Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on November 5th, 2012
Location : Alternative Investments
PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world’s largest professional services firm, is not known for scaremongering. So it is worth paying particular attention to its latest annual low carbon economy index.
Behind the understated language, it points to a catastrophic future unless radical action is taken now to combat climate change.
“Business leaders have been asking for clarity in political ambition on climate change,” says partner Leo Johnson. “Now one thing is clear: businesses, governments and communities across the world need to plan f…
Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on February 2nd, 2012
Location : renewables
A new global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has revealed a massive 40% increase in renewable investment from 2010 to 2011. Investment in ‘new generation’ technologies – including solar, wind and biomass – leapt from US$38.2 billion in 2010 to a record US$53.5 billion in 2011, according to the report. The massive increase is due to a variety of factors, the most noteworthy of which are falling solar prices and the change in attitude towards nuclear power following the Fukushima crisis in …
Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on May 25th, 2011
Location : renewables
The UK’s new Green Investment Bank will have the freedom to raise up to £15bn on the capital markets in the years ahead, the government confirmed today, offering pension funds and other financial investors the chance to participate in sustainable infrastructure projects from 2015.
Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, said yesterday the bank would be set up under legislation to guarantee its “independence and enduring nature” as an institution, giving investors confidence. The government has committed £3bn in funding, and hopes to rai…
Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on May 6th, 2011
Location : forestry
Growing global demand for wood fibre will help boost returns for forestry investors in the coming years, claims alternative investment analysis group, AAA (Alternative Asset Analysis).
A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) shows that demand for wood fibre is set to grow significantly in years to come. At the same time, PwC claims that paper mills may become defunct as the demand for paper reduces over the coming decade thanks to emerging technologies and less need for paper in the workplace.
“The news that wood fibre dem”…