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Global Energy Spending Totaled $1.8 Trillion In 2017 As Clean Energy Investment Dropped 3%

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%. 


Reinsurer Swiss Re Tightens Thermal Coal Exposure To 30%

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. 


Royal Bank Of Scotland Introduces New Policies Halting Oil & Coal Project Financing

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. 


The Bankability of Energy Storage Technology

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.


How Europe Can Deliver On Energy Efficiency

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


Climate Finance: The Hottest Issue At COP22

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



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