Category Archives: Investment

Welfare at stake?

Tweet Dear friends,   The new year marks new challenges and opportunities. In 2014 we will see two tests of two major political systems – the Swedish general election and the EU’s parliamentary election. Are politicians ready to face the … Continue reading

European renewable energy market

Tweet On friday the 24th of February the European Commission invite stakeholders for consultation in preparation of the 2012 Renewable Energy Strategy. As recently pointed out in the Commission’s Energy Roadmap 2050, renewable energy sources will play a major part in … Continue reading

Greeks, be aware of the Trojan horse!

Tweet I don’t know about you, but I have tried to find out exactly what is in the bailout  package offered to Greece by the European partners, but I could not find much.  Banks are mentioned in all the newspapers … Continue reading

New CDP report published

Tweet The Nordic Countries are leading when we look at the combination of Economic Growth, Reduction of GHG and Reduction of Fossil fuels. The green taxation system and incentives have promoted green solutions in the market place. The Nordic CDP … Continue reading

Higher returns from top carbon performers

Tweet Disclosure Project (CDP) Global 5001 report, published today – 14 September 20111, which examines carbon reduction activities at the world’s largest public corporations, has found for the first time in the ten year history of the survey, that the majority … Continue reading

Leadership on smart grids

Tweet South Korea is taking steps toward global leadership in smart grid development. With the stated goal of creating a national smart grid, the Korean government has partnered with industry, international groups and foreign countries to set out a 20- year … Continue reading

World Bank to launch $130m CDM fund

Tweet The World Bank will use U.N. climate talks later this year to launch a new initiative to funnel CDM cash to some of the world’s poorest countries, a bank official told Point Carbon News. Read also earlier blogs

Friends of Graemeen

Tweet Yunus, known as “the banker of the poor”, has become unstoppable, with 3.7 million people now having signed a petition; Mary Robinson leading Friends of Grameen with a powerful international coalition of supporters; and the French and American governments speaking … Continue reading

Will the renewables scenarios be attractive enough for the investors?

Tweet Close to 80 percent of the world‘s energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling public policies a new report shows. The findings, from over 120 researchers working with the Intergovernmental Panel on … Continue reading

90 per cent of investments in clean energy go to G20 countries

Tweet The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday launched a guidebook that provides advice to decision-makers in developing countries on how to tap into growing environmental finance markets as funding becomes increasingly available to tackle the challenges of climate change.The … Continue reading