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Clean energy stock deflation and Biden’s infrastructure plan

Clean energy stock deflation and Biden’s infrastructure plan

Last month saw buying opportunities in some clean energy stocks as the bubble created from the euphoria over Biden’s election vanished as if it never happened. Clean energy stocks have simply returned to the general upward trendline from the second and third quarter of 2020.  Rather than bursting in a market panic, this seems to have been more of a general deflation. […]
PACE Financing Is the Solution to America’s Silent Housing Crisis

PACE Financing Is the Solution to America’s Silent Housing Crisis

In January, my company, Renew Financial, announced it had financed over $1 billion in clean energy and energy efficiency upgrades. It is an exciting and important milestone. In 2008, after inventing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), I started Renew Financial with visionary and determined people who believe in the power of this financing product. No other financing tool has the ability to truly transform our energy use and democratize access to clean energy. 
BP Calls Off Sale of US Wind Business

BP Calls Off Sale of US Wind Business

Four months after announcing it would put its U.S. wind business on the auction block, BP reportedly is calling off the prospective sale, saying that it has determined that the timing isn't right -- though the fate of that business remains undetermined.
Viewpoint: The Upside of a Downturn

Viewpoint: The Upside of a Downturn

The recent turmoil in the world’s financial and commodity markets may turn out to be very good news for hydropower.
Solar Shift in New Financing for Canadian Solar, Trina

Solar Shift in New Financing for Canadian Solar, Trina

Two big new financing deals are shining a spotlight on a major shift taking place in the solar panel sector, with manufacturers increasingly moving into the field of solar farm development. The shift is seeing solar panel makers become their own best customers, buying up panels for use in solar farms that they build themselves. The latest headlines have Canadian […]
India Utility Lanco Seeks Investors to Boost Solar Capacity

India Utility Lanco Seeks Investors to Boost Solar Capacity

Lanco Infratech Ltd., India's second-biggest non-state power generator, is seeking private-equity investors to help expand its solar capacity fivefold as a coal shortage roils its thermal business and payment defaults by state utilities widen the group's losses.
The Solar Industry Continues to Gain Momentum

The Solar Industry Continues to Gain Momentum

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the "new" growth of solar power. But, in fact, solar has been around for decades. What is now "new" is the opportunity to dramatically expand solar by increasing access through economies of scale. A parallel can be drawn between solar today and the story of the automotive industry.
I Thought This Was a National Energy Crisis!

I Thought This Was a National Energy Crisis!

Can I interest anyone in a $280 billion stimulus package for renewable energy and efficiency that won't increase the federal deficit?
Power REIT’s First Solar Deal

Power REIT’s First Solar Deal

I first wrote about Power REIT's (NYSE:PW) plans to invest in renewable energy real estate in May 2012. The intent was to buy the real estate underlying a solar, wind, or other renewable energy project, charging the project owners rent. This can be done profitably because REITs often have a lower cost of capital than other businesses, such as renewable energy power producers.
Opening the Door to India’s Small Hydro Capacity

Opening the Door to India’s Small Hydro Capacity

By David Appleyard Development of small hydro projects in India is beset with challenges, but mechanisms can be adopted that could secure a major slice of its potential.