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Why the U.S. urgently needs to invest in a modern energy system

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In a speech commemorating the thirty-fifth anniversary of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2009, former U.S. secretary of state, Henry Kissinger recalled how the energy crisis of 1970s awakened the world “to a new challenge that would require both creative thinking and international cooperation.” He explained that as “global demand continues to grow, investment […]

Mobilizing public and private capital

On August 13, 2015, in Infrastructure Investment & Finance, 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

New York announces $107M for solar power

On October 11, 2012, in Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is seeking proposals for large scale solar power installations to benefit from a $107 million investment from the state’s solar initiative. Under the NY-Sun Competitive PV Program, a total of $36.4 million will be available in 2012 and $70.5 million in 2013. The first round proposals […]

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