UK’s debut sovereign green bond raises record £10bn

The so-called ‘Green Gilt’, expected to help drive the progress to net zero and create jobs across the UK, was the largest debut green issuance by any sovereign

Vattenfall and CAKE speed towards ‘first’ fossil-free electric motorcycle

They aim to have the zero-emission motorcycle ready for series production in 2025

Podcast: Switching to EVs isn’t only an environmental decision – it can boost a business’ bottom line

Listen to the full podcast with Andreas Atkins, Electric Vehicles Product Business Development Manager at Centrica Business Solutions

DHL pilots electric tractor-trailer vehicles in the US

It is trialling four of the battery electric trucks, capable of running all day on a single charge, in Los Angeles

Just Group becomes first UK insurance company to issue green bond

It has raised £250m to facilitate investment in green assets, including green buildings, renewable energy and clean transportation projects

‘EVs keep key workers moving during pandemic’

Around 83% of EV drivers are still reliant on their vehicles for essential travel with almost a quarter being key workers in the midst of the pandemic

India launches ‘first of its kind’ hydrogen bus and car project

The initiative will also harness renewable energy for generation of hydrogen as part of pilot projects at Leh and Delhi

Chicago’s new building regulations require EV charging infrastructure to be installed

The new regulations stipulate residential buildings with five or more units and commercial properties with 30 or more parking spaces must have EV equipment installed at 20% of the parking spaces

Port of Seattle to halve carbon emissions by 2030

It says the reduction will result from the authorisation of a 10-year contract with US Gain for Renewable Natural Gas supply

National Grid launches €500m green bond

The funds could be used to support the connection infrastructure of wind farms to the grid and boost efficiency to help reduce electricity losses