Yield co Pricing Less Irrational, But Plenty Of Opportunity Left

Tom Konrad CFA

  Yieldcos are companies which own clean energy assets and use the cash flows from them to deliver a high level of current dividend yield and (in some cases) the promise of significant dividend growth.  Investors like them because yield is scarce in the current low interest rate environment.  [Read more...]

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Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a Request for Offers (RFO) to acquire electricity from new renewable distributed generating facilities.

The RFO was launched to support SCE’s Preferred Resources Pilot (PRP) in central and south Orange County and is seeking up to 50 megawatts of renewable power. SCE is seeking power from projects as small as 500 kilowatts that can connect to its distribution system in the area and come online by December 2017.

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Mary Anne Hitt: The Wind Energy Production Tax Credit Isn’t About Politics, It’s About People

Why isn't this tax incentive cheered from across the aisle and easily passed through both chambers of Congress and sent to the President's desk? Wait for it...the fossil fuel industry. [Read more...]

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Honda’s Next Gen Fuel Cell Concept Can Export AC Power.

The all-new FCV that will be based on this concept model is scheduled to go on sale in Japan by the end of March, 2016 and subsequently in the U.S. and Europe.

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Northland Power’s Solar-Backed Bond

By Beate Sonerud

Canada’s Northland Power (TSX:NPI / OTC:NPIFF) issued an asset-backed bond (ABS) last month through a SPV (Northland Power Solar Finance One LP). The amortising bond was a private placement of CA$232m with 18-year tenor. Semi-annual coupon is 4.397% and DBRS (Canadian credit rating agency) rated the issue BBB. [Read more...]

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Justin Guay: The World’s First Rural Feed-In Tariff?

What an RFIT does is adapt the principles that made feed-in tariffs (FITs) wildly successful in Germany and other parts of the world -- including certainty for investors and early stage support for nascent clean energy markets -- to a radically different operating environment. [Read more...]

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William Bradley: Pivoting To Success: Is Obama’s Progress in the Asia-Pacific and Elsewhere Enough?

With his eight-day tour of the Asia-Pacific, his affirmation of equality on the Internet, and his move to block mass deportations, President Barack Ob...

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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – November 20, 2014

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Record-breaking extreme winter storm breaks Buffalo, NY; It's official... [Read more...]

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Tim Profeta: The Climate Post: IEA Unveils World Energy Outlook 2014: Looking Ahead to 2040

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2014 report, which for the first time provides energy trend projecti...

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California’s Reserve Fund Won’t Lift the Financing Boot from PACE’s Neck

Earlier this year, the state of California announced a $10 million loan-loss reserve to solve the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s severe restrictions on using property-tax based financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy on residential property. It’s a great concept, but evidence from on of California’s best property assessed clean energ

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