbon intensive buildings in these […]

Utilities ‘locked-in to fossil fuels until 2050’

Europe’s biggest utilities could be locked into high emissions from fossil fuel power plants until 2050. That’s according to a new CDP report, which analyses 14 of Europe’s major utilities, worth a total of €256 billion (£218.17bn). Verbund, Iberdrola, Fortum and Enel are rated as being the least carbon intensive, with RWE, CEZ, Endesa and EnBW with […]

International bank helps Moldovans cut energy bills

A London based bank has provided loans worth €10 million (£8 million) to a Moldovan bank to help households and businesses cut their energy bills. The loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development are expected to help Moldova-Agroindbank provide long-term funding to industrial and residential clients implement energy saving projects under the country’s […]