Thursday, 2 May 2013

Cleantech Overview I of II

by Penny Lin, Associate at Amoo, and Saurabh Saxena, Senior Associate, (edited by Godman Usman, Analyst)

As the global stage increasingly reacts to climate change and environmental concerns, many priorities in the clean tech market are rapidly shifting. With the US economy stabilising, stringent emissions limits looming in the EU, and the newly aggressive role from clean energy, utilities, plus investments into emerging Asia (particularly in China), there is a sense of facing the inevitable and rethinking how to do business in a greener way.

The importance of sustainability, energy efficiency, and environmental impacts have been rising across a wide range of sectors and industries. Take the telecom sector for instance where diesel oil powers off-grid base stations; each station is expected to consume twenty thousand litres per year. Diesel-powered stations are often seen in emerging countries where the mobile markets are growing significantly. In turn, the energy cost has been the largest cost item for mobile telecom operators, while there is still room for the development of green energy in this sector to reduce the energy cost without the expense of the environment (source).

Focus Sectors
The solar segment has seen the greatest change in past years, in terms of the number of companies, and turnovers, followed by wind energy. However, due to the continual shortage of financing, the market does not expect a significant supply of investments going into sub-sectors solar and wind. In China, the biggest solar panel maker – Suntech - is now under bankruptcy stress. Prehaps an ominous sign for the industry, with a number of analysts now predicting an industry collapse or consolidation within both sub-sectors (source).

Uncertainties around the performance of new technologies and the security of future energy savings or production levels remain for alternative energy and energy efficiency projects, leading to a conservative lending environment. Promisingly, investors and companies still have appetite for clean tech investments but, there has been a switch in focus from bleeding-edge solutions to workable technologies that can be funded and brought to market quickly. Corporate ventures may start to play a more proactive role to meet two-things; the funding gap within the capital markets and also to support the parent companies meet legislation requirements and government policies.

Regulations and tax
Companies need to develop business strategies to ensure they assess the emerging risks and opportunities, and adapt to the challenges of operating within a low-carbon economy and in a business environment that is increasingly intolerant with the uses of excessive waste and hazardous materials. Political and legal pressures, in addition to the economic and reputation benefits, are positively driving businesses towards the green economy. Europe for example, offers tax incentives, while enhanced capital allowances are available to businesses for certain energy-saving technologies. One of which, enables a business to claim a 100% first-year capital allowances on qualifying plant and machinery.

Further regional legal standards are to be established. By the end of February, the European Union voted in Brussels on green tech laws. Member states discussed proposals that could force greater focus on energy efficiency. The strict eco-requirements on IT equipment are scheduled to take place shortly. For instance, it could force firms to meet efficiency levels for a number of devices. This could be as far-reaching as the overall architecture down to requiring the use of GPU components to be power self-generators (source). The development of sub-sectors solar and wind energy would still lead the global renewable energy industry, although the cash-constrained situation may deter funds-providers elsewhere. In order to further accelerate the resource and energy efficiency, innovative technology for energy saving is necessary. We believe, with what Future Energy Leaders identified at 2013 World Energy Issues Monitor that the unconventional, renewables and energy storage technologies as critical issues and should be the key drivers for the future.

9 comments:

  1. This replica Chanel backpack is fabricated from calfskin.Its trim is leather.It is belted with tweed.There are several multifunction pockets area user can put their corpuscle phone,lipstick,make-up,etc.I begin that the blush of gucci replica the replica Chanel can fit about all kinds of clothes.It is not bad to own it.What abroad can we ask for a replica handbag?I bought this replica Gucci backpack from an online store.I like this affectionate of handle bag actual much.The in the backpack surface,which appearance the adorableness of louis vuitton replica the artist handbag,are fabricated on purpose by the designer.This replica Gucci makes me feel adequate and affluence if I airing about with it.It is glassy in black.I can abrasion any affectionate of clothes to bout it.So I don't charge absorb time abrading my arch and contemplate which clothing to abrasion in the morning.Gucci is no agnosticism a name humans can trust.A Gucci backpack is one you'll be appreciative to own if you can afford.If it it's out of question,bethink there are some agitating replica Gucci handbags in the market.They'll amount you a atom of what an accurate Gucci bag would amount you and you'll attending great.If you wish to hublot replica buy Breitling Replica Watches,you will accept to accomplish a quick analysis on it on the Google as you will go through a account of top replica watches companies over there and accept cartier replica your 100% able aggregation out of the all.Moreover Replica Breitling Bentley Watches are actual adequate actualization accessories.That is why they do not could cause any array of affliction or abasement to you at all.Stunningly online Breitling Replica Watches industry makes you accessible discounted replica watch globally.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great post,Thanks for providing us this great knowledge,Keep it up.
    A good blog
    ----
    facebook movil gratis and facebook móvil and applyfacebook iniciar sesion

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice blog. In my opinion working on the new technology we will get a best energy resource in future soon.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This blog discusses about valuable business thoughts. It describes the current position of economy in detail. I would to write a dissertation about our economy. It will available in dissertation writing service UK.

    ReplyDelete
  5. his blog discusses about valuable business thoughts.
    rolex replicaIt describes the current position of economy in detail. I would to write a dissreplica watchesertation about our economy. It will available in dissertation writing service U

    ReplyDelete
  6. Compared to a avant-garde
    rolex replica, a best has so abundant added appearance and ability that you can alone “win” affairs one. Afresh I like to accent that the getting you apprehend from so alleged experts, “buy alone the best”, is nonsense! Instead it should say “buy the best your account allows you to“and yield lots of time to abstraction the accountable and bazaar afore you accomplish a accommodation and bake your money. Buy the dealer. The specialist banker and their admonish instead of alone focussing on the sales of replica watches uk bargain houses. A banker gets about butchered if he offers something thats not correct. There area bargain houses are accustomed to do everything. Even an important amateur as Phillips can book a vietnamese affected punch in their catalogue, while their mission account is to alone action the best. Everybody makes mistakes and off advance it got canceled from the bargain but it takes a abundant banker to replica watchesacquaint them accepting humiliated.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you a lot for the overview.
    I agree that companies need to develop their strategy. What makes me happy that the standarts will be established soon by the European Union.
    Check out term papers help at handmadewritings.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. In case you're a capable individual, then you most likely have great credit notoriety. It is essential to assemble a positive credit notoriety since you will require it severely once you choose to apply for advances. payday loans

    ReplyDelete
  9. Our Assignment Helper can write any writing assignment as they are high Expert in Writing Assignments. You can hire our Writers at singaporeassignmenthelp8@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

What are your thoughts?