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True Green nets $130m for solar portfolio

True Green nets $130m for solar portfolio

True Green Capital (TGC) has closed credit facilities worth $130m to support the development of a pipeline of solar power assets.

The institutional asset manager currently owns and operates 20.6MW of solar projects and also has around 39.4MW under construction or in advanced stages of development.

In a statement, True Green said the credit

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Solar panels: Best thing since sliced bread?

Solar panels: Best thing since sliced bread?

Britain's largest bakery chain is cooking up some impressive carbon and energy savings, after it unveiled a series of major new solar installations.

Greggs yesterday confirmed it has installed photovoltaic panels at 10 sites across the UK, in a move that will help slash its carbon emissions by 25 per cent by 2015.

The 10 projects have seen a total

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John Lewis to boost renewables use in SmartestEnergy deal

John Lewis to boost renewables use in SmartestEnergy deal

John Lewis has become the latest retail giant to commit to drastically increasing its use of renewable electricity, after inking a major new deal with SmartestEnergy to supply over 380 of its Waitrose and John Lewis stores with clean power.

The agreement, financial details for which were not disclosed, will see SmartestEnergy provide the retailer

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National Trust's sustainable pub project goes down well with planners

National Trust's sustainable pub project goes down well with planners

Thirsty drinkers in the Lake District will soon be able to wet their whistles at a hydro-electric powered pub, after planners approved an ambitious National Trust-backed renewable energy project.

Work on the 100kW scheme at the Sticklebarn pub in Great Langdale can now begin, while the organisation was also left raising a glass to planning

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UK sets new wind energy record

UK sets new wind energy record

The UK's wind energy industry has set a new record today, delivering more than 6GW of power to the grid for the first time.

National Grid confirmed the half-hour average output from the UK's wind farms reached 6,004MW between 2:30 and 3pm, providing 13.5 per cent of the UK's total electricity demand – equivalent to the demand from more than 3.4 m

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Green energy providers announce price freezes

Green energy providers announce price freezes

The UK's two leading green energy providers, Good Energy and Ecotricity, have today announced that they will freeze their prices over the winter months, confirming their customers will face no increases in tariffs until the end of March next year at the earliest.

Ecotricity had previously said it would not increase prices for its electricity and

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LEGO Group looks to build greener supply chain

LEGO Group looks to build greener supply chain

LEGO Group has this week published a new set of environmental goals as it seeks to reduce the carbon footprint of its supply chain and move towards sourcing 100 per cent of its power from renewable sources.

The iconic toy manufacturer announced that it has inked a new partnership with the WWF Climate Savers Programme that will see the two

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Government boosts funding for African solar project

Government boosts funding for African solar project

A charity formed out of a UK solar firm has secured fresh government funding that will double the value of the donations it receives, bolstering plans to accelerate the deployment of solar lighting technology across Africa.

SolarAid, which was spun out of solar installer Solarcentury, aims to eradicate the carbon intensive kerosene lamp from Africa

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