IEA World Energy Investment 2021 review: Stop fossil fuel investment and push clean on energy investments for post-Covid recovery and net zero alignment

IEA World Energy Investment 2021 review: Stop fossil fuel investment and push clean on energy investments for post-Covid recovery and net zero alignment

This year, the IEA World Energy Investment report gives the latest data and analysis on energy investment flows through the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as full-year estimates of the outlook for 2021. It looks at how investors are calculating risks and opportunities across all areas of fuel and electricity supply, efficiency and research […]

Who will be the top 10 sustainable business leaders in 2020?

sustainable business leaders

This year marks EcoAct’s 10th annual ranking of FTSE 100 sustainable business leaders based on their sustainability reporting performance. Ahead of the release of this year’s report, we look back at the trends across the last decade in corporate climate reporting and sustainable business leadership. 2020 is the beginning of the final decade when we […]

The future of renewable energy: what can we expect?

Wind power energy

The world is full of uncertainty, particularly regarding the dynamics of climate change. Finding out exactly what will happen is an impossible, though not pointless exercise. We can’t see the future, but we can predict it and make judgements based on the best available information we have. In relation to people, the economy and politics, […]

Inspiring change: positive stories in sustainability

Inspiring change: positive stories in sustainability

The headline news from our Sustainability Reporting Performance reports this year was that corporate action on climate change is simply not happening fast enough. While this is sadly true, the purpose of our research is not to simply cast another cloud over the climate crisis. The objective is really to recognise the action that is […]

Providing confidence in renewable energy

Providing confidence in renewable energy

With the Paris Agreement and the stark realities of climate change now pressing concerns, businesses are under mounting pressure to reduce their carbon footprints and account for their climate-related risks. Purchasing renewable energy is a vital part of business strategies to do just that, as well as to achieve their carbon neutral ambitions. The good […]

The Road to Renewables: Arriva chooses SSE Green assured by Carbon Clear

The Road to Renewables: Arriva chooses SSE Green assured by Carbon Clear

SSE is set to supply Arriva UK with SSE Green to power it’s UK bus and rail sites. The announcement this week marks a significant commitment by one of Europe’s leading transport providers to decarbonise the sector. Offered by SSE Business Energy, SSE Green is a 100% renewable electricity and allows business to report zero […]

The rising power of renewables

The rising power of renewables

The increasing use of renewable energy is key to limiting climate change to under 2°C, the threshold set by the Paris agreement. If this limit is exceeded, climate change is expected to have devastating and irreversible impacts. Electricity generation is a vital part of meeting the goals as it reduces the amount of fossil fuels […]

Best practice and market trends in renewable energy

Best practice and market trends in renewable energy

Businesses are increasingly looking at how to make their electricity supply 100% renewable, and therefore climate neutral. Companies typically adopt complimentary approaches to reach their 100% renewable energy target, combining procurement methods such as green tariff contracts with suppliers, unbundled renewable energy attribute certificates (RECs), power purchase agreements (PPAs) and on-site generation projects. But among […]

Does your renewable energy meet the good quality criteria?

Does your renewable energy meet the good quality criteria?

Increasingly businesses are responding positively to the climate change agenda driven by COP21, government policy and investor and stakeholder interest, by making a commitment to buying renewable energy. So much so that many of world’s most influential companies have signed up to the RE100 initiative and committed themselves to purchasing 100% renewable power.