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India announces 15GW of new new solar in next 5 years. “The federal government of India announced the largest of its National Solar Mission (NSM) programmes to date — 15,000 MW over the next five years.”… Read-more
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First US public offering of solar bonds: crowdfunding at the next level?

Guardian: “The largest solar installer in the US announced Wednesday that it is offering up to $200m in bonds to retail investors, marking the first registered public sale of solar bonds in the country.”… Read-more
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“Welcome to the energy transition”: Times special report.

The Times: “It is tempting to be selective and take sustainability success stories, such as the positive climate stance of President Obama, Rockefeller Foundation divestment, and record-breaking solar power generation in China and Germany, as evidence of a global tipping-point moment for the clean and green agenda.”… Read-more
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Investors desert Desertec plan for huge solar farms in desert.

Guardian: “An ambitious project to harness and export solar power generated in Middle East and African deserts has all but folded after the withdrawal of most of the Desertec Industrial Initiative’s shareholders.”… Read-more
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China targets 100 GW PV by 2020 and no more state support. “….let’s jump right in and look at the latest aggressive targets now being finalized by Beijing under its upcoming five-year plan for the sector between 2016 and 2020.”… Read-more
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Japan’s utilities turn on solar, threatening industry’s prospects.

Bloomberg: “After spending almost $30 billion on solar energy in a single year and installing as many panels as exist in the whole of Spain, Japan is preparing to ratchet back its boom in photovoltaic power. At least five of the nation’s utilities are restricting the access of new… Read-more
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Solar and wind cost may fall to level for coal by 2020s, study says.

Bloomberg:  “The cost of solar and onshore wind power may fall to the same level as generation from fossil fuels by the 2020s, energy consultant Poyry Oyj (POY1V) said in a report.”… Read-more
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Renewables spending on the increase after two years of decline – except EU.

Bloomberg: “About $175 billion was spent globally on renewable energy projects during the first three quarters, up 16 percent from the same period last year, with Chinese solar investment at a record, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report.”… Read-more
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Solar market poised for growth in India with solar champion as PM.

Guardian: “From the observation tower in the Thar desert and as far as the eye can see, the dark blue arrays of a million solar panels can be seen sitting silently on the red dust. The Charanka solar park in Gujarat is an “ultra-mega” power project – the Indian… Read-more
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UBS: Divestment will catalyse “significant, structural” change in energy.

UBS Global Research (no url, paper for clients): “Following on a series of recent meetings with our clients, we highlight the fossil fuel disinvestment campaign as potentially effective movement, defined as one that will act as a catalyst for change.”… Read-more
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