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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.

13 March 2014

Offshore wind could boost the UK economy by £6.7bn per yearp

The UK economy could gain £6.7bn per year and 150,000 jobs by 2020 according to a new report from the British Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult - an organisation that supports innovation in renewable energy technologies.

13 March 2014

EU’s traditional energy industry uses three Olympic pools’ worth of water per minutep

The EU's traditional energy industry, including nuclear, thermal, and fossil fuel plants, uses the equivalent of three Olympic pools worth of water per minute.

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.

27 February 2014

UK renewables production makes up for oil and gas price risep

The amount of energy produced from wind generation rose 38 per cent from 2012 to 2013, with oil and gas production down due to higher prices according to provisional statistics released today by the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

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.

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.

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.

31 January 2014

The European Commission 2030 Package Updatep

On 22 January 2014, the European Commission presented the first part of the 2030 package that will now be considered by EU Heads of State and Government on the 17th-18th March, with decisions likely to be reached by their June summit.

27 January 2014

De-risking impact investment vital to driving more capital to the sectorp

Key risk factors continue to deter investors from gaining exposure to impact investments, according to a new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Bridges Ventures.

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.

21 January 2014

Forecast offshore wind installation drops from 44GW in 2020 to 27GWp

RWE_offshore_170_170 Forecast offshore wind installation in Europe up to 2020 has dropped from a predicted 44GW of installed capacity only two years ago down to 27GW.

16 January 2014

EU shelves €6bn of gas-fired investments across 2013p

The EU gas-fired industry is in trouble, with over €6bn of gas-fired investments shelved over the past 18 months.

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.

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