clean energy financing Articles

  • 4 Insights on Unlocking Finance for Clean Energy Access in Africa

    January heralds the start of not just a new year, but a new decade: the U.N. Decade of Sustainable Energy for All. In declaring the Decade, the U.N. has urged its members to help “make universal access to sustainable modern energy ...

  • We learn how to finance a renewable energy project

    At the 12th annual Canadian-German wind and solar energy conference, it's all about dollars and cents It’s no secret that the Germans have done a lot right when it comes to renewable power. They have some of the highest renewable capacity in the world! So, for a fledgling renewable market like Alberta, the 12th Annual Canadian-German Wind and Solar Energy ...


    By Green Energy Futures

  • The new frontier in environmental finance

    China’s overseas presence has brought a new way of doing business to the world. By 2030, China may become the largest economy in the world. Less than one decade from now, emerging markets including Brazil, China, India, Mexico and Russia, will comprise half of world’s top ...

  • The Clean Energy Voyage

    The United Nations Climate Convention meeting in Warsaw, Poland, comes with less than two years to go for governments to deliver on their promise of a universal new agreement by 2015 - this is the time for ambition rather than caution to define the international climate negotiations. We have in some ways been here before: the Copenhagen UN climate conference was also scheduled to deliver a ...

  • Commission Report Features Financing in Recommendations to Double U.S. Energy Efficiency

    The Alliance to Save Energy’s Commission on National Energy Policy included financing as one of the central recommendations in its recent report, “Energy 2030: Doubling U.S. Energy Productivity by 2030.”  The commission consists of some of the key leaders in energy policy and business in the United States. The commission’s ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • It’s time to invest in clean energy in Africa

    Private-sector investment in electricity is sitting on the sidelines in Africa. Here’s how we can change that. The math for Africa’s clean energy future is adding up. Solar lamps are spreading like fireflies across Ghana. A first-of-its-kind solar farm in Rwanda is providing electricity for 15,000 rural homes. Utility-scale solar and wind projects are being built in ...


    By Ensia

  • Financing the GEF: What Europe can and must do

    Frank Loy, the chief U.S. climate change negotiator in the second Clinton Administration, provides an international perspective on the latest current events regarding climate change, the Bush administration, and what Europe really needs to do to be the global leader on climate change. Recently, in Moscow, at the meeting of G8 Finance Ministers, the Europeans gave us a repeat performance of an ...


    By AHC Group

  • Winning projects at clean energy awards benefit women

    The winning projects of this year's Ashden Awards for sustainable energy, which were announced last month (30 May), have particular benefits for women, organisers say. The projects demonstrate how improved access to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Insurers Have Huge Role As Clean Energy Investors

    Conversations about climate change and the insurance industry usually focus on catastrophic storms and their damaging financial ripples for insurance providers. Given skyrocketing extreme-weather losses in recent years, it’s surely a legitimate issue that should be making insurers re-think their business models. But insurers have another important role on the climate issue, which is how to ...


    By Ceres

  • 7 Ways to Attract and Use Climate Finance for Transport

    It is not possible to effectively address climate change without substantive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions by the transport sector. But putting the pieces together – especially in developing countries – will require fine-tuning transportation climate finance readiness to match growing demand. First, a few reasons why transportation is so important to climate: ...

  • Top 10 Clean Energy Developments of 2013

    2013 was an exciting and inspiring year in many regards. And we’re not just talking the arrival of Prince George or the fact that the new Pope rides an electric bicycle. There were many remarkable clean energy developments that are helping to bring us closer to a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. Here we ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • World Bank: Promote clean energy sources to end energy poverty

    On July 16, 2013 the World Bank agreed to support universal access to reliable modern energy and limit the financing of coal-fired power plants to rare circumstances in an effort to address climate change concerns. As the Bank and other development agencies work to provide energy access to ...

  • ENER-G shows how going green keeps business finances in the black

    Austerity is good for business at energy management and clean technology business ENER-G At a time when businesses are hanging onto the pennies and reluctant to borrow, ENER-G is providing cash strapped organisations with free energy saving technologies - paid for via tomorrow's energy savings. This is a win-win business model ...


    By ENER-G

  • 4 ways the green climate fund can support `Readiness` for climate finance

    Research shows that developing countries will need about $531 billion of additional investments in clean energy technologies each year in order to limit global temperature rise to 2° C above pre-industrial levels, thus preventing climate change’s worst impacts. While developed countries ...

  • New blog series will answer your questions on climate finance

    Now is a critically important time for the world to focus on climate finance. Developing nations—those least responsible for causing global warming but most vulnerable to its impacts—need funding to adopt clean energy, protect infrastructure from sea level rise, and ...

  • Clean energy for all: strategies for expanding access in the developing world

    Accessing reliable energy is one of the greatest obstacles the developing world faces. Globally, about 1.3 billion people go without electricity, while 2.7 billion lack modern energy services. Providing these populations with energy is difficult—ensuring that generation occurs in environmentally sustainable and cost-effective ways makes the task significantly more challenging. Expanding ...

  • Clean energy study questions cost-effectiveness of Site C project

    The Independent Power Producers Association of BC (Clean Energy BC) has released a report it commissioned from an independent British strategic advisory professional services firm that suggests smaller clean-energy plants might be a viable option to the proposed Site C dam.* The study from London Economics International (LEI) finds the savings could come from “right-sizing and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Helping clean energy entrepreneurs turn on the lights in poor countries

    A social entrepreneur invests the little working capital she has to bring solar electricity to a community that –like 1.2 billion people worldwide– lacks access to electricity. The community used to use dirty, ...

  • Is `clean` coal possible?

    VANCOUVER, April 18, 2007 (GLOBE-Net) - Coal is the world’s most commonly used fuel to produce electrical energy, and will continue as such for some time. Yet it is one of the ’dirtiest’ of all fossil fuels. It is a major source of toxic air pollutants and the leading source of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Many believe ’clean coal’ technologies will improve the energy efficiency of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • G8 Gleneagles 2005: Climate change, clean energy and sustainable development

    Untitled Document The doubling of ...


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