Energy Efficient improvements a priority for 9-in-10 homeowners

With the average Brit spending £1,458 on home improvements in the next three years, homeowners are now expected to focus investment on becoming more eco-friendly

Global investors plan to double proportion of renewable investments in next five years

This rise is expected to continue to 10.8% over a ten-year timeframe as global climate action continues to ramp up on the road to reaching net zero by 2050

UK water industry unveils plan to cut emissions by 10m tonnes

Water UK’s Routemap sets out the industry’s vision for how companies will play their part in tackling climate change and deliver a net zero water supply for customers by 2030

Climate Bonds Initiative sets out green bond criteria for shipping sector

It provides a clear definition for evaluation on whether a shipping project contributes to climate change mitigation as well as guidance on how companies can transition towards zero carbon

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

BlackRock invests $118m in UK electric van maker Arrival

The investment will support Arrival’s growth plans as it ramps up vehicle production as well as its ‘Microfactory’ that allows it to build small production facilities close to its customers at low cost

Government awards £700k for UK’s first smart energy blueprint

The Cheshire Energy Hub will deliver the E-Port Net Zero blueprint, a 10-year roadmap for a cost-effective transition to net zero, which could see £100m invested in the region by 2025

Total leads investment in hydrogen truck start-up HYZON Motors

HYZON, established as a spin-off from Singapore-headquartered Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, supplies hydrogen commercial vehicles including heavy-duty trucks, buses and coaches

BT’s £55bn pension scheme targets net zero emissions by 2035

The UK’s largest company pension scheme intends to both reduce emissions from its portfolio and invest in assets that support the transition towards a low carbon economy

Global green bonds ‘surpass trillion dollar mark’

More than $200 billion worth of green bonds have been issued in 2020 so far, according to BNEF’s latest report