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Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary on why he's not investing in energy
 
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Kevin O'Leary from the U.S. reality TV show Shark Tank has a brash style which has been part of his success as a businessman and investor. CCTV America reporter Patrice Howard spoke to O’Leary about how investors can find opportunities in today’s market. O'Leary is a self made multi-millionaire with an estimated net worth of 400 million dollars. Like the entrepreneurs that appear on Shark Tank, O 'Leary started with a big vision, but small funds. He launched an educational software company from his basement which he eventually sold to toy giant Mattel for 3.7 billion dollars. It was one of the largest deals ever in the consumer software industry. O'Leary has since founded his own mutual funds company and has invested in dozens of ventures.
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Solar power: a Trillion Fund guide to investing in solar energy
 
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Opportunities are opening up for everyone to invest in renewable energy. Here, Trillion Fund talks you through the options if you are thinking about investing in solar panels, but can't put them on your own roof.
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Renewable Energy Investment Fund
 
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A multi-million pound renewable energy investment fund (REIF), geared to stimulating greater levels of private finance into innovative green power and renewable district heating projects in Scotland, was opened for business by First Minister Alex Salmond today at the Scottish Low Carbon Investment conference in Edinburgh
Views: 495 Scottish Government
Andrew Smith, Head of Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) at All-Energy 2014
 
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Wave and Tidal 4: Biting the Bullet - Finance and Funding All-Energy 2014
Views: 113 AllEnergyConference
Renewable Energy and the Capital Markets: Goldman Sachs' Chuck Park
 
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Chuck Park, managing director in the Equity Capital Markets Group in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, discusses the evolution of capital raising for renewable energy businesses and growth opportunities in power generation. For more information visit http://link.gs.com/PwdZ
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Can Investing In Solar Beat The Stock Market?? Results Will Surprise You! FarmCraft101 solar pt4
 
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Did I waste my money? I invested in a 9200W grid-tie solar system, professionally installed by a solar company. This was a turn key installation, I didn't do any of the work, so it wasn't exactly cheap. After the tax credit, it cost me $17,022. My solar video series: Part 1: https://youtu.be/m5wv4HcRNKw Part 2: https://youtu.be/gPycyuVJ_Cg Part 3: https://youtu.be/F1q5uIzjj_M Part 4: https://youtu.be/gAswWVETWKo A note on tax credits. A tax credit is a reduction in the amount of taxes that you owe. They are used by the government to incentivize certain activities, but there is no money passing from the government to the receiver of the tax credit. If you don't pay enough in taxes to at least equal the amount of the credit, then you don't get the credit! Said another way, in order to receive a tax credit, you first have to pay that much in taxes. I paid far more in taxes than I received from this tax credit, which came to about $7000. How does my solar investment compare to investing in the stock market? Watch the video. The results will surprise you. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FarmCraft101 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FarmCraft101/
Views: 5273 FarmCraft101
Financing Renewable Energy Projects:  Introduction to Tax Equity Finance for Solar and Wind Projects
 
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"Financing Renewable Energy Projects: An Introduction to Tax Equity Finance for Solar and Wind Projects" Presented by Micah Sussman, PhD Strategic Growth Consultant, Woodlawn Associates Energy Systems Engineering Alumni
THE NEXT INVESTING TREND - BATTERIES
 
