The deployment of renewable energy at scale is essential to deliver on the low-carbon energy mix to address the climate emergency. However, it can be an “own goal” for nature if the development is not well planned and managed. In other words, renewable energy projects – be they solar, wind, geothermal or hydropower – can have significant impacts on biodiversity as they are built and operated, thus effectively nullifying any carbon gain. The good news is that most potential biodiversity impacts can be avoided through early risk screening and appropriate site selection and infrastructure siting. Projects that do not follow such good practice risk adversely affecting biodiversity, leading to significant issues such as project delays, raised stakeholder concerns and loss of reputation.
TBC’s expertise is applied across the hydropower, solar, wind, and geothermal sectors, including their associated power infrastructure. We work with financial lenders, development banks, host governments and industry itself. We help deliver bankable projects that result in positive biodiversity outcomes on the ground. Our proven track record is a testament to our success, and has established us as the strategic partner of choice for addressing risks and opportunities at national and regional scales.
Our work has been profiled in international press (e.g. Medium and The Financial Times). Further insights into our approach and solutions to renewable energy projects and biodiversity can be found in our Renewables Capacity Statement, and our Industry Briefing Notes on hydropower, and onshore wind.