New initiative launched to drive down climate impacts of UK’s £3 trillion pension pot

A total of 21 organisations have already joined the Make My Money Matter initiative including Oxfam, WWF, Comic Relief, Triodos Bank, BNP Paribas, Ecotricity, and the Environment Agency Pension Fund, one of the UK’s largest local government pension schemes

New £40m fund aims to ‘supercharge’ journey to net zero

The newly-announced Clean Growth Fund aims to help start-ups develop solutions across the power, transport, waste and building efficiency sectors

UK Government launches £2bn green transport package for post-coronavirus era

Pop-up bike lanes, wider pavements, cycle and bus-only corridors and cycle repairs vouchers will soon appear across the UK as part of a new funding scheme to support safe and green transport

Impact investor Earthworm provides £3.7m to four green-focused companies

It says the businesses from the vertical farming, metals recycling, wastewater treatment and property performance management sectors have ‘huge potential for positive environmental impact’

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Solar market ‘significantly hit’ by coronavirus crisis

Between January and March, total corporate funding in the solar PV sector dropped by 31% compared with last year, according to a new report

Government offers £37m of new funding for electric transport

The move aims to help decarbonise some of the UK’s most polluting industries and ensure the country can hit net zero by 2050

Reading announces £34m fund to hit net zero by 2030

The suggested green plan involves major spending on a new railway station, renewable energy sources, tree-planting programmes, EV charging points and a new food waste service

Heat network specialist Switch2 joins smart energy system project in Warrington

The scheme, which has received funding from UK Research and Innovation, aims to deliver average cost savings of 25% and ‘create a pathway to net-zero’

Glass Futures lands £7.1m government contract to decarbonise sector

The study, which is due to be completed in March 2021, will investigate and recommend the most cost-effective and environmentally efficient way to clean up the glass industry’s emissions