City of London launches new green finance initiative

A new initiative aimed at making London the world leader in green finance has been unveiled. Launched by the City of London Corporation, it hopes to improve the financing options for sustainable infrastructure projects and support the sector’s development. The first phase of the ‘Green Finance Initiative’ (GFI) will focus on three issues: improving the […]

Skyscraper Tower 42 hits height of energy efficiency

The City of London’s first skyscraper is set to hit new heights – in energy efficiency, that is. The 600ft Tower 42 (pictured centre, to the left of the Gherkin) has just upgraded and expanded its system for collecting energy data. Originally known as the NatWest Tower because of its first owner, Tower 42 is […]

Full steam ahead, says new energy secretary

It’s full steam ahead for “green growth and green jobs,” according to DECC’s new Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey. On his first official visit as a Cabinet member, Mr Davey joined Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at a testing site for sustainable homes where he met graduates considering green construction jobs. Mr Davey […]