Windfarms on the Increase in Southern Africa

EcoPush Group - Clean Energy InvestmentThe International Energy Agency has published a report saying that Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa will be among the five countries to experience the biggest percentage increase in power from onshore wind farms between now and 2018.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Nigel Purse said there will also be opportunities in South Africa as investors in the country’s first two rounds of renewable energy projects start to sell off their stakes. South Africa plans to add 3,725 megawatts in renewable capacity by the end of 2016 and another 3,200 megawatts by 2020.

“There will be a really exciting opportunity in South Africa for the next 3 to 5 years,” Purse said. “There will be a magnificent amount of activity down there.”

Source: bloomberg.com

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Investments into clean and renewable energy across the globe are 630% greater than eight years ago, and there have also been significant shifts in global competition as investment is undergoing a rapid transition from established markets in the developed countries to dynamic, emerging markets within the developing world where the demand for energy is becoming ever greater.

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€40m Renewable Energy Investment for Angola, Mozambique

EcoPush Group - Clean Energy InvestmentEaglestone NV intends to invest as much as 40 percent of a planned 100-million euro renewable energy fund in projects in Angola and Mozambique, using local knowledge to tap new markets.

While opportunities are bigger in South Africa, other nations in sub-Saharan Africa where there’s a growing appetite for renewables include the two former Portuguese colonies as well as Namibia and Botswana, Eaglestone Chief Executive Officer Pedro Neto said. Continue reading

Apple Invests in Solar Farm for Nevada Data Center

EcoPush Group - Clean Energy InvestmentApple is building a new data center in Nevada that will be powered by a large, new solar array, in one of the largest renewable energy investments by the company so far.

Apple said that the solar project is part of a company-wide plan to power its U.S. facilities with renewable energy. Generally, companies use a mix of direct power deliveries from solar, wind or other renewable-power facilities and by purchasing renewable-energy credits to “offset” conventional power use to meet such goals. Continue reading

US to support $100m clean energy investment in India

India’s clean energy sector will soon get a huge boost, thanks to a $100 million (£65.3m) investment from the US.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) said it would partner with investor Northern Lights Capital Group to provide the fund, which will be used for new wind, hydropower, solar and large-scale energy efficiency projects. Continue reading

John Kerry promotes clean energy investment in India

EcoPush Group - clean energy investmentsClean energy is “one of the greatest economic opportunities of all time,” said John Kerry, visiting energy-starved India for the first time as U.S. Secretary of State.

In remarks in New Delhi Sunday ahead of the fourth annual U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, Kerry cited India’s rising electricity demand and India’s soaring population, saying the number of Indians who lack access to electricity is about the same as the entire population of the United States.

“Access to energy is the essential ingredient of economic development. You can’t create jobs in the dark,” he said, adding combating climate change and reducing energy poverty are “two interconnected challenges that cannot be separated.”

“Staring us in the face today is one of the greatest economic opportunities of all time. It’s called clean energy,” Kerry said.

Read more: www.upi.com

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Phillipines aims for 100% clean energy supply within a decade

The Worldwatch Institute’s Climate and Energy Director, Alexander Ochs, met with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and high-level representatives of the federal and provincial governments of the Philippines yesterday to lay groundwork for a Sustainable Energy Roadmap for the archipelago nation, which aims to shift its current electricity system to 100 percent renewable energy within a decade. Continue reading

Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy making Clean Energy Investments

MidAmerican Energy, a subsidiary of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, has chosen to add more wind energy to its supply, dump a “modular” nuclear plant proposal, and decline to follow the trend toward burning natural gas, proving that clean energy investments and energy efficiency are financeable and attractive. Continue reading

First Major Clean Energy Investment in Mongolia

Balancing their traditional culture with modern technological development will be an ongoing objective, but as of this month, Mongolia is taking an important step towards its vision of a clean energy future with the launch of the first wind farm in the country. Salkhit Wind Farm, when it goes online this month, will be Mongolia’s first wind power project. Continue reading