Where there’s muck there’s brass? Re-thinking the concept of waste
We all know waste is a huge problem, but it is often hidden; we produce rubbish – a huge amount, with the average UK household producing over a tonne per annum – it is taken away, our city streets are relatively clean and the problem is pushed out of sight and out of mind. Look….
What does the future hold for the Oil Industry?
Weeks of global instability in some of the world’s foremost oil producers, namely Iran and Venezuela, has led to a historic spike in crude oil prices globally. This has been overwhelmingly positive for other oil producing nations, who have seen a boost to inflows of cash from the rise in demand. This will undoubtedly have….
The Self-Sufficient Home: Is it Possible?
The dream of a smart city, where all our quantifiable needs are fulfilled by automated servants, has often seemed a little farfetched. It has, nonetheless, eternally been a human fantasy: that machine labour would offer freedom from those menial tasks that take up so much unnecessary time. In this instance, civilisation would have reached the….
Green Bonds: A Bright Future
Investments made into Green Bonds has soared in recent years, throwing off the labels from cynics that green investments are merely style over substance. Countries and corporations alike are starting to take notice of the growing international demand, at home and abroad, for Socially Responsible Investments (SRIs), particularly Green Bonds. Canada is a prime example….
Renewable Energy: More than just a “Green” Investment
The Renewable Energy sector is seeing exponential growth and increase in investment. Increasingly, renewables are being accepted as the future in fulfilling our long-term energy requirements. As such, governments alone cannot possibly hope to realise the enormous demand for investment in these technologies; the private sector holds the key. Since 2004, the world has invested….
Bond markets re-emerge following the Credit Crunch
Corporate bonds have become a popular method of raising funds for companies seeking alternative funding. Banks do not lend as they used to in the past. Raising funds through corporate bonds presents a way around this problem, as it allows organisations to borrow from large numbers of investors seeking to make a return, benefiting both….
Climate change and renewable energy after Brexit, where do we stand?
With Britain preparing to break away from the EU, it faces uncertainty regarding its Climate Change Policy (CCP). What will the outcomes be and how will this affect the wider European community going forward? Brexit may have a wider-reaching effect on EU emissions targets, as it is still not clear whether Britain will ratify….
New Year, More Waste: How is the UK preparing for the China Waste Ban?
The UK has exported over 2.7 million tonnes of plastic waste to China and Hong Kong who have acted as the two main waste recipients for the UK since 2012. Last month, the Chinese government announced that it will ban all waste imports from January 2018. The ban will restrict any plastic collection from the….
OPEC, World Bank and Renewables – what is the future of Oil and Gas?
The World Bank released a statement to end the financial support for oil and gas exploration, these industries are facing staggering threats which not only undermine its production, but also question the longevity of these industries altogether. Likewise, new competition is emerging in the form of US shale production and greater investment in renewables. In….
What does the 2017 Autumn Budget Review mean for your financial plans?
What does the 2017 Autumn Budget Review mean for your financial plans? Guy Fawkes is not the only day in November when we see the sparkle of the month. November 22nd brought us the 2017 Autumn Budget Review, where the government’s new Budget regime is presented at the House of commons and establishes the economic….
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