2014, the green business year in review

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BusinessGreen highlights the key trends that have dominated the past 12 months for the green economy

It's been an eventful year for the green economy, defined by rapid progress in terms of new technologies, policies and clean energy projects.

Over the next two weeks, BusinessGreen will look at the stories that dominated the year, starting with the year UK green politics got interesting...

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Three of the winning projects are developing green hydrogen solutions to replace fossil fuels in distilling processes. The final winner is developing biofuel technology.
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Low-carbon liquor: Government distills £11m boost for whisky decarbonisation projects

New funding awarded to four UK distilleries to support spirits' industry plans to develop innovative low-carbon technologies

clock 24 November 2021 • 3 min read
IONITY was founded in 2017 | Credit: IONITY

IONITY raises €700m to support installation of 5,500 fast charging points by 2025

Firm announces that BlackRock has become its latest investor, delivering a further boost to the charging network operators ambitious expansion plans

Cecilia Keating
clock 24 November 2021 • 2 min read
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'Serious prudential risk': How EU banks' climate risk provisions are threatening European financial stability

European Central Bank has urged banks to step up their climate risk assessments, after major benchmarking exercise reveals sector is poorly prepared for escalating impacts

Cecilia Keating
clock 24 November 2021 • 6 min read