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Green Investment Bank marks second birthday by passing £5bn milestone

London Array offshore wind turbine

Prime Minister hails bank's work to cut emissions and boost green energy investment, as first energy efficient datacentre project is unveiled

31 Oct 2014

How the deforestation agenda came in from the wilderness

Illegal logging in Peru - photo WWF Andrew Bartschi

Governments and businesses across the world are working to arrest the loss of forests, but financial and political barriers remain

30 Oct 2014

Fracking investments under threat from falling oil prices

Shale gas site picture by DECC

Shale gas companies and oil majors seeing profits eaten away as crude prices dip to $80 a barrel

29 Oct 2014

10:10 renews call for a dose of climate optimism

ComRes poll suggests people more likely to back climate action if they are better informed about the clean technologies that can deliver decarbonisation

29 Oct 2014

Mining companies should report on climate impacts, MPs say

Select committee calls for tough Social Responsibility Index to ensure environmental and social governance matches financial oversight

29 Oct 2014

Emerging economies challenge industrialised nations clean energy dominance

New report shows developing nations added 37GW of new green energy last year, compared to 43GW in OECD countries

29 Oct 2014

Tackling deforestation can help your business build a powerful brand

Karin Burns calls on more companies to embrace REDD+ to increase the economic value of forests

29 Oct 2014

It's not perfect, but the EU energy and climate package is great news for the green economy

The targets and policies delivered by the EU energy and climate change package prove that decarbonisation efforts are now firmly part of the political and business mainstream

28 Oct 2014

Green Investment Bank toasts latest green whisky distillery project

Royal Brackla Distillery in Nairn becomes latest site to benefit from GIB-backed biomass boiler investment

28 Oct 2014

Green Investment Bank eyes first profits as it celebrates second birthday

GIB chief executive Shaun Kingsbury reveals future for Treasury-backed bank includes 'crowding in private finance'

27 Oct 2014

Offshore wind industry must 'get some deals done', says Green Investment Bank chief

Shaun Kingsbury says offshore wind industry needs to build momentum following turbulent year

27 Oct 2014

A strong climate package is essential to revive flagging EU energy investment

Stephanie Pfeifer of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change explains why investors crave the policy certainty a bold EU energy and climate change package would deliver

24 Oct 2014

Green Bond market to top $100bn in 2015

Strong third quarter performance drive year to date issuances to $32bn, more than double the total issued last year

23 Oct 2014

Piketty: 'This is an unprecedented opportunity to drive investment in low-carbon growth'

‘Rockstar economist’ joins colleagues to urge European leaders to agree ambitious climate package and provide 'springboard' to cleaner world

22 Oct 2014

Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

Green champion’s push to funnel car emissions into the emissions trading system seen as attempt to bend rules

21 Oct 2014

Insurers tell Osborne £500m extra needed for flood defences

Companies and NGOs write to Chancellor George Osborne warning millions of homes could be left at risk without greater investment

21 Oct 2014

A business plea for a strong 2030 energy and climate deal

Chief executive of Rockwool calls for European Council to show leadership and approve on an ambitious energy savings target this week

21 Oct 2014

HSBC, Barclays and RBS come under pressure to ditch fossil fuel investments

Lloyds and Santander also targeted in new campaign aiming to highlight 'carbon bubble' risks

20 Oct 2014

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