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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

15 July 2013

Value halves, volume advances in cleantech PE investmentsp

The value of private equity and venture capital investment in the cleantech sector weakened in June for the second month in a row, despite a slight increase in the volume of transactions, according to data compiled by Zephyr and Bureau van Dijk exclusively for NewNet.

3 July 2013

Renewables to be double nuclear capacity by 2016p

Renewable sources of power worldwide will exceed gas production and be twice that from nuclear come 2016, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in its second annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report (MTRMR).

21 June 2013

M&A activity cools off in LED marketp

Within the LED market, the strategy of growth through acquisition has cooled off off since 2011 as risks regarding oversupply and major industry consolidation takes its toll, according to analysis by sector specialist Memoori.

18 June 2013

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals must address hazardous environmental practicesp

Overpopulation and depletion of resources in developing countries combined with the overconsumption and hazardous environmental practices of developed countries must be key priorities in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2015, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has stressed.

11 June 2013

Limited Partners increase commitment to ESGp

The majority of LPs (58 per cent) have increased their commitment to ESG management in the previous 12 months, according to the ESG in Private Equity report from Malk Sustainability Partners.

7 June 2013

Value down but volume holds in May’s cleantech dealsp

The value of private equity and venture capital investment in the cleantech sector during May 2013 fell by two-thirds from the previous month, while volume remained unchanged, according to data compiled by Zephyr and Bureau van Dijk exclusively for NewNet.

6 June 2013

Monthly semiconductor sales on the risep

The worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $23.62bn for the month of April 2013, a 0.6 per cent increase from the previous month when sales were $23.48bn, according to new figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association.

3 June 2013

Australia gets new community engagement best practice guidelines for windp

Australia’s Clean Energy Council has released new community engagement guidelines on how to effectively engage locals on the development and management of wind farms.

24 May 2013

Smart city technology revenue to hit $117bn by 2020p

Smart city initiatives – which integrate technology in a strategic approach to increasing sustainability – will spark revenue from new technologies of $117.3bn between now and 2020, a new report has found.

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