Alternative Matters Blog

- November 18, 2014

PE Salivates Over Oil Revolution–But is it Short Sighted?

The private equity industry is liking what it sees in terms of finding new, lucrative energy investments. Different areas of our economy support the energy revolution we are experiencing...

- November 13, 2014

Looking for New Investment Ideas? Here’s 5

While energy investing has its critics (but honestly, what doesn’t?), the consumption of renewable energy has been steadily on the rise, having risen 39% from 2004-2012 alone. By 2015,...

- November 11, 2014

Vampire Devices, Meet Your Wooden Stake

OK, let’s be honest here–how many of you actually run around and unplug all the devices you aren’t using? You can wipe off that sheepish grin, because we’ve got some good news. We all...

- November 06, 2014

Is the “Uber of Waste” Our Future?

Nate Morris, chief of Atlanta-based Rubicon Global, inhales the putrid stench of landfills and smiles–”smells like opportunity,” he says. Rubicon doesn’t actually haul any waste, but...

- October 30, 2014

Get Out Your Carving Kits: DOE Offers Renewable Energy-themed Pumpkin Designs

The DOE is always looking for ways to make renewable energy appealing. To that end, they’ve proffered up some ideas to incorporate green energy into the classic Halloween tradition...

- October 28, 2014

Gourmet Greenies Rejoice:Cook Anything Under the Sun

Whether you’re an avid camper or just support solar practices, this solar powered cooking technology by SolSource will make you smile while you sear, steam, bake, boil and fry. The...

- October 24, 2014

Despite Crude’s Plummet, Solid Energy Plays Still Exist

By many measures, energy stocks are at an all-time low. According to Tim Guinness, manager of the Guinness Atkinson Global Energy fund, “My view is we’re at the bottom, and this is...

- October 09, 2014

Hannon Armstrong: Paving the Way for a Low-Carbon Economy?

Maryland-based Hannon Armstrong may be clearing the way toward a transition to a low-carbon economy through its equity raisings, REIT structure and asset-backed securitisations. The...

- October 01, 2014

SunEdison to Launch Second YieldCo

Recently, Missouri-based SunEdison (SUNE) announced plans to launch a second yield co focusing on clean power generation in emerging markets, such as Africa and Asia. Terms for the...

- September 30, 2014

U.S. Poised To Be Global Solar Leader By 2016

When it comes to the solar market, the U.S. has proven that “slow and steady wins the race,” according to clean energy entrepreneur Jigar Shah. Shah, who recently served as keynote...

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