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What do I do? Full-time independent stock market analyst and researcher: https://sven-carlin-research-platform.teachable.com/p/stock-market-research-platform Check the comparative stock list table on my Stock market research platform under curriculum preview! I am also a book author: Modern Value Investing book: https://amzn.to/2lvfH3t More about me and some written reports at the Sven Carlin blog: https://svencarlin.com Stock market for modern value investors Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/modernvalueinvesting/ The next big investing trend – energy storage I do not mention TESLA and the GIGAfactory due to its risky, extremely risky business model. BYD looks healthier. The technology is close to being profitable. This will not only boost the industry but also renewables. Knowing what is going on is key to profitable investing. At the current moment solar is doing really good with the latest positive news being the state of California making it mandatory to install solar roofs on now houses by 2020. However, solar and wind energy, the drivers of renewable energy are both very volatile and not producing most of the energy when it is needed. You never know whether it will be windy and solar energy is mostly produced during midday while the highest consumption is in the evening. This leads us to the key component for renewables which is energy storage. Battery costs have been constantly declining over the past years and are becoming more and more attractive for investors and renewable project. News from Electrek shows that Audi promises batteries at a cost as low as $114 per kWh which would really be a game changer for electrical vehicles and energy storage. The lower costs might increase demand for storage as it becomes profitable. The issue with renewable energy One issue with renewable energy is that you can’t store it which means that you might even have to sell it at a negative price. The problem with the abundance of renewable energy in peak production times can only be solved with storage which would give a boost both to the battery and solar industry. So, the demand is here, the technology is approaching profitability or will soon reach such a target and the question remains how to invest? How to invest in the trend? There are three main trends to follow: utilities, commercial buildings, and homeowners. The steps to take for investing are the following: Look at the metal used in the batteries (lithium, cobalt, nickel etc.) Look at the metal used in creating the infrastructure (copper) Look at what produces the energy (wind turbines and solar panels) Look at the producers of all the other components Look at the return on investment (the most notorious might not be the best) Look at the political support and interest rates
Nesa Investment Holdings - Solar Funding Introduction
 
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Introduction to Nesa Investment Holdings, a solar energy fund providing innovative funding and investment to the South African commercial and industrial solar rooftop industry. To learn more about how to invest in the exciting solar industry or if you would like to enquire on how to install solar on your property, Visit www.nesaih.co.za
Views: 309 Information Nesa
Renewable Energy Attracts Investment and Funding in 3Q - The Minute
 
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The dollars are continuing to flow into the renewable energy sector, in investments of all types and in government funding. Financial activity in renewables is strong and trending upward, despite questions of uncertain subsidies and rapidly changing costs. In the third quarter of this year, total corporate funding in the wind energy industry totaled $2.4 billion, according to consulting firm Mercom Capital Group. That funding includes venture capital, public market financing, and debt financing. In a VC deal, Goldman Sachs Group invested $140 million in ReNew Power Ventures. Large-scale project funding added up to $3 billion. Two M and A transactions were completed, for $81 million, and project acquisitions totaled $5.3 billion. And there were two IPOs in the third quarter, for $111 million. The list of the many companies, funds, and countries involved was equally impressive. Deals were done by, among others, the Asia Development Bank, Polish Energy Partners, the Chinese private-equity fund CEE Equity Partners, and the Greece-based ELTECH ANEMOS. Countries involved included the U.K., Norway, Denmark, Germany, Ghana, and Poland. On the home front, and in the solar power field, the U.S. Department of Energy is investing $53 million in 40 research and development projects to lower the cost of solar energy. The driver here is to support several areas of technology development to bring innovative ideas to market more quickly. It looks like investors are placing big bets on renewable energy as a boom industry that promises equally big payoffs. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media. © 2014 | 3BL Media | All Rights Reserved
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Bluefield Solar Income Fund | IG Investments
 
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Jeremy Naylor is joined by James Armstrong, investment advisor for the Bluefield Solar Income Fund, to discuss solar energy and renewables. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/IGUnitedKingdom?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about IG: https://www.ig.com?CHID=9&SM=YT Twitter: https://twitter.com/IGcom Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IGcom LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/igcom #solarenergy #renewableenergy #bluefieldsolarincomefund We provide fast and flexible access to over 15,000 financial markets – including indices, shares, forex and commodities – through our award-winning range of platforms and apps. Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, we’re now the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs and spread betting* and a global leader in forex. We also offer an execution-only share dealing service in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. We have recently launched a range of affordable, fully managed investment portfolios, to provide a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders. Through our low fees and smart price-sourcing technology, we help traders keep their costs down. Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider†. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit. * Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018). † For the 12 months preceding 1 October 2018.
Views: 132 IG UK
Dahabshiil and Shuraako Announce the Powering Progress Fund
 
