The Energy Collective – Roundup

Is Global Clean Energy Investment at a Tipping Point?

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 09:00 AM PDT

Last week, amidst the United Nations Climate Summit and historic climate march, many governments, investors, and financial institutions took the opportunity to make big announcements about their investment in the future of clean energy.

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A Major Settlement Could Make Arizona the Next Growth Market for Storage

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 08:00 AM PDT

Late last week, Arizona Public Service (APS) and the Residential Utility Consumer Office jointly filed a settlement that would require APS to evaluate storage, efficiency, renewables and demand response as a potential alternative to building or upgrading conventional power plants between 2015 and 2021.

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Innovative Financing for Public Authorities From eeef: A Role Model Fund for Energy Efficiency Investment

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 07:00 AM PDT

Without enough investment into energy efficiency, the EU risks missing its 2020 – and longer-term – climate and energy targets. Public funding is available to leverage private capital – and ‘role model fund’ eeef is showing how to profitably deliver innovative financing solutions for sustainable energy projects.

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Carbon Regulation Becomes the Norm

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 06:00 AM PDT

With measures in place across the EU, the USA, and China, carbon caps and pricing will have become the norm rather than the exception. This is likely to put pressure on other jurisdictions without such measures to act. This trend is likely to be reinforced by agreement at the unfccc conference in Paris.

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U.S. Crude Oil Exports Headed to South Korea

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 05:00 AM PDT

Whether crude exports from Alaska begin to happen regularly will depend on the differentials between ANS and the price of oil in Asia. Affecting this will be a number of factors, including the future direction of Alaskan and Lower 48 oil production.

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Making Solar Energy’s Future Even Brighter

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 04:00 AM PDT

Due to drastically decreasing costs, amazing advancements in technology, and greatly increased awareness of the need to convert to renewable energy sources, the solar power industry is poised for an unprecedented surge in the marketplace.

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Summit Tackles India’s Sustainable Energy Goals

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 01:00 AM PDT

In India, 300 million people still lack access to electricity. Coal, which currently accounts for 59% of India’s power capacity, will help meet that demand. But India’s quest to meet its energy needs occurs against the backdrop of increasing international pressure for nations to act on climate change.

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