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The Mayor today joined pupils at St Saviour’s and St Olave’s School in Southwark, a traffic hot spot that would be included in the proposed Ultra-Low Emission Zone expansion

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.

With the 84 funding sources representing £157m in total value, SMEs can establish their needs in regards to stages of development and financial requirements

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.

Green SMEs normally encounter four key legal elements that need to be addressed to ensure that a cleantech innovation is able to scale up

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.

The relationship between large and small businesses could be enhanced further if SMEs were more proactive while developing solutions

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".

Funding gap: Cleantech innovators will face numerous challenges when attracting investors to take a 'leap of faith' towards commercial success

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.

From South Africa to Vienna, via London, this week's green innovations have a truly global appeal

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.

Lightbulb moment: CLT is anticipating a boom in the upscale of cleantech innovation similar to the rise of the Internet

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.

An aerial shot of Imperial College London, which will form part of the new cleantech cluster. PHoto: Imperial College

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).

The AirPublic team pitched its innovation to business leaders in Paris

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.

The project seeks to to manufacture synthesis gas from domestic and other waste and use it as a feedstock for making products such as methanol and ammonia

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.

The two companies have worked together to produce a new retrofittable aerofoil system based on aero flow technology used in Formula One

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.

Graphene is one example of the new high-value products that AD can help to create

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.

GravityLight provides an affordable, reliable and safe alternative to kerosene lamps

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.

Marcela Navarro is head of customer innovation for RBS

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.

Sustainability Live 2015 will be showcasing the best innovative emerging technologies in an exciting new Innovation Zone next April

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.

Abundance said the Oakapple scheme was the most successful campaign it had ever hosted in terms of turning visits into investment

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

The turbines will generate revenue from Feed-in Tariffs and the sale of electricity to the National Grid.

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.

SEP managing partner Calum Paterson says the market opportunity for energy infrastructure finance is 'very attractive'

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 believes the nation's businesses hold the key to delivering emissions reductions

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.

Government funding has spurred the cleantech industry over the years

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.

Shaun Kingsbury will take the helm at the GIB

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.

SEAI CEO Brian Motherway

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.

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