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On September 19th, Dahabshiil Bank and Shuraako, a program of the One Earth Future Foundation, unveiled a new impact investing fund that targets renewable energy in Somaliland. The announcement was made at the Somaliland Investment Forum in Hargeisa.
Views: 265 Shuraako
Solar System Return on Investment
 
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In this video I discuss calculating a return on investment (ROI) of a solar system using tax credits and depreciation. I discuss how you can create a business, or LLC, to use depreciation benefits of a solar system. NOTE: I try talking very slow in this video, so if I talk to slow for your liking you can use the speed option and listen to me at 1.25x speed or higher using the gear symbol at the bottom of the video player next to the "CC" button. Click on the gear button and you can adjust speed of the video. --- Here is my DIY Solar and Wind book that was published on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1508454310/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1508454310&linkCode=as2&tag=erilaysyoucha-20&linkId=URNF3DPORKY4M5YR Barnes and Noble Nook version of my DIY Solar and Wind Book: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1121302120?ean=2940151676939&itm=1&usri=2940151676939 This is a great book on Amazon that I would recommend you pick up to understand solar power (this is the 2013 edition and is great reading): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1907670289/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1907670289&linkCode=as2&tag=erilaysyoucha-20 This is the Grape Solar Panel that I am particularly fond of (many people sending me messages): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CAVMMMG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00CAVMMMG&linkCode=as2&tag=erilaysyoucha-20
Views: 30861 Eric Layton
Returns on Renewable Energy Investments
 
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https://attra.ncat.org/ask.php "Returns on Renewable Energy Investments" gives participants the tools they need to better evaluate whether alternative-energy systems are good investments for their operations. It demonstrates how to evaluate the actual performance of on-farm alternative-energy applications as well as how to apply tools that measure the return on investment when considering purchasing alternative-energy technology for operations. NCAT Energy Engineer Dave Ryan is the presenter.
Views: 3377 NCATATTRA
Investment Advice : How to Invest in Energy Mutual Funds
 
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To invest in energy mutual funds, decide whether current energy use trends will continue and purchase mutual funds that include oil, natural gas, coal and alternative fuel. Consider investing in open-ended funds or electronically traded format energy funds with advice from an investment consultant in this free video on investing. Expert: Roger Groh Bio: Roger Groh is the founder of Groh Asset Management. Filmmaker: Bing Hu
Views: 583 ehowfinance
Renewable Energy: A Game Changer for Affordable Access
 
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Christian Ellermann, Asian Development Bank, on the popularity of renewable sources in the effort to improve access to affordable energy.
Green Climate Fund: Pitch for the Planet
 
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The Green Climate Fund has issued a Request for Proposals to mobilise climate funding at scale in developing countries. We are seeking bold investment ideas to crowd in capital for low-emission and climate-resilient projects. The deadline for applications is 30 August 2017. You can find out more on our website: www.greenclimate.fund/500M The Green Climate Fund is a new global fund created by the 194 countries who are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It supports the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change. GCF helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development, taking into account the needs of nations that are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts.
Views: 4708 Green Climate Fund
Australian Government won't fund new wind investment
 
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“Part of the understanding reached with the crossbenchers was that this clean energy corporation would focus, as is it's mandate, on new emerging technologies in the renewable energy space, not on mature technologies like wind,” Trade Minister Andrew Robb said. Extract from Sky News - July 12, 2015
Specific Alternative Energy Funds On The Market - Invest Wisely
 
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Why invest in energy today? | FS Energy Total Return Fund
 
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Energy is once again an exciting opportunity for investors. Explore more on the energy sector at https://fsinvestments.com/learn/pages/investing-in-energy
Views: 495 FS Investments
Hunt Alternative Energy Investments
 
