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Stage Set in Cuba for Boom in Renewable Investment; Can U.S. Companies Take Advantage?

July 28, 2015 by Van Hilderbrand, Jr.

A Boom in Cuba?

With the recent announcement that Cuba has been removed from the U.S. list of countries sponsoring terrorism, the door for trade has been cracked open for the first time in many years. The question now is how and when U.S. investment dollars can begin flowing to relieve the island nation’s economic isolation.[read more]

Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver Huge Benefits

June 26, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

Return on Green Investments

Decades prove energy efficiency programs deliver benefits to consumers and the environment - and these benefits far exceed the costs. A new working paper about a single federal efficiency program for low-income residents in Michigan is generating a lot of hype, but does nothing to contradict these basic facts.[read more]

Energy 24/7: No Fuel Costs - The Sexy Seduction of Renewables [PODCAST]

May 7, 2015 by Deborah Lawrence
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No fuel costs. That is renewable energy’s most powerful and seductive selling point. No need to discuss climate change with all its emotional hot buttons. No need to explain and justify how much carbon is avoided. No need to politicize the discussion. It’s simple. It’s sexy. It’s seductive. And it will drive investment.[read more]

Navigating An Equity Investment Round In America's Booming Solar Market

May 5, 2015 by Jesse Grossman

Solar energy is a booming business across North America - installations grew 30 percent across the United States in 2014 for the industry’s biggest year yet, but industry expansion also brings consolidation. So how should a solar CEO approach the process of securing new investment? Here are four tips.[read more]

The Energy Gang: Why Renewables Can't Be Stopped [PODCAST]

April 27, 2015 by Stephen Lacey
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Renewables and the Future

After a dip in global clean energy spending, the world saw a record $310 billion invested in solar, wind, storage and efficiency. Yearly investment levels are still below what IEA estimates are needed to address climate change, the increase shows that appetite for funding projects and companies is increasing.[read more]

Understanding Obama's Budget Proposal for Clean Energy and Climate Investments

April 21, 2015 by Joseph Nyangon

President Obama has released a $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016. It contains a range of programs designed to encourage deployment of the next generation clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. Here are the top five things to know about the budget for clean energy and environmental investments.[read more]

4 Ways to Invest in the Low-Carbon Economy

April 17, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Low-Carbon Investment

Citigroup Inc. recently pledged $100 billion for sustainability, renewable energy, and climate change mitigation. This is yet another sign that global capital markets are enormously interested in delivering capital into clean, renewable sources of energy. But you don’t have to be Citigroup to invest in the clean energy future.[read more]

Led by the U.S., Clean Energy Showing Economic Muscle Worldwide, Especially Wind and Solar

March 16, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard
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If there was any doubt about the financial viability of environmentalism, a new report published by Advanced Energy Economy shows that energy entrepreneurs not only are making dramatic progress in developing clean fuel alternatives, but they also are making money while doing it.[read more]

Is the IFC Finally Moving Solar Investment Beyond the Grid?

February 9, 2015 by Justin Guay

Beyond the Grid Solar Investment

 

Last fall, the Sierra Club and Oil Change International published a scorecard evaluating major multilateral development banks on their energy access spending. The World Bank Group, of which the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is part, received a failing score.[read more]

5 Reasons the Future of Clean Energy Investing Looks Stronger than Ever

February 4, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange
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Clean Energy Investment Future

As the old saying goes: You’ve got to spend money to make money, and when it comes to clean energy, it turns out that there is a lot of money to be made. Here are five reasons clean energy investment will continue its positive performance in 2015 and beyond.[read more]

Want to Avoid Oil's Gloom? Turn to the Sun, Says Outsider Nick Hodge

January 29, 2015 by Jim Patrick

Nick Hodge is founder and president of the Outsider Club, and investment director of Early Advantage. He is the author of Energy Investing for Dummies, appears regularly at investment conferences, including the Cambridge House Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.[read more]

View Raising Another $75M for Smart Windows

January 11, 2015 by Katherine Tweed

View continues to be on a funding streak in 2015, with a new filing to bring in another $75 million. One year ago, the smart window startup raised $100 million. The Milpitas, California-based startup has raised $375 million since its inception as Soladigm seven years ago.[read more]

Newspapers Nationwide See Benefits of Continuing Investment in Wind Power

December 13, 2014 by Shauna Theel
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Wind Industry Growth

Newspapers across the country came out over the course of this fall in strong support of extending the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), which is the primary federal policy supporting development of new wind farm development.[read more]

Demand Soars for Green Bonds

December 10, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange
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Green Bond Demand

There has been a recent dramatic growth in green bond issuance. Supply is responding to burgeoning demand. Quite simply, investors are snapping up these debt instruments that are linked to an environmental benefit. And recent transactions highlight this seemingly insatiable appetite.[read more]

The Tao of Investing in the Renewable Energy Market: Practice Patience, Not Panic, Says JinMing Liu

November 1, 2014 by Jim Patrick

JinMing Liu is senior vice president and director of research with Ardour Capital Investments LLC, which focuses on energy technology, alternative energy and power, and clean and renewable technologies. He has been with Ardour Capital for seven years.[read more]