Environment

South Australia’s clean energy transition powers on

Brian Donaghy, (Jul 25, 2018)

Home to the world’s biggest battery, the state is a renewable energy powerhouse – something that looks unlikely to change under the new government, reports Brian Donaghy in Adelaide

How energy storage is unlocking the power of offshore wind

Mike Scott, (Jul 25, 2018)

Harnessing energy from the marine environment has proved expensive, but as expertise has grown costs have fallen. Combining battery storage with offshore wind will stabilise power and prices, writes Mike Scott

From Hawaii to New York, US states are joining the storage revolution

Michael Levitin, (Jul 25, 2018)

There are more than 140 policies and regulations in place across America encouraging battery storage, reports Michael Levitin

Why California’s dreaming about battery storage

Michael Levitin, (Jul 24, 2018)

Michael Levitin reports on how a raft of new legislation, combined with lower costs, is leading to an explosion in storage capacity in the Golden State

Overcoming barriers to microgrids key to achieving India's solar mission

Mike Scott, (Jul 24, 2018)

Village-level power systems are crucial if India is to bring electrification to 200 million people without energy access. Mike Scott reports

How microgrids are bringing green power to the people

Mike Scott, (Jul 24, 2018)

Serious money is now flowing into a technology that is set to transform how electricity is produced and distributed in every corner of the globe. Mike Scott reports

Paradise lost: Why overtourism is a global emergency

Katie Burton, (Jul 24, 2018)

With cities and tropical islands around the world overwhelmed by tourist hordes, Katie Burton talks to Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Travel, about his new documentary urging action to tackle a global emergency

CSR Cheat Sheet: Big firms in deep water as LGIM warns of uninsurable world

Oliver Balch, (Jun 24, 2018)

Climate inaction CEOs in Legal and General's sights; no let-up in plastics debate; Europe nudges non-carbon energy targets

World Environment Day push for companies to come clean on CO2 emissions

Terry Slavin, (Jun 5, 2018)

Organisers of the Global Climate Action Summit in California have issued a challenge for 300 more cities, regions and companies to disclose their climate impacts to CDP ahead of the September climate conference

Comment: ‘Improper antibiotics use is putting food industry at high ESG risk’

Maria Lettini, (May 31, 2018)

FAIRR Initiative director Maria Lettini explains the findings of the first index to analyse the sustainability risks of big meat, fish and dairy producers

Chinese companies slow to join RE 100

Terry Slavin, (May 23, 2018)

China may be a powerhouse when it comes to producing solar panels and wind turbines, but only Broad Group and Elion Resources have committed to 100% renewable energy

China looks offshore for its new renewables frontier

Mark Hillsdon, (May 20, 2018)

UK wind and marine tech companies scent opportunity in the wind in the South China Sea, reports Mark Hillsdon

Green bond market helps China’s green revolution overcome headwinds

Mark Hillsdon, (May 20, 2018)

Coal consumption is on the rise for the first time in three years, but the country is still a renewable energy powerhouse, writes Mark Hillsdon

Climate Change and Business Keynote: Time to take the lead

Conference Recording, (May 17, 2018)

CSR Cheat Sheet: Wimbledon knocks plastics out of court

Oliver Balch, (May 14, 2018)

Battle against plastics grows; global jet-set sends tourism emissions skywards; US firms see benefits from managing water and carbon

Comment: Why institutional investors need World Bank-style biodiversity safeguards

Divya Narain, (May 10, 2018)

Divya Narain argues that rather than divest in infrastructure projects that pose environmental risks, investors can pre-empt and manage risk by applying conditions from the start

Why UNEP sees the private sector as critical to its mission to clean up the oceans

Terry Slavin, (May 9, 2018)

UNEP's Jorge Laguna-Celis tells Terry Slavin why the UN agency now regards companies as crucial partners in efforts such as ending ocean plastics and fighting biodiversity loss

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