31 Jan '14, 12pm

[Blog] If money makes the world spin round, investment is the new name of the solar game: Former

Bill Clinton: The former US president led calls for a new form of investment in clean energy. Cambridge University's Peter Guthrie: Current models of energy finance need to be rethought. Image: ThomasLloyd. Blogger Lucy Woods The risk averse and understandably conservative world of investment has not always been easy to cajole into injecting cash where it is often most desperately needed. Preconceptions of unchartered technologies, turbulent policies and unattractive finance mechanisms have multiplied into a concerning drain of funds. Global renewables investment slid 12% last year (according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance ). Although in context of a 20% overall market growth, lightning fast declines in PV prices and tumultuous policies in Europe and the US rocking steady handed investors, solar individually saw a pronounced and dramatic decrease in investment last year, ...

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