Energy and Climate
For a transition from a carbon-based economy to a sustainable economy, it's essential to reduce energy demand, to use energy as efficiently as possible, and to invest particularly in renewable energy systems, while switching to low carbon fuels.
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The total amount of renewable energy generating capacity currently financed by Triodos Bank
Our current energy consumption causes huge environmental damage; we're burning resources that belong to future generations
By the end of 2014 Triodos Bank and its climate and energy funds financed 379 renewable energy projects across Europe.
To limit the global temperature increase to 2°C, our carbon output needs to stay below 450 ppm (parts per million). Triodos Bank even advocates decreasing output back below 350 ppm
For each Triodos Bank customer, we financed the electricity needs of 1.9 homes
All the crises the world faces - energy, climate, food, financial - are connected. Fighting one means fighting them all
The amount of renewable energy produced by the projects financed by Triodos Bank is enough energy to meet the electricity needs of the equivalent of 1 million European households during the year.
Steve has focused on renewable energy lending since joining Triodos in 2002, following 15 years of commercial banking experience. Over the past seven years he has played a significant role in the financing of over 25 onshore wind farms and 10 hydro-electric projects in the UK and Ireland.
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How Triodos acts
We're working to reduce our own CO2 emissions in a variety of ways. First, by reducing energy consumption wherever possible - for example, by printing less and cutting down on business travel. Our new office buildings are designed and constructed using carefully selected sustainable materials and the most energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling technologies. We use electricity from renewable energy sources only. Our remaining CO2 emissions from natural gas consumption, paper consumption, business travel and commuting are compensated.