Alok Sharma: “Climate security has become synonymous with energy security”

The COP26 President said the current crisis has made the case for homegrown renewables more clear

COP26: Nations pledge finance to boost green tech in developing countries

Germany, Japan, Korea, Spain and the US are some of the countries that have pledged financial support to the CTCN – which aims to transfer green tech to smaller nations

Fresh cash to boost green tech

A new 166-million government investment will support the development of technologies in carbon capture, greenhouse gas removal and hydrogen

Government encourages pension schemes to invest in green tech and infrastructure

It has launched a consultation which is open until 30th October 2020

Cost of solar ‘is main reason for slow public adoption’

The British public say cost is the main factor putting them off installing solar panels on their houses. That’s according to a new survey of 629 people conducted by YES Energy Solutions, in which 55% of respondents said the technology was too expensive for them to invest in. The firm said this indicates people may […]

Leaders ‘must track green tech uptake in agriculture’

A new methodology has been developed to track the uptake of green technology in the agriculture and food (agrifood) sector. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) say food production and supply chains consume nearly a third of […]

OECD says progress on green growth ‘is too slow’

Many countries’ progress on green growth is too slow. That’s according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which suggests although the world’s nations are generally becoming more efficient, advances in environmental productivity are more modest when emissions from international trade are factored in. The study of 46 countries […]

Government awards £4m for transport innovation

The UK Government has awarded £4 million for innovative transport technology projects. It hopes the money will help cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment. A total of 19 councils across England will receive between £50,000 and £300,000 each for their ideas to improve the quality of road journeys and reduce the negative effects […]

US invests $1.9m in green technologies

The US is investing $1.9 million (£1.2m) to help small businesses develop and commercialise technologies that tackle critical environmental problems. A total of 19 will receive a share of the loan from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The technologies are focused on air and climate, toxic chemicals, water, building materials and homeland security research. Some of the […]

Are you an inspiring green innovator?

Are you an innovator ready to showcase your green technology to the nation? If so, a new programme is calling you to do just that. Launched by ecoConnect, a green industry business network, in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the ‘CleanTech Innovate’ event aims to present 40 of Britain’s “hottest technologies” which […]