Tag Archive: energy efficiency

Siemens Financial Services video on financing energy-efficient buildings goes live

Siemens Financial Services has released a short animation video – which can be viewed below – explaining why improving the energy efficiency of buildings, which account for 40% of the energy we use, is a must in order to reduce waste and carbon emissions while unlocking savings potential. In particular, the video demonstrates that by …

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Berlin Summit 2016; S&P’s Mike Wilkins talks renewables and real estate in event video

At this week’s Berlin Summit 2016, hosted by Infrastructure Investor, Mike Wilkins, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance Ratings at Standard & Poor’s, joined a panel of industry experts to discuss the current market conditions for project financing, the outlook for the sector in 2016, and what we can expect to see from S&P in terms of …

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A new dawn, a new day? S&P explains the implications of The Paris Agreement

Last December’s climate change conference in Paris (COP21) saw governments from 195 countries approve a global climate deal – also known as The Paris Agreement – which sets out a series of unprecedented financial, technical, and legal principles that will govern greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts. Of course, critics argue the efforts may not go far …

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S&P’s Mike Wilkins writes for the AFP about the growing importance of identifying energy efficiency risks

In an article for the Association for Finance Professionals, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance and Head of Environmental Research at Standard and Poor’s, explains that mounting government pressure to cut energy consumption and limit pollution means companies are increasingly looking to new energy-saving technologies and strategies. But implementing these new methods requires considerable …

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S&P explores the risks of climate change in a new report

With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) having taken place in Paris, governments and business leaders will reflect on the next steps to limit global warming. All stakeholders now realise the urgent need to combat the negative impacts of rising global temperatures to the global economy. As such, Standard & Poor’s has released an in-depth …

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Financing for intelligent infrastructure: Siemens Financial Services (SFS) content hub goes live!

The need for global infrastructure investment is clear: urbanization, population growth and climate change all drive a need for smarter, sustainable and reliable infrastructure. From advancing city mobility to improving energy efficiency – this all needs smart financing solutions. As things stand, around $2.7 trillion is invested to this end every year, but by 2030 …

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