Seven facts about financing efficiency projects outline what to know when budgeting for energy solutions

Seven facts about financing efficiency projects outline what to know when budgeting for energy solutions

Adam Fairbanks, CEO of a firm dedicated to providing cost-effective retrofit solutions for its commercial and industrial clients in the US writes on the Facility Executive website about seven facts about financing energy efficiency projects.  Do you agree?   7 Facts About Financing Energy Efficiency Projects Facilities need energy efficiency; this is no longer a … Continue reading

More microgrids installed in Western Australia

More microgrids installed in Western Australia

The low carbon energy transition in Australia is bringing interesting results.  In parts of Western Australia,  transmission lines are being removed and microgrids are replacing them. This is due to the boost from renewable energy and battery storage.  Steve Hanley explains in an article on the CleanTechnica website.   Western Australia Utility Removing Poles & … Continue reading

New report on sustainable finance commitments by private sector banks

New report on sustainable finance commitments by private sector banks

The World Resources Institute has recently published a technical note interpreting the sustainable finance commitments of private sector banks.   Unpacking Green Targets: A Framework for Interpreting Private Sector Banks’ Sustainable Finance Commitments by Ariel Pinchot, Ichiro Sato, Giulia Christianson and Lihuan Zhou – October 2019 Private sector banks are facing political, market, and societal … Continue reading

Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on climate finance for adaptation compiled by Beate Antonich.   Adaptation Finance Update: Global Commission Catalyzes Financial Resources for Action In September, the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit highlighted the need to accelerate climate change adaptation solutions. To this … Continue reading

Many shipping companies have rigged their vessels with “cheat devices” that circumvent new environmental legislation

Many shipping companies have rigged their vessels with “cheat devices” that circumvent new environmental legislation

Greed is obviously so powerful that companies are willing to cheat by circumventing legislation.  Will Crisp writes on the Independent website about what is happening in the global shipping industry.   Thousands of ships fitted with ‘cheat devices’ to divert poisonous pollution into sea Global shipping companies have spent millions rigging vessels with “cheat devices” … Continue reading