Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Green Car Congress attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) conference (23-24 June) sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). Renewables account for approximately 10-15% of the global energy infrastructure investment and according to New Energy Finance renewables have been hit hard by the global recession with a 47% in Q1 2009 vs. Q1 2008 ($13.3 Is tax equity dead? by Bill Cooke.

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Baker Institute expert suggests assumptions about oil’s influence on politics in the Middle East should be reversed

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Oil helped finance their emergence from colonial rule and, at times, guided the placement of national borders to encompass known oilfields. Finally, in many MENA countries, government policies that made available low-priced fuel and electricity contributed to an ‘entitlement mentality’ among citizens toward cheap energy. Key research programs include energy, health, conflict resolution, science and technology, tax and expenditure policy, and Latin America and China studies.

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More details at: Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use. to offer tax credits for buying all-electric plug-in vehicles as part of a $128 billion program to get seven million such cars on the road by 2018. UPDATE:Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use. to offer tax credits for buying all-electric plug-in vehicles as part of a $128 billion program to get seven million such cars on the road by 2018.

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KPMG study identifies 10 sustainability “megaforces” with accelerating impacts on business; imperative of sustainability changing the automotive business radically

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While this is a threat for business, there are also opportunities to grow commerce and create jobs, and to innovate to address the needs of growing populations for agriculture, sanitation, education, technology, finance, and healthcare. The advantages many companies experienced in the last two decades from “cheap labor” in developing nations are likely to be eroded by the growth and power of the global middle class.

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AlixPartners study finds post-crisis auto industry facing new set of challenges; sales projected below historical levels for foreseeable future

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According to the study, historically, approximately one of every five vehicles sold is financed by home-value appreciation, a ratio that’s likely to decrease with the continuing stagnancy in home values. Profitability parity is evidenced by the fact that last year earnings-before-income-taxes (EBIT) margins for automakers globally clustered in a tight band ranging from 4.3% House appreciation historically has been used to finance the purchase of a new vehicle about 20% of the time.

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Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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And oil only seems cheap. Retrofitters can partner with energy service companies to finance those costs, backed by federal loan guarantees. Right now, buyers of new plug-in cars get up to $7,500 in tax credits. But let’s realize: defending our nation is never cheap. Perspective by Felix Kramer, Founder, CalCars. Reprinted by invitation from the CalCars website.

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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This article discusses: (a) why the focus should have been on the transfer of proven renewable energy technology from developed to developing countries; and (b) how this technology transfer can be financed with currently available funds. But starting to raise immediate finance is more important than determining its exact future size. According to Tol, the impact of a tax hike of this magnitude could reduce world GDP 12.9% International Finance Corporation; and.

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China and the Electric Car | Autos | Smart Spending | Mainstreet

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Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

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Play Tax refund: How to spend $2,705 Here are some tips from the pros on the best way to spend your refund. More How healthy are your finances? More Miami on the cheap House prices in Miami soared, then crashed.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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People-Oriented Development Current Status of REDD Financing the Fifth Fuel Peak Phosphorus - Commence Urine Recyling on Space. Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit.

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Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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