Asia-Pacific's alternative energy sector stages recovery

After four successive years of declining investment, figures from 2013 show a recovery in Asia-Pacific's alternative energy sector.

FDI is drying up in the Polish renewable energy sector

Annual FDI project numbers in the Polish alternative/renewable energy sector have not reached double figures since 2008, and just one project was recorded in the sector in 2013.

Kenya still needs renewable energy sources: Firefly Solar

Recent oil discoveries in Kenya do not detract from the country's long-term need for renewable energy sources, according to the managing director of Firefly Solar, a designer and manufacturer of off-grid, solar-powered generators.

Cape Verde moves away from one-track thinking

Cape Verde moves away from one-track thinking

For decades, Cape Verde thought about little beyond attracting Portuguese-speaking tourists to the island chain. Now, however, it is widening its tourism appeal and, as the country's finance minister explains, making efforts to establish itself as a key location for shipping, ICT and service centres, among other sectors.

View from the Middle East and Africa: the potential of renewable energy

The focus on long-term energy diversification in the Middle East and north Africa spells investment potential for some. 

Spreading the wealth

Buffalo and Rochester look to up share of New York state spoils

Investment into the state of New York is naturally dominated by New York City, leaving the likes of Buffalo and Rochester trailing in its wake. However, after years of decline, the two cities look to be on the cusp of a revival, thanks in no small part to the state governor's ambitious investment plans.

Cyprus eyes energy hub status

Cyprus eyes energy hub status

With its deep-water natural gas resources and potential to be a major provider of solar power, Cyprus is positioning itself as an energy hub within the eastern Mediterranean.

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Albania PM: country ready to do business

Albania's new government has set about ridding the country of its reputation for corruption and demonstrating to investors from the western Balkans and beyond that it is very much open for business, its prime minister Edi Rama says.

Renewable demand rises as appetite dips

Renewable energy demand rises as appetite dips

Renewable energy has become big business in recent years, both in developed markets – where many companies use it as a cheap 'off-grid' option – and developing markets, where it is widely viewed as a long-term solution to electricity supply problems. However, is commitment to this source of energy weakening among the world's governments?

Report flags US infrastructure opportunities for Chinese investors

The US Chamber of Commerce has released a report stating that the US's vast infrastructure needs could be filled by Chinese investment.

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