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

Six top tips for reducing food waste

Every year UK consumers waste 4.5 million tonnes of food. This heavily contributes to CO2 emissions, yet many consumers do not realise the connection between food waste and climate change. Back for its 18th year, Recycle Now’s annual Recycle Week running from 20 – 26 September 2021, is encouraging consumers to contribute towards tackling the … Read more

How carbon capture technologies support decarbonisation

In conversation with David Hynes at Pentair Carbon capture utilisation and storage technologies will play a key role in reducing carbon in the atmosphere. Here, one of our Business Development Managers, Chris Negus, speaks to David Hynes from Pentair about bio-based carbon capture technologies and how they support decarbonisation.   Chris: Hi David, could we … Read more

What the sixth IPCC assessment on climate change means for the AD industry

Unless we rapidly cut emissions to net-zero, global temperatures will continue to rise, is the headline from the sixth IPCC assessment on climate change, which was released in August 2021. In response, the World Biogas Association (WBA) is urging policy makers to recognise that anaerobic digestion (AD) technology provides an immediate solution to rapidly reduce … 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

What is hydrothermal carbonisation?

By Sarah Farthing Hydrothermal carbonisation (HTC) is a renewable energy method where a carbon-dense solid product, hydrochar, is are produced from wet biomass by heating it in a sealed container.   As targets for the UK to be carbon neutral by 2050 become more pressing and over 41% of the electricity generation in January to … 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

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

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The Importance of Renewable Energy in the UK

With Boris Johnson’s recent announcement that the UK must cease dependence on Russian oil and gas, the UK must improve its energy security. In order to do this, we must become self-sufficient and develop more energy sources in the UK.

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