COMING SOON TO NEW ENERGY
Clean-Tech Predictions for 2012
Michael Butler, February 20, 2012 (Clean Edge)
"At Cascadia Capital, we predict that  political and economic debates will drive increasing interest throughout the sustainable industries this year. We also believe that financing and M&A will continue to accelerate, led in part by activity in the solar and energy efficiency sectors…1. Renewable project financing market in turmoil as European banks pull out…2. Renewable energy and climate change come back into public focus as XL pipeline protests gain attention…3. Renewable energy M&A accelerates, led by energy efficiency…4. Despite speculation, solar continues to dominate the renewable energy mosaic…"
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"Renewable energy will come to the forefront of many political and economic discussions in 2012 due to the presidential election, environmental policy debates, and decreased investment by European banks. Despite some uncertainty in the market, we believe renewable energy project financing will remain steady in 2012 due to investment from alternative sources. We expect this dynamic industry landscape to be highlighted by M&A in energy efficiency, and continued adoption of solar as the barriers to entry rapidly decline."