Up to $80m on offer for energy demand flexibility across US buildings and grid

The funding will support projects that help improve the energy efficiency of the building stock in the US

Green finance
New fund to pave the way for low carbon and resilient cities in developing and emerging economies

It is a collaboration between ministers and directors of the Governments of Germany and Luxembourg together with the World Bank, European Investment Bank and the Global Covenant of Mayors

Norway submits plan for £2bn carbon capture and storage project

The government proposes to initially implement the carbon capture technology at Norcem’s cement factory in Brevik

Israel’s OPC Energy to buy US firm Competitive Power Ventures

Its holding in CPV may be around 70%, with plans to bring in a number of institutional investors from the Israeli capital market as partners in the deal

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‘Nuclear power is likely to continue to play a key role in global low carbon energy mix’

A new report stresses supportive energy policies and market designs must facilitate investment to build enough new nuclear capacity to offset approaching retirements

New £300m investment to make manufacturing smarter

It will support businesses in implementing new technologies to improve their manufacturing productivity, create highly skilled jobs and slash carbon emissions

Government encourages pension schemes to invest in green tech and infrastructure

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

Scottish Government launches Green Investment Portfolio

A total of 10 projects with £1.16bn of investment potential – ranging from hydrogen development and plastic recycling – are included in the first release of the portfolio

London-based bank buys 25% stake in Transgaz subsidiary

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is investing €20m in Vestmoldtransgaz, the gas transmission company operating the newly-built Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline

NI Water warns it is ‘sinking’ due to ‘chronic underfunding’

The utility warns the country’s failing wastewater infrastructure is unable to take new connections from new homes and businesses, leading to inadequate environmental protection through increased sewer flooding and pollution