The Challenge of Institutional Investment in Renewable Energy

David Nelson and Brendan Pierpont, Climate Policy Initiative, March 2013             Available via Creative Commons A move toward renewable energy sources will require significant long-term, low-cost investment. Policymakers, faced with fiscal constraints and a still-recovering financial system, have begun to look to institutional investors – principally pension funds and insurance …

Alternative Energy: Solar R&D Heavyweights Join In Effort To Drive Down Thin-Film CIGS Costs

  Alternative Energy Solar R&D Heavyweights Join In Effort To Drive Down Thin-Film CIGS Costs Friday Factoids: Fossil Fuels Replace Nuclear in Japan New Lawsuit to Decide Fairness of Solar Paste Patent PR Electric Vehicles Improve U.S. National Security Grandmothers To Solar Engineers In Madagascar US Solar Energy Broke Records …

RESPONSIBLE INVESTOR , January 15: ESG news from around the web

  RI Alert – January 15th, 2013 RI Extra: › Illinois lawsuit says United Airlines runs ‘sham’ to evade tax ? Reuters › Tidal Energy Can Meet 20 Percent Of UK Electricity Needs, Report Says ? Yale Environment 360 › Poll: Europeans overwhelmingly favour renewables over shale gas ? Business Green › UK: FTSE100 …

Call for your Suggestions: Which Songs do you associate with the Global Marshall Plan?

News – News from the Network – Call for your Suggestions: Which Songs do you associate with the Global Marshall Plan? Emotions for a World in Balance More than 33 Contact Points Worldwide Supporters in Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland and strengthen the Network “Studium Generale” – Extracurricular Studies, organized …

Hold on, you move too fast

old on, you move too fast ‘The most massive energy programme ever proposed anywhere in the world outside war-time conditions.’ That’s how energy analyst Andrew MacKillop, the author of today’s new publication on European Energy Review, describes current EU energy and climate policy. This is not, in fact, how EU …

Energy transition: power companies can’t do it on their own

Most readers will probably remember the “Roadmap 2050” that was published last year by the European Climate Foundation (ECF). It made quite a splash in Brussels and internationally. The Roadmap has led a quiet existence since that time, but ECF itself has continued working hard to influence climate policy in …

New Release: Mercer Surveys Climate-Related Investment Practices of Global Investors: US Investors Lag their Peers

An article from CERES NEWS RELEASE CLIMATE CHANGE INVESTOR GROUPS PUBLISH REPORT ON GLOBAL INVESTOR PRACTICES RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE Majority consider climate change a material investment risk/opportunity and incorporate climate change risk assessments into their existing investments; public policy a key driver of investment decisions The Institutional Investors Group …