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Hunt Alternative Energy Investments https://youtu.be/Y4iDNuQak40 #alternative mutual funds #alternative funds #alternative energy ideas #etf alternative energy #alternative energy investment funds #alternative energy mutual funds #alternative investments to stocks #top alternative energy stocks #alternative energy business
Uniearth Renewable Energy Development Investment Fund
 
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The world's attention is rapidly switching to green industry. As Uniearth has begin its operation in Bio-Fuel production, its demand is ever increases. Thus providing a solid opportunity for the investor to generate shares profits in the market. For the 1st year of operation, there has been a revenue of $30,000,000 dollar from the sales of bio-diesel. The 2nd year will be looking at $80,000,000 dollar of turnover per annum. Please visit our web site for more information www.uniearth.co Kindly leave your comments. Interested Investor please contact us through Instant Messaging and VOIP skype : charence qq : 1599845363 google : [email protected] We are seeking for carbon credit buyer, interested party who likes to offset emission, Please do let us know. Uniearth Resources Holding Ltd.
Views: 101 Chad Lau
IRENA Sustainable Energy Marketplace: Promoting Renewable Energy Investments in Developing Countries
 
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This webinar is specifically tailored for investors and financiers, both public and private, who are interested in finding more opportunities in renewable energy sector in developing countries. The video showcases how the marketplace works, how to identify investment opportunities according to specific investment criteria, how IRENA and its partner institutions can facilitate the contacts and project development, and how to use other relevant information, tools and databases available on the marketplace. IRENA also illustrates how easy it is for investors and financiers to register. The webinar has been arranged in cooperation with Power Africa, one of IRENA’s main strategic partners in the marketplace. Power Africa explains what is their value added for project developers and investors, and how Power Africa cooperates with IRENA in the context of the Sustainable Energy Marketplace.
Specific Alternative Energy Funds On The Market - Invest Wisely
 
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Views: 0 Billy Strickland
IEEFA: World’s Biggest Sovereign Wealth Fund Should Invest in Global Renewable Energy Infrastructure
 
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Read more here: http://ieefa.org/ieefa-norway-case-sovereign-wealth-fund-invest-global-renewable-energy-infrastructure/
Investing in your energy future
 
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Tapping Turkey's Geothermal Potential for Renewable Energy
 
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Climate Investment Funds, through its Clean Technology Fund (CTF), are investing $125 million in Turkey's geothermal potential under the PLUTO Initiative (Private Sector Early Stage Development Framework), as part of a global push to scale up renewable energy production.
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund investing in a 'multi billion pound opportunity'
 
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Gore Street Energy Storage Fund PLC's (LON:GSF) Alex O'Cinneid spoke to Proactive's Andrew Scott following their listing on the London Stock Exchange's Main Board in May through which they raised just over £30mln. ''Energy storage isn't just an important theme in the world of renewables and clean energy ... it's incredibly important going forward in energy infrastructure''. ''If you look at the critical tasks facing the national grid here in the UK they're facing difficulties in generation, with coal and nuclear being decommissioned and difficulties managing the renewables on the grid''. ''Energy storage is an excellent solution to those two challenges''.
Specific Alternative Energy Funds On The Market - Invest Wisely
 
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Views: 1 Billy Strickland
The World's First Offshore Wind Fund | Green Investment Bank
 
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The story of the world's first offshore wind fund. The Fund, raised by Green Investment Bank, is the first in the world to be dedicated solely to investments in offshore wind power generation and provides long-term institutional investors with the opportunity to access the UK’s green infrastructure sector. Find out more: http://www.greeninvestmentbank.com/news-and-insights/2017/world-s-first-offshore-wind-fund-manager-powers-through-1bn-target/ For more great videos please subscribe: http://bit.ly/GREENTVSUB Website: http://www.green.tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greentv Twitter: @green_tv Business enquiries: [email protected]
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Investing & Retirement Funds : Finding Investors for Green Energy
 
