Update on high-level meeting on SDG financing

Ana Maria Lebada from the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides an update on a high-level meeting on SDG financing in New York.   High-level Meeting on SDG Financing Calls for Better Data, Long-term Investment During the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Meeting on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, … Continue reading Update on high-level meeting on SDG financing

Financing America’s renewable energy sector

In the energy transition, much effort is given to unlock necessary financing. Julia Pyper writes on the GreenTech Media website about what financiers need to do to facilitate financing since they say could double their planned investments in the U.S. renewable energy sector   What Financiers Need to Unlock $1 Trillion in Renewable Energy Investment … Continue reading Financing America’s renewable energy sector

Foreign investments in Africa’s energy need to focus on self-sufficiency, inclusiveness and sustainability

There are considerable investments now in Africa to improve the energy infrastructure and ensure better energy access. However, as written in an article on The Conversation website, Philipp Trotter, PhD candidate at the University of Bath and Sabah Abdullah, Research Fellow, The University of Queensland, write that more understanding of the long-term implications of current … Continue reading Foreign investments in Africa’s energy need to focus on self-sufficiency, inclusiveness and sustainability

Nearly-zero energy buildings get important funding in Denmark

To be effective, the energy transition requires our buildings to be as efficient as technically possible. It is encouraging to see that the European Investment Bank is willing to invest in such buildings. The GovernmentEuropa website provides a news item of a recent investment in a building complex in Copenhagen. This is the bank’s first … Continue reading Nearly-zero energy buildings get important funding in Denmark

British farmers encouraged to take advantage of financial scheme to invest in energy-efficient machinery

Often the agriculture sector gets overlooked in terms of potential energy efficiency improvements. Jonathan Riley writes in the Farmers Weekly website about the National Farmers Union encouraging farmers to take advantage of the tax incentives. He also lists the eligible equipment that can be supported.   Farmers urged to use tax breaks to buy energy-efficient … Continue reading British farmers encouraged to take advantage of financial scheme to invest in energy-efficient machinery

While carbon taxes have their appeal, there are easier ways to fund sustainable energy

Steve Cohen writes on the Earth Institute website of Columbia University that efforts should be on reducing the costs of renewable energy rather than increasing the costs of fossil fuels. He states that we “need to stop scolding people for "misbehavior" and start figuring out how to reduce the environmental impact of the things that … Continue reading While carbon taxes have their appeal, there are easier ways to fund sustainable energy

Proposals for alternative mechanisms for funding emissions reduction schemes

Annabel Andrews writes on the newpower website about a new study in the UK that shows that it would be more effective to pay for energy policy through taxation. What are your views?   Paying for energy policy through taxation would reduce energy bills for 70% of households, says UKERC Some 70% of UK households … Continue reading Proposals for alternative mechanisms for funding emissions reduction schemes

Smarter subsidies and not tariffs are a better way to sustain the US solar industry

There are many concerns about current policies from the Trump Administration on almost all aspects of the low-carbon energy transition. Edward Barbier, Professor of Economics and Terry Iverson, Associate Professor of Economics at Colorado State University provide their own alternatives to the tariffs imposed on imported solar panels.   There are better ways to foster … Continue reading Smarter subsidies and not tariffs are a better way to sustain the US solar industry

Innovative approach to how consumers can access advanced energy technology

Peter Kelly-Detwiler writes on the Forbes website about a novel approach to increase investments in energy efficiency in the commercial and industrial sectors.   Can A Subscription Approach Help Accelerate Adoption of Advanced Energy Technology? For decades, the energy efficiency industry has – to a large degree – been stymied in its effort to transform … Continue reading Innovative approach to how consumers can access advanced energy technology

Britain’s Green Investment Group launches pay-as-you-save energy efficiency scheme for businesses

The Green Investment Group, formerly known as the Green Investment Bank, before it was sold to Australia’s Macquarie Bank, has launched an important new funding service to help businesses. Madeleine Cuff explains in an article on the Business Green website.   Green Investment Group launches 'pay-as-you save' green energy offer New Energy Solutions service will … Continue reading Britain’s Green Investment Group launches pay-as-you-save energy efficiency scheme for businesses