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Cities need funding to make most of green growth, says CDP

The world’s cities have significant opportunities for green growth but need funding to make the most of them, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Wells Fargo launches $100 million green fund

US financial services company Wells Fargo is launching an effort to award some $100 million to universities and non-profit organisations to invest in clean technologies by 2020. 

Empire State Building efficiency makeover saves $2.4 million in first year

The energy efficiency makeover of New York City’s iconic Empire State Building has saved $2.4 million dollars in reduced costs in its first year.

Japanese firm to plant ‘green curtains’ to cut energy use

Japanese advanced ceramics company Kyocera ia planting ‘green curtains’ at its locations throughout the country to cut energy use.

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London presents big challenge to Green Deal, warns report

London presents big challenge to Green Deal, warns report

A report out today from Future of London, supported by EDF Energy, warns that the capital is going to present a particular challenge to the government’s forthcoming Green Deal efficiency scheme.

UK ramps up roll out of key efficiency policies

UK ramps up roll out of key efficiency policies

The UK government is ramping up the rollout of its key energy efficiency policies with the appointment of a new expert chair of its deployment task force and a programme of Green Deal business briefings.

Re-elected London Mayor redoubles green efforts

Re-elected London Mayor redoubles green efforts

Re-elected Mayor of London Boris Johnson yesterday announced key appointments to his team in a bid to re-energise his efforts to create a greener city.

Philips LEDs to light up Empire State Building

Philips LEDs to light up Empire State Building

New York City’s iconic Empire State Building is teaming up with Philips to use LEDs to create a state-of-the-art lighting show that changes colour in real-time.

UK renters missing out on £990 million energy efficiency savings

UK renters missing out on £990 million energy efficiency savings

Renters in the UK are missing out on potential savings of £990 million on energy bills because their properties are lacking basic energy efficiency measures like insulation.

Industry network links up Green Deal providers

Industry network links up Green Deal providers

A new national body, the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings, has been launched to bring together providers, financiers, product and service suppliers for the Green Deal.