Renewable Energy– the winners from COP21?


Helene Winch, investment strategist at Low Carbon, discusses the post COP21 environment and key outcomes

The Paris Climate Change Summit (COP21) saw world leaders and large businesses gather to decide upon a global deal to help mitigate the negative effects of climate change. Amongst the key outcomes of this conference was a landmark deal, agreed by all 195 nations, which commits governments to “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial-levels”.


The Road to Paris – Part Two


With the Paris Climate Change Summit (COP21) now underway, decisive action looks closer than ever. In the final preceding weeks leading to the conference, there has been a major shift in mind sets and rhetoric.

Action on climate change is no longer viewed as an aspiration; governments have recognised that they must act, and they must act quickly. This move towards ‘walking the walk’ on climate change is perhaps best exemplified by the 150 nations applauded by Europe’s climate change chief, Miguel Arias Canete recently for making  positive progress towards a global deal on CO2.


At the coalface: Action is needed to prevent impending UK energy shortfall


Helene Winch, investment strategist at Low Carbon, on the UK’s diminishing reliance on coal and the need for alternative means of electricity production

The UK’s energy market is rapidly changing. As we become less reliant on coal, we must look to alternative means to produce electricity, or face a shortfall in capacity within the next 10 years.


Renewable energy in 2015: the state of play


Quentin Scott, Marketing Director at Low Carbon, on the state of play in the renewable energy market for 2015

2015 has certainly been an important year so far for renewable energy, both in the UK and globally. In July, Germany broke a record for wind energy production whilst the UK recorded unseen levels of solar generation in the same month. Despite various subsidy cuts and political shifting from governments across Europe, the industry continues to power forward with new innovations. Instead of being overwhelmed by uncertainty, we continue to observe huge strides being made in the global fight against climate change.


Pension Pester Power – the catalyst in the fight against climate change


Nigel Labram, investment strategist at Low Carbon, on how the movement towards divestment and sustainable investment is changing the renewable energy investor landscape

Millennials today form the most pension-savvy generation to date. As a demographic that cares for and campaigns for climate change more than ever before, the power that this young age group has to influence change, should not be underestimated. They demand corporate responsibility and transparency from organisations like multinational banks and corporations. They also demand to know exactly where their money is and what it is invested in.