Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, has committed to producing as much clean energy as it consumes at its retail stores and factories. Eco-Business speaks to Ikea's chief sustainability officer Steve Howard about the company’s renewable energy policy.
Green bonds – and a newer, flashier financing vehicle called the yieldco – are generating considerable buzz in the renewable energy sector. In Asia, it’s early days but experts say it’s a matter of time before these financing options become widely available for infrastructure owners and investors.
Southeast Asian countries have set themselves renewable energy targets that are even more ambitious than some European countries, but they are behind schedule in reaching these goals. Government policies and private money are key to its progress.