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Managing the Risks of Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries

Jeffrey Karp, Jim Wrathall and Morgan Gerard, Sullivan & Worcester May 28, 2015 Driven by rapid expansion in developing countries, renewables are becoming a significant source of the world’s power.  According to the United Nations Environmental Programme’s (UNEP...
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Canada Announces Weak Climate Target

Danielle Droitsch, NRDC May 19, 2015 Last week, Canada has announced its contribution to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gases by announcing its post-2020 target. The target announced today is off-track to the 80 perc...
Renewable Energy Stocks

What Drives Alternative Energy Stocks?

Harris Roen, The Roen Financial Report May 19, 2015 Alternative energy became a serious market player after the turn of the millennium. Since that time, solar, wind, smart grid and other alternative energy stocks have experienced both stro...

The New Normal? Renewables, Efficiency, And “Too Much Electricity”

Clint Wilder, Clean Edge May 6, 2015 Just over a decade ago, the state of California faced serious concerns about whether its utilities could generate and/or buy enough power to assure that the world’s seventh-largest econom...

Summers’ Law Strikes Again

Joel Moser, CEO, Aquamarine Investment Partners May 6, 2015 Lawrence Summers famously wrote, “there are idiots, look around” in an attack on the theory that markets are rational. What some have called “Summers’ Law” certainly applies to the marke...

Why Fracking May Support Renewables

Owen Reynolds, FERC May 5, 2015 Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is shunned by the environmentalists that laud renewable energy sources. However, by not supporting both initiatives, they may be working at cross purpos...

Value Trapped: Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2015, April Update

Tom Konrad, Contributor May 4, 2015 My Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2015 model portfolio held on to first quarter gains in April, despite a 29 percent fall for one of the stocks. (For details on that decline, see the Power ...

Egypt’s Renewable FiT Program Gains Traction

Clint Steyn, Rob Harker and Simon Stevens, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP April 24, 2015 The Government of Egypt has said that it must invest US$12 billion in the electricity sector over the next five years in order to meet that country’s urgent electricity demands — and rene...

Experts Agree: We Can Preserve Electric Reliability and Protect Public Health Under Clean Power Plan

Michael Panfil, Environmental Defense Fund April 20, 2015 Last June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first ever national carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. Fossil fuel-fired power plants account for almo...

Negotiating the Energy Balance in the Caribbean

Peter Sherry, Senior Manager, Baringa Partners April 16, 2015 Reflecting the azure skies of the Caribbean, solar panels on private houses, hotels and businesses are an increasingly common sight across all the islands. Many Caribbean customers are se...

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