CEFC, ARENA commit up to $58m for Hornsdale Power Reserve
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 21 NOV 2019  |  NEWS
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) are committing up to $58 million for a 50% expansion of the Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia, the world's largest grid-scale battery.
Capgemini evaluates state of energy markets, pressures in Australia
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 11 NOV 2019  |  NEWS
Australia is experiencing climatic extremes increasing the pressure on the government to focus on climate change policies, in the backdrop of global emissions increases over 2018 and coal, oil and gas remaining the cornerstone of growing energy consumption ...
Wilderness Society links deforestation to beef production, supply chain risk
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 1 NOV 2019  |  NEWS
A new report from the Wilderness Society shows that 73% of all deforestation in Queensland is linked to beef production, calling on Australian companies to assess their exposures to deforestation in the beef supply chain.
TCorp reports on use of proceeds for initial $1.8 billion Green Bond
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 31 OCT 2019  |  NEWS
TCorp, the New South Wales government's fundraising arm, has released its first report on its Sustainability Bond Programme, disclosing on the use of proceeds allocated from its $1.8 billion Green Bond issued in 2018.
CBI, WWF call upon central banks, prudential regulators for climate action
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 18 OCT 2019  |  NEWS
Central banks and prudential regulators should take "accelerated action" to reduce systemic financial sector vulnerability to climate risks, increase global green capital allocation, and support transition by bank, insurers, and other financial institutions ...
Pricing, liquidity, standards challenge green bond market: Aviva Investors
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 11 OCT 2019  |  NEWS
The pricing, liquidity and confusion about the definition of green bonds is constraining the maturity of the green bond market, according to Aviva Investors.
Market Forces lodges shareholder resolutions with Westpac, NAB, ANZ
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 11 OCT 2019  |  NEWS
Market Forces has lodged shareholder resolutions with Westpac, NAB and ANZ, calling on the banks to reduce lending and exposure to fossil fuel companies consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Climate change, ageing population to cause twin impacts: Actuaries Institute
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 27 SEP 2019  |  NEWS
Climate change will impact the health and finances of elderly Australians at increasing rates over coming decades, necessitating wide ranging policy responses to manage social, economic and public health implications, according to a report by the Actuaries ...
Climate change impacts "top of mind" for investors: Nuveen Real Estate
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 27 SEP 2019  |  NEWS
Climate change impacts on real estate investments is a "top of mind" concern for investors, according to the head of sustainability at Nuveen Real Estate.
Extreme weather increases through Autumn 2019: Actuaries Institute
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 SEP 2019  |  NEWS
Autumn 2019 had the second most extreme season in Australia in the number of hot days ever recorded, according to the Australian Actuaries Climate Index.
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