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Renewables, Asia and batteries shine in the new energy outlook

Bloomberg New Energy Finance is out with its New Energy Outlook, the annual assessment of the changing energy sector. The skinny: Renewables are set to dominate energy investments through 2040 “thanks to rapidly falling costs for solar and wind power, and a growing role for batteries, including electric vehicle batteries, in balancing supply and demand.”

Leapfrogging the internal combustion engine in India

Mobile phones leapfrogged landlines in many developing countries. Solar energy is in the process of leapfrogging the electric grid. India thinks shared electric vehicles could leapfrog both the internal combustion engine and car ownership itself. The government’s initiatives to encourage all-electric vehicles by 2030 and to promote consumer car-sharing over car ownership could reduce projected

New SOCAP, fintech and media startups, energy & prosperity, passive impact investing

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Good Capital Project takes on impact investing’s grand challenges. With so many frameworks and schemas, the fragmentation of impact investing continues to frustrate. The latest to try their hand at coordination was today’s convening in New York of the Good Capital Project, the first initiative under the new ownership

Grand challenges for impact investing

With so many frameworks and schemas, the fragmentation of impact investing continues to frustrate. The latest to try their hand at coordination is today’s convening in New York of the Good Capital Project, the first initiative under the new ownership group at SOCAP, the annual social capital markets conference. The day was organized around a

The trouble with the 2030 global goals

The Sustainable Development Goals SDGs are being used as a global framework for investment, philanthropy and development budgets. What could possibly be wrong with that? I am all in favor of collective action and cooperation, and I understand the complexities of making global leaders agree. But the Sustainable Development Goals largely ignore the causes of our

A proposal for Jeff Bezos, an immigrant workforce bond, the new energy outlook, Brief Quiz №19

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Open Mic $30,000 and a platform: How Jeff Bezos and Amazon can revive small businesses and farmers. Yesterday Jeff Bezos took to Twitter to solicit ideas on how to give away his billions. Today, Amazon, the company that made Bezos a billionaire, bought Whole Foods, the high-end grocer that Bezos says makes