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13
Sep

China and US ratification ‘could see climate deal start this year’

China and the US have ratified the Paris climate deal, raising the possibility that it could come into force as soon as this year. The two countries said they had ratified the deal on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Hangzou, China, in which green finance has featured prominently on the agenda. The landmark Paris agreement has no official

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13
Sep

Profile: Actis on why renewables make sense in emerging markets

The private equity firm has found that when it comes to making energy investments in emerging markets, clean energy is the way forward. Peter Cripps reports More than 80% of Actis’ latest energy fund is invested in renewables. This is not because the $1.2 billion fund, which is now fully allocated, has an environmental mandate – in fact, the fund

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19
Apr

Financial firms join forces to raise $8bn for sustainable investments

Bank of America has formed a new partnership within its Catalytic Finance Initiative (CFI) that aims to direct $8 billion to “high-impact sustainable investments”. Partners joining the initiative include investment manager AllianceBernstein; Babson Capital Management (a subsidiary of insurance company MassMutual); Credit Agricole; the European Investment Bank; HSBC; the International Finance Corporation; and Mirova (a subsidiary of French bank Natixis).

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19
Apr

$2.5trn of global financial assets at risk from climate change

$2.5TRN OF GLOBAL FINANCIAL ASSETS AT RISK FROM CLIMATE CHANGE $2.5 trillion of global financial assets are at risk from the effects of climate change, according to a report. The report, produced by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Grantham Research Institute and Vivid Economics, looks at the value at risk (VaR) associated with financial assets

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4
Apr

The Future of Renewable Power in Mexico

Mexico’s solar and wind sectors have experienced triple-digit growth rates over the last 10 years, outpacing the growth of renewable power generation in most developed countries. Will that explosive growth continue?   The abundance of diverse renewable energy resources, growing demand for power, macroeconomic stability, and historically high electricity prices continue to position Mexico as one of the most attractive

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31
Mar

Mexico: North America’s New Frontier for Solar Power

As the capabilities and companies in the solar market have now grown far beyond the low-hanging opportunities, we find ourselves pouncing on sound but short-lived requests for proposals. Hundreds of companies bid in to these processes, and the market is split between bidding to win and bidding a financially sound price. Companies often cannot do both. Wouldn’t it be nice

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23
Mar

Project Update: Solar 350 Ltd: Baja California

Bill Goldie (Solar 350’s Head of Project Development) and Axel Schmid (Head of Project Origination) have now returned from California Baja to London and Santiago respectively. Their brief was to return with contracted “Greenfield Development Projects” in The Californian Baja of Mexico. Certain factors make this area very attractive for Solar. These are as follows: High Levels of Solar Irradiation

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25
Feb

Bill Gates Just Wrote a Rallying Cry for Clean Energy. Will it be Enough?

Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter this week. In it, the two discussed the two super powers they wished they had: More energy More time The following excerpt from Bill’s letter explains their justification: More energy! When we sat down to write this year’s letter, those answers stuck with us. Sure, everyone wants more time and energy. But

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25
Feb

Thompson Reuters Carbon Market Survey 2015

The Thompson Reuters Carbon Market Survey 2015 has now been released. Read the results here on the 350PPM site: Read the Thompson Reuters Carbon Market Survey 2015

24
Feb

The New Acronym in The Fight Against Climate Change

The design of the new treaty is built around something called the “INDC”. This stands for Intended Nationally Determined Contribution and is the level of emission reductions that specific country will commit to over the 1st period of the new treaty from 2020 to 2030. An INDC is normally expressed as an emission reduction schedule from the start of the

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