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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
£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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
£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.
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.