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How will your financial investments be affected by the effects of a changing climate?

How will your financial investments be affected by the effects of a changing climate? | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

China’s stock market is in free fall, the fed is getting ready to hike interest rates and crude oil’s sharp decline just hit the $40-a-barrel mark. However, such volatlity may seem just like short-term noise by comparison to the material risk posed to some investments by climate change.


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“The key challenge is that timelines for mitigating risk are misaligned between financial markets and climate change,” said Barbara Buchner, senior director of the Climate Policy Initiative and author of the report in an email. “Investors are often more concerned with short-term risks, whereas the risks associated with climate change will continue to emerge over decades.”

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How will growing climate change risks affect your pensions and investments?

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A New Way to Foot Efficiency Upgrades

A New Way to Foot Efficiency Upgrades | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
For commercial property owners in California looking to finance energy efficiency upgrades for their buildings, the process should be a bit easier and cheaper come early next year, thanks to a new pilot program approved last week by the state’s Public Utilities Commission.

Based on an “on-bill repayment” feature, the program would allow the property owner to avoid large upfront costs and instead pay for upgrades through regular installments on his utility bill. The idea is that the energy cost savings would cover or exceed the loan or the leasing repayment added to the bill each month. The repayment remains on the property’s utility bill until it’s paid off, even if the property changes ownership, and the utility would have the authority to cut off service for nonpayment.


The concept is not new. About a dozen states offer similar programs. California’s new twist is the source of financing and the obligation to repay the loan regardless of a change in ownership.


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Zero Interest Funds Available for Energy Efficiency

Under this program, eligible projects may be financed at 0% interest. The “loan” is paid back through the customer’s PG&E bill: with the reduced energy savings at least offsetting the loan repayment cost. Once the loan is paid off, the savings are all yours.


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IIP expands its portfolio of industrial efficiency databases and resources — ECEEE

IIP expands its portfolio of industrial efficiency databases and resources — ECEEE | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
The Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP) has launched two new databases that provide access to information on industrial energy efficiency and financing programs. In addition, IIP has recently added more than 200 U.S.

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"IIP’s new Industrial Efficiency Programs Database (IEPrD) provides information on programs that promote the adoption of energy management systems in China, the United States, Europe and Australia. This database also showcases state and province-level utility energy efficiency resource acquisition programs that have successfully increased  the energy efficiency of industrial companies in North America—through utilities or third parties."

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Nonprofit hopes to help small biz plug into energy efficiency

While programs to aid and encourage large firms to reduce their energy consumption have been popular and helped to keep electricity consumption in check over the last few years in the state, small businesses have had difficulty accessing the programs due to financial and time constraints, Wrice said.

"You can't keep doing the Pratt & Whitneys of the world," she said. "At some point, you have to target these smaller businesses. Otherwise you're going to have ... boarded up main streets."
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Third-Party Financing For Renewable Energy

The third-party financing method is used to make the most out of a diverse resource mix. One participant may have real estate ideal for a renewable energy project; the other may have capital and/or expertise to facilitate the investment purchase. There are many types of third-party financing within all the renewable technologies. The benefits to both the host and the investor vary.
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