17 Dec '12, 2pm

Renewable Energy REITs or MLPs Would Unlock Billions for Project Development

During the luncheon, Kauffman explained to the 100 attendees that as someone who originated from the private sector, in his DOE role he is trying to understand where market forces can be harnessed in order to unleash the flood of investment that is needed to bring about large renewable energy projects. Kauffman explained what he sees as a disconnect between returns in renewable energy projects compared to returns in other investments. On the one hand, today, renewable energy projects are financed in what he called an “old-fashioned, archaic way” where for the most part, projects rely on private sector money that is looking for high rates of returns, typically around 12-14 percent. On the other hand, money managers, wary of the stock market and its risks, have returned to the bond markets, which offer more steady (but lower) rates of return, in the 5 or 6 percent range. Kau...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012...

Tweets

Renewable Energy REITs or MLPs Would Unlock Bil...

altenergystocks.com 24 Dec '12, 1pm

During the luncheon, Kauffman explained to the 100 attendees that as someone who originated from the private sector, in hi...

Is District Heating the Way Forward for Renewable Energy?

Is District Heating the Way Forward for Renewab...

renewableenergyworld.com 17 Dec '12, 3pm

Online sources are debating the topic of district heating as an increasingly important means of generating cheap sustainab...

IRELP Portal to Facilitate Education and Training in Renewable Energy

IRELP Portal to Facilitate Education and Traini...

renewableenergyworld.com 18 Dec '12, 3pm

Recent estimates indicate that about 5 million people worldwide work either directly or indirectly in the renewable energy...

A Look Back at Solar Energy in 2012

renewableenergyworld.com 19 Dec '12, 2pm

Financial Innovation and Collaboration Takes the Solar Cake If you ask Tom Kimbis what he thinks was one of the most impor...

Renewable Energy Projects Get 1.2 Billion Euros in EU Subsidies

Renewable Energy Projects Get 1.2 Billion Euros...

renewableenergyworld.com 18 Dec '12, 4pm

The aid for the projects located in 16 EU countries including France, Germany, Greece, Poland and the U.K. comes from the ...

OK I'm impressed... Sahara project grows cucumb...

renewableenergymagazine.com 17 Dec '12, 4pm

The pilot facility was officially opened by Qatar’s Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani last week. The facility ...

A Look Back at Solar Energy in 2012

renewableenergyworld.com 19 Dec '12, 1pm

Financial Innovation and Collaboration Takes the Solar Cake If you ask Tom Kimbis what he thinks was one of the most impor...

Today’s Top 10: A wish list for the renewable e...

renewableenergyfocus.com 17 Dec '12, 3pm

The global renewable energy market is evolving rapidly. John Peters from Engage Consulting looks into his crystal ball and...

PV

decc.gov.uk 27 Dec '12, 8am

Renewable energy is powering forward in the UK, according to the 2012 update to the Renewable Energy Roadmap published tod...

What are REITs?

thefinance.sg 24 Dec '12, 10am

Real Estate Investment Trusts or REITs can be a corporation, business trust or association that acts as an investment agen...

Renewable Energy Review: Mexico via @zite

renewableenergyworld.com 24 Dec '12, 2pm

Since 2003, global consultancy Ernst & Young has released its Country Attractiveness Indices, which gives a numerical rank...

Renewable Energy Review: Mexico

renewableenergyworld.com 24 Dec '12, 2pm

Since 2003, global consultancy Ernst & Young has released its Country Attractiveness Indices, which gives a numerical rank...

Renewable Energy Review: China

Renewable Energy Review: China

renewableenergyworld.com 26 Dec '12, 2pm

Here is the firm’s assessment of China. Solar Sector Changes Direction Despite battling excess supply and the knock-on imp...

Renewable Energy Review: Spain

renewableenergyworld.com 25 Dec '12, 2pm

Since 2003, global consultancy Ernst & Young has released its Country Attractiveness Indices, which gives a numerical rank...