October 10th, 2012 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Global investment in clean energy totalled $56.6 billion in the third quarter of 2012. This was down 5% on the second quarter and 20% lower than in Q3 2011, explained partly by weaker figures from the US and India, and a lull in wind farm financings. The figures published by research company Bloomberg New Energy [...]
August 30th, 2012 by RenewableUK
RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, welcomed the announcement on the 29 August 2012 by the Scottish Government that it will provide nearly £8 million to help fund the testing of five prototype marine energy devices. The second round of WATERS funding, worth £7.9 million, will be [...]
February 22nd, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.
Guernsey Electricity (GEL) has announced that it has sold its minority share in Marine Current Turbines (MCT), developers of the SeaGen tidal turbine, to Siemens. The technology company has been steadily increasing its stake in the business. Managing director of Guernsey Electricity Alan Bates said “we have agreed to sell on our shares in MCT [...]
February 8th, 2012 by Germany Trade and Invest
Germany recently passed the 20% mark for renewable energy in the electricity mix. And the federal KfW bank group has introduced a new plan to further accelerate this shift to renewables, with increases in multimillion euro business loans now available. As more renewable energy is generated, energy management and storage are also receiving increased focus.
January 22nd, 2012 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that global investment in clean energy reached a new record of $260 billion in 2011, up five percent on 2010 and almost five times the total of $53.6 billion in 2004. Investment in solar far outstripped that in wind, and perhaps of most note, US clean energy investment moved back [...]
December 23rd, 2011 by Ceres
Despite the weak economy and inconclusive climate talks in Durban, South Africa, global investors are bringing unprecedented attention to climate change and its wide-ranging risks and opportunities for investment portfolios. On 12 January 2012 nearly 500 of the world’s investors and most powerful financial players will gather at the United Nations to showcase their actions [...]
April 29th, 2011 by Toby Birch
As human beings our brains are hard-wired to pigeonhole data for ease of storage and subsequent recall. Perhaps this compartmentalisation is why many find it hard to see the big picture and seem shocked by black swan events. Free-thinking entrepreneurs are different because they observe opportunities and connections that others fail to appreciate (known as [...]
April 2nd, 2011 by The Pew Charitable Trusts
Global clean energy finance and investment grew significantly in 2010 to $243 billion, a 30 percent increase from the previous year. China, Germany, Italy and India were among the nations that most successfully attracted private investments, according to new research released by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
March 7th, 2011 by Siemens plc and The Carbon Trust
A joint partnership between The Carbon Trust and Siemens to provide UK businesses with green equipment finance worth up to £550 million over the next three years has been announced today. This major new deal will boost green growth and unlock business investment in the low carbon economy – key to the UK’s recovery. The [...]
October 27th, 2010 by Ernst and Young LLP
With the ever escalating strain on natural resources the reasons to turn to alternative solutions are rapidly increasing. At Ernst & Young we are passionate about the Cleantech sector and have recently established our global Cleantech Center of Excellence to bring together a worldwide network of subject-matter professionals. Cleantech encompasses a diverse range of innovative [...]