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 December update on global developments on climate finance institutions.   Climate Finance Institutional Update: One Planet Closes Climate Financing Year on High Note During the month of December 2017, the One Planet Summit in France, and its Climate Finance Day, delivered … Continue reading

The lessons from utilities’ energy efficiency programmes for spending carbon pricing revenues effectively

The lessons from utilities’ energy efficiency programmes for spending carbon pricing revenues effectively

Brendan Haley, a Banting post-doctoral fellow at Canada’s Dalhousie University’s School for Resource and Environmental Studies answers an important question in an article on Policy Options website: What are the lessons from utilities’ energy efficiency programs for spending carbon pricing revenues and building low-carbon transition organizations? Do you agree with those lessons?   Using carbon … Continue reading

Latest update on climate adaptation finance

Latest update on climate adaptation finance

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the December update on global developments in climate adaptation finance.   Climate Adaptation Finance Update: MDBs Approve Projects with Co-benefits At the close of 2017, multilateral development banks (MDBs) announced funding for several climate adaptation and resilience projects that will target multiple … Continue reading

What California is doing to address energy equity

What California is doing to address energy equity

Increasingly we discuss fuel poverty but it is not normally looked at from an equity perspective. Maria Stamas and Isaac Sevier explain recent developments in California in an article on the writes on the Natural Resources Defense Council website.   California Takes 5 Steps Toward Energy Equity Approximately one in five California households lives at … Continue reading

New survey shows that British businesses believe energy efficiency policies need strengthening

New survey shows that British businesses believe energy efficiency policies need strengthening

A recent article by staff on the BusinessGreen website shows that there is significant dissatisfaction over the government’s existing plans to improve energy productivity. Would this also be the case in your own country?   Survey: UK business energy efficiency targets “lack ambition” Businesses believe government policy needs strengthening, survey reveals, amid continued uncertainty across … Continue reading

Powering remote communities with renewables

Powering remote communities with renewables

An increasing number of countries are employing direct current lines to move energy across continents. This could deliver clean energy where it’s most needed at any time, helping solve the problem of intermittent supply. Lou Del Bello explains in an article on the Futurism website.   Macro Grids May Be the Future of Renewable Energy … Continue reading