Analysis&Opinion

Asia News Update: China Boosts Renewables Target; Toyota Backs Green Fund; Green Loans Taking Hold Across Asia; BlackRock to Launch Green Fund with Focus on SE Asia; Mongolia to Get First Distributed RE System

October 10, 2018

Here’s a look at some of the major news stories about renewable energy, sustainable finance and other clean tech topics coming out of greater Asia in the past few weeks.

Oil Giant Total Backs Chinese Smart Energy Fund

April 17, 2018

The venture capital arm of energy giant Total is one of the investors in a new, $250M private equity fund that will focus on the Chinese energy sector. Investments in the Cathay Smart...

Sustainable Finance News Roundup: Cleantech Projects Get Funding from Federal and NY Governments

March 27, 2018

Corporate Sustainability Developments; Greenhouse Gas Emissions Up; Renewables Rise Too

European CleanTech Companies Face IP Hurdles When Expanding in U.S.

February 21, 2018

Patent protection, high costs and cultural differences are among the many challenges that European technology companies face when pursuing business opportunities in the U.S.

Asia News & Deals Update: China Extends Its Role as Global Cleantech Investment Leader, CITIC Leads Series D for Organica Water

February 15, 2018

China has positioned itself as a global leader in clean energy and other sustainable technologies, and it's taking steps to further cement that position. Our monthly deep dive on Asia's...

CleanTech and Sustainable Finance News Briefing: Off-Grid Electric, A Major Institutional Investment Trend

February 1, 2018

Carmakers commit $1B to new auto tech venture fund; ING launches a $124M sustainable investment fund; Siemens invests in LO3 Energy to develop blockchain-based microgrids; Major corporate...

Q&A: Hodgson Russ' Spitzer on Developments in CHP, Microgrids & Key Policy Trends in 2018

January 9, 2018

We touched on CHP and microgrids, opportunities for global cleantech companies seeking U.S. projects, and his key policy concerns for 2018.

Commercial Vehicles Increasingly Go Electric

November 30, 2017

Tesla stole the headlines in mid-November when it unveiled its much-anticipated electric semi truck. DHL, Wal-Mart and trucking firm J.B. Hunt are among the companies that have placed...

News Briefing: Utilities, Oil & Gas Companies Pour Money into Renewables + Institutional Investors Drives New Sustainable Infrastructure Fundraising

November 6, 2017

In this briefing, we take a look at recent investments by Engie, E.ON, Shell and more. We also highlight fundraising activity across the cleantech space and check in on various public...

Sustainable Investment Briefs: EV Growth Drives New Financing for Charging Networks

July 27, 2017

Governments and companies in the U.S. renew Paris Accord pledge; New energy storage fundings; Siemens and AES form energy storage JV; New green project labeling to boost investor confidence....