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11 October 2011

Countdown begins for those countries turning their back on nuclearp

Many countries are seeking to move in a greener direction for their energy needs and incorporate more renewable energy sources into their energy portfolio. But with countries such as Germany turning away from nuclear, there is now a ticking clock counting down efforts to deploy critical clean technologies, writes digital prototyping specialist Autodesk.

3 October 2011

NREL partners take technology to marketp

Data from the US Department of Energy shows that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory leads all DOE national labs when it comes to working with businesses on research and development efforts to commercialise cutting-edge technologies.

27 September 2011

Scotland calls on oil and gas expertise to meet renewables ambitionsp

With Scotland cementing some of Europe's most ambitious renewable energy targets, it will look to draw on its long-established expertise in the oil and gas sector.

20 September 2011

Applying financial theory to climate change policyp

As we move to a low carbon energy system we need to decide who are the best agents for efficiently deploying the vast amounts of capital required, as well as how those agents should receive the information that tells them what to do and how to do it, writes Ian Temperton, head of advisory at Climate Change Capital.

16 September 2011

Investing in the future of intelligent buildingsp

Private equity investors are constantly on the lookout for businesses with real potential within growth sectors, writes Paul Franks, partner at UK investment firm Gresham Private Equity. One area that displays great potential for growth is the building automation systems industry, which is focused on managing building environments and energy consumption.

6 September 2011

A high risk strategy to secure critical investment in low carbon energyp

The recent EMR White Paper from the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change introduces the most sweeping and ambitious reforms of the British electricity markets for 30 years, including up to £110bn of new investment over the next decade, writes Adam Langridge, a partner in Squire Sanders’ Energy Industry Group.

26 August 2011

Energy security spurs quest for Georgia’s green growth

With a focus on sustainable development following a period of financial and political uncertainty, the country of Georgia is actively seeking to bolster its energy capacity and develop its home-grown green industry, according to Vera Kobalia, the country’s Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development.

17 August 2011

UK’s nuclear push sets back progress of renewables

The UK government’s plans to fast-track the development of a number of nuclear plants may prove too expensive and they go against progress made by the renewable energy sector as well current world opinion about the safety of the technology, writes Lee Summers, director of EOS Energy.

15 August 2011

Innovation central to meeting wastewater treatment demands

Trying to reconcile the unprecedented demand we are facing for upgrading and expanding wastewater treatment with the limited funds available calls for innovation, with both new techniques and technologies to be developed and deployed, writes Bluewater Bio’s David Lloyd Owen.

10 August 2011

Climate financing mechanisms have power to enable cleantech investment

International climate financing mechanisms need to go beyond treating climate change as another generic emerging market risk financing problem and should support ‘real economy’ signals which address the externality, writes Rupert Edwards, head of policy and market analysis, carbon finance, at Climate Change Capital.

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