PODCAST: ESG in Property


Jonathan Cohen, Partner and Head of Energy, was a guest on the ESG in Property Podcast on an episode called Energising Real Estate: Innovations, Legislation, and the Race to Net Zero.

In the episode, Jonathan discussed the interconnection between property and energy, the future of renewable energy and property development, the commercial imperatives driving sustainable development and the legislative factors shaping a clean, affordable, and secure energy future.

He also delved into innovative business models that integrate technologies like solar PV and battery storage into real estate projects.

Key insights include:

  • Evolving Real Estate Landscape: How are energy considerations creating new opportunities, such as revenue-sharing from EV charging points and solar photovoltaics.
  • Sustainable Value: How developers can balance immediate sustainability measures with future technological adaptability.
  • Financing and Technology Synergy: How sustainable practices are becoming essential for securing investment, with financial backers demanding concrete sustainability actions.
  • Energy Storage and Community Impact: The rise of large-scale battery storage facilities and the importance of community engagement in enhancing social impact and financial returns.
  • Legal Considerations: The legal intricacies involved in sustainable energy projects, from insurance negotiations to stakeholder engagement.

Listen to the podcast here.

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