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8 April 2014

SunEdison secures $150m loan to fund North American acquisition spree

Suntech1_1701 US manufacturer of solar components SunEdison has closed the first $150m of a $300m three-year project finance revolving credit facility arranged by Deutsche Bank Securities.

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.

26 February 2014

Investor interest in US solar projects doubles over last yearp

Abengoa_170SQ Investor interest in American solar projects has doubled over the last 12 months with the Western US still the focal point, according to a report by solar financial analysis firm Mercatus.

25 February 2014

Energy efficiency may be significant factor in US energy usage declinep

A decline in the amount of electricity used in the US may be down to the rising popularity of energy efficiency measures, according to a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

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.

12 February 2014

PE, VC investment 29 per cent higher YOYp

The value of private equity, venture capital, and development capital deals within the cleantech sector have risen by 29 per cent over this time last year.

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.

3 January 2014

Consumer attitudes towards cleantech move into the greenp

Consumer attitudes towards clean energy technologies has become increasingly positive, spurring a boost in deployment of green energy generation.

12 December 2013

North America’s wood pellet exports double since 2011p

North America's wood pellet exports have increased rapidly over the past two years, more than doubling since late 2011, according to a study from the North American Wood Fiber Review.

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.

5 November 2013

Thirty per cent renewables ‘achievable’ for US state of Michiganp

The US state of Michigan is expecting to meet its target of ten per cent of renewable energy by 2015, with further targets of up to 30 per cent by 2035 also said to be eminently achievable, a new report has said.

30 October 2013

Venture capital funding remains flat in smart grid sectorp

data_170 Smart grid venture capital funding in Q3 2013 totaled $65m in 12 deals compared to $50m in ten deals in Q2 2013, while venture capital funding in the sector has remained flat over the last eight quarters.

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.

25 September 2013

Renewables study shows upping wind and solar outweighs coal costsp

The cost of wear-and-tear from cycling coal and natural gas power plants is smaller than the benefits of generating less power using fossil fuels, according to a new NREL study.

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.

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