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East African states have been asked to invest more resources in the development of renewable power projects like solar energy where the region has a better comparative advantage as compared to Hydropower which is more expensive to finance. Development partners say the...read more
The closing of an individual investor tax credit fund dedicated to commercial solar power generation projects was announced by Cherrytree Group LLC, a Newton, Massachusetts tax credit advisory firm. Cherrytree teamed with Durham, New Hampshire developer Golden Goose...read more
Saudi Arabia will “within weeks” start issuing tenders for a big solar and wind power programme that envisages investment worth $30bn-$50bn by 2030, the country’s oil minister said on Monday. The oil-rich kingdom was also in the early stages of feasibility and design...read more
The strong growth in large scale renewable project financing in Australia in 2016 could be just the beginning of a major wave of investment. This is the prognosis of Bloomberg New Energy Finance associate Leonard Quong, who adds that if key policy settings remain in...read more
In 2015, clean energy investment set a new record with $329 billion flowing to the sector, even as fossil fuel prices plummeted. But only a fraction of those dollars came from institutional investors, according to a new white paper from World Economic Forum. Of the...read more
Beijing-based Moli Xiangxian Technology, operator of mobile renewable resource recycling app Xiandou, recently announced completion of RMB 8-digit Series A funding led by Tendence Capital with participation by Aqua Ventures. The company previously completed RMB...read more
In a remarkably short period of time – the past year, especially – perceptions of climate-related finance have shifted profoundly. This reorientation is by no means complete; we are yet to reach the trillion dollar investment target set by the IEA. But COP21, creation...read more
Three years ago Tyler Avestini became the first recipient of a Minneapolis city grant to buy a piece of equipment to reduce the amount of pollutants emitted by his dry cleaning operation. Since the Green Business Cost Sharing Program began in 2012, the city has...read more
Recently, Minister of State for Health and Family welfare Anupriya Patel, in a written statement to the Parliament, cited the 'India - Diagnostic Assessment of Select Environmental Challenges' report prepared by the World Bank Disaster Management and Climate Change...read more
US residential solar financing provider Spruce Finance Inc said today it has closed a USD 105.4 million (EUR 101m) round of debt financing with Investec and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) acting as lead arrangers. The company will use this syndicated loan to finance...read more