Green grows up

Maturity at last for renewable energy

Is the decline in spending on green energy over the past five years a sign of investors gaining a clearer understanding of the market?

Peru powers ahead

Peru powers ahead with economic diversification

Investments in Peru's energy sector are helping to diversify the country's economy beyond its traditional commodities exports, and the push for greater diversification presents opportunities for investors, says Michael Deibert.

Playing it cool pays off for Iceland

Playing it cool pays off for Iceland

Iceland's cool climate has helped the country carve a niche as one of the world's most cost-effective destinations for data centres. Now, it is looking to exploit its other quirks – such as its near-complete reliance on renewable energy – to attract more foreign investment.

North America's alternative energy appeal in decline

Data from the period between January 2011 and December 2013 shows that FDI into North America's alternative and renewable energy sector has declined in recent years.

Coalition for Green Trade unites on environmental tech tariffs

Officials have united under the auspices of the Coalition for Green Trade to call for barriers to be removed on environmental technologies. 

FDI boosts job creation in Americas in 2014

Nearly 100,000 jobs were created through FDI by automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM), business services, renewables and consumer products firms in the Americas in the first six months of 2014.

Magdeburg, Germany

Saxony-Anhalt lays out the welcome mat

Saxony-Anhalt in eastern Germany is seen as a state that wants to do business, says Michal Kaczmarski, as the painful post-reunification period taught it the value of prioritising foreign investment

View from Asia: why solar's potential must be realised

The potential of solar energy in the Asia-Pacific market is enormous, but steep up-front charges and borrowing costs are stalling growth. 

Wuxi looks towards hi-tech transition

Wuxi looks towards hi-tech transition

The Chinese city of Wuxi is developing fast, plotting an innovative course towards a hi-tech, low-carbon economy. But while business leaders and officials line up to praise the city's rich promise, is it in a position to deliver?

Hope for Poland's renewables sector

The Polish Ministry of Environment has released a draft of the renewable energy sources act that it is hoped will be passed into law later this year.

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