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Why millennials will be the driving force behind renewables & green tech

In Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Green Technology, Greener Business, Innovation, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renewables, Sustainability, Sustainable Development by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

A survey carried out by Deloitte reveals that millennials’ concerns over the environment will push electric utility companies towards renewables and green technology.   According to Deloitte’s “Resources 2016 Study – Energy Management: Navigating the Headwinds”, a motivational trifecta of environmental sensitivity, practicality and affordability is driving residential consumers and businesses to find ways to utilise more renewables and expand …

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Robots, delivery drones and routine space flights: the technologies Britons think will change our lives

In Autonomous Vehicles, Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Green Technology, Innovation, Policy, regulation & finance, Startups, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Transport by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

As London Technology Week 2016 kicks off today, Britons have predicted the technologies that will change our lives by 2036. Technology could boost global economic output by $2 trillion by 2020, and London aims to be at the centre of its growth. To mark the start of London Technology Week 2016, Britons were asked to predict which technologies they think …

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LG uses immersive video footage to support conservation efforts

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Videos shot with LG G5’s 360 CAM support heritage conservation on World Environment Day. This World Environment Day, LG Electronics invited the public to view famous landmarks from a whole new angle. The global technology innovater added a wider perspective to its sustainability credentials for World Environment Day 2016, using immersive 360-degree video to highlight the importance of protecting UNESCO …

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Solar power and the rising clout of the energy “pro-sumer”

In Advice, Editor's Choice, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Greener Business, Investment, Renewables, Smart Grids, Solar, Sustainable Development by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

The next 10 years are going to bring a host of new energy choices and a lot more market clout for the so-called energy “pro-sumer”. This is the view held by Stellar Solar founding partner, Michael Powers, who believes that “pro-sumers” – utility customers who consume energy but also produce it, using their own rooftop solar systems – hold the …

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Developing world overtakes developed world in renewable energy investments

In Editor's Choice, Energy, Investment, Policy, regulation & finance, Renewables, Sustainable Development by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

A new report shows emerging markets in Latin America, Africa and Asia are taking over European powerhouses for renewable energy investment attractiveness. EY’s Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) sees European markets slipping down the list, while less mature markets continue their ascent. So-called “emerging” markets now represent half of the countries in the 40-strong index, including four African markets …

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85,000 New Yorkers now work in clean energy jobs

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A new study reveals that over 85,000 people are now employed in clean energy jobs in New York, with the figure expected to grow by 6 per cent this year. More than 85,000 New Yorkers work in the clean energy industry at 7,500 business establishments across all 62 counties, according to a comprehensive new analysis unveiled this week by the …

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Global leaders gather in D.C. for Climate Action 2016

In Editor's Choice, Energy, Greener Business, Investment, Policy, regulation & finance, Renewables, Sustainable Development by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

Climate Action 2016 kicks off in Washington D.C. this week to begin implementing the Paris Agreement. Nearly 700 leaders from business, cities, philanthropy, multilateral institutions and civil society are gathering this week in Washington, D.C. to kick off Climate Action 2016, a high-level multi-stakeholder climate summit seeking to accelerate global action on climate change. Coming just two weeks after a …

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Solar lending platforms: a smart choice for green investors

In Editor's Choice, Energy, Greener Business, Investment, Policy, regulation & finance, Renewables, Solar, Sustainable Economics by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

As the U.S. sees a rapidly growing demand for residential clean energy, solar lending platforms are attracting investment from major backers. Residential solar lending platform Mosaic, for example, has raised $200 million to provide loans to more than 5,000 U.S. homeowners for rooftop solar systems. Mosaic provides affordable solar financing solutions for homeowners, enabling thousands of people to profit from …

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How to make positive investments in the green economy

In Advice, Consultancy, Editor's Choice, Energy, Green Technology, Greener Business, Investment, Policy, regulation & finance, Renewables, Sustainable Economics by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

Positive investment platform Ethex tells us how to make our money go further in the green economy. How we use our money is one of the most powerful ways in which we can make a difference and create a greener world. This includes the products we buy, the companies we buy from, the businesses we invest in, and the banks …