New data released last week shows that investment in fossil fuels is still more than double investment in clean energy. But increasing awareness of risky carbon assets and rapid falls in the cost of renewables could change this sooner than we think.
Do green labels serve any real purpose in getting businesses to reduce their environmental impact, or are they just a way for companies to look good?
Could our pensions and savings be at risk from the overvaluation of fossil fuel companies? The carbon asset bubble may be real, but we can take action now and support our green future in the process.
Effective Green Deal marketing has to begin with demystifying worried prospects and putting them at ease about the scheme. Yet how many companies in the Green Deal supply chain can put their hand on their heart and say: “We put our customers at the heart of our organisation, we know their fears and concerns, and we provide corresponding videos, talks, blog posts, Q&As and downloadable documents via our website to educate our prospects and gain their trust over time so that they will reward us with their business”?
Businesses can now implement energy efficiency improvements without having to pay the full cost of these measures up-front under the Green Deal. But the Green Deal is not the only option available.
Next year is likely to see the release of new Green Power Accounting Guidelines, which are likely to impact on the way UK companies have to account for the carbon footprint of electricity – Scope 2 emissions. Is your business ready for change?
The new Public Services (Social Value) Act came into force on January 1 2013. But how can we assess overall social value?
London 2012 may have been the most sustainable games of modern times, but there are still lessons we could learn from the ancient Games.
New construction projects must be both low carbon during construction as well as low carbon in operation if there is to be any chance of keeping to national climate change reduction targets. So how well are we doing?
Following months of delay, the Government is to introduce mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) for Britain’s biggest firms by next year. So what will it mean? We answer some frequently asked questions.