Forestry Investment offers “Triple Win”
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) reported last week how discussions between investors and forest rights-holders have resulted in new guidance for investments that can create a ‘triple win’ of returns for investors, livelihood security for local communities and protection for forests. Continue reading
Global Green Capacity believe it is possible to generate solid returns, capital wealth and environmental protection at the same time.
In the past, the concept of “socially responsible investing” often elicited visions of the left-leaning portfolio manager sitting at his desk wearing Birkenstocks and a tie-dyed T-shirt. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Over the last decade or so, socially responsible investing (SRI) has evolved from its humble beginnings as a fringe form of investing to one of the fastest-growing areas of the investable spectrum. Continue reading
The EU’s Committee of the Regions (CoR) has backed the European Commission’s plans to reduce energy consumption and commit to shifting towards more sustainable energy resources. But CoR has warned that far more needs to be done to support guiding cities, regions and investors if these objectives are to be achieved. Continue reading
The UK’s top business lobbying organisation, the CBI, has commented on the gas energy debate and the UK’s future energy needs.
CBI Director-General, John Cridland said: “A diverse energy mix, combined with market certainty, will be crucial if the UK is to have a secure and affordable energy supply in the future. Continue reading
A group of seven multinational companies have told the British government that they could halt their investment in the UK green energy sector if state support for renewable energy starts to wane.
Internal disputes between government departments have started to cause concern among some of the biggest investors in Green Energy projects in the UK. Continue reading
The Council of The European Union have adopted an energy efficiency directive. The Finnish delegation abstained from the voting while the Spanish and Portuguese delegations voted against the directive.
Belarus agricultural companies have plans to raise €23.5 million in investments into renewable energy facilities in 2012, First Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister of Belarus Leonid Marinich said at the 16th ‘Belarusian-Polish Economic Forum Good Neighborliness’ on 8 October in Minsk, BelTA has learnt.According to the official, investments into renewable energy made up €7 million in 2010 and €19 million in 2011. Continue reading
CLEAN ENERGY provision in China is facing a range of new challenges. The country’s solar power sector has long thrived on being able to sell cheap solar panels overseas; now the EU is investigating cheap Chinese imports of photovoltaic technology.
China’s solar product exports were valued at €27.7 billion in 2011, with the EU buying more than 60 per cent of the output. However, the EU now believes this enviable growth was due at least partially to billions of euro in subsidies that Brussels and national governments put in place to promote installation of solar panels for homes and businesses. Continue reading
Two-thirds of the world’s new solar panels were installed in Europe in 2011, according to a new European Commission report.The yearly electricity produced by photovoltaic energy (PV) could power a country with the electricity demand of Austria, which corresponds to 2% of the EU’s electricity needs. Continue reading