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Finding investors for green energy requires deciding on a project that will use green energy, creating a profitable business plan and deciding how much money will be required. Formulate a plan for implementing green energy projects with help from an investment portfolio manager in this free video on investing. Expert: Gregory Bramwell-Smith Bio: Gregory Bramwell-Smith is the relationship and portfolio manager at Bramwell-Smith Associates. Filmmaker: David Pakman
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Trillion Fund #evolvingenergy: Zoe Williams on investing according to principles
 
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Zoe Williams, columnist at The Guardian, talks to Trillion Fund, the renewable energy investment platform, about why she is putting her money where her mouth is. Evolving Energy event, June 10 2013. Interview clip.
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Community Energy Fund 2018
 
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Creating energy that's good for people, and good for the planet. -- Earn up to 5% interest on your investment -- Put solar panels on more schools and organisations across Oxfordshire -- 100% of our surpluses support further local action on climate change The days of fossil fuels are numbered. The shift to renewable energy generation is gaining pace and gives us the opportunity to reshape the way we manage our energy. With the support of our members and partners, the Low Carbon Hub has already built renewable energy projects for schools and businesses across Oxfordshire. They are producing electricity that is not just cleaner and greener, but cheaper too. Host organisations save money on their bills, 100% of the surpluses generated are re-invested in local carbon-cutting initiatives, lowering carbon emissions further, and our investor members receive a decent return for their financial support. There’s so much more to do – and the opportunity is huge – but we need more investment to make it happen. We are launching the Community Energy Fund to raise new equity to grow our portfolio of community energy projects and put more power in the hands of local people. Will you invest in the Low Carbon Hub and join us in our mission? Visit www.lowcarbonhub.org/invest for more information. Join our Thunderclap and help spread the word about community energy! https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/70397-community-energy-fund Capital at risk. Returns are not guaranteed.
Views: 710 OxfordLowCarbonHub
UNEP: Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016
 
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UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner's introduction of the report Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016
Views: 1827 Constantine Alexander
Is Solar Power Worth It? - Newsy
 
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Transcript: Here's a question: Is solar power worth it? That kind of depends on where you live. If you're in an area that gets lots of sun and doesn't have lots of extra fees associated with collecting solar energy, and you're ready to make a long-term commitment to solar — sure! Solar power could be a good way to cut down on utility costs. But if you're really wanting to make the switch, the upfront cost of installing panels and getting your home solar-ready can be expensive. The Solar Power Authority estimates the average cost of a 5kW system ranges from around $25,000-$35,000. And for most people, the payoff period will be at least 10 years and likely closer to 20. So, why does location make such a difference? One: Some places are just sunnier than others — and the more sun, the better. And two: Some states have incentives for solar-paneled homes, while others don't. States like Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii — for example — might not be the best places to invest in solar, despite the sunny weather. In Nevada and Arizona, public utilities have enacted regulations that have driven up the cost for homeowners taking advantage of net-metering, which is when a home sells its excess solar power back to the utility companies. And Hawaii's problem is that solar-paneled homes have sold so much surplus power back to the grid that utilities have become overwhelmed. On the other hand, if you live in states like California or Rhode Island, solar could be a good investment. Here's Bill Griffin, president and COO of startup Koolbridge Solar Inc.: "The conversation in Rhode Island is a very interesting one because they're using this net-metering concept, but they're guaranteeing price points and paybacks to the end user if they're the ones generating the solar energy." And California has a history of being pretty pro-renewable energy, though even energy-savvy states have run into issues with power grids. "We're using a structure that's already in place. And I think there's also some potential downsides to that, in that that structure — the grid itself — is coming close to 100 years old," Griffin said. Koolbridge Solar is working on a system that helps homes retain 100 percent of the power gathered through panels on the house, which could eventually help homeowners get away from net metering altogether. But until then, it still makes sense to weigh all the variables when it comes to powering your home with solar energy — just in case. Sources: YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CuSeeXbyuk YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD-Az2CtBhw Direct Energy Solar http://www.directenergysolar.com/blog/post/what-is-the-average-payback-period-of-a-solar-installation/ Solar Power Authority http://www.solarpowerauthority.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-install-solar-on-an-average-us-house/ National Renewable Energy Laboratory http://www.nrel.gov/csp/troughnet/market_economic_assess.html EnergySage https://www.energysage.com/press/national-grid-rhode-island KJZZ http://kjzz.org/content/269921/why-death-nevadas-solar-industry-terrifies-arizona-businesses Hawaii Public Utilities Commission http://dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms/DocumentViewer?pid=A1001001A15J13B15422F90464 Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/license/85149611 Koolbridge Solar http://koolbridgesolar.com/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfOZjsOaqSQ Clean Energy Authority http://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/solar-rebates-and-incentives/california/ ------------------------------------- Newsy is your source for concise, unbiased video news and analysis covering the top stories from around the world. With persistent curiosity and no agenda, we strive to fuel meaningful conversations by highlighting multiple sides of every story. Newsy delivers the news and perspective you need without the hype and bias common to many news sources. See more at http://www.newsy.com/ Like Newsy on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newsyvideos/
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Trump Is Cutting Funding For Renewable Energy And Boosting Money To Fossil Fuels
 
