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10 March 2014

New solar deployment reaches 37GW globally in 2013p

SunEdison2_170SQ1 Deployment of new solar hit 37GW globally in 2013, creating a total of 135.7GW of capacity installed throughout the world.

28 February 2014

Wireless charging systems for EVs to hit 300,000 annual sales by 2022p

Wireless charging systems for electric vehicles are forecast to reach annual sales of some 300,000 by 2022, according to new research from Navigant Research.

24 February 2014

VC investments in wind sector on rise in 2013 despite deal declinep

Dong_off_170SQ Venture investments in the wind energy sector climbed last year despite a decline in deals, a recent report showed.

20 February 2014

Support for the green economy is growing worldwide, but barriers remainp

Support for green economies is growing worldwide, but barriers to sustainable development still exist in the way governments, businesses, and investors interpret it, according to a new report.

17 February 2014

Growth in Chinese offshore wind market likely to spur cooperation with EU developersp

Factors such as recent policy developments, local stakeholder ambitions and growing project development indicate a shift towards growth in China’s offshore wind market, according to a new report by Quartz+Co and MEC Intelligence.

3 February 2014

How to overcome the challenges of food security and sustainability?p

On Tuesday 10th December, Prospect held a round table entitled 'How to overcome the challenges of food security and sustainability.' This subject was especially timely as the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which has reached a limited deal among members, was held back from a more wide-ranging pact by entrenched national positions on food subsidies.

23 January 2014

Global subsidy support for fossil fuels up to $1.9trnp

A new study has found that global subsidy support for fossil fuels is somewhere between $523bn and $1.9trn annually, depending on what measures are included, according to a report by Worldwatch.

8 January 2014

Solar sector corporate VC funding up 25 per cent to $10bnp

The solar sector has seen a boom of corporate venture capital funding over the past year with 25 per cent growth, pushing total financing up to $10bn compared to $8bn in 2012.

10 December 2013

Broad cleantech recovery and rise of crowdfunding to fuel cleantech rebound in 2014p

A broad cleantech recovery along with a rise in crowdfunding activity and increasing profits in the rare earth element industry will help fuel a rebound of cleantech throughout 2014, according to analysis and consultancy firm Kachan & Co.

9 October 2013

South Korea needs ‘fundamental changes’ to emissions trading programme

Changes will be required to the Korean Emissions Trading System before it begins operating in 2015, as the current design will probably imply an illiquid, very expensive and potentially non-functioning structure of the Korean carbon market.

3 October 2013

Asia leaps ahead with biomass deployment

Recently introduced feed-in tariffs in countries such as Malaysia and Thailand have triggered dynamic developments in the Asian market, even beyond the booming industries in China and India, according to a new report.

1 October 2013

Climate change caused by humans says IPCC’s latest major reportp

Human influence on climate change is clear and evident in most regions of the world, according to the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

24 September 2013

Two realities for renewables; successful energy company strategiesp

With large scale commercial deployment of renewable energy becoming a reality, many companies in the supply chain are still struggling to succeed in a supposedly booming environment, according to a new report from global management consultancy Arthur D. Little. ADL's new report, Two Realities for Renewables, explores strategies for renewable energy companies to survive in the market.

17 September 2013

38GW of installed solar forecast for 2013p

Improved market conditions mean that 2013 should see 38GW of solar power installed for the year, a 23 per cent increase.

13 September 2013

Development banks’ clean energy financing rises 19% in 2012p

The amount of financing of clean energy by development banks rose by 19 per cent in 2012, to a record-breaking figure in excess of $100bn.

4 September 2013

US leads China in attractiveness for renewable investmentp

The US is the most attractive country in the world for renewable investment, according to Ernst and Young's annual Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index report.

2 September 2013

Global wind turbine demand to contract by five per centp

Global wind turbine demand is forecast to drop for the first time in almost a decade, with a five per cent drop anticipated in a new report.

27 August 2013

Solar PV installations hit all-time high in 2012p

Some 31.1GW of solar photovoltaics power was installed across the globe in 2012 - an all-time annual high that pushed global PV capacity above 100GW.

6 August 2013

Solar PV inverter market set to shrink amid ‘fierce’ price pressurep

Despite solar photovoltaic inverter shipments rising to 34.2GW in 2013, average global inverter prices will fall by 11 per cent this year, and the global market for PV inverters is forecast to decrease by five per cent to $6.7bn in 2013

15 July 2013

Pressure is on to divest fossil fuel investmentsp

The pressure is on institutional investors to turn to low-carbon, renewable energy investments and assess their exposure to fossil fuel plays as legislation has the potential to make holdings less valuable, a white paper by Impax Asset Management warns.

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