Decentralised energy will revolutionise sustainable business, claims Mongoose Energy boss
EXCLUSIVE: Businesses that invest in decentralised energy systems can enjoy the triple benefit of economic value, security of supply and "telling a good story", the new chief executive of community energy supplier Mongoose Energy has told edie.
Crowdfunding success for sustainability start-up fund
An investment fund for start-ups that support sustainability principles such as the circular economy has secured more than £1m after exceeding its original crowdfunding target by 22%.
Riversimple success: Hydrogen carmaker exceeds £1m crowdfunding target
The world's only independent hydrogen fuel cell vehicle manufacturer, Welsh firm Riversimple, has exceeded its crowdfunding target of £1m which will enable the UK trial of innovative and affordable hydrogen cars.
M&S Energy funds 26 community energy projects
The energy arm of British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has today (31 October) announced the winners of a £350,000 Community Energy Fund which supports a range of projects looking to install on-site clean technology systems.
On wings of waste: Plane fuelled by recycled plastic wins Attenborough's approval
A plan to fly across America in a plane powered by recycled plastic has been welcomed by legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough as a "sign of hope in a very depressing world".
Unilever forges new crowdsourcing partnership to deliver 'consumer-championed products'
Consumer goods giant Unilever has becomes one of the first global corporations to tap into the potential of crowdfunding for sustainability projects after it established a new partnership to accelerate green innovation and create 'consumer-championed products'.
Has Britain thrown away its chance to be the world centre of green finance?
EXCLUSIVE: There is a real opportunity for Britain to establish itself as the global centre of green investment, but the Government's 'confused' energy policy risks driving investors to Paris or other financial centres.
Brighton 'Earthship' crowdsources for new energy systems
An entirely self-sufficient, off-the-grid building designed to educate students and the public about low-carbon issues has turned to crowdfunding to upgrade its own energy and water systems.
America's largest solar desalination project seeks $10m crowdfunding
A California company is trying to crowdfund $10m to part-fund the building of the US' largest solar desalination project.
Kickstarter fund for 'emission warning' smokestack completed in first week
Architect Bjorke Ingels has successfully crowdfunded $25,000 to build a prototype chimney that will release a huge steam ring for every tonne of CO2 emitted at a Copenhagen energy-from-waste (EfW) plant.
Water-saving shower crowdfunds almost $1m in less than 2 days
A new shower that is 70% more water-efficient than regular models is nearing $1m of funding in its Kickstarter campaign less than 48 hours after launch.
Crowdfunding charge for new energy storage system
A London-based energy storage firm has launched a new crowdfunding campaign for a system which could rival Tesla, Powervault and other players in the UK's surging battery market.
Solar PV is most popular green technology for housing associations
Solar PV panels are the most popular form of green technology for housing associations in the UK, according to a new report from the National House-Building Council (NHBC) Foundation.
Crowdfunding provides 'long-term answer for renewables'
EXCLUSIVE: Crowdfunding is emerging as one of the best sources of investment for renewable projects looking for long-term funding, and a viable alternative to bank lending.
Green investment specialists unite for social housing solar scheme
Ecology Building Society has invested £250,000 into crowdfunding site Abundance as part of a new partnership to extend support for UK renewable energy projects.
Crowdfunding "could deter future investment in green business"
Green businesses that raise finance through crowdfunding could have trouble getting bigger investors on board further down the line, according to an expert speaker at Sustainability Live.
Crowdfunding: Over-60s deemed 'champions' of renewable energy
Investment in small and medium-scale renewable energy through crowdfunding is particularly appealing to the older generation, analysis of lenders has shown.
Wind exec: Britain's subsidies among best in the world
A senior figure at one of the world's largest wind-turbine manufacturers has praised the UK Government's Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme for increasing demand in renewable energy, but says planning delays are continuing to stifle the development of more wind projects across the country.
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
Crowdfunding platform to energise community renewables
UK ethical investment platform Abundance has launched a new service to encourage communities to invest in local renewable energy projects.