Monthly Archives: December 2012

Water = Life, Oil = Energy, Water + Oil = Desalination

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Priya Chellani
Property and Asset Management, UAE

The Water Security Risk Index 2011, an annual report produced by Maplecroft that measures the future stability of water supplies across 162 countries, rated six Middle Eastern countries: Kuwait, Egypt, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Libya at ‘extreme risk’, while Iran and Qatar were rated ‘high risk’.  52% of global water desalination occurs in the… Read More

Categories: Energy, Sustainability, Water.

The new Energy Bill – is it enough for investors to be ‘switched on’?

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Dane Wilkins
Renewable Energy Capital, UK

From our own recent activity in the UK renewable energy space, we are witnessing certain family offices and institutional investors actively considering first investments in the sector, and envisage that traditional property investors will start to take a closer look. The UK government is clearly serious through the new Energy Bill, and its measures and funding, for… Read More

Intensive Incentives for Green Building in China

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Thomas Meng
Sustainability, Jones Lang LaSalle, Greater China

In April 2012, The Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) jointly released a document entitled, “Implementation of Opinions on Accelerating Promotion of Green Building Development,” which is the first time that the Chinese government has set green building goals. Their target is to have certified green building… Read More

Categories: China, Sustainability.

Keeping the lights on, the emissions down and ‘investors’ interested

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Dane Wilkins
Renewable Energy Capital, UK

The UK government’s recently-published Energy Bill aims to massively reform the electricity market to enable large-scale investment in low-carbon (and affordable) generation capacity between now and 2020. In the face of long-term rising demand, security of supply and ‘keeping the lights on’ is its primary objective (along with cleaner electricity). To replace generating capacity and to upgrade… Read More