Solar criteria under Climate Bond Standard released
August 15 2013 – Today, the Solar Technical Working Group under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme have published criteria for solar assets for bond certification.
The criteria will be subject to a 30 day period of public consultation before being confirmed. The criteria is added to those for wind energy to become the second batch of eligible assets for bond certification.
According to Climate Bonds CEO Sean Kidney, ”Solar energy seems like a straightforward fixed asset to include in our definition of a low carbon economy. But we needed an expert working group to address questions around potential environmental impacts, fossil fuel back up and supply chain manufacturing to make sure we have all bases covered.”
Read more in our press release, the criteria and background paper to download on the right hand menu and please comment on our public consultation page under Standards.