Carbon Insetting enables companies to help firms in their own supply chain cut their carbon emissions, thereby delivering direct value back to carbon investor. But will it replace carbon offsetting?
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.
Margaret Thatcher undoubtedly helped put environmental issues on the agenda, but her flirtation with environmentalism is more likely the product of the growing green movement in the 1980s than any personal conviction and her obsession with free markets and libertarianism undermined all efforts at global environmental protection.
The big boost in the Budget was for the housing market, but the Green Deal didn’t get a look in. So will the Green Deal be an inspirational catalyst for the transformation of our building stock or the single largest destroyer of property values since the demise of double MIRAS?
The Green Deal has its limitations and won’t work for everyone’s home, but it provides a fresh catalyst for us all to enquire and assess the energy efficiency of our old homes.
Agricultural emissions account for about 15 per cent of global greenhouse gases, but farming practices and the range of emissions has made it difficult for farmers to tackle them. But what an easy to use tool to calculate them was made available online for farmers to download ?
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.
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.
The Green Deal is a way of borrowing money to improve the energy efficiency of your home or commercial property and paying it back out of the savings in energy bills that result. So is it worth it?