Energy Efficiency

Green Bonds Draw Growing Interest from Major Institutional Investors

July 5, 2019

Institutional investors are ramping up their interest in green bonds, according to an analysis of recent investment activity and mandates awarded by pension funds, endowments and other...

Dire Warnings of Massive Disruption Spur Green Financing & Fundraising Activity

November 4, 2018

The growing realization regarding the risks of climate change is driving new investment activity, corporate commitments, and new sustainable investment funds being offered to institutional...

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...

The Business Case for Microgrids Grows, Attracts Major Investors

February 9, 2018

Investors, developers and business owners alike are showing increased interest in microgrids. These small-scale power systems, with their own power generation, software controls and...

Cleantech and Sustainable Financing Trends for 2018: Day, Shah, Ehrenpreis & Sivaram

February 2, 2018

We surveyed some of the leading financiers, investors and other experts in the cleantech and sustainability space, seeking their thoughts on what trends we are likely to see in 2018...

Opportunities Arising From Decarbonizing and Deregulating the Economy

December 10, 2017

Electric grids in the developed world are aging and require significant upgrades and many governments and private entities are pursuing these upgrades using sustainable, low-carbon...

China Roundup: China Turns to Drones for Pollution Monitoring, Farming

September 8, 2017

China Tech Giant Tencent Invests Heavily in US Cleantech; New Incubator for Sustainability, Energy Efficiency Formed in Singapore; Renewable Energy Gets Huge Boost from China's Belt-and-Road...

Microgrid Projects Attract Innovative Financing Models

July 31, 2017

Developers and consumers are showing increasing interest in microgrids, those small networks of electricity users that are usually connected to the larger grid, but that can typically...

Briefing: Behind the Growth of Battery Storage Financing & Deployment

June 30, 2017

We take a look at some of the recent developments in the energy storage space – new financing models, new developments and deals, and advances in some technologies that will help...

Sustainable Investment Briefs: Money Flows to Solar Providers, Battery Projects, Water

May 28, 2017

Solar developers from New Jersey to Singapore announced big fundraising successes this month. Investor money also continues to flow into battery storage projects around the world,...

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