June 25th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The United States' second-largest residential solar provider, Vivint Solar, announced this week that it has received commitments for an additional $100 million of tax equity financing which will be used to support the rollout of over 55 megawatts (MW) of residential solar energy systems.
May 28th, 2019 | by John Farrell
As clean energy advocates urge retirement of fossil fuel power plants, securitization has become a billion-dollar word with huge implications for who will pay for and who will own the clean energy future
August 8th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
America's third largest residential solar provider, Vivint Solar, announced its second-quarter earnings report this week in which it posted solid installations and installations but missed analyst expectations on earnings and revenue.
July 20th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Total global energy investment fell by 2% in 2017, totaling $1.8 billion according to the International Energy Agency's World Energy Investment 2018 report which was published this week, which also showed $750 billion was spent on the electricity sector, compared to only $715 billion on oil & gas supply, while investment in renewables and energy efficiency fell by 3%.
July 6th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
One of the world's leading reinsurers, Swiss Re, has this week announced it will not provide re/insurance to businesses with more than 30% exposure to thermal coal across all lines of business, the latest company to tighten the screws on the future of the thermal coal industry.
June 11th, 2018 | by John Farrell
Earlier this spring, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance released its 2018 Community Power State Scorecard, revealing the the best and worst states for local clean energy across the country
June 4th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The Royal Bank of Scotland announced a new suite of energy financing policies at the end of May, which are designed to substantially reduce the bank's exposure to fossil fuel investments and includes halting project-specific financing for new coal-fired power stations, coal mines, and oil sands and Arctic oil projects.
March 27th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The European Investment Bank announced on Monday $25 million in financing intended to strengthen energy access in Africa with the use of off-grid solar systems, in conjunction with d.light design, a global leader in off-grid solar power products.
March 12th, 2018 | by John Farrell
Originally published at ilsr.org. Each year, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance provides a score for each state’s energy policies based [&hellip
August 23rd, 2017 | by Sponsored Content
Bankability is a term used in the renewable energy world to describe the likelihood that any particular technology or manufacturer will be funded by financiers. Financiers are looking at the bankability of energy storage via the technology itself and the long-term financial sustainability. Previously financiers needed to trust the revenue projections presented to them, but new software is making these predictions easier.
July 31st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Multinational banking giant JPMorgan Chase has announced it is committing to sourcing 100% of its energy needs from renewable energy by 2020 and a promise to facilitate $200 billion in clean financing through 2025.
June 6th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Vivint Solar, a well-known name in the US solar market for its expanding market penetration and perpetual financial struggles, has landed another round of financing, securing $100 million in new tax equity commitments from two repeat investors for the development of 70 megawatts of residential solar energy systems.
February 1st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
One of the world's leading financial services providers, Deutsche Bank, has finished January by announcing plans to halt investment of all new coal financing, and to scale back existing exposure to the thermal coal mining sector.
January 12th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Vivint Solar, one of America's leading solar distributors, announced this week that it had concluded two separate financing agreements totaling $303 million.
December 17th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor
The European Commission’s recently released Clean Energy Package, has a 2030 target of 30% energy savings. An important policy instrument to deliver these are Energy Efficiency Obligation (EEO) schemes
December 16th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor
Plans for onshore shale gas extraction – or rather high volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) or fracking – are proving to be somewhat explosive in the
November 14th, 2016 | by Sandy Dechert
Climate finance is likely the most important issue the delegates of COP22 are working on. The term refers to the local, national, or transnational loans, grants, and other financing put forward to meet climate change goals. Finance may come from public, private, and/or alternative sources. The table below presents current sources of climate finance data
October 18th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
America’s leading solar energy provider, SolarCity, has partnered with financial services provider Credit Suisse to finance more than $300 million [&hellip
October 12th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
Despite an overall drop in clean energy investment in the third quarter, Mercom has revealed total corporate funding for the [&hellip
October 7th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
The United States’ largest owner of utility-scale solar assets, sPower, has announced the completion of $786 million in financing which [&hellip