[Climate Bonds] UK £12m solar bond / New Mexico solar farm to deliver energy below fossil fuel cost

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

+  The UK’s £4.6bn Lancashire County Pension Fund has invested in a 23.5 year, £12m ($18m) solar bond, issued by a community-owned solar power plant in Oxfordshire. According to I&PE, the bond gives Lancashire a return “3 percentage points above the retail prices index”. Westmill Solar Coop’s 21,000-panel solar farm …

Public Transit, Access to Jobs: Escaping Our “Exit Ramp” Economy

kristy Community Development Solutions

“Welcome to Citiwire.net! Leave it to the Brookings policy wonks and number crunchers to digitize Americans’ transit habits, metro by metro, for the first time. ‘Surprise’ bottom line: transit works when regions plan their land use, fund their systems. That means better access to jobs. Put another way: If you …

Natural Gas and Renewable Fuels: Competitors, Collaborators or Both?

Ethical Markets Resource Efficiency

This webinar is presented by the USAEE and ACORE Both natural gas and renewable fuels are expected to provide a significantly increasing share of US electricity due to increasing environmental pressures on coal. In one sense, promoters of natural gas and promoters of renewables will be key competitors vying to …