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Mobilizing public and private capital for clean energy financing

On August 13, 2015, in Energy Finance, Energy Policy, Investment, by Joe Nyangon
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The energy market in the United States is undergoing a dramatic transformation, driven by technological advancement, market dynamics, and better policies and laws—none of which was a decade ago. Venture capitalists made huge profits from the computing boom of the 1980s, the internet boom of the 1990s, and now think the next boom will happen […]

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Obama’s budget proposals for clean energy and climate investments

On July 17, 2015, in Energy Finance, Energy Policy, Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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President Obama has released a $4 trillion budget proposal for FY 2016. It contains a range of programs designed to encourage deployment of the next generation clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. Here are the top five things to know about the budget in terms of clean energy and environmental investments. Read more>>

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Cities and the new climate economy

On February 24, 2015, in Infrastructure, Sustainability Metrics, by Joe Nyangon
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To overcome market, policy and institutional barriers to low-carbon growth, cities should harness three fundamental drivers of change, notably raise resource efficiency, invest in infrastructure and stimulate innovation in new business models, technologies, business models and social-technical innovations and practices to advance both growth and emissions reduction.

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Impacts of shale boom in the U.S. and beyond

On January 27, 2015, in Electricity & Natural Gas Markets, by Joe Nyangon
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The unconventional oil and gas boom has shaken up energy markets in the U.S. and beyond. Across many American states, the energy sector is experiencing a number of changes far larger than in its history including improvements in policies, business models, technologies, and investment options to make energy cleaner, more plentiful and diversified, cheaper to store and capable of handling increased demand more intelligently.

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New coal-fired power plants face financing blow

On November 13, 2014, in Renewable Energy Markets, by Joe Nyangon
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A new paper strategy by the World Bank Group sets a new direction for energy sector investments focusing on expanding energy access and sustainable energy. Along with expanding access to energy, the Energy Sector Directions Paper focuses on accelerating energy efficiency and renewable energy development as per the Sustainable Energy for All initiative’s 2030 goal […]

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The power of big data in a networked world

On September 24, 2013, in Sustainability Metrics, by Joe Nyangon
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David Rogers, Executive Director of BRITE conference, which stands for brands, innovation and technology, hosted by the Center on Global Brand Leadership at Columbia Business School, discusses the challenges and promise of big data and how companies can master it to drive innovation and generate customer insight.

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Financing the global green energy transformation

On August 3, 2013, in Project Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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Talk by Jochen Harnisch, division head of the competence center environment and climate at KFW, at Stanford‘s Precourt Institute for Energy on financing required for global green energy transformation. KFW is the development bank of Germany and Dr. Harnisch coordinates strategy and product development for climate protection and adaptation to climate change in developing and industrializing countries.

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