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Apartments and density: the market logic behind the trends

Higher densities are considered generally more sustainable and there’s a surge in higher density apartment developments in Melbourne and Sydney, with other cities and even regional centres starting to catch…

The clean energy juggernaut can’t be stopped now

2015 was a milestone year in mankind’s comprehension of the climate change challenge. At COP21 in December, every government in the world assented to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.…

How to spend an extra US$600 billion a year on climate finance

Jenya Khvatsky’s start-up company CleanTek Market has been founded to create a global online platform to connect clean technology projects, technologies and organisations with investors, end users and intermediaries. Here’s…

Even banks are looking to buy into community energy

The current frustration with federal policy, soaring energy prices and an urge to tackle climate change is bringing some “unusual suspects” to the community energy table, according to Nicky Ison,…

Investors willing to pay premium for green bonds

A $50 million climate bond issued by financial services group FlexiGroup has attracted strong investor participation, even with a yield 0.03 per cent lower than a similar class bond without…

CEFC backs Wattwatchers’ energy-bill-cutting innovation

Clean tech start-up Wattwatchers is gearing up for expansion, with the successful conclusion of a $4 million Series A capital raising, which saw the Clean Energy Finance Corporation put in $2 million through its Clean Energy Innovation Fund.

Climate risk disclosure comes of age

Companies’ disclosure of business risks from climate change could become mandatory in a few years as pressure from investors gathers pace.