13. July 2017 · Comments Off on Renewable energy no longer a niche to institutional investors  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Institutional investors remain eager to put money to work on renewable energy projects even as U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to revive their chief competitor: coal, financial executives said at a conference this week.”Five or six years ago, funds weren’t specifically targeting renewable investment; today it’s a key component of infrastructure investment,” said David Giordano, managing director and head of North American, Latin American and Asia Pacific investments at BlackRock, on the sidelines of the Renewable Energy Finance Forum in New York.

Source: Renewable energy no longer a niche to institutional investors – Business Insider

16. December 2015 · Comments Off on Frost & Sullivan: Energy Storage and Renewable Energy to witness accelerated growth in 2016 despite low oil prices · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The extreme weather patterns and environmental occurrences experienced across the Asia Pacific region have brought to the forefront the urgent need for countries to work together and reach an agreement on actionable solutions to limit global warming. Examples of recent incidents include drought and severe haze in Southeast Asia, smog in Beijing and the serious floods in Chennai.

Source: Frost & Sullivan: Energy Storage and Renewable Energy to witness accelerated growth in 2016 despite low oil prices – MarketWatch

14. April 2015 · Comments Off on APAC becomes IoT champion: 8.6 billion connected things, $583 bn market by 2020 · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

International Data Corporation (IDC) has announced that the Asia/Pacific Internet of Things (IoT) industry will continue its strong growth, with the number of units, or “things”, connected to increase from 3.1 billion to 8.6 billion by 2020. Over this same period, the total Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) market size will increase from USD250 billion to USD583 billion.

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07. April 2015 · Comments Off on IDC: Smart Building Spending to Grow to $17.4 Billion · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

An increasing number of case studies are emerging to demonstrate the business case and benefits associated with developing smart buildings. According to a new IDC Energy Insights report, leading organizations around the world are encouraged to evaluate their current smart building status and to implement short to medium term plans to capture those benefits. In fact, the new report, Business Strategy: Global Smart Building Technology Spending 2015–2019 Forecast (Doc #EI254932), forecasts smart building technology spending to grow from $6.3 billion in 2014 to $17.4 billion in 2019, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.6%. The most aggressive adoption will be in Asia/Pacific, North America, and Western Europe.

via IDC: Smart Building Spending to Grow to $17.4 Billion – M2M Magazine.

03. December 2014 · Comments Off on Symantec predictions 2015: Smart homes the next big target? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

According to Symantec’s Asia Pacific and Japan security threat predictions, 2015 is likely to continue as a year of mega breach and severe vulnerabilities, with the struggle between those wishing to create new threats and exploit vulnerabilities and those looking to protect against them likely to intensify.

Advancements in the Internet of Things (IoT) also means consumers will have increased connectivity across their devices, gadgets and machines – and with this connectivity comes the potential for a whole new range of security risks, the report said.

via Symantec predictions 2015: Smart homes the next big target?.