Alphabet issues $5.75bn bond to support environmental initiatives

Google’s parent company will target eight areas, including energy efficiency, clean energy, green buildings, clean transportation and circular economy and design

EIB charges up clean transport with €1.5bn

The funds will boost EV uptake, the development of high speed rail and the use of hydrogen and electric buses

‘Three-quarters of Europeans approve of measures to ensure pre-pandemic air pollution doesn’t return’

Around 68% of 7,545 respondents want to see air pollution reduction policies, including restrictions on car access to city centres, kept in place.

BEVs see lowest drop as UK car sales suffer ‘steepest decline of recent times’

BEVs have increased their share of the car market almost 30-fold from 0.9% in April 2019 to 31.9% in April this year

Paris to create 680 kilometres of cycleways after coronavirus crisis

The city will invest €300 million for the updated bike lane network, which will include secure paths for cycling trips after the lockdown

UK councils granted £2.2 million boost to tackle air pollution

Air Quality Grant will finance innovative projects that encourage cleaner transport and reduce harmful emissions outside schools

Pivot Power unveils 100MW of new batteries to speed up EV expansion

Oxford and Kent will host the energy storage facilities that will provide essential capacity for EV charging by the end of 2020

National Grid launches €500m green bond

The funds could be used to support the connection infrastructure of wind farms to the grid and boost efficiency to help reduce electricity losses

Macquarie Group announces £500m green loan

It will support eligible projects including renewable energy and energy efficiency

Gas-powered buses hit the streets of Palma

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide a €30 million (£26.3m) loan to replace buses in Palma de Mallorca with less polluting gas-powered models. The money will help transport firm Empresa Municipal de Transportes swap its existing diesel-powered vehicles with newer, safer and cleaner compressed natural gas (CNG) versions. The agreement, which was […]