Clean Energy Investment Up 21% in Q2 2017

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 12:20:00 PM

Investment in clean energy has risen 21% quarter on quarter to US$64.8 billion, according to the latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

Solar power took the biggest share in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017, accounting for US$35.6 billion of spending in the sector, up 19% year-on-year and 20% on Q1.

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Topics: Clean energy, Green Investment, BNEF

OPEN Spotlights Floating Platform Wind Technology

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 1:47:00 PM

The latest OPEN Whitepaper throws the spotlight on the technology poised to drive the next major expansion in renewable energy – floating platform offshore wind turbines.

It highlights the huge scope for growth in what is a young industry just emerging from a period of R&D – the world's first commercial-scale floating wind farm is due to be stationed 25 kilometres off the coast of Peterhead, Scotland, later this year.

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Topics: OPEN, Floating Platforms, Offshore Wind, Technology

OPEN Cleantech Equity Fund: Erasmus Award for Solarus

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 10:36:00 AM

OPEN Cleantech is delighted to announce that Solarus Sunpower has won a prestigious award for its ground-breaking solar PowerCollector. Solarus is one of the exciting cleantech companies included in the OPEN Cleantech Equity Fund portfolio. 

The Dutch company was presented the Stedin Erasmus Energy Business Award 2017 at a ceremony held at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

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Topics: Investment, Solarus Sunpower, Clean Technology, Erasmus Award, Thermal/PV Solar

Providing a Clean and Healthy Future

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 11:21:00 AM

While the imperative to fight climate change takes the headlines when it comes to renewable energy, from its inception OPEN has been advocating the many other benefits of cleantech.

The ethos of OPEN is to bring financial experts together with environmental and technology specialists, to find solutions that will make a real difference to improving not just the environment but also to people's lives.

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Topics: Climate Change, Global Warming, Pollution, Health

Offshore Wind Set Fair for Europe

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 12:03:00 PM

The offshore wind sector in Europe is set for huge expansion, with three major European countries pledging to nearly quintuple EU’s offshore wind installed capacity in just 10 years.

OPEN Cleantech already forecasted this growth and has targeted a range of European offshore wind opportunities for inclusion in the OPEN Cleantech Bond programme and OPEN Cleantech Equity Fund.

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Topics: Europe, Clean Technology, Offshore Wind, North Sea

Luxembourg Accelerating into Green Finance

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 1:39:00 PM

Luxembourg is continuing its leading role in Green Finance with an initiative designed to support new and innovative asset managers investing in projects which will help in the fight against climate change.

Luxembourg has helped create a culture where funds dedicated to tackling climate change and other environmental issues can thrive. Indeed, this is one of the reasons the OPEN Cleantech Equity fund — which backs ethical environmentally sound cleantech companies — is based in the Luxembourg financial centre.

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Topics: Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Green Investment, Climate Finance Accelerator, Green Finance

Massive Opportunities for Green Investment

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 10:19:20 AM

This year’s release of OPEN Cleantech’s investment opportunities could not have been timed better.

The latest instalment of Bloomberg's authoritative New Energy Outlook report outlines how the plunging costs of renewable energy will lead to a US$7 trillion opportunity for investors.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Clean technology and innovation, Green Investment, BNEF

OPEN Cleantech — Helping the Planet

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 1:33:00 PM

When it comes to environmental concerns, much of the world's attention is focused on carbon emissions, but the world of cleantech embraces a far wider range of green issues than just climate change.

Humanity's impact on the planet's resources goes beyond the rate we burn fossil fuels and includes such factors as deforestation, water use and fisheries to name a few examples.

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Topics: Carbon Emissions, Clean Technology, Earth Overshoot Day, Global Footprint Network

OPEN Cleantech Bond Is Truly Green

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 1:02:05 PM

As investment in Green Bonds continues its rapid rise, there has been some controversy over the exact definition– as we recently reported on Repsol's issuance of a €500 million bond.

Guidelines have been laid out in the Green Bond Principles, signed by 130 of the world’s largest banks and asset managers, designed to define the key characteristics of the financial products. However, standards are inconsistent across the globe.

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Topics: Investment, Green Bonds, Cleantech, Green Bond Principles

Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2017 Released 

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 1:21:00 PM

The publication of The Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2017 by WWF and the Cleantech Group has thrown the spotlight on the world-wide impact of this sector – and provides an insight into the guiding principles of the OPEN Cleantech Equity Fund (OCEF).

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Topics: Equity Fund, Green Investment, Global Cleantech Innovation Index, Innovation

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