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  • Reply to: Why Do More Than 50,000 Families in Bangladesh Buy a Solar Home System Every Month?   1 month 1 week ago

    Really great work. I think the prices for LED lights are quite high and may not sound affordable to many. But, though the initial cost is too high, these lights are manufactured to save on a lot of energy and thus money in the long run.

  • Reply to: Rethinking Investments in High Carbon Infrastructure   1 month 1 week ago

    In the end it all comes down to money. Why not have a strategy that allows action for GHG emissions by increasing investment in efficiency and renewable energy?
    A company or individual offset their carbon footprint by buying a term deposit at a financial institution. The term deposit is priced at the cost of one ton of greenhouse gas. If one ton of GHG is $35 then ten tons would be $350. The purchase certifies that the entity took action for their GHG emissions. The financial institution pools these deposits and dedicates this pool of money to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. At the end of the term the entity gets their money back plus interest.
    We all cannot change the insulation in our walls or put solar collectors on the roof but we can put some of our savings to work on this problem. Many companies see the value of being "green" but cannot make a change right now. This process can help them demonstrate sustainability today while putting an asset to work creating efficiency and renewable energy.
    This idea is very simple. Many of the technologies needed to fix climate change already exist. We just have to finance them. All of us, not just the fossil fuel companies, are responsible for climate change. We all can be a part of the solution. We can have a strategy that rewards action and promotes growth.

  • Reply to: Why Do More Than 50,000 Families in Bangladesh Buy a Solar Home System Every Month?   1 month 1 week ago

    Really brilliant idea solving real world problems! IF the big energy companies in the UK such as invested in this sort of thing they would become much more popular and theyd be doing something genuinely useful with all their surplus cash!

  • Reply to: Rethinking Investments in High Carbon Infrastructure   1 month 2 weeks ago

    Thanks, very good article.

  • Reply to: Extractive Industries in Fragile Settings Present Opportunities and Risks for Women   4 months 4 weeks ago

    It will be interesting to know what happens to young vulnerable girls in fragile and conflict affected areas.