Is Amber Rudd facing a £1.5 bn renewables budget overspend “headache”?

The Renewable Energy Foundation (REF), claims Amber Rudd faces a potential renewables budget overspend of £1.5 billion a year – possibly even more – because of her predecessor Ed Davey’s largesse towards the green energy industry. But is this a fair assessment?

Helping sustainability go mainstream: Blue & Green launches on Crowdcube

Blue and Green Tomorrow and GreenWise are merging

Today, GreenWise Business and Blue & Green Tomorrow announced they are uniting to create an independent sustainable publishing powerhouse. Our shared ambition is to help more people take sustainable investment and spending decisions while allowing more businesses to thrive in the fast-expanding green economy. To this end, Blue & Green, last week, launched on Crowdcube with a target to raise £260,000 in 44 days or less. So what’s our vision, what will we do with the Crowdcube investment and what can we achieve if people invest in us?

Green canvas: can the arts survive without oil money?

London-based artist ATM's paintings highlight rare and endangered British birds

The reality is that much of our public art is funded by corporations who are out of step with putting our planet on a more sustainable footing. But, Human Nature is a new UK initiative that is trying to break the link between oil and art.

Building sustainability: three ways to drive value in property through collaboration

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Collaboration between the occupier and the landlord is key to ensuring efficiently-designed buildings are sustainable, but it can be a difficult point to reach. Here are three three ways to help create a culture of collaboration to deliver increased value in every property.

How to write an energy policy for your business

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If you’re struggling to think of things that could be addressed in your business energy policy, here are a number of points to keep in mind.

Can crowdfunding make Europe’s financial system more sustainable?

The European Commission has published a capital markets union green paper

Crowdfunding provides a cost effective means of access to finance for SMEs as well as providing small investors with a more level and importantly more transparent playing field upon which to invest. So could it help drive a functioning capital markets union in Europe?

Why every small business should have an energy policy

Having an energy policy will save you money and carbon

it’s not just large businesses, with money to invest into sustainable practices, that can write and implement their own energy policies – small businesses can too. Read our four benefits of having a business energy policy.

Three reasons why you can’t afford to ignore sustainability in 2015

Secretary-General Joins People’s Climate March, New York (pic courtesy of UN)

It’s not been an easy ride these past few years for those that have been prepared to take a leadership position on sustainability. But 2015 is shaping up to be the year of sustainability. Here are three reasons why it’s now time to take action on sustainability.

Are biomass boilers a waste of money – and energy?

Biomass boilers have been found to be 20 per cent less efficient than thought

A Government report appears to pour cold water on the ‘green’ credentials of biomass boilers and a multi-million pound subsidy scheme to incentivise businesses and households to switch to them. So are biomass boilers a waste of money – and energy?

Top 10 green business blogs of 2014

Sustainability is essential to a business' future success

Business sustainability, biomass heating systems, fracking, water sustainability, prosumers, community energy and ethical finance were some of the themes that proved to be our most popular GreenWise blogs of 2014.