Climate change research award returns to provide students opportunity

The application window for the Climate Change Thought Leadership Award has reopened for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students studying at UK universities. Run by Privilege Finance, the award provides students within the renewable energy sector, with the opportunity to be rewarded for their research and innovative approaches to climate change and carbon reduction solutions. Winning students can expect to … Read more

Quit indulging in ‘soundbite politics’

A response to Tory leadership race: Where do candidates stand on net zero goal? By Chris Winward, CEO at Privilege Finance When I read the recent BBC article on where the Tory candidates stand on net zero, I was shocked that none of the candidates demonstrated an understanding of what is needed to put a … Read more

Chris Windward, CEO of Privilege Finance

Student award recognises talent in the renewables industry

Two students have scooped the Climate Change Thought Leadership Award for outstanding research dissertation projects, which provide innovative solutions to the climate crisis. The award is run by Privilege Finance, specialist funder of projects which reduce carbon and mitigate against climate change. It identifies exceptionally talented individuals with the potential to drive the renewables industry … Read more

Winners collect their certificates

Privilege Finance expands services as CEO appointed

Privilege Finance, the specialist renewable energy funder, has appointed Chris Winward as chief executive officer (CEO). This coincides with the announcement of two new business streams – advisory services and anaerobic digestion (AD) project development. Mr Winward explains that funding carbon reduction and mitigation projects is still at the core of the business, but with … Read more

Chris Windward, CEO of Privilege Finance

Sustainability is at core of Attleborough’s new green gas supply

Locally collected food waste, coupled with an upgraded anaerobic digestion plant, is creating a sustainable energy solution for businesses and homes in the Norfolk town of Attleborough. Construction work at a Norfolk-based anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will provide households in the south-east town of Attleborough with 10MW of biomethane per hour – enough to supply … Read more

COP26 – a total cop-out?

By Chris Winward COP26 may not be the 11th hour kick start to global climate action which everyone has anticipated. In fact, it’s looking likely that commitments will fall short of generating the scale and pace of change which is needed. Why do the outcomes from COP26 matter? COP26 is the long-awaited event which is … Read more

Renewable finance leaders demand collaboration at COP26

48% of respondents to a recent survey said that cross-nation collaboration is the most crucial COP26 goal to achieve impactful change in response to the climate crisis. However, Chris Winward, Chief Commercial Officer at Privilege Finance and Craig Reeves, Founder of Prestige Funds – initiators of the survey – state there is real danger of … Read more

Student sponsorship programme deadline approaches

The deadline for applying to the Climate Change Thought Leadership Award for students is fast approaching, with entries closing on Friday 24 September 2021. The award, which is organised by Privilege Finance, is open to undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD students. The winning candidates will secure a £1,000 prize, a mentoring opportunity which includes a tour … Read more

Privilege Finance and Investec strike £90m partnership for climate investment

Privilege Finance and Investec Bank plc (“Investec”) have today announced a long-term partnership which will release up to £90m worth of funds for UK climate change projects. In excess of £30m have been arranged to date. The funding will be offered to existing anaerobic digestion (AD) customers to refinance their projects as they hit operations, … Read more

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Climate change research award returns to provide students opportunity

The application window for the Climate Change Thought Leadership Award has reopened for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students studying at UK universities.

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