$1bn solar loans ‘to blossom for Japan’

Deutsche Bank is said to be planning loans worth around $1 billion (£0.6bn) to solar energy projects in Japan. Hans Van Der Sande at the German bank’s Tokyo branch said it is ready to dish out loans for three to six projects in the next year or 18 months, reported Bloomberg. He said: “We got […]

EU bank provides €150m for Czech’s green lending

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has extended two loans to support energy efficiency and renewable projects in the Czech Republic. It is providing separate loans to two different banks for SMEs and Mid-Cap – medium sized businesses with up to 3,000 employees – companies, including housing associations and energy services companies, in the Central European […]

$50m energy efficiency fund for Latin America

Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean looking to invest in renewable and energy efficiency projects can apply for loans, thanks to a $50 million (£32.8m) fund. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provided the cash for the Energy Efficiency Finance Facility, which supports firms with small-scale loans for projects that will cut energy costs and […]

Businesses offered million pound loans for solar panels

In these hard times of crunch, it’s often said how difficult it is for businesses to get loans – for whatever it is. But now firms are being offered loans of up to one million pounds to get solar panels for their properties, under a new scheme from renewable supplier Engensa. The UK firm is […]

‘Only fifth of homeowners will go for Green Deal’

Only one in five homeowners is set to participate in the Green Deal despite the Government pumping millions of pounds into the energy efficiency scheme. According to a new survey of more than 1,200 homeowners in the UK commissioned by the British Standards Institution (BSI), more than half of householder (61%)  are ‘unsure’ if the […]