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13
Sep

The Old Carbon Dog Is being taught a Few New Tricks and it is still, in 350’s Opinion: The Most Effective Solution

90 steps forward, two steps back With the flagship markets of the EU and California in difficulties, advocates of carbon trading are pinning their hopes on a slew of new markets, particularly China and Canada. Graham Cooper reports: December’s Paris Agreement on climate change action gave a shot in the arm to advocates of emissions trading. Of the 188 national

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13
Sep

China and US ratification ‘could see climate deal start this year’

China and the US have ratified the Paris climate deal, raising the possibility that it could come into force as soon as this year. The two countries said they had ratified the deal on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Hangzou, China, in which green finance has featured prominently on the agenda. The landmark Paris agreement has no official

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13
Sep

Profile: Actis on why renewables make sense in emerging markets

The private equity firm has found that when it comes to making energy investments in emerging markets, clean energy is the way forward. Peter Cripps reports More than 80% of Actis’ latest energy fund is invested in renewables. This is not because the $1.2 billion fund, which is now fully allocated, has an environmental mandate – in fact, the fund

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23
Jul

List of wind, solar winners in Mexico’s auction grows

April 1 – Due to an error in the computer algorithm used in Mexico’s energy auction this week, the results first announced on Tuesday changed and several new names joined the list of winners. Mexico’s National Electricity Control Center (CENACE) yesterday revealed the final list of projects that won the right to sign long-term power supply and clean energy certificates

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19
Apr

Mexico solar capacity to surge 521% this year, says GTM Research

Encouraging PV performance in the country’s first Clean Energy Auction prompts GTM to revise its forecast; analysts now expect Mexico to add 646 MW of PV in 2016. Mexico’s large-scale solar sector could be transformed this year, forming the bulk of the estimated 646 MW of new PV capacity. Solar PV’s dominance of Mexico’s inaugural Clean Energy Auction – in

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19
Apr

Financial firms join forces to raise $8bn for sustainable investments

Bank of America has formed a new partnership within its Catalytic Finance Initiative (CFI) that aims to direct $8 billion to “high-impact sustainable investments”. Partners joining the initiative include investment manager AllianceBernstein; Babson Capital Management (a subsidiary of insurance company MassMutual); Credit Agricole; the European Investment Bank; HSBC; the International Finance Corporation; and Mirova (a subsidiary of French bank Natixis).

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19
Apr

$2.5trn of global financial assets at risk from climate change

$2.5TRN OF GLOBAL FINANCIAL ASSETS AT RISK FROM CLIMATE CHANGE $2.5 trillion of global financial assets are at risk from the effects of climate change, according to a report. The report, produced by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Grantham Research Institute and Vivid Economics, looks at the value at risk (VaR) associated with financial assets

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4
Apr

The Future of Renewable Power in Mexico

Mexico’s solar and wind sectors have experienced triple-digit growth rates over the last 10 years, outpacing the growth of renewable power generation in most developed countries. Will that explosive growth continue?   The abundance of diverse renewable energy resources, growing demand for power, macroeconomic stability, and historically high electricity prices continue to position Mexico as one of the most attractive

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31
Mar

Mexico: North America’s New Frontier for Solar Power

As the capabilities and companies in the solar market have now grown far beyond the low-hanging opportunities, we find ourselves pouncing on sound but short-lived requests for proposals. Hundreds of companies bid in to these processes, and the market is split between bidding to win and bidding a financially sound price. Companies often cannot do both. Wouldn’t it be nice

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23
Mar

Project Update: Solar 350 Ltd: Baja California

Bill Goldie (Solar 350’s Head of Project Development) and Axel Schmid (Head of Project Origination) have now returned from California Baja to London and Santiago respectively. Their brief was to return with contracted “Greenfield Development Projects” in The Californian Baja of Mexico. Certain factors make this area very attractive for Solar. These are as follows: High Levels of Solar Irradiation

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