EU and Dutch banks invest €300m on green shipping

Green investments for the European shipping market is to receive a €300 million (£265.7m) boost. Dutch bank ING and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are each providing €150 million (£132m) for projects with a “green innovation element” covering the construction of new vessels or retrofitting of existing ones. It applies to both inland shipping and […]

Dutch floating solar farm gets go-ahead

A floating solar farm project has been given the green light in the Netherlands. The Lingewaard solar farm will consist of 6,150 panels, expected to generate enough electricity to power 600 households. It will be installed on the irrigation water reservoir near Bemmel, which is used to supply water to the gardeners in the area. […]

Dutch bank pledges €100m for sustainable businesses

Dutch bank ING has pledged to invest €100 million (£87m) in sustainable businesses over three to four years. It will provide the funding through its new arm ‘Sustainable Investments’ to firms that have a “proven concept and a positive environmental impact”. It plans to target opportunities in all sectors and focus on innovative business models […]

ING joins global ‘circular economy’ initiative

Dutch bank ING has announced it is joining an initiative to boost the circular economy. It will be part of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) which aims to accelerate and build a framework for an economy that’s restorative and regenerative by design. The bank believes the circular economy is the “ultimate answer” in solving the problem […]