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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

The Market, Part 1: The Role of Energy Storage Startups

Posted on Oct 16, 2015 12:08:00 PM

It seems that every day there is a new energy storage startup being promoted in the energy world. Some startups stand out for their innovative approach, some for their advanced software options, and others for the sheer power and magnitude of their battery capacity. For these and many more reasons, energy storage startups are big on the scene, so we want to pay them the attention they are commanding.

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Topics: Clean technology and innovation, Energy Storage

World's Best Collaborative Energy Storage R&D Initiatives

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 12:31:00 PM

In a rapidly-changing world, technology is king. It has the power to push competitors out of the market, to fundamentally change the way we approach certain products and their usage, and to even transform economies. Let's take a few minutes to look at some of the latest and best R&D initiatives in energy storage, which we know is big and is about to get even bigger.

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Topics: Clean technology and innovation, Energy Storage

The State of Renewable Energy in The European Union: A Recap of Forward-Thinking Nations, Countries and Leaders

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 8:57:00 AM

In today’s post, we close our series on the state of renewable energy efforts in Europe, with its strong consumer demand for clean energy and its binding mandate to reduce carbon emissions. We kick off this post with a reminder about the newly-formed Energy Union, a forward-thinking initiative that has been launched by the European Commission to “reform how Europe produces, transports and consumes energy”.

The primary aim of this cooperative is "diversifying of energy sources currently available to the Member States, helping European Union (EU) countries become less dependent on energy imports and making the EU the world number one in renewable energy and leading the fight against global warming."

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Topics: Cleantech Energy, Investment, Energy Union Policy, Clean technology and innovation

The Latest in European Cleantech Leadership: Corporate Leader IKEA Now 100% Energy Independent in The Nordics

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 2:05:00 PM

Recently we discussed the pioneering corporate leaders in the world of cleantech business contributing to Europe's advance further into the age of innovation and renewable energy.

In particular, we gave you a glimpse of the famous homewares corporation, IKEA, who is a corporate leader in the energy industry. Founded in Sweden, IKEA is known for its 5-year commitment to becoming totally 100% energy independent. With 700,000 solar panels already installed in IKEA buildings around the world, and the acquisition of wind farms in eight different countries.

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Topics: Wind Energy, Renewable Energy, Cleantech Energy, Clean technology and innovation

EU Nation Leaders in Clean Energy: Germany

Posted on May 26, 2015 1:36:00 PM

Today we highlight the undisputed world leader in renewable energy: Germany.

How is it that one of the world's largest economies can undertake such an ambitious goal of switching to clean energy? How can a country of over 80 million with some of the world's strongest industry already be producing 27% of its total electricity consumption in 2014 from clean energy, and be on its way to much higher future benchmarks?

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Cleantech Energy, Clean technology and innovation, Smart Grid

EU Nation Leaders in Clean Energy: Denmark

Posted on May 20, 2015 2:54:00 PM

No doubt about it, there are plenty of private and public leaders in the world of European cleantech. But when it comes to nations leading the way, there is one country that stands tall above the rest: Denmark.

Denmark's green energy story begins with the oil crisis of the 1970's, when Denmark was severely impacted by energy shortages and price increases. The Danish government then responded by issuing a long-term vision of a fossil fuel-free Denmark, followed by immediate action toward implementation. The political will, behind Denmark's decades-long dedication to a clean energy transition has been worth it, as the effort is paying off with today's impressive results.

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Topics: Wind Energy, Cleantech Energy, Clean technology and innovation

The Latest in European Cleantech Leadership: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

Posted on May 14, 2015 2:08:00 PM

Leadership: It takes different forms in different cultures and organisations, but one thing that visionary leadership always prioritises is innovation. Innovation is that spark that lights new fires to fuel human activities and progress.

Where other blogs in our Energy Union series have focused on European country leaders or leading European corporations, here we look at an entity set up by the European Union called the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

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Topics: Cleantech Energy, Energy Union Policy, Clean technology and innovation

The Latest in European Cleantech Leadership: Corporate Leaders

Posted on May 8, 2015 4:04:38 PM

In today's interconnected world, the number of good examples to follow when it comes to smart choices in cleantech, is quickly growing. Having looked at a few European countries providing cleantech leadership in this Energy Union series, here we look at several corporate leaders innovating in the world of cleantech business.

Let's start with two major European energy producers: Germany's E.ON and Spain's Acciona.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Clean technology and innovation

The Latest in European Cleantech Leadership: Country Leaders

Posted on May 5, 2015 11:12:16 AM

The new European Energy Union is a big deal, with European citizens, businesses and investors involved in the cleantech growth surge, expected to be major winners. The big picture involves myriad actors, acting in a coordinated effort to see the Energy Union's goals come to fruition, not least of which are the EU Member States themselves.

So here's a quick look at a few European countries, both within the EU and outside, which find themselves leading in European cleantech.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Cleantech Energy, Clean technology and innovation

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