News

  • January 12, 2012  |  
  • Policy
  • California Proposes Utility Bills as Latest Efficiency Investment Tool
  • Greentech Media, Jeff St John
  • The latest idea for making building energy financing cheaper and easier? Tying loan repayment to utility bills. From California, the land of policy-backed energy efficiency, comes a new plan to jumpstart investment in making buildings greener and more efficient — tying repayments to utility bills. The California Public Utilities Commission is now ... more ›
  • January 12, 2012  |  
  • Finance
  • Solar surge drives record clean energy investment in 2011
  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Press Release
  • Total new investment in clean energy increased 5% to $260bn in 2011, despite the sluggish global economy and a painful squeeze on manufacturers London and New York, 12 January 2012 – Global investment in clean energy reached a new record of $260bn in 2011, up 5% on 2010 and almost five ... more ›
  • January 6, 2012  |  
  • Finance
  • Report: Clean tech investments surged in 2011
  • USA Today, Wendy Koch
  • Despite a weak global economy, investments in clean technology such as solar power and energy efficiency rose 13% worldwide last year and 30% in North America, a research firm reports. North America, which accounted for 76% of global investments, raised $6.81 billion last year. Its total number of deals, 470, ... more ›
  • January 5, 2012  |  
  • Policy
  • Expiry of US grant programme to spur innovative renewables financing, say experts
  • Enviromental Finance, Gloria Gonzalez
  • Competition for financing for US renewable energy projects will become fiercer following the expiration of the cash grant programme, but its absence will see alternative financing mechanisms take hold and new tax equity investors courted, financing experts said. The Section 1603 Treasury grant programme expired on 31 December after ... more ›
  • January 5, 2012  |  
  • CalCEF Press
  • Insurance for Crossing the Valley of Death
  • Renewable Energy World, Paul Frankel
  • To achieve a modest reduction in atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions, global investment in renewable energy assets would need to increase from current levels of about $100 billion per year to $500 billion per year. Some of this increase can be accomplished by investment in existing, commercially proven technologies; but to ... more ›