All Homes to Have EPC rating of C by 2035: The Challenge

In this article, we explore just one part of the UK government’s Clean Growth Strategy – the push for all social housing to achieve C-rated Energy Performance Certificates by 2035.

‘Three times as much investment in renewables than in fossil fuels over last decade’

That is according to a report by Imperial Business School and the IEA, which suggests a better risk/return profile for clean energy over fossil fuels

UK to host Global Summit on Climate and Development this month

Countries that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change will be the focus of the Summit later this month

Budget 2021: ‘New infrastructure bank to drive at least £40bn of green investment’

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said ‘a real commitment to green growth’ is needed to build a strong, fair and resilient future economy

Banks ‘are silently and indiscriminately financing a toxic tide of plastic pollution’

Portfolio Earth claims financiers are ‘co-responsible’ for propping up the plastic packaging industry, one of the main contributors to harmful plastic waste

Government shows green spirit with £10m dram of funding for distillery industry

The move aims to help businesses switch to low carbon fuels such as hydrogen, biomass, geothermal power and repurposed waste

Fossil fuel divestment could be shifting finance into ‘pollution havens’

The University of Edinburgh Business School warns that some domestic banks in countries with strict environmental policies are simply shifting their fossil fuel spending abroad

Government unleashes £213m of new funding to tackle climate change and COVID-19

The money will be used to equip the scientists, universities and research institutes across the UK with state-of-the-art technology

New project to help catalyse affordable green housing finance in India

Green buildings are expected to help save more than 20% on energy and water consumption compared to typical buildings

‘Up to £416bn of net zero investment needed by 2050 if UK is to remain a global energy leader’

That’s the forecast from the Oil and Gas Technology Centre and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, which suggest new investment in clean North Sea technologies could boost the UK economy by as much as £125 billion each year