Oxford University against coal and tar-sands investment

Oxford University has confirmed it will not invest in coal and tar-sand companies. The announcement comes after Oxford University Student Union’s (OUSU) campaign called for the institution to avoid investing in the coal and tar-sand industry. Oxford University has a £2 billion fund, out of which 3% is invested in the energy sector including other fossil […]

Banks back research into carbon “stranded” investments

Banks are backing research looking at which investments are at risk of losing value because they could be replaced by ‘greener’ technology or jeopardised by their link with carbon-heavy sectors. Academics at the University of Oxford say they want to help businesses and policy-makers avoid an investment “bubble”, caused by investments in assets that might […]

Community generation can cut costs

Smaller scale projects waste less energy