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Donald Trump’s 2019 budget slashes funding for renewable energy projects in the United States while upping federal funding of fossil fuel projects. Not only is this bad for the environment, but it is a disaster waiting to happen for the US economy. While every other country on the planet is moving forward, we’re still stuck in the past, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.   Link – http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/trump-gut-funding-climate-science-boost-fossil-fuels-53058002   Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Donald Trump's 2019 budget slashes funding for renewable energy and environmental protection projects in the United States, while upping the amount that we're giving to fossil fuel companies already. Now, bear in mind for a second that the United States government subsidizes the fossil fuel industry to the tune of between four and seven billion dollars every single year. Rather than trying to say, "Okay, we're just not going to give you the subsidies. We're not going to give anybody subsidies," Trump says, "You know what? We're taking subsidies away from renewable energy projects, which is the fastest-growing energy sector in the United States, and we're giving it to the dying fossil fuel industry just so maybe they can eke out another one or two years before they tap out our oil reserves and our coal deposits, and they just have nothing left to go on." Meanwhile, you're going to cripple the renewable energy industry, cost us thousands upon thousands of jobs, and set us back decades with our energy policy here in the United States. At a time when every other industrialized country in the world is trying to make the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy, we have a president that wants us to continue down the path that has been proven to be wrong. The path that has proven to lead to destruction of our planet, of our health. That's the path that Donald Trump wants to go down. He doesn't want us using things like the sun or the wind for energy. "No, no, no, no, no. You can't have sun. You can't have wind. Those don't cost enough, and so we're going with the fossil fuels. I made all those lofty promises to the coal industry that I was bringing those jobs back, even though I know that's not possible, so I've gotta throw them some crumbs, if you will, to make them think I care about it, so I get those votes again in 2018 in the midterms, and 2020 in the presidential election." It's not going to happen. We have hit a point, as far as the climate is concerned, where we can not afford any more inaction. What's worse now from this administration is that we're not just getting inaction, we're getting negative action. We are going backwards. We have increased fossil fuel production in the United States. Trump's budget wants to increase the funding for fossil fuel exploration and exploitation in the United States while reducing the renewable energy sector that again, fastest growing energy sector in the United States. It was spreading like wildfire, and he's trying to kill it, which will kill American jobs, which will help destroy the economy. That's another talking point here. We're talking about the economic livelihood of the United States. Forget for a second that climate change exists, that fossil fuel burning is helping to exacerbate it. Let's just talk about the economics. When we have an administration that wants to double down on a fuel source that is finite rather than investing in something that comes every single day fresh and clean, we're ruining our chances at a sustainable economic sector. The fossil fuel will run out eventually. Sun, wind? It's not going to die out as long as human beings are alive, and yet Donald Trump wants to continue us down that path, because he's so beholden to the fossil fuel companies, because the Republican Party is so beholden to the fossil fuel companies, that they're willing to destroy the environment, destroy the economy, just to give those guys a few extra bucks every single year.
Views: 5680 The Ring of Fire
Trillion Fund #evolvingenergy: Anna Leidreiter on community energy
 
