Renewables considered as good a return for pension investments as fossil fuels, according to new poll


Britons believe pension investments in renewables such as solar power deliver as good a return as investments on traditional commodities such as oil and gas, according to a new ComRes poll commissioned by energy policy specialists the Whitehouse Consultancy.

Nearly a third of respondents believed renewable technologies including solar and wind would yield the greatest return (32%), despite recent high profile campaigns which have highlighted pension fund holdings in fossil fuels. 18% said solar power would provide the greatest returns, while 7% said wind and 7% said hydropower.


Ben Ainslie Racing and Low Carbon take the lead in sports team sustainability


As construction on the new home of Ben Ainslie Racing nears completion, the team and Low Carbon call on sports teams to consider how they can use their influence to drive change.

16 June 2015 – Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), spearheaded by Olympic multi-gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie, has called on sporting organisations in the UK to use their clout to educate and inform the public about the importance of being more environmentally friendly, as the construction of the BAR team’s new energy-efficient headquarters in Portsmouth reaches its final stages.


Low Carbon raises £106m in UK solar refinancing deal


LONDON, May 27, 2015 – Low Carbon, the leading renewable energy investor, is pleased to announce the completion of its £106 million refinancing deal with Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) for part of its existing portfolio of operational UK solar parks.

The refinancing deal includes a combination of RPI-linked and fixed-rate debt. The deal enables Low Carbon to continue its momentum in driving scale in the development of clean, renewable energy.


Low Carbon’s solar parks to power 25,300 UK homes


Low Carbon announces five newly commissioned solar sites, producing 84.3MW

Renewable energy investment company, Low Carbon, today announces the addition of five newly commissioned sites to its solar portfolio. These new sites will save in excess of 36,000 tonnes of CO2 per year and power more than 25,300 UK homes.