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Power to the People by the People

Power to the People by the People

Our global power industry was built around large, centralised power stations, usually fired by coal or natural gas. The success of these installations was based on production at a large scale over a long time, and the process of conversion, transmission and distribution was incredibly inefficient. While this system still dominates today,

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Electric Vehicles: Road to disruption

Electric Vehicles: The road to disruption

At the intersection of technological innovation, demographic change and the transition to a zero-carbon economy, electric vehicles (EVs) will benefit from one of the strongest megatrends of the 21st Century. This article looks at the history of EVs and examines ways in which EV technology may impact the cities of the future.

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Plastic gold: Behind the recycling boom

Plastic gold: Behind the recycling boom

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When we think about addressing climate change, we typically focus on direct sources of emissions, and opportunities in alternative and renewable energy. However, over the past six months, it is companies operating in less high-profile impact investment market segments such as water and waste improvement,

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Greenwashing - what is it, and how to avoid it

Greenwashing – what it is, and how to avoid it

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Ethical investing is no longer a niche area. In the last few years, there has been a significant increase in interest in the space as investors look to drive change with their investment dollars. Total assets under management in sustainable investment funds have doubled over the past four years to around USD 3.6tn1.

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ESG investing - the gloves are off

ESG investing – the gloves are off

If any confirmation was needed that ESG considerations are likely to have an ongoing and increasing effect on the investment landscape, such confirmation came in mid-August. It was reported that, in an email to the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) written in mid-April, AQR Capital Management (AQR), a major US-based investment manager,

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