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The fund is expected to save an estimated 133 million tons of carbon emissions over the next 10 years

New York approves $5bn clean energy fund

New York State has announced the approval of a 10-year, $5bn Clean Energy Fund designed to accelerate the growth of clean technology in the state.

The 400MW Rampion Offshore Wind Farm will be built eight miles off the Brighton coast, between Peacehaven and Worthing

Green bank kick-starts Rampion south coast wind farm

The UK Green Investment Bank has today (18 May) taken a £236m stake in in the first offshore wind farm off the south coast of England, in a joint venture with energy giant E.ON.

GIB alliance makes £50m available for energy efficiency projects

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is putting up £25m in funding for public and private sector organisations wanting to implement energy efficiency projects.

With a consortium of investors putting a total of $47.8m into the project, the plant will use a new gasification technology that will convert recovered wood into electricity.

UK GIB invests in 'first of its kind' wood-to-energy plant

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has today announced an investment project that will see a new 10.3MW renewable energy plant built in Tyseley, Birmingham.

The new plant will save more than two million tonnes of wood from landfill, and save the same amount of carbon as taking 77,000 cars off the road

Construction starts on NI's largest renewable energy project

Work has started today on Northern Ireland's largest renewable energy project, an £81m biomass renewable power plant in Derry/Londonderry.

UK GIB signs up to ethical investment framework

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has signed up to the 'Equator Principles': the global ethical investment framework.

London Array's final turbine being installed in April

UK GIB refinances Masdar stake in London Array wind farm

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is investing £58.6m in the world's largest offshore wind farm, the London Array.

Newly appointed managing director of waste and bioenergy at the UK GIB, Chris Holmes

Green Investment Bank appoints new waste and bio-energy MD

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has appointed Chris Holmes the new managing director for waste and bio-energy.

GIB investment set to increase NI renewable electricity by 10%

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and investment firm Foresight have invested £20m into the construction of a wood fuelled combined heat and power (CHP) station to be built in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

UK Green Investment Bank funds biomass whisky distillery project

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is backing a £1.2m investment to install a biomass boiler at whisky distillery Tomatin near Inverness.

GIB weighs up AD sector with £50m investment consideration

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has published its first market report on the UK anaerobic digestion (AD) market as it looks to assess just how bankable the technology is.

Shanks PFI waste project latest to benefit from GIB funds

Shanks is the latest beneficiary of UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) funding, receiving funding to help deliver its newly-secured PFI waste treatment contract with Wakefield Council.

Banking on the GIB: boom or bust?

The Green Investment Bank is due to launch next month. Rolf Stein argues that there needs to be strict investment criteria to ensure it fulfils its objectives

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).

Organic waste venture first to profit from GIB funds

A combined anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting facility is the waste sector's first beneficiary of Green Investment Bank (GIB) funding.

Kit Beazley, Triodos' Head of Finance, on the roof at the bank's headquarters in Bristol

Green bank on track to cut CO2 emissions with solar roof

Triodos, a bank that invests in environmentally and socially sustainable projects, has reduced its carbon emissions through its recently installed solar panel array at its headquarters in Bristol.

Waste finance firm seeks 'high growth' opportunities

Waste companies looking to get projects financed have received a boost with the launch of a specialist investment firm looking to inject capital into the sector.

Fortunes hang in the balance with the GIB (Credit: yampi /

Green Investment Bank - a bang or a whimper?

Waste may be favoured under the Green Investment Bank's remit, but don't get your hopes up yet, cautions Peter Jones

Waste acquisitions hit record high in 2011

Last year saw a record number of merger and acquisition deals in the waste sector despite a 15% fall in material arisings and continuing concerns around access to finance.

Hopes raised that Queen's Speech will favour waste

Waste leaders have welcomed clarification on key legislation relating to the forthcoming Energy Bill and Green Investment Bank (GIB) outlined in the Queen's Speech today (May 9).

Queen's Speech: Business reacts with call for clarity

Businesses have welcomed the inclusion of Electricity Market Reform (EMR), the introduction of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) and a draft Water Bill in today's Queen's Speech - but said that clarity is needed on policy framework and clear leadership on the green economy.

GIB indicates likely investment winners in waste sector

PFI/PPP and merchant waste projects are to be singled out as frontrunner contenders for capital injection by the Green Investment Bank (GIB), it was confirmed this week.

ANALYSIS: Waste financiers not yet fired up by GIB

News this week that the waste sector is one of the first beneficiaries of Green Investment Bank funding has been welcomed, but equity alone will not be a silver bullet in delivering the scale of infrastructure required.

Waste industry is first recipient of GIB capital

Waste will be the first sector to benefit from Green Investment Bank (GIB) funding, Business Secretary Vince Cable confirmed today (April 25).

£100m announced for Scottish renewables

A deal between the UK and Scottish governments will see renewables energy projects north of the border get £100m in extra funding.

Ecotricity brings back £10m green energy bond drive

One of the UK's largest green energy producers Ecotricity has relaunched its ecobond renewable investment scheme.

Landlords ready for Energy Bill?

An association which represents landlords has backed Government plans to force them to green their properties.

£550M green equipment finance launched

'First of a kind' £550 million funding deal for greening business is being offered by the Carbon Trust and Siemens.

Budget 2011: Green Bank gets £2 billion

The Chancellor, George Osborne announced an extra £2 billion for the Green Investment Bank (GIB) today in the Budget.

MPs' warning on Green Bank

The Environmental Audit Committee has warned that the Green Investment Bank could lose out on billions of pounds of investment.

Government calls solar farms a 'threat' to green building funding

Energy minister Chris Huhne today (February 7) launched an attack on large-scale solar farms claiming they could soak up funding meant to help communities green their homes.

Scottish hopes for Green Investment Bank

The Scottish Secretary has put his support behind setting up the Green Investment Bank (GIB) in Scotland.

How green was the budget? What the trade bodies say

Organisations that represent the environmental sector and other concerned businesses have not embraced yesterday's budget with open arms, though there is some enthusiasm for the idea of a Green Investment Bank.

Friends of the Earth claims green bank campaign victory

Friends of the Earth has welcomed Government plans, unveiled in the Budget, to set up a Green Investment Bank.

The covers of Remarkable's A6 notepads are made from recycled tyres and the paper is 100% recycled.

Remarkable recycling company a hit in the supermarkets

A UK recycling company has found that its stationery made out of products such as waste tyres and plastic cups from vending machines are becoming quite a hit in supermarkets across the country.

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