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Anna Leidreiter of the World Future Council and a specialist in community energy talks to Trillion Fund, the renewable energy investment platform, about the potential of community-owned energy in the UK. Evolving Energy event, June 10 2013. Interview clip.
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CIF private sector engagement in renewable energy and energy efficiency
 
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“Public finance is not the solution; it is the catalyst for private sector finance.” Mafalda Duarte, manager of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), talks risks, expectations, and leveraging private sector finance to create meaningful and sustainable impact in climate investment.
CPI Webinar  Structuring the Clean Energy Investment Trust
 
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In this webinar we will explore the barriers to direct investments in renewable energy projects by pension funds and insurance companies. We will also take a deeper dive into our concept for the solution to overcoming these barriers. The Clean Energy Investment Trust (CEIT) mechanism unbundles the traditional financing model to create distinct cashflows that appeal to different investors. The largest of these investments, the CEIT is a bond-like product, which matches the characteristics of contracted renewable energy projects with the needs of pension fund and insurance company investors with predictable long-term liabilities. Surplus and tail-end cashflows also offer opportunities for other investor classes.
192 PACE financing could lead to surge in green investment in Alberta - CKUA
 
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This week on CKUA's Green Energy Futures – Alberta announced the introduction of a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program in Alberta. Advocates say this could cause a surge of investment in home and small business energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. See story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/pace-makes-easy-invest-solar-energy-efficiency
Gareth Burns - Launch of 200M USD New energy Investment Fund
 
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Gareth Burns,vice president in Statoil and managing director of Statoil Energy Ventures. Read more here: http://www.statoil.com/en/NewsAndMedia/News/2016/Pages/16feb-energy-ventures.aspx
Views: 785 Equinor
GEPF invests to boost job-creation and economic growth
 
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Post about: gEPF invests to boost job-creation and economic growth. The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF)has announced the allocation of R13-billion for investment in various sectors of the economy, including the tourism sector, in order to boost job-creation and contribute to renewable energy, food security and broad-based black economic empowerment, writes Katie Horne. This forms part of GEPF’s long-term developmental investment strategy whereby 5 per cent (approximately R60-billion) of its total assets is allocated for investment in commercially viable South African-based projects that will have positive, long-term impacts on development, in addition to providing the financial return expected by the Board. John Oliphant, GEPF Principal Officer said the sustainability of the GEPF investment portfolio is intrinsically linked to the growth of the SA economy. With more than R1trillion assets under management, representing a third of the SA GDP, we think it is prudent to invest in projects that contribute to economic growth and job creation. This, we believe, is in the best interest of our investment portfolio in the long term. GEPF is the largest pension fund in Africa with more than 1.2-million members, 360 000 pensioners and more than R1-trillion worth of assets under management. GEPF and PIC have signed private placement memoranda (PPM) that will ensure guided investment processes in the different investment funds. To date commitments to the following three Funds have been approved: Environmental Sustainability Fund -R5-billion; Priority Sectors Investment Fund -R3-billion; and South African Private Equity Fund -R5-billion. The Isibaya division within the PIC will manage the funds. The Environmental Sustainability Fund will invest in energy renewables and efficiency, energy storage, clean energy and recycling projects. The Fund is expected to generate 500MW of new, renewable energy and 300-million litres of biofuel per annum. It is estimated that the Fund will create approximately 3 000 jobs during and after the construction of renewable energy plants and recycling centres. Tourism The Priority Sectors Investment Fund will focus on projects that will have substantial and positive impact on areas such as job creation and food security. These include manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, mining beneficiation and agro-processing. This Fund aims to create more than 3,000 jobs, of which 25 per cent will be in rural areas. The SA Private Equity Fund will concentrate on medium-to-large capital buyouts as well as mergers and acquisitions. The Fund will seek to achieve broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) to levels 1 and 3 over three to eight years measured over the 10-year span of the portfolio. It is expected that commitments will be made to two additional Funds, the Economic Infrastructure and Africa Private Equity during the year. Note: The Isibaya division focuses on economic infrastructure, environmental sustainability projects; social infrastructure; and new enterprise, job creation and BBBEE. Isibaya provides funding to entities and projects that require a minimum of R10-million up to a maximum of R2-billion. For more information contact Katie Horne on 021 421 0430 or email [email protected] Source: Tourismtattler
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What is IREDA’s role in scaling up India’s low-carbon renewable energy? KS Popli
 
