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Want to get involved with the Green Deal but don’t want to become a Green Deal Provider? As the Green Deal launches, GreenWise talks to three Green Deal Providers and finds out their different approaches and what that means for the supply chain and end user.
Jeffrey Hollender tells Anna Simpson why sustainable solution number one has to be a new way of thinking.
The Green Deal is the biggest programme to insulate Britain’s 'leaky’ homes, but how will it help businesses invest in energy efficiency measures? Louise Bateman asks Climate Change Minister Greg Barker.
There are potentially big savings to be made by businesses that invest in energy efficiency upgrades. But how does a company know which are the right ones to invest in and how will it be able to afford to pay for them anyway? James Axtell, investment director of clean energy at Ingenious, talks to Louise Bateman about the group's new Energy Efficiency EIS Fund – which he claims has the solution to both problems.
Jeremy Rifkin believes we’re on the cusp of a third industrial revolution, where fossil fuel giants adapt or die in the face of a bright new energy economy. He tells Martin Wright why this could make the debate over climate change irrelevant – and trigger a new form of capitalism.
Unilever has set a target to double the size of its business by 2020 at the same time as cut its environmental impact by half. Forum for the Future's Martin Wright speaks to Unilever ceo Paul Polman about the bold move.
Rather than wean people off brands, says David Jones, boss of Havas, the industry should change what those brands stand for.
The Green Deal Finance Company says it’s the answer to the financing challenge facing the Government’s flagship Green Deal policy to insulate millions of UK homes and businesses over the next few years. Louise Bateman talks to Paul Davies, senior partner at PwC, who is coordinating the new not-for-profit venture.
It’s been three years’ since Jane Burston founded her innovative social enterprise Carbon Retirement. Since then, the 30 year-old green entrepreneur and her company have won almost a dozen awards and a reputation for providing a reliable method of carbon offsetting for businesses and individuals. But it’s not all been plain sailing. She talks to Louise Bateman about the challenges of being a start-up operating in the world of carbon offsetting.
Lawrence Buckley, founder of ISIS Solar, grew up on a self-sufficient organic smallholding and worked with environmentalist-turned-politician Zac Goldsmith at The Ecologist before deciding to set up his own company selling 'free’ solar to households and businesses across the UK. Louise Bateman talks to him about his first year in business.
Louise Bateman talks to Fran Leedham, head of Sustainability at Jaguar Land Rover, about the company’s progress and challenges on sustainability reporting.
As Jaguar Land Rover exhibits its greenest Land Rover ever – the Range_e – at the Geneva Motor Show, Pete Richings, chief engineer for Hybrid Technology and Martin Dowson, manager of Advanced Hybrid Technology, talk to Louise Bateman about the partnership projects that are enabling major advancements in UK green automotive technology.
Louise Bateman talks to James Geary, ceo of Siemens Financial Services, about the company’s new £550 million green finance scheme that promises to help companies improve their energy efficiency affordably.
Non-domestic buildings are currently responsible for about 17 per cent of all UK carbon emissions and poor relations between landlord and occupiers is one reason they remain stubbornly high. Louise Bateman talks to Chris Botten, programme manager, at the Better Buildings Partnership, about a pilot initiative that could hold the answer to cutting energy bills and carbon emissions in multi-occupier buildings across the country.
Lynelle Cameron, director of Sustainability at Autodesk, the 3D design and engineering software company, talks to Louise Bateman about the company's Clean Tech Partner Programme, a scheme that is helping start-up clean technology companies to get to market faster and more cost-effectively.