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9 April 2014

UK warns Scotland will lose billions in green energy funding if it chooses independencep

Scotland1_170 The UK has warned Scotland it will lose billions in green energy funding if it chooses independence. In a new paper published today the government outlined areas where funding will be cut including direct subsidies and investment though institutions such as the Green Investment Bank.

9 April 2014

Indian clean energy producer BLP to raise $1bn to boost capacity by 800MW

indian_rupees_170 Clean energy producer Bharat Light and Power is planning to raise over $1bn in the next five years to boast its power generation capacity to more than 1GW from its current capacity of 200MW.

8 April 2014

German parliament approves scaling back green subsidies, capping wind, solar expansion

merkel170 Germany’s cabinet has approved draft energy reforms in a move designed to curb a rise in the cost of electricity blamed on the nation's boom in green energy.

8 April 2014

Private equity investment in clean energy lowest since 2005 due to ‘dearth of successful exits’p

World_170SQ Venture capital and private equity investment in renewable energy ‘was depressed in 2013’ coming in at $2.2bn, 46 per cent less than the previous year.

8 April 2014

Global solar private equity funding surges to $251m in Q1p

sunergy_170SQ Global private equity and venture capital funding surged to $251m in the first quarter of 2014, up from $87m in the fourth quarter of 2013.

8 April 2014

Adenium finances $26m of solar projects in Jordan

solar-panels-stock 170 Dubai headquartered investment firm Adenium Energy Capital has financed 10MW of solar power projects in Jordan, which will have a total value of around $26m.

8 April 2014

Japan fails to set clean energy targets in first update to energy policy since Fukushima

japan_170 Japan has held back from setting renewable energy targets in the first update to the country’s energy policy since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

8 April 2014

Turbine maker Senvion secures loan amid concerns over parent company’s debt

wind_sunset_170SQ1 German turbine maker Senvion has secured an €850m loan from a consortium of 14 banks for a period of three years, amid concerns over the financial health of its Indian parent company Suzlon Energy.

7 April 2014

Liquidators given green light for LDK Solar restructuring

Officials appointed to liquidate the troubled Chinese solar company LDK Solar have been given the green light to start restructuring.

7 April 2014

UN warns investment in renewable energy is fallingp

powerlines170 Investment in renewable energy declined by 14 per cent to $214.4bn in 2013 according to new research commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme.

7 April 2014

Terra Firma continues renewables acquisition binge with RTR solar purchases

rural-Italy_170 Terra Firma-owned Italian solar company RTR Rete Rinnovabile has bought two solar facilities from EDF Energies Nouvelles.

7 April 2014

Jetstream Ventures leads $72.5m Sungevity funding round

canadian Solar_rooftop_170 Residential solar specialist Sungevity has raised $72.5m in new equity funding to help it develop its technology and expand its customer base.

4 April 2014

Renewable energy companies applaud UK solar strategy but warn big farms could sufferp

SolarMax_170 Renewable energy companies in both Scotland and England have welcomed the new strategy set out by the UK government.

4 April 2014

Kawa Capital backed Conergy shrugs off bad weather and installs 68MW of new solar

Solar-panels-stock_170 Kawa Capital-backed solar service provider Conergy installed seven new solar facilities with a total capacity of 68MW in the first three months of 2014.

4 April 2014

UK government sets out plan to its turn its large buildings into solar ‘power stations’

rooftop_solar170 The UK government has outlined plans to turn the Government estate as well as privately run factories, supermarkets and car parks into ‘solar hubs’.

4 April 2014

JinkoSolar seals $39m loan from China Development Bank

china-flag2_170 Chinese solar panel maker JinkoSolar a global leader has entered into a 214.4m yuan ($39m) loan agreement with China Development Bank (CDB) to finance two solar projects in Xinjiang and Gansu provinces.

4 April 2014

CPFL Renovaveis raises $132m in bond sale

hydroelectricdam170 Brazilian renewable energy company CPFL Renovaveis has raised BRL300m ($132m) selling bonds with a term of seven years.

3 April 2014

Solar investment company Amarenco seeks to raise more than €150m

Solar investment company Amarenco, is in ‘advanced discussions’ with US and German investors over a proposal to raise more than €150m to invest in solar energy projects in Britain and France, according to its chief executive John Mullins.

3 April 2014

Private equity investment in renewable energy plunges by 32 per centp

ICE-renewables_170SQ Private equity and venture capital investment levels in the G-20 declined for the fourth consecutive year in 2013, falling 32 per cent signalling deteriorating confidence in the sector.

3 April 2014

US clean energy investment falls nine per cent amid policy uncertainty

World_170SQ Amid policy uncertainty US clean energy investment in 2013 was $36.7bn, down 9 per cent on the previous year.

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