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

Green Boom Unstoppable

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 12:55:00 PM

The recent decision by the US to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change has failed to affect the future of green and socially responsible ETFs (exchange traded funds), results are revealing.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Green Bonds, Green Investment

Institutional Investors See the Light when it comes to Green Energy

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 1:05:00 PM

A move towards green investments is set to continue apace as institutional investors seek to protect their portfolios from climate change risks.

Pension companies and other large investors are increasingly realising the advantages of protecting their investments from the ripple effects of volatile fossil fuel prices, as well as avoiding the risk of being left with stranded assets as the world moves towards a low-carbon future.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Investment, Green Bonds, Sustainability

Trump's Paris Agreement Withdrawal May Put America Last

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 2:34:22 PM

President Trump's decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris Climate Change Agreement has provoked a range of reactions all the way from those who think it is a disaster to those who see it as an excellent opportunity.

Arnold Schwarzenegger sums up the opinion of many citizens in a strongly worded video released immediately after Trump's announcement.

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Topics: Paris Agreement, Donald Trump, U.S.A.

$2bn Green Bond Fund to Fill Emerging Market Gap

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 11:55:01 AM

OPEN has long since understood the need for large scale investment in cleantech and renewable energy in order to attain a sustainable environment. This year has seen a huge boom in green bond sales as public demand increases rapidly.

European asset manager Amundi and the International Finance Corp (IFC), the private sector investment side of the World Bank, have joined forces to create the biggest green bond fund in the world aimed at low-carbon investments in emerging markets.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Investment, Green Bonds, Cleantech

World's Biggest Floating Solar PV Plant Connected to Grid

Posted on May 31, 2017 11:31:00 AM

The world’s largest floating PV power plant has been hooked up to the grid in Anhui, China, providing green energy and making use of an otherwise unused expanse of water.

The 40MW capacity PV plant, which has been supplied with inverters by Sungrow, has been set up in a subsided mining area which flooded with rainwater and, due to the high mineral levels in the water, was deemed worthless.

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Topics: China, Floating Solar, Solar PV, Sungrow

Students Come Up with Sustainable, Biodegradable Electric Car

Posted on May 29, 2017 1:05:00 PM

A group of students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands has designed a biodegradable car made from flax and sugar beets which was put on show at the Shell Eco-marathon in London this May.

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Topics: Electric Cars, Sustainable, Biodegradable, Bio Plastic

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