The NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) phenomenon and renewable energies

Nimby, Not In My Backyard

The energy transition is impossible without renewable energy and, despite public agreement, not everyone wants a solar plant or a wind farm as a new neighbor.  NIMBY (Not in My Backyard), or community opposition to proposed renewable projects in their local area, is a common phenomenon that raises many questions we will try to answer in this post.   What is the NIMBY phenomenon? NIMBY is an acronym for "Not in My Backyard”. It consists of a social community's direct opposition to the negative ef...

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Energy communities: what they are and how they work


They have ceased to be an isolated initiative to become an inspiring movement that gains followers. Energy communities represent a new model for producing and distributing energy. What are energy communities? These are groups of people, associations, companies, or even public administrations that are organized to achieve common goals related to the use of energy. Usually, they are related to making better use of renewable resources in a specific location and are decisive in promoting citizen par...

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How do ESG rating works?

MicroHow do ESG rating works?

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria are used to assess a company's risks becoming relevant during the investment decision-making process. To secure our operations, it is necessary to assess how well companies manage ESG factors and provide information on their business practices. This is to help identify better opportunities. ESG criteria are often used to screen and evaluate companies during the investment process. One of the reasons investors are increasingly taking these crit...

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What are the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria? How do they differ from sustainability?

ESG- renewable-projects

ESG is the acronym for Environmental, Social, and Governance and the fact that it has been gaining more attention in recent years... It is for a very good reason! ESG factors can provide valuable insights into a company's long-term prospects and sustainability and are standards many investors use to screen potential investments. But let's start at the beginning and look at each of them in turn: Environmental criteria consider how a company performs regarding protecting the environment, nature, b...

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