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Is green crowdfunding child's play?

http://vimeo.com/35873082 Crowdfunding clean energy is very ‘in’ right now – and it’s not a model that seems to be limited in terms of project size. At the large-scale end, Trillion Fund has just launched what it says is the biggest effort to tap public funding for renewable yet: a £5million...

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The future of eco-technology: An interview with Damian Tow

Eco Technology Show Director, Damian Tow, reveals his plans for this years show, while emphasising the importance of behaviour change to help adopt new technologies to ensure the success of sustainable options for the future. How will this years Eco Technology show be different? We have a Big...

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Countering the carbon bubble

The idea of a ‘carbon bubble’ is a relatively new concept – but one that is quickly gaining traction. The basic theory is that the vast majority of fossil fuel reserves in the world are technically un-burnable, thereby making huge investment in them by international finance a more risky bet than...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 09/06/2014 - 08:45

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Renewed hope for global energy

An infographic from Trillion Fund highlights some new milestones representing good renewables news from around the globe. Three European nations: Bulgaria, Sweden and Estonia have met their 2020 renewables targets eight years ahead of schedule. California is also setting a target of 100 per cent...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 11/04/2014 - 08:45

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Going green: A Latin American dream

Latin America is fast creeping up the global energy ranks, capturing six per cent of global clean energy investment in 2012. The climate favours such growth – and copious sunshine means the development doesn’t need any additional government support. Some experts consider the region to be the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:45

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Green investment goes retail

Retail banking and investment are offering slim returns – so the regular Joes and Josephines of the high street are putting their cash into renewable energy. So says renewables investment platform Trillion Fund. Rebecca O’Connor from the Fund does present some compelling evidence of recent gains: "...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 16/12/2013 - 08:45

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High hopes for a smart future

The smart grid is coming. That’s the message from a survey of global energy executives – 98 per cent of whom say it’s a natural extension to current grid upgrades and a core part of their investment strategy. More than two thirds of those polled in the Accenture study are also convinced that the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 08:45

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Grounds for optimism on UK green investment

It might not be immediately apparent from the frenzied nature of public discussions on low-carbon energy in the UK but it appears that, in spite of everything, we’re doing not too bad, actually. A new report has calculated that investment in renewable energy in the UK last year added up to the same...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 20/11/2013 - 08:45

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Building capacity - an energy storage future starts now

The energy grid of the future will look very different. Aside from the projected changes in how energy will be generated, there’s the issue of storage to consider. This is not just for technologies like solar PV, with its attendant ability to generate during daylight hours, but also to manage and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/10/2013 - 08:45

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Renewable energy: UK fourth best to invest

For all the heated discussions, doubts and high-level power-broking about low-carbon energy generation here in the UK, the nation must be doing something right – it’s jumped a place in the world rankings for renewable energy investment . The Ernst and Young table shows the UK leaping Australia (who...

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