Do you know where the money in your pension is invested? If you are like the decreasing number of people in the UK who actually have a pension then the likelihood is that you have very little information about where your money is invested and how it is being used to generate a return.
The business case for adopting a ‘closed loop’ approach was previously easy to ignore. But rising commodity prices, expensive energy and increasing landfill costs have done much to push circular economy thinking into the boardroom. And the ‘Dame celebre’ of sailing, Ellen MacArthur, believes she can help it happen faster.
Wave energy could provide over 10 per cent of the UK’s electricity needs, and we’re closer than ever to turning this potential into reality. But we need a more intelligent approach to make sure this happens.
After eight years of heartache, we have finally decided to decommission our Hertz pellet boiler because of all the problems that have befallen it. So, if you are a business considering investing in a biomass boiler using the Renewable Heat Incentive, here’s 10 things you should consider about yourpellet boiler before you buy it (and your installer won’t tell you about).
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.
The Green Investment Bank has been set up to address green infrastructure “market failures”, but is it not just doing the same as other banks are already doing?
Modern money is supposed to free us as individuals to operate as we choose in the world of the market. But there was precious little in the Budget to encourage people to put their money to use where it might produce something positive and sustainable for the economy as a whole.
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.