Thursday, April 27, 2017

Green Bonds, Bloody Profits

There is nothing wrong with social investment if that is your intent.  There is nothing but wrong in investing for false social results. 

The greenhouse gas impacts of cities are enormous and 70% of a typical large city has impact locked up in buildings. To stand any credible chance of greenhouse gas abatement, buildings offers one of the biggest opportunities. In the long run, green property bonds are expected to make up to 40% of the green bonds market but this will depend on confidence among investors that the buildings are making a genuine contribution to the transition to a green economy.
Article here.



22 comments:

Walt Tucker said...

From "Inside the Echo Chamber" in April, 2017 Scientific American:

"Faced with complex global issues, people of all educational levels choose to believe compact-but false- explanations that clearly identify an object of blame. Unfortunately attempts to debunk false beliefs seem only to reinforce them. Stopping the spread of misinformation is thus a problem with no apparent simple solution."

Lawyerliz said...

Answer perhaps us to suggest a bunch of positive THINGS.
and forget debunking.

LBD said...

Shut the HVAC off and open the windows. Learn to live outside with the 1 degree temp swings!.

Rob Dawg said...

Drought monitor says no change anywhere in the entire state since February. Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties still in drought. Damn my lying eyes.

Rob Dawg said...

Build lower density residences so the built environment doesn't overwhelm the natural environment.

Cinco-X said...

It went into the 30°s last weekend overnight...

Rob Dawg said...

Nearly got into the 30s [°C] here last week. Had to water the pepper plants. Trying to taper the tomatoes so they send deeper roots.

Lawyerliz said...

Oh, I foroot to water my one tomato!

Cinco-X said...

Screw that! I like living in the countryside without a bunch of whiny millennials

EngineerJim said...

Second photo: streamer at Ivanpah ?

Rob Dawg said...

Yes, a "smoker" or "streamer" that would have any fossil fuel company shut down and bankrupted.

Cinco-X said...

Never foroot to water your tomatoes!!!

Rob Dawg said...

Can you overforoot tomatoes? Asking for a friend.

LBD said...

Nebraska's greats feature is no one knows we are here! :)

Lawyerliz said...

Hahahaha

Rob Dawg said...

How many young men were lured to relocate due to a mispronunciation of "Grand Forks?"

Lawyerliz said...

Booooooo

Walt Tucker said...

What others are doing...


Barry Ritholtz Retweeted Rafi Schwartz
People are calling the Toll Free Hotline 1-855-48-VOICE used to deport immigrants to report UFOs. Once again, that number is 1-855-48-VOICE

Mike said...

There's an illegal immigrant hotline?? awesome..

Rob Dawg said...

Waiting for angry spouse bringing the ICE down on an uncooperative spouse in a moment of spite and the ensuing hilarity.

New post.

Mike said...

put up a $100 reward per tip...California empties out quickly

Rob Dawg said...

We charge "out-of-state" college tuition. Why not non-resident elementary, middle and high school?