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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.

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.

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.

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.

11 December 2013

Committee on Climate Change reports UK carbon budget should not be changedp

The UK's Committee on Climate Change has released its Fourth Carbon Budget Review, concluding that there has been to change to the circumstances upon which the fourth carbon budget for 2023 to 2027 was based, and therefore should not be changed.

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.

12 September 2013

Mass battery storage systems may not be financially viablep

Mass battery storage systems may not be financially efficient to counterbalance intermittent renewable energy generation, according to a new study.

4 September 2013

UK ‘has only just begun’ to harness low carbon renewable resourcesp

The report found that the UK has only just begun to harness low carbon renewable resources which are bigger than North Sea oil and gas, according to a new report.

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.

13 August 2013

Residential solar PV energy storage set for ramp-upp

With residential PV customers seeking to maximise their own consumption of the energy, the overall growth of the residential solar storage market is set to accelerate.

26 July 2013

France faces challenge to meet ambitious renewable energy targetsp

Due to a low carbon energy regime that boasts hydro and nuclear at its heart, France has set more ambitious renewable energy goals than many of its European counterparts.However, this target will still be difficult to achieve without further support from the wider public and government, a new report suggests.

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.

25 June 2013

UK pushed to reduce CO₂ emissions from light vehiclesp

Integrating sustainable energy generation into the light vehicles industry will help the UK meet its carbon dioxide reduction emission goals by 2050, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has reported.

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.

5 June 2013

Can Asia-Pacific utilities benefit from rising energy appetite?p

Despite Asia-Pacific utilities being well placed to benefit from the region's increasing appetite for energy, a number of factors may put the brakes on performance, a new study by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services finds.

4 June 2013

California remains epicentre of US cleantech marketp

California continues to serve as the epicentre of the US cleantech market, maintaining a broad leadership role spanning clean electricity deployment, energy efficiency, policy innovation, and investment attraction, according to the latest 2013 US Cleantech Leadership Index study by advisory group Clean Edge.

29 May 2013

European greenhouse gases fall significantly in 2011p

Greenhouse gases fell by 3.3 per cent across Europe in 2011, leading to the lowest level of emissions since 1990, according to official data compiled by the European Environment Agency and reported to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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