Tag Archive for 'finance'

Climate change is a systemic threat to public health, national security and the global financial system

February 14th, 2014 by RSA

An RSA report has found that mischaracterising climate change as an exclusively environmental issue, rather than a broader systemic threat to public health, national security and the global financial system, has led to the majority of the British public failing to take climate change seriously. In a challenge to the green lobby, A New Agenda […]

Mazars looks at trends in financing UK onshore wind energy projects

December 7th, 2012 by Mazars

2012 has been the most successful year for obtaining long-term debt finance in the UK onshore wind sector since the financial crisis began in 2007/08, according to a report ‘UK Onshore Wind Investment‘ published by Mazars. Project Finance specialists at audit and advisory firm Mazars carried out the research that reveals more deals in excess […]

Government policy uncertainty not helpful to clean energy investment

October 10th, 2012 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Global investment in clean energy totalled $56.6 billion in the third quarter of 2012. This was down 5% on the second quarter and 20% lower than in Q3 2011, explained partly by weaker figures from the US and India, and a lull in wind farm financings. The figures published by research company Bloomberg New Energy […]

Jeremy Beckwith, former CIO of Kleinwort Benson, gives overview of debt crisis and global economy

February 19th, 2012 by Jeremy Beckwith

Jeremy Beckwith, chief Investment Officer at Kleinwort Benson until October 2011, was guest speaker at the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce lunch at the OGH Hotel in St Peter Port on 16 January 2012. The following text is a transcript of Jeremy Beckwith‘s talk. “My newspaper tells me that today is the most depressing day of the […]

Banks financing coal industry

December 1st, 2011 by BankTrack

The German environment organisation urgewald, the South African social and environmental justice organisations groundWork and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the international network BankTrack present research on the portfolios of the world’s leading banks. The study “Bankrolling Climate Change” examines commercial banks’ lending for the coal industry and provides the first comprehensive climate ranking for financial […]

Improved product quality required for a sustainable society

September 16th, 2011 by Inderscience Publishers

Manufacturers should be encouraged to make products that last longer, retain their retail value and are more readily recyclable after use, according to green consultant Peter Lang. Lang is co-founder of the charity Green and Away and a former Adviser to the Green Deputy Mayor of London. Writing in the International Journal of Green Economics, […]

PricewaterhouseCoopers publishes Climate Principles Progress Review 2011

February 10th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The Climate Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers have published their “Climate Principles Progress Review 2011”. Mark Kenber is the CEO of The Climate Group.  In the forward to the paper he writes “Mobilizing the finance and investment necessary to transform the way the world produces and consumes energy lies at the heart of the climate policy challenge. […]

Jon Buckland, Chief Officer of the Commerce & Employment Department, speaks to Chamber of Commerce members on “The States Financial Transformation Programme”

April 20th, 2010 by Jon Buckland

Mr President and Members of chamber thank you for your invitation to present to you this lunchtime on the States Financial Transformation Programme and give you an update on where we are in the process, how we are progressing and what we are intending to achieve. As residents and representative of businesses who receive and […]

Ten Reasons why the Suez proposal should not be reinstated

March 19th, 2010 by Rupert

Please reject the Spruce requete and honour the emphatic 38-2 vote in the States of Deliberation on 26th February in support of the Chief Minister’s & Deputy Chief Minister’s support for a revised waste strategy. The Guernsey taxpayer is shouldering 100% of the financial and operational risk of the Suez Environnement waste proposal. Suez bears […]

The Voodoo economics of Incineration

December 7th, 2009 by Richard Lord

In a presentation by Dr. Paul Connett he states that incinerators are an economic disaster.  The public do not find out how much they are paying for these things until it is too late.  Most of the money spent on incinerators goes into a few pockets and leaves the community.