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Energy Recap: April 2014

Energy Recap: April 2014

Solar deployment exceeds wind in 2013 and provides nearly 22% of new generating capacity added in 2013 in the U.S.; scientists look for possible ways to reduce glare from solar panels, use solar panels to make more solar panels and combine solar with biofuel. Solar and natural gas account for most of the new generating capacity in


Keystone XL: Refuting the Approval Rationale

Despite all of the efforts being made to resist the construction of the Keystone XL, it will likely gain the approval of U.S. President Barack Obama. Supporting evidence for the notion that we will move ahead with the Keystone XL comes from the corporate sector. Powerful corporate interests have considerable resources that often enable them to


Solar Securitization: The Future

Every four minutes, a new solar photovoltaic system is installed in America. By 2016, new installations are expected to occur every 90 seconds. Two thirds of the solar capacity in the U.S. has been installed in the past 2.5 years and in the next 2.5 years the capacity is expected to double. Solar stocks have


In Focus: Responsible Investing

Whether you want to be certain your investments align with your values or are looking to boost your long term return potential, responsible investing practices should be an important part of your financial toolkit. For many years, experts believed that incorporating social responsibility criteria into investment decisions meant accepting a reduction in return potential. Yet


Andrew McCarthy Discusses High Risk Energy Investing

Risk perception isn’t what it used to be. Ask the swelling ranks of Canadian junior oil and gas companies braving high-risk venues like Sudan, Iraq and even Yemen. Technological advances and the shale revolution are making risk easier to digest. And political risk is no longer limited to developing countries. Plus, risk is increasingly relative:


High-Risk Energy Boom Sweeps Nation

The most direct path to America’s newest big oil and gas fields is U.S.Highway 12, two lanes of blacktop that unfold from Grays Harbor inWashington State and head east across the top of the country to Detroit. The 2,500-mile route has quickly become an essential supply line for the energy industry. With astonishing speed, U.S.

Eliminating the Risk of Solar Adoption

Thewidespread acceptance of solar energy will require the solar PV industry to mature to the level necessary for adoption amongst the entirepopulation, not just the early adopters and green enthusiasts. There are several common concerns amongst current and potential solar buyers, more so for those population groups that are less inclined toadopt a new or


Solar Project Finance: How Investors Measure Risk

Whether dominated by debt or tax equity, a successful solar project finance transaction in the current market will require a combination of certain non-negotiable credentials to even be considered by investors. Although many large financial institutions have been paying increased attention to renewable energy investments as compelling additions to their portfolios, perceived risk will continue