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Power Africa and Trade Africa Coordinator, Andrew Herscowitz, announced recently during the Abuja Electricity Distribution Co.’s two-day Distribution Company Workshop in Abuja, Nigeria that the U.S. will invest US$1 billion in the country through the U.S. Trade and...read more
IFC the private sector investment arm of the World Bank could invest about Rs 100 crore ($15 million) in renewable energy company Clean Max Enviro Energy Solutions, one of the largest solar solutions providers in India. According to a disclosure made on its website,...read more
India's prominent IPP ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd is raising $200 million by selling a 10% stake to Japan’s JERA Co. Inc., as the renewable energy company continues to attract global investors to execute its expansion plans. The deal values the company at $2 billion...read more
A recent Energy Efficiency Survey, developed by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in collaboration with the Institute for Market Transformation, looked at what motivates office building owners to improve energy performance. The survey focused on how...read more
Facility managers in states with strong energy efficiency programs are more likely to install energy efficient lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, according to a new survey from DNV GL. A majority (53 percent) of managers and...read more
Here's an interesting post from Rob Day on how some investors are thinking differently and are investing in businesses and business models that are likely to more profitable than the cleantech investments of yore. Read more from here at...read more
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is to provide £28 million of new funding for low carbon innovation projects. Nick Hurd, the Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, announced the new round of investment recently. He told...read more
Crowdfunding site allows renewable energy projects and cleantech companies to raise debt or equity, opening up the renewable energy industry to a wider investor pool. “Raising money has been a huge impediment to the growth of the capital-intensive renewable energy...read more
As power grids become decentralised, it’s opening up the opportunity to redesign the way electricity is managed across the industry. “In Australia that’s happened faster than anywhere else in the world,” the founder of a cleantech startup, Dr Phil Blythe says....read more
Switchee, a London-based clean-tech start-up, has raised £480,000 in seed funding from Mustard Seed Ventures, InseadAlum Ventures, ClearlySo and Ian Peters, the former MD of British Gas. Co-founded by Adam Fudakowski and Ian Napier, the company aims to help tenants...read more