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Latin America Clean Energy Investments Surged 127% Higher In 2012

April 30th, 2013 | by Andrew

Clean energy investments soared higher in Latin America in 2012 amid an overall, global contraction. Four Latin American countries registered triple-digit percentage increases, with Brazil leading the way in terms of dollars invested. The data was released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance in advance of ACORE's third Latin America & Caribbean Renewable Energy Finance Forum, which is being held in Miami this week


Riverside County Home Energy Renovation Program Yields Energy Bill Savings, Local Jobs, Carbon Emissions Reductions

September 13th, 2012 | by Andrew

Home clean energy project financing in Riverside County is surging higher with the launch of an innovative public-private PACE partnership, HERO (Home Energy Renovation Opportunity). HERO is boosting job creation and the local economy, along with helping consumers cut energy costs and helping the state meet its GHG emissions reduction targets


First Solar Launches India Expansion Plan as Trade Tensions Escalate

August 24th, 2012 | by Andrew

First Solar's shifting its strategic focus toward supplying and building thin-film solar power projects in India, as PV cell and panel profit margins continue to be pressured and trade tensions escalate. The Tempe, Arizona thin-film market leader aims to capture 20% of the Indian solar PV market even as critics assert that US government export finance banks are providing low-interest loans to Indian solar power project developers that violate WTO rules on international trade.


Solar Power Funding Healthy in Q2 Despite Industry Turmoil

August 22nd, 2012 | by Andrew

News of bankruptcies and downsizing aside, investors continue to put money to work in the solar power market. Venture capital funding, debt financing, and solar project M&A all increased in Q2, while 13 new solar-focused, clean tech investment funds were announced, according to Mercom Capital's Q2 report.


Solar Energy Momentum Building in the Middle East as Qatar Banks Finance $1.1 Billion Polysilicon Plant

May 31st, 2012 | by Andrew

Local banks have come together to finance Qatar's first solar-grade polysilicon production plant, a planned $1.1 billion, 8,000-metric-ton facility being built by Qatar Electricity and Water (QEWC), and Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec), a joint venture of the Qatar Foundation that supports efforts to transform the Gulf Coast country's economy from a carbon-based to a knowledge-based one


Indian Wind Energy World Leader Fights for Survival

May 28th, 2012 | by Andrew

Wind and renewable energy have been growing rapidly worldwide, but for industry leaders, including India's Suzlon, financial sustainability remains elusive. Encouraged by its recent results, a large group of banks has pledged to loan Suzlon enough money for it to cover looming bond redemptions


Japanese Retail Investors Fund ADB Clean Energy Projects

May 20th, 2012 | by Andrew

There are signs that there's healthy demand on the part of retail and professional private sector investors, particularly in Japan, in helping finance the transition to clean, renewable energy. Through Nomura International, the Asian Development Bank last week sold a second, $339 issue of Clean Energy bonds in various foreign currencies to Japanese retail investors


Pennsylvania Considers Raising Renewable Energy Target after Solar Demand Surge

April 11th, 2012 | by Andrew

Pennsylvania House legislators are considering a bill that would speed up the rate at which utilities are required to add solar power capacity to their distribution systems in an effort to avoid a "boom, bust, boom cycle" following a surge in solar energy systems demand that has already seen installed solar PV capacity grow to more than 3x the state's 2020 target


Expired Treasury Renewable Energy Subsidy Created as Many as 75,000 Green Jobs, $44 Billion in Economic Output

April 9th, 2012 | by Andrew

The Treasury 1603 grant program-- a renewable energy subsidy--was a key strut that kept the US renewable energy growing and creating green jobs in the wake of the near collapse of the US financial system and recession of 2008-2009. This should go a long way towards putting paid to Republican rhetorical diatribe about federal support for clean energy development and job creation, though it almost certainly won't



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