Latest update on climate finance institutions

Latest update on climate finance institutions

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the June update on global climate finance institutions.   Institutional Finance Update: Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure Furthers Climate Action As part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission proposed to renew the Connecting Europe Facility, with €42.3 billion to … Continue reading

French bank moves into crowdfunding for renewable energy

French bank moves into crowdfunding for renewable energy

Société Générale, commonly known as SocGen, is hoping with one small acquisition to burnish its green credentials, meet government requirements on renewable energy and show its potential to adapt disruptive financial technology. Elizabeth Bratton and Peter Lee explain in an article on the Euromoney website.   SocGen acquires crowdfunding platform for renewable energy On June … Continue reading

New development in liquid air energy storage

New development in liquid air energy storage

Sam Davis writes on the Power Electronics website about a 5-MW/15-MWh liquid air energy-storage (LAES) system supports solar and wind renewable power and provides reserve, grid-balancing, and regulation services. How important a development is this? Do you have any views?   First Grid-Scale Liquid Air Energy-Storage Plant Launched According to Highview Power, the first grid-scale … Continue reading

Japan continues shift to renewable energy

Japan continues shift to renewable energy

This week we have seen the devastation caused by major flooding. At the timing of writing, over 200 have died and it is considered the worst flooding in 36 years. It is encouraging to see that Japan is taking a sensible long-term perspective in its low-carbon energy transition. A staff report in the Japan Times … Continue reading

Australia looks to addressing energy poverty

Australia looks to addressing energy poverty

Undoubtedly there is more awareness of energy poverty and how to tackle it. Nicola Willand, Research Consultant, Sustainable Building Innovation Laboratory at RMIT University and Ralph Horne, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation; Director of UNGC Cities Programme; and Professor, RMIT University together with Trivess Moore, Lecturer at RMIT University provide a detailed article … Continue reading

Events past and future

Events past and future

This week there are a couple of upcoming events that you should note. EiD would also like to hear from you about past events. For example the International Energy Policy and Programme Evaluation Conference was recently held in Vienna. It would be good to have the reflections on the conference from some attendees. The same … Continue reading