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The technology will be used on future projects and the company hopes that other developers will follow in striving for carbon neutral projects

Hemel Hempstead set to welcome 'world's most sustainable residential tower'

The town of Hemel Hempstead is poised to welcome the world's "most sustainable residential tower" to its ranks in 2018, after Lumiere Developments unveiled the range of technologies it has turned to in order to create The Beacon.

The report reveals no “one-size fits all” solution exists, but that different city classes have the potential to expand green infrastructure and improve renewable energy costs effectively

Urban energy 'rethink' needed to ensure low-carbon transition, says IRENA

Cities have an "unprecedented" opportunity to transform and decarbonise energy systems and transition to greener city infrastructure, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

The Global Commission identifies four key areas where concerted action can help overcome barriers and boost sustainable infrastructure investments

Green infrastructure investment 'key to reigniting global growth'

Leading economists and political figures including former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón and former UK environment Minister Lord Nicholas Stern have this week warned that that more than $90trn (£70m) of infrastructure investment will be needed to deliver a climate-resilient, sustainable economy.

With a background in the public, private and voluntary sectors, Dr Bevis Watts sees an opportunity for a radical new approach to banking

New Triodos chief pledges to lead 'movement for change' among UK banks

"Our banks are not serving the needs of society," says Dr Bevis Watts, who has this week been confirmed as the first 'environmentalist' to take up a lead executive role within a UK bank.

The reports authors suggest that institutional design is required to take advantage of the opportunity to boost the UK's productive capacity and secure a resilient, low-carbon economy

Government must 'tap global reservoir of free capital' to invest in green infrastructure

The UK Government should boost economic growth by "tapping a global reservoir of free capital" to invest in sustainable infrastructure for energy, transport and cities, according to two new reports published today (12 August) by research institutions at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Carney revealed that only around one-third of the world’s 1,000 largest companies were providing banks and stakeholders with active and effective climate disclosures

Low-carbon movement requires $7trn in green infrastructure, warns Bank of England

Close to $7trn will need to be spent on new green infrastructure across the globe in order to cut carbon emissions over the next 20 years, the Bank of England's governor Mark Carney has claimed.

Buildings in London are currently emitting 32m metric tonnes of CO2 annually, compared to the two million emitted by building in Paris

London's green building sector threatened by quantity over quality approach

The global rise in green buildings is providing proof that cites shouldn't be "trapped and weighed down by aging infrastructure", with a new whitepaper suggesting that London should mirror Paris's strategies in order to become the global leader on green buildings.

GIB’s green mission requires investment contributions to meet one of the five ‘green purposes’ as well as contributing to an overall greenhouse gas emissions reduction

Green Investment Bank launches 'special share' protection against privatisation

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) will have an independent 'special share' introduced to protect its green mission principles once the move to introduce a privatised capital sell-off is completed.

A report will be published in the autumn, setting out a vision for UK infrastructure up to 2050

Business leaders call for fresh green infrastructure insight

Green Alliance and National Grid are among a clutch of business and environmental groups that have launched a national consultation asking for insights on the UK's future infrastructure needs and how they could be met.

The Scottish Parliament will also be an official Resource Efficiency Pledge Ambassador

Holyrood joins Scotland's resource efficiency drive

The Scottish Parliament has become the latest organisation to sign up to a national resource efficiency campaign in Scotland.

The bank has so far invested in projects ranging from an offshore wind farm off the Brighton coast to the installation of 10,000 LED streetlights in Glasgow

GIB backs £10bn green projects in three years

In the last three years, the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has committed £2.3 billion to 58 green infrastructure projects with a total value of £10.1 billion, making it the most active investor in the UK's renewable energy and energy efficiency industries.

Audi's concept SUV is planned for a production run in 2018

Audi unveils first all-electric SUV concept car

Audi has unveiled concept designs for its first all-electric SUV, with a full reveal expected at the International Motor Show 2015 in Frankfurt next month.

EU nations installed more than 2,300MW in the first six months of 2015

EU sets new record for offshore wind installations in first half of 2015

European offshore wind has set a record for annual capacity installation just six months into 2015.

The subsea interconnector, expected to be 740km long, will allow the two countries to share surplus renewable energy

£1.5bn contracts awarded for UK-Norway interconnector

Plans to build the world's longest electricity interconnector between the UK and Norway took a step forward yesterday, with £1.5bn of contracts awarded to three energy infrastructure companies.

The recent addition to London's skyline produces its own electricity through solar panels and hydrogen fuel

London's 'Walkie Talkie' skyscraper achieves top sustainability rating

One the most recent additions to the London skyline has achieved BREEAM Excellent rating, making it one of the most sustainable buildings in the city.

The Crown Estate wants to install more green spaces in London's West End

West End 'green corridor' could ease London's air pollution problem

A coalition of London property owners has announced plans to promote green infrastructure in the capital in the hope of boosting biodiversity and improving air quality for residents.

The GIB has invested more than £2bn in green infrastructure

'Smart money' flowing towards UK green infrastructure

The UK is in the midst of a green investment revolution, according to the head of sustainable finance at the Green Investment Bank.

A water control gate on an agricultural irrigation ditch in California, which will require $74.8bn of water infrastructure investment

White House puts $674.7bn price tag on improving US water infrastructure

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Centre to enable communities and businesses across the country to finance the $674.7bn of improvements needed to improve water infrastructure.

Last year, Chancellor George Osborne offered only very brief details on the Government's carbon and energy security plans

Autumn Statement: High hopes but low expectations for green groups

Ahead of the Statement, edie drew up a wishlist of the hopes and expectations of sustainability leaders, industry representatives and green groups.

The Green Alliance's new strategy aims to 'put the public back into public policy'

Power to the people: Green Alliance calls for more public involvement in UK environmental policy

Green Alliance has launched a new strategy focused on giving citizens a greater say in the nation's green infrastructure plans.

Business Secretary Vince Cable and the GIB's chief executive Shaun Kingsbury were, of course, proud of the Bank's achievements to date

£5bn in 2 years: Green Investment Bank drives uptake in UK renewables

David Cameron has praised the positive impact of the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), which has ploughed more than £5bn worth of investment in 37 green energy investment projects across the country since its inception two years ago.

EEA maps out spaces that deliver 'ecosystem services'

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is proposing a new method for mapping 'green infrastructure' that fulfils "important yet unseen functions" such as preventing floods or filtering air.

Scotland unveils £3.8m recycling fund

A £3.8 million fund for waste sorting, repair and recycling projects launched by the Scottish Government has been unveiled.

4.3 billion visits were made by people to urban parks and green spaces over the last four years

Business leaders called on to protect UK's green spaces

Two of the country's leading environmental charity bosses are calling on business leaders and local authorities to strike a new deal to protect and maintain the country's green spaces.

In conversation with Eurostar's Peter Bragg

This week we catch-up with Eurostar's head of environment and energy, Peter Bragg, on why we should all take European high-speed rail instead of short-haul flights and why consumer engagement in environmental issues has declined.

EU Commission adopts new strategy to drive green infrastructure

The European Commission is encouraging the use of green infrastructure by adopting a new strategy which also ensures that the enhancement of natural processes becomes a systematic part of spatial planning.

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