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

07. July 2017 · Comments Off on Renewable energy at a ‘tipping point’ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Should the world promote economic growth or fight climate change? That model of “either/or” thinking may be losing its validity faster than even some experts have imagined. While fossil fuels – coal, oil, gas – still generate roughly 85 percent of the world’s energy supply, it’s clearer than ever that the future belongs to renewable sources such as wind and solar. The move to renewables is picking up momentum around the world: They now account for more than half of new power sources going on line.

Source: Renewable energy at a ‘tipping point’ – CSMonitor.com

21. July 2015 · Comments Off on Renewable energy knows no boundaries · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Utilities have always done what they can to provide reliable power with what the resources they have available to them — and around them. But with numerous transmission lines crossing borders, renewable energy is no longer something that is situational.

Source: Renewable energy knows no boundaries – SmartGridNews

02. July 2015 · Comments Off on Renewable energy target slashed, wind farm commissioner to be established · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The clean energy sector will finally face certainty after the parliament passed legislation to slash the renewable energy target.A bipartisan deal – agreed to last month after a lengthy political stalemate that hamstrung the clean energy sector – will slash the target from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000.Legislation inscribing that deal passed the Senate during an extended sitting late into Tuesday night.

Source: Renewable energy target slashed, wind farm commissioner to be established

29. April 2015 · Comments Off on Renewable energy, the best investment of the 21st century · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

On Tuesday, just hours before the start of Earth Day, Congress showed there is bipartisan support for smart energy policy. By voice vote, the House of Representatives passed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which mandates energy efficiency improvements through stronger residential and commercial building codes and other means. The Senate passed the measure in March and it now goes to President Obama for his signature.Passing the bill is a promising sign, but it should be the beginning of a new congressional approach to clean energy, not a laurel upon which Congress can rest. A significant number of the world’s most respected economists believe that renewable energy will be one of the most dynamic and profitable sectors of the global economy in the next 100 years. Nations that provide either mandates or private-sector incentives to develop and commercialize renewable energy technologies through tax credits, loans and innovation funding will have a significant economic advantage over those that do not.

Source: Renewable energy, the best investment of the 21st century | TheHill