China’s Trina Solar goes for a convertible solar bond: US$100m, 5yr, 4% coupon. It’s a challenging market environment for solar but the bonds keep coming.

China’s Trina Solar is issuing US$100m of convertible bonds with 5-year tenor and 4% annual coupon, with semi-annual payments. An extra US$15m could be raised, as Trina has given the underwriters a 1-month window to buy additional bonds. Guess they are waiting to gauge demand. Underwriters are Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and Credit Suisse, with Roth Capital Partners as …

IMF’s Blunt Message to Nations: Raise Fossil-Fuel Taxes to Fight Climate Change

Ethical Markets has campaigned for 30 years to get all externalities internalized within company and public sector balance sheets. We salute the IMF for this report and I hope to review the full volume soonest. ~ Hazel Henderson,Editor IMF’s Blunt Message to Nations: Raise Fossil-Fuel Taxes to Fight Climate Change …

Here’s The Technology Of The Future That Could Crush Elon Musk’s Dreams

There’s been a virtual civil war happening in the battle to create the next generation of motor vehicles. The battle is between plug-ins and fuel cells. You may have heard more about about plug-ins thanks to Tesla, which has single handedly revived the market for a technology that was otherwise going nowhere. Tesla’s foe …

Planning for Phasing Out Incentives

Planning for Phasing Out Incentives The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/planning-phasing-incentives/ Over the next decade, solar electricity will let consumers get cheaper energy from their rooftop than from their utility. Among the upheaval in the electricity system, the coming of …

Most Americans Support Action on Global Warming

  Today we are releasing the third report from our latest national survey. In Public Support for Climate & Energy Policies, November 2013, we report that most Americans support national action on global warming: Most Americans (83%) say the U.S. should make an effort to reduce global warming, even if it …

Nordic Cooperation on fossil-fuel subsidy reform in developing countries: Assessing Options and Opportunities

Nordic Cooperation on fossil-fuel subsidy reform in developing countries: Assessing Options and Opportunities   Fossil-fuel MENA and southeast asia. Reforming and redirecting climate change puzzle. Savings enable cooperation around reform and makes specific recommendations. Download the working paper – a final report is due later this year.   This project is …

Energy Self-Reliant States: The High Cost of the Solar Middleman

How much does a solar middleman cost?  A lot, according to data from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.  My latest blog post explains why the state of Massachusetts expects to pay double the production incentive for 3rd party owned (solar leasing) projects compared to host owned projects. Sincerely, John The High …

New issue of “Green Growth the Nordic Way”: Focus on gender issues and fossil fuel subsidies

New issue of “Green Growth the Nordic Way”: Focus on gender issues and fossil fuel subsidies The latest articles on nordicway.org focus on the coupling of development aid with climate policy and on gender issues as an integral part of the green growth agenda. Dec 20, 2013 NCM Secreatary General …

NewEnergyNews: THE RIGHT NEW ENERGIES IN THE RIGHT PLACES WILL MAKE THEM INCENTIVE-FREE BY 2025

NewEnergyNews      Daily Headlines                                               http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/   TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, September 10: * TODAY’S STUDY: THE RIGHT NEW ENERGIES IN THE RIGHT PLACES WILL MAKE THEM INCENTIVE-FREE BY 2025 * QUICK …

NewEnergyNews Daily Headlines: FEDERAL SOLAR SUBSIDIES = A QUARTER OF FEDS’ SUPPORT FOR NUCLEAR

NewEnergyNews      Daily Headlines                                               http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/   TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, September 9: * TODAY’S STUDY: FEDERAL SOLAR SUBSIDIES = A QUARTER OF FEDS’ SUPPORT FOR NUCLEAR * QUICK NEWS, September 9: HAWAII GETS …