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REN21 Global Status Report Details an Extraordinary Year for Renewables

Records were set in new renewable power capacity and investment, while renewable energy investments in developing and emerging economies exceeded those in developed economies for the first time in 2015, according to REN21.

IRENA: RE, Energy Efficiency Would Limit Climate Warming Below 2C Tipping Point

Increasing renewable energy to 36% of global energy production would take global society halfway towards the goal of limiting climate warming to the 2 degrees C tipping point, while energy efficiency improvements would take us the rest of the way there, according to IRENA.

Two visions of philanthropic capitalism will lead to two visions of a sustainable fuiture

Two Visions of Capitalist Philanthropy from Two Renewable Energy Investors

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are philanthropists who are both invested in renewable energy. While their actions may appear similar, their diverging investment philosophies reflect two different visions of capitalism. Renewable energy is a critically important part of sustainability oriented business practices and responsible investment strategies that are driving environmental and social change. Renewables are a low carbon energy source…

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Diversified Renewable Energy Base Emerging in the US Northeast

Renewable energy initiatives and investments in the northeastern US are producing results and paying dividends economically, socially and environmentally, according to a report from ACORE, the American Council on Renewable Energy. Northeast region state governments have been at the leading edge of the drive to craft and implement policies to foster development and use of a distributed, diversified mix of…

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The UN and World Bank seek to motivate the international community toward sustainable energy with the "Sustainable Energy for All" initiative

UN, World Bank, IEA Gear Up to Achieve Sustainable Energy for All

Concerted, determined action is needed in order to realize the aims of the UN Secretary General’s “Sustainable Energy for All” initiative. Despite increasing deployment of renewable energy systems, gains in energy efficiency and greater access to electricity and modern energy services, billions more needs to be invested annually if global society is to continue to improve living standards and conditions while avoiding the worst effects of climate change.

Climate change and pension funds

Climate Change a Growing Factor in Pension Funds’ Strategic Asset Management Allocation

Climate change is a fundamental factor in strategic asset allocation and risk management decisions being made by more than half the institutional investors participating in Mercer’s ‘Climate Change Scenarios – Strategic Asset Allocation’ project.

Wall Street Might Be Down, But Renewable Energy’s Soaring

Renewable energy investment stands to gain momentum despite the general economic downturn