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Renewable Infrastructure Investment Handbook: A Guide for Institutional Investors

Renewable Infrastructure Investment Handbook: A Guide for Institutional Investors

One of the most important challenges for institutional investors in the next several years is dealing with an environment of low-yielding opportunities combined with the rising need to deploy large amounts of capital and meet growing liabilities. At the same time, one of the most important challenges for the world as a whole is dealing

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Renewable Energy Vision 2030 – South Africa

This report shows that the levelised cost of producing Renewable Energy (RE) competes favourably with the three main alternatives, namely coal, gas and nuclear and that a broader RE base would contribute to a more climate-resilient future and insulate South Africa from dependence on expensive and unreliable fuel sources priced in dollars. Critical from a planning

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Opportunities for Investing in Renewable Energy Sector in Africa.

This paper aims to provide a brief insight into the renewable energy potential in Southern Africa, and how the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), also known as The Oil Fund might invest in this growing industry in a manner that yields long-term returns, whilst contributing towards regional economic development and improving

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Wind and Solar Data and Projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration: Past Performance and Ongoing Enhancements

Given the recent growth rates in wind and solar capacity and generation, EIA follows these technologies closely and is committed to assuring the quality of its data and projections for these sources through regular internal and external reviews. While EIA’s internal processes and engagement with stakeholders are both continuing, this paper shares some early findings

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Study of Performance Characteristics of Small Submersible Pump Run as Hydro Turbine Generator

Pumps including submersible types can be used as alternative micro-hydro turbines with minimal technical changes and at a lower cost compared to conventional turbines. However, pump manufacturers do not normally provide the characteristics curves of their pumps working as turbines. Therefore, establishing a relationship between performances of direct (pump) and reverse (turbine) modes is essential

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Why Renewable Energy Cannot Replace Fossil Fuel by 2050

A number of environmental groups in Canada and other countries have recently endorsed the “100% Clean and Renewable Wind, Water and Sunlight (WWS)” vision articulated in reports written by Mark Jacobson, Mark Delucci, and others. This vision seeks to eliminate the use of all fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) in the world by

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No Small Triumph: The Outlook for Argentina’s Renewble Energy Programs

Argentina is not a leading voice in the global conversation on climate change, but it is a significant one. Geographically, Argentina has tremendous renewable energy potential, primarily in the areas of wind, hydroelectric, and biomass generation. And despite its developing country status, Argentina has passed ambitious laws to incentivize renewable energy utilization in the electricity

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