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Google now does a Big Solar entry

July 6, 2011 by

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In line with it’s targets of carbon neutrality and energy self-sufficiency, Google has already made investments in wind energy. It recently announced its biggest investment in RE by creating a $280 million fund to develop 9000 solar installations in collaboration with SolarCity, a US based solar company. RE professionals in US now hope for non-bank […]

CDC of UK to invest $1.3B in Asia over next 4 years

June 15, 2011 by

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Vccircle has recently reported that the CDC, UK’s development finance institute has planned to focus ins new commitments in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. CDC has been so far active as a fund of funds and supported Indian private equity funds.Under the new strategy and direction, it will also look at making direct investments, possibly […]

Climate change and cleantech fund from ADB

May 24, 2011 by

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Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently announced that it will invest USD 60 million in three venture capital funds that specifically invest in companies whose areas of work are climate change and promotion of clean energy in India and China . In a press release, Philip Erquiaga, the Director General of the ADB’s private sector operations […]

U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center gets funding from US DOE

May 19, 2011 by

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Last November, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Obama announced the Partnership to Advance Clean Energy. Under this, the US Department of Energy has recently committed $25 million over the next five years to support the U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC). This is first of its kind effort by […]

Cleantech investment opportunities not just in China/India, but across SE Asia

May 11, 2011 by

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China and India are leaders in Asia’s cleantech sector. There are also good opportunities in rest of the region including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. The growth forecasts both in terms of energy demand and market size are encouraging the investors to look at the region seriously. South and southeast Asia (minus China) are […]

IPCC Study: Renewables can meet the energy demand of the world

May 10, 2011 by

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IPCC is optimistic, even bullish on the potential of the renewable sector, particularly the solar power. In its recently released  study, IPCC has said that the renewables can meet global demand. The report says that clean energy could account for almost 80% of the world’s energy supply by 2050. This comes with a big “if” […]

India’s Clean Revolution promises employment to 10.5 million

April 27, 2011 by

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As India attracts more investments in the cleantech space, the sector holds a promise of more than 1 crore jobs by 2020. The Climate Group, a global environmental think tank released a report “India’s Clean Revolution” last month. The report indicates the enormous potential of India’s rising cleantech sector to generate new income and jobs […]