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The OECD spoke with KS Popli, Chairman and Managing Director, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), at the OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment. This annual forum of the OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment convenes leading actors across the green finance and investment community, including institutional investors, asset managers, ministries of finance and central banks, financial regulators, commercial and investment banks, international climate funds, multilateral development banks, green investment banks, corporations, civil society, philanthropic sectors and more. For more information see: http://www.oecd.org/cgfi/ Webcasting of advice, opinions or statements by external speakers, or their promotion of ideas, data or products, does not imply endorsement by OECD.
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Ukraine: pioneering green energy
 
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The EBRD, the Climate Investment Funds and the Global Environment Facility are helping introduce renewable energy in Ukraine by supporting projects like this high-tech solar power plant in the village of Porogi.
Renewable Energy Fund at Western Colorado University
 
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Climate change represents the most serious threat that people have ever created for themselves in our entire evolutionary history. See how Western is working towards making a difference. https://www.western.edu/current-students/sustainability-western/sustainability-general-information
Renewable Energy Parnership in Rural Malawi
 
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Almost 80,000 people in rural Malawi have improved access to electricity and a brighter future thanks to the Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme (MREAP) which has published its final results today (Thursday 23rd July). Led by the University of Strathclyde, with an investment of £2.3m, MREAP is the single biggest Scottish Government international development programme to date. Malawi is one of the least electrified countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with only nine per cent of Malawi’s population having access to the country’s national grid. In rural areas this falls to less than one per cent. In districts throughout Malawi, MREAP has improved the facilities available in schools, health clinics and households through access to sustainable energy. Scotland’s world-leading expertise in renewable energy was recognised by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in 2012, when he asked the Scottish Government to support his Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which puts energy access at the heart of international development. MREAP funding provided nearly 50 renewable energy installations in communities across Malawi, ranging from efficient cook stoves, solar pumps and solar panels for electricity, through to solar lanterns and biogas digesters. In addition to bringing community owned energy systems to rural Malawi, MREAP has also encouraged new leadership in Malawi through a new two year postgraduate degree in renewable energy, an entrepreneurship fund and a detailed analysis of the potential for large scale wind energy in the country.
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Sustainable Investing: What you didn't know could make you money. | Karina Funk | TEDxWilmington
 
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Using numerous examples, this talk makes the point that sustainable investing could make you money. Karina Funk, CFA has extensive environmentally-oriented investment experience spanning early-stage ventures to debt and public equities. She was previously an equity research analyst for Winslow Management Co, a principal at Charles River Ventures, and an investment manager at the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust. Karina is the founding mentor and judge of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Ignite Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. She its on Investor Advisory Board of Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center, and she is a fellow of the International Women's Forum Leadership Foundation. Karina holds degrees from Ecole Polytechnique, MIT andPurdue University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Funding a sustainable world | Fortune
 
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A growing number of big banks, institutional investors and private equity funds are investing heavily in renewable power. Warren Buffett is now one of the biggest investors in solar and wind in the country. The Chinese installed a staggering 13 GW of solar in 2014 alone, more than America’s total installed base. Where are the opportunities, where will the money come from for future growth and what happens to the U.S. market when the federal investment tax credit expires?
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