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There's a way to invest in a cleaner environment, and the market is booming

There's a way to invest in a cleaner environment, and the market is booming | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Global green bond issuance reached a record high at $21.7 billion so far this year, up 78% from the same period in 2015. And this is only going to get hotter.

Summer is coming and green bonds are blooming.

Issuers of such bonds promise to use the proceeds on environmentally friendly projects. There are no hard and fast parameters for what a green bond can fund, but they cover areas like renewable energy, deforestation, green buildings, clean transportation and water treatment.

"An increasing number of investors find the concept fun, a win-win, a kind of no-brainer,"... Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Via Enzo Calamo, Marc Kneepkens
Stephane Bilodeau's insight:
"There's significant momentum on the heels of adopting the climate agreement in Paris at end of 2015," Henry Shilling, a senior vice president at Moody's, told Business Insider. "It requires capital reallocation to meet those commitments — which involves trillions of dollars in renewable energy and low carbon investments — and green bonds play an important role." 

Moody's expected green bonds volume to reach $50 billion this year. We've already seen an uptick in the first quarter and if that trend persists, issuance could beat Moody's projections and hit a new high at $70 billion by the end of 2016, Shilling said.
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 4, 2016 9:12 AM

There's a great shift happening toward #green investing. The public obviously wants it and financial institutions are following. the trend.

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U.S. Energy Efficient Hydropower Upgrades Get More Power from Dams

U.S. Energy Efficient Hydropower Upgrades Get More Power from Dams | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

The U.S. has 2,400 hydropower dams, many of which sport out-of-date generating equipment that is, well, generations old. That’s the bad news. The good news is, it all adds up to the potential for a massive energy efficiency upgrade program that could significantly boost U.S. hydropower generation without the monumental expense and environmental disruption involved in new dam construction. In fact, the first round of hydropower upgrades is already underway at an average cost of less than 4 cents per kilowatt-hour.


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