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Will the EU's €315 billion investment plan deliver the sustainable growth the global economy needs?


Too much capital across Europe is sitting idle, argues Martin Schoenberg of Climate Change Capital, the EU's infrastructure investment plan provides a way to put it to a good and green use

27 Nov 2014

Renewables to benefit from EU's new £250bn investment plan

Wind farm construction

European Commission and European Investment Bank unveil €21bn fund designed to boost investor confidence in new infrastructure projects

26 Nov 2014

Ofgem ploughs £46m into latest wave of green grid projects


Eight innovation projects to share funding, as look to demonstrate carbon and cost-saving grid technologies

24 Nov 2014

Green Alliance reveals plan to give environmental power to the people

Leading green think tank celebrates 35th anniversary with a new strategy designed to 'put the public back in public policy'

21 Nov 2014

T pylon rises at National Grid training centre

Line of six pylons featuring new lightweight design will be built over next six months, allowing construction and engineering testing

21 Nov 2014

How London is seeking to raise its game on recycling

LWARB launches two pronged attack to boost waste management efforts, as capital is revealed as worst in UK for recycling

20 Nov 2014

Threat of Obama veto hangs over Keystone XL pipeline

Controversial bill supporting project will be debated in the Senate after winning House approval, but President is expected to veto it

17 Nov 2014

Teaching elephants to dance

Grant Thornton's Nathan Goode wonders if the UK is ready for the transformation of the energy grid that is on the way

10 Nov 2014

National Grid bags £1.5bn loan as profits rise

European Investment Bank hands out biggest ever loan to help upgrade UK's creaking infrastructure and boost renewables

07 Nov 2014

Texas oil town makes history as residents say no to fracking

Oil and gas industry asks court for immediate injunction

06 Nov 2014

Why we need an independent energy infrastructure planning body

Richard Coackley of URS explains why so many businesses want to see a longer term approach to low carbon infrastructure

05 Nov 2014

EU energy efficiency plans accused of lacking 'clear pathway' for improvement

Study finds UK among four member states compliant with Energy Efficiency Directive, but green building industry criticises 'piecemeal approach' across Europe

04 Nov 2014

CBI calls for energy efficiency to be made infrastructure priority as supply fears escalate

Leading business body underlines support for electricity market reform, but warns political rhetoric is hampering crucial infrastructure investment

03 Nov 2014

Sainsbury's says 'fill up with something new today' with first hydrogen refuelling station

Supermarket's Hendon store to host Air Products' hydrogen dispenser for zero emissions vehicles

30 Oct 2014

National Grid: 'The country has the ability to meet its energy needs in a cold winter'

National Grid again seeks to downplay blackout fears, but admits electricity supply margins have tightened

28 Oct 2014

Fresh reports reveal how solar and wind are closing in on grid parity

Rooftop solar set to be as cheap as grid energy in all 50 US states by 2016, while forecasts for huge wind energy growth raise prospects of falling costs

28 Oct 2014

Ofgem announces £1.1bn funding plan for Scottish renewables transmission link

New subsea cable under the Moray Firth aims to connect 1.2GW of renewables capacity to the grid

27 Oct 2014

Could Portugal's interconnector demands threaten EU 2030 climate targets?

Reports suggest latest draft of Climate and Energy package exclude binding target on cross border power cables

23 Oct 2014

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