We all know that there is a climate crisis and that things need to change quickly. But how can we help with this? One way is by your bank account. Most people use one of the ‘big’ banks - Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, etc. However although they may have plans to decarbonise their own service, many of their loans are to fossil fuel-based companies and are supporting industries … [Read more...] about Using your bank account to save the planet
I found this fascinating, if rather scary, video from WWF together with natural history filmmakers Silverback Films, which I thought I would share with you. It focuses on the finance sector and how they need to change to ensure that money is used to help the planet rather than destroy it. It's not specifically about rented property but does show how important our … [Read more...] about Our Planet: Too Big To Fail
All professions need to come together in the fight against climate change. So I was very interested to read that lawyers are doing their bit The Chancery Lane Project is a lawyer initiative where lawyers get together to draft model contract clauses and draft legislation to create ‘a menu of tools for lawyers and policymakers to consider’. The website home page cites … [Read more...] about The Chancery Lane Project fights climate change with legal precedents
I wanted to share this fascinating video of a housing development in Dubai, which has been developed from scratch to be as sustainable as possible. Maybe we can learn from this? Certainly, we could have a lot more solar panels in the UK. In the Sustainable City, they cover all the buildings and also the carparks. Find out more on their website. The interviewer by the … [Read more...] about The Sustainable City – in Dubai
It seems obvious to me that with the current climate emergency, we need to stop using fossil fuels ASAP and move over to something more environmentally friendly. As heat pumps are apparently not quite up to it yet, that probably means electricity. Around 30% of our electricity generation is now from wind and other renewable sources. Hopefully, this will be scaled up fairly … [Read more...] about Why is gas heating so much cheaper than electric?