Policies on the national level could adopt a more holistic approach and utilize the reinforcing dynamics among market, manufacturing, innovation, and cost, for a sustainable and innovative global PV industry.
Cleantech investment decreased worldwide in the third quarter of 2013, but clean energy stocks and solar deployment are showing strong growth this year, according to data released in October by two leading research and consulting firms.
This summer we will be keeping up with energy and resource issues, albeit less frequently. In the meantime, here are our most popular stories from since January, in case you missed them.
The Westly Group has raised its second cleantech venture capital fund, which will target revenue-generating high growth companies and start-ups with capital-efficient business models.
BERC blogger John Romankiewicz, aka Sustainable John, has released a new eco-rap music video called “Occupy Rooftops”. The video promotes crowd-investing in community rooftop solar projects.
Kosovo’s growing economy has experienced a surge in energy demand, and many at the World Bank contend that yet another new large coal-fired power plant will be the “least cost” option to meet this demand. UC Berkeley professor Dan Kammen disagrees.
2011 Sets Records for Global Clean Energy Investment and Installation, but Investment Falls in 2012.
New data released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance indicates that overall financial investment in clean energy is falling, though venture capital/private equity investment remains steady.
This past Friday, the Berkeley Finance Conference at Haas showcased a cleantech panel that spoke about harvesting big data for energy, new solar financing innovations, military spending on energy, and more.