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Power Finance Corporation Ltd. – India’s biggest non-banking company and one of the largest lenders to the power sector with an annual revenue of $2.4 billion – has been offering loans to renewable energy companies at a lower rate of interest. Click here to continue reading.
BY AGNES TeH, BLOOMBERG NEW ENERGY FINANCE Focusing on the energy efficiency of producing water is Singapore’s agenda for ensuring water independence, said its minister for environment and water resources, Dr. Vivian Balakrishanan. Click here to continue reading.
Energy storage is the missing link for integrating renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar into the energy system. It could also make existing installed capacity more efficient. There is currently only one commercially viable energy storage technology – pumped hydro, which accounts for 99 percent of global capability. Gareth Brett, chief executive of Highview Power Storage, tells [...]
Overfishing, global warming and pollution are having detrimental effects on the world’s oceans, according to scientists. McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain by sales, announced last week that it has taken steps to address that. By February, it will be the first national restaurant chain to sell sustainable fish certified by the Marine Stewardship Council in over [...]
Even if an emissions deal forged by members of the International Civil Aviation Organization does not take effect until 2020, the industry is already set to cut carbon dioxide, said Jonathon Counsell, head of environment at British Airways. The industry is “massively incentivized” to improve efficiency as it’s effectively paying a price for its carbon-dioxide emissions, he said, with fuel costs at over [...]
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The United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern countries are seeking to diversify their fossil-fuel-based economies as a way to secure future jobs for the region’s burgeoning youth population. Click here to continue reading.
There needs to be a “global solution” to curbing aviation emissions, not one supported by a single country or region, said Ken Hylander, senior vice president for corporate safety, security and compliance at Delta Air Lines Inc. Continue reading here.
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Media outlets that champion the fight against climate change still run advertisements for products and services that may worsen the problem, and this discrepancy should be addressed, said British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc. “It’s a complex issue and it’s one we’re going to have to work through as an industry,” said Fiona Ball, the company’s head of environment, adding BSkyB is partnering with others [...]