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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]

Millions in New Investment Cap Record Year for Beyond the Grid Solar Markets

October 28, 2014 by Justin Guay

Off Grid Solar Development and Investment

It has been a record year for beyond the grid solar investment. Over $45 million in investments have closed in the past year, including: $1.8 million for plug and play solar provider BBOXX, $11 million for industry pioneer d.light, and $20 million for mobile money pioneer M-KOPA.[read more]

Is Global Clean Energy Investment at a Tipping Point?

October 2, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Global Clean Energy Investment

Last week, amidst the United Nations Climate Summit and historic climate march, many governments, investors, and financial institutions took the opportunity to make big announcements about their investment in the future of clean energy.[read more]

Are There More Willing Investors Than Bankable Solar Projects?

April 24, 2014 by Herman Trabish

There are now more investors with cash seeking projects. But there still is not enough tax equity, construction and term debt financing available for bankable renewables projects. While there is a distinct lending class for utility-scale solar and wind, there aren't for commercial and industrial distributed generation.[read more]

States Look to "Green Banks" to Leverage Private Investment in Clean Tech

March 17, 2014 by Sarah Dougherty

Clean energy and energy efficiency can save wear and tear on the environment and climate, but sometimes it takes money to take action. And in a time of tight government budgets, where will that money come from? A new and growing solution to this energy finance problem is called the “green bank."[read more]

2013 Clean Energy Investments Down On Previous Years

January 26, 2014 by Joshua Hill

We spend a lot of time focusing on the more tangible aspects of clean energy these days. One of the less appealing aspects of the clean energy industry, however, is one of the most important — the investment figures that allow for everything that comes after.[read more]

What's Behind the 2013 Decline in Renewable Energy Investment?

January 20, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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Renewable Energy Investment Decline

Global investment in renewable energy and clean energy technologies has dropped for the second year in a row, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Investment figures came to $254 billion in 2013, a 12 percent drop from 2012.[read more]

$36 Trillion Push For Clean Energy Investment

January 17, 2014 by Tina Casey
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Clean Energy Investment

With the devastating coal-related West Virginia chemical spill barely a week behind us, hundreds of leading investment and financial executives gathered at the UN for the Investor Summit on Climate Risk on January 15, to focus on the opposite of that: a $36 trillion effort called the Clean Trillion Campaign.[read more]

Clean Energy Continues to Be a Smart Investment

January 16, 2014 by Peter Lehner
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Clean Energy and Investment

Renewable energy isn’t just about cutting pollution. It also helps keep our homes heated and the lights on during extreme weather. When frigid temperatures last week caused the unexpected shutdown of two power plants in Texas, wind energy stepped in to help keep residents warm.[read more]