Climate change reduction funder welcomes COP26 agenda

A focus on finance and energy in the schedule for the 26th Climate Change Conference (COP26), which was announced in July, will bring direct benefit to the renewable energy sector. According to Chris Winward, chief commercial officer at climate change reduction funder, Privilege Finance, prioritising energy and finance needs at COP26, will give the industry … Read more

Women bucking the trend in renewables

Globally, only 22% of employees in the energy sector are women. The renewables sector performs slightly better, with 32% of positions filled by a woman[1]. However, there is underrepresentation of women in leadership roles, with just 14% of executive director roles in the UK energy sector held by women[2]. The reasons behind unequal gender representation … Read more

Young renewable energy pioneers share future vision

Earlier this year, three students from UK universities were recognised for their academic research into renewable energy technologies, as part of Privilege Finance’s Innovation Award. Here, the winners share insights from their research and their perspectives on what opportunities lie ahead for the renewables industry. Award winner – Sarah Farthing, PhD student, University of Nottingham … Read more

Attleborough gas supply set to go green

Development works at an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Norfolk will see Attleborough town become one of the first in the UK to be supplied mainly with green gas. As part of a £17m upgrade project led by Privilege Finance, 100,000 tonnes of food waste collected from local households and businesses will be processed by … Read more

How England should prepare for separate food waste collections

From June 2023, all local authorities in England will be required to ensure separate household collections of food waste are in place. This will mean approximately 2.3Mt[1] of banana skins, egg shells and other food waste will no longer be destined for landfill along with other household rubbish, but will be collected separately and processed … Read more

How to fight climate change by wasting less food

In conversation with Helen White at WRAP Climate change reduction is a matter close to our hearts and we work with organisations as passionate as us about creating lasting change. To highlight people doing great things for the environment, we’re launching a series of interviews to champion climate heroes, and kicking off the series is … Read more

Three things to know about a career in renewables finance

Renewables finance is going to be even more essential to fund a green recovery and transition to a system where only green energy is used to power homes and businesses. There are already increasing opportunities for the next generation of professionals with an interest in renewable energy and understanding of finance to begin a rewarding … Read more

Carbon budget needs investment in technology

Privilege Finance has responded to the Government’s sixth carbon budget, which commits to cutting emissions by 78% by 2035. “We are wholeheartedly supportive of the Government’s world-leading ambitions to reduce carbon emissions to this level,” says Chris Winward, Director at Privilege Finance. “However, as a UK-based financer focused on climate change reduction, we have invested … Read more

Careers that will change the climate

There are numerous careers which will impact on the global climate in the coming years. As countries look to address climate change while emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, the green recovery will bring opportunities for people no matter their skillset, background or training. Technology and engineering Technology is going to play an important role in … Read more

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