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How Will Renewable Energy Be Financed in 2014?

January 30, 2014 by Herman Trabish
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Representatives from JPMorgan Capital, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch who spoke at this week's Cost of Capital event agreed that tax equity and bank debt should continue to provide the backing that renewables need this year.[read more]

Survey Lists the Best and Worst Financial Funds When it Comes to Climate Change Risk

December 13, 2013 by Kevin Grandia

A new survey released recently finds that many major institutional investors, like retirement funds and insurance companies, are putting their investments (read: your money) at risk by not addressing the negative financial impacts posed by climate change and atmospheric disruption.[read more]

What's All This About The World Bank Not Financing Any More Nukes?

December 4, 2013 by Tina Casey
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Nuclear and the World Bank

As the cleanup drama continues to unspool around the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the Internets have been cheering the news that the World Bank will not be financing any more such facilities in the future. That’s nice, really, except that it’s not exactly news.[read more]

New Guidelines Spur India's Solar Mission, But Financing Solutions Still Needed

October 15, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

India’s solar energy market is heating up this month as the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy releases its Phase 2 guidelines that will govern the next batch of solar energy project bids for funding through the National Solar Mission.[read more]

5 Reasons Good Energy Projects Don't Get Financed

July 26, 2013 by Elias Hinckley

Energy Projects

Most energy projects never get beyond the development process. Looking beyond poor fundamental economics, here are some common reasons that otherwise good energy projects can't attract the necessary financing and never get built.[read more]

Energy Finance: German Solar Four Times Higher Than Finnish Nuclear Energy

May 15, 2013 by Alex Trembath
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solar vs nuclear energy costs

Germany’s solar program will generate electricity at quadruple the cost of one of the most expensive nuclear power plants in the world, raising serious questions about a renewable energy strategy widely heralded as a global model.[read more]

Changing the Energy Value Chain – ACORE’s Pragmatic Approach

December 31, 2012 by Christine Hertzog

We often read the lament that the USA has no energy policy.  Of course it does.  It’s what we have today – a policy which favors fossil fuels through permanent subsidies and special financial treatments written into the federal tax code.  And perhaps it will take an act of Congress to make them stop picking the most...[read more]

Critical Need for Energy Savings and Loan Performance Data Remains Unmet

April 27, 2012 by Kat Friedrich

Providing energy efficiency loans could give financial institutions new market opportunities. Unfortunately, their underwriters don’t have enough loan performance information to finance large volumes of energy efficiency projects yet. This lack of information inhibits the scaling up of energy efficiency retrofits in the residential and commercial sectors.[read more]

Green is Gold: States Invest In Avenues For Scaling Solar

September 28, 2011 by Sheila Oliva

Last week’s Solar Exchange East was hosted in the heart of the Southeast U.S.A. – North Carolina. The state’s own Governor Bev Purdue is fond of saying “Green is Gold” in regards to her stance on renewable energy sources in the state. And the event, taking place at North Carolina State University in the capitol of Raleigh, focused...[read more]