Sadiq Khan: I want business on-board to ignite London's green revolution
EXCLUSIVE: Businesses are front and centre of Sadiq Khan's ambitious plans to create "the greenest city in the world", the London Mayor told edie today (10 October) as he unveiled detailed proposals to improve the capital's air quality.
Shell launches new digital tool to springboard low-carbon start-ups into green markets
A new digital tool has been launched by Shell's business development platform to create a route to market for innovative, low-carbon small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through a variety of sources totalling £157m in value.
Cleantech innovation: the legal necessities of joining forces
In the final installment of edie's cleantech innovation feature mini-series, Hamish Corner - partner at law firm Penningtons Manches - outlines the legal necessities that must be established and protected by green entrepreneurs when entering collaborative partnerships with larger corporations.
Cleantech innovation: the collaboration equation
In the penultimate part of this cleantech innovation feature mini-series, Carbon Limiting Technologies (CLT) directors Beverley Gower-Jones and Mark Bornhoft explain how green innovators should be interacting with big corporations to carve out a route to market and ensure they aren't "designing in the dark".
Cleantech innovation: Strategies for scaling up
In the second part of this cleantech innovation feature mini-series, Hamish Corner - a partner at UK law firm Penningtons Manches LLP - outlines the key challenges and potential solutions for green entrepreneurs and start-ups when it comes to attracting funding to turn proven prototypes into a commercial success.
Flying solar carpets and energy-stealing cars: the best green innovations of the week
After one of the titans of the fossil fuel industry buckled to its knees this week, edie rounds up the latest low-carbon technologies and innovations that look set to usher in the "new clean industrial era" that green groups are clamouring for.
Cleantech innovation: Navigating the minefield of investment
Innovation holds the key to unlock the global green industrial revolution. But how easy is it for low-carbon entrepreneurs and cleantech start-ups to secure vital funding and ultimately achieve commercial success? In this new feature mini-series, we explore the risks and opportunities surrounding green innovation investment.
London Mayor and DECC rally behind 'Cleantech City' plans
Plans to develop a new business district which could transform London into a global centre for cleantech innovation have today (15 March) been wholeheartedly supported by the Mayor of London and the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC).
London air quality start-up scoops 2nd place in global climate hackathon
Young entrepreneurs from London have claimed second place in a cleantech innovation competition in Paris that saw teams from 20 major cities around the world create solutions to local climate change problems.
Waste-to-chemicals value network boosted by new partners
A circular economy project investigating how waste can be used as a feedstock for the chemical industry has more than doubled in size since being launched late last year.
Supermarket fridges kept cool with F1 technology
A technology developed in Formula One racing could revolutionise refrigeration in the UK's supermarkets and convenience stores by drastically reducing the energy needed for cooling.
Could anaerobic digestion power phones of the future?
Smartphones could soon be powered by the product of anaerobic digestion (AD) of food waste, thanks to a new European research and development project.
Green energy from gravity: Cleantech innovation receives funding boost
An innovative new technology which uses the force of gravity to generate electricity that can be used off-grid has won £150k of funding to be scaled up across the world.
RBS Innovation Gateway: Turning green ideas into a resource-efficient reality
Almost a year on from the launch of the RBS Innovation Gateway, the bank's head of customer innovation Marcela Navarro reveals which projects have been successful so far and explains how her initiative is helping to accelerate new products to market, drive resource efficiency and, ultimately, save money.
Call for posters: edie launches brand new Innovation Zone at Sustainability Live 2015
For the first time, edie will be hosting an Innovation Zone at Sustainability Live 2015 to showcase the best emerging, pre-commercialised sustainability solutions.
Solar crowfunding scheme catches light
A project to site 749 solar panels on social housing in Berwickshire is the most effective crowdfunding campaign ever hosted by the investment platform Abundance Generation
Opening bell for UK's largest crowd-funded wind project
UK wind specialist Earthmill has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise a record £2.5m to finance 10 new wind turbines across Britain.
New £135m fund launched for UK energy projects
UK venture capital firm Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has today (2 September) announced it has raised £135m for a new infrastructure fund to invest in a diversified portfolio of UK-based clean energy projects.
Ed Davey supports call for business action on climate and energy
Energy & Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey, believes there is a 'huge business opportunity for those who grasp the green mantle' and is urging companies to adopt clean energy and support climate policy at national and international level.
Costly cleantech scaring away investors but corporates picking up the slack, says investor
EXCLUSIVE There is a strong need for investment in the "enabling clean technologies" if we are to achieve a low carbon economy, says Generation Investment Management partner Colin Le Duc.
UK in danger of falling behind in global green race
The Government must commit to a low carbon transition or risk competitor nations leap frogging the UK's lead in global green markets, new research shows.
Clean energy continues ascent as major economic force
The clean energy sector is predicted to almost double over the next decade, despite the economic crisis slowing demand for a host of clean technologies.
Low carbon champion appointed to head up GIB
Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced the new chief executive and executive team who will head up the UK's Green Investment Bank (GIB).
Climate change concerns fall off public radar
Public concern for issues such as climate change and energy security are dwindling, according to a report published today.
UK's first Silicon Valley Bank launches
The Silicon Valley Bank has today opened its doors in London in a bid to boost innovation in local and international businesses in the cleantech and technology sectors.
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland appoints new chief executive
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has appointed Dr Brian Motherway as chief executive officer.
EDF unveils funding pot for SMEs
A new low-carbon venture capital fund for SMEs in the energy sector has been launched by EDF and Idinvest Partners.
Cleantech trio scoop £15m investment
Ludgate Environmental Fund (LEF) has invested more than £15m in a trio of biomass, anaerobic digestion (AD) and waste heat recovery businesses.