Renewable Energy Markets

New coal-fired power plants face financing challenges

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 […]

Who’s leading the low-carbon race?

On March 26, 2013, in Renewable Energy Markets, by Joe Nyangon
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The centre of clean energy gravity is fast shifting to Asia, with China taking the lead. In a new report developed by Australian think tank The Climate Institute and GE, China has improved its global low-carbon competitiveness index significantly. The report ranks France, Japan, China, South Korea and the UK in the top five positions. […]

Institutional challenge of renewable energy investment

On March 24, 2013, in Renewable Energy Markets, by Joe Nyangon
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A new report by Climate Policy Initiative finds that institutional investors may not be able to fully cover the needed investment in renewable energy. The investors include insurance companies and pension funds, with a combined portfolio of over $70 trillion in assets. The report titled, “The Challenge of Institutional Investment in Renewable Energy,” identifies a […]

Which is more efficient – wind or solar energy?

On January 9, 2013, in Renewable Energy Markets, by Joe Nyangon
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The question of efficiency when comparing wind and solar forms of alternative energy is on the minds of many people these days. Government officials, state legislatures, entrepreneurs and average citizens want to know the answer to this question. The general feeling is that wind is more efficient, though the answer turns out to be dependent […]

Sustainability’s self-organizing shoots

On April 16, 2011, in Economic Logic & Value, Renewable Energy Markets, by Joe Nyangon
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We all remember the notable story that opens Daniel H. Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us. Harrow, a psychology professor, and two colleagues gather eight rhesus monkeys for a two-week experiment on learning. They’re surprised to see the primates—without any urging or coercion—begin to play with their specially devised puzzle with focus, […]

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