What’s in store for clean energy innovation investment in 2017?
Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, geothermal heat and micro hydro. An Innovation revolution will spark clean energy investments in 2017.
Small hydro systems are hydroelectric power installations that typically produce up to 50 MW of power. They are often used on small rivers or as a low impact development on larger rivers.
Since 1990, over 90% of cumulative generating capacity additions have been renewable energy or natural gas, and, in the past ten years, over half (54%) of total additions have been dedicated to renewable energy resources.
This indicates investor confidence in renewables is improving. There was a recovery in clean energy share prices in 2017, motivating specialist companies to raise equity on public markets.
A WORLD WIDE PHENOMENA
At the national level, at least 30 nations around the world already have renewable energy contributing more than 20 percent of energy supply. National renewable energy markets are projected to continue to grow strongly in the coming decade and beyond.
Germany and Denmark
Thanks to this support, the share of renewable energy in German electricity generation has gone from 3.6% in 1990 to 30% last year. But although green energy is subsidized in most of the EU and America, Germany’s efforts are unusually generous. Consumers pay the price of the subsidies—more than €20 billion ($22 billion) each year—through their electricity bills. Germans pay more for power than all other Europeans except Danes
Germany’s renewables law has long been in need of reform. In July, after much wrangling, the German parliament finally changed it. The government will still determine the volume of renewable-energy capacity it wants added each year, to try and slow climate change. Its target is for 40-45% of electricity to be generated from renewables by 2025, 55-60% by 2035 and at least 80% by 2050. in Denmark the government decided to switch the total energy supply (electricity, mobility and heating/cooling) to 100% renewable energy by 2050.
While many renewable energy projects are large-scale, renewable technologies are also suited to rural and remote areas and developing countries, where energy is often crucial in human development. United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that renewable energy has the ability to lift the poorest nations to new levels of prosperity.
GLOBAL ENERGY PREDICTIONS:
Globally, about $4.4 trillion will be invested in new power generating capacity over the next 10 years, at an average of $485 billion a year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
More than half of the investment, or $2.3 trillion, will occur in Asia Pacific,(APAC), home to some of the world’s most the power-hungry countries.
Over the ten years, solar panels will take the largest share, with $570 billion, wind comes second with $394 billion, followed by hydropower, which draws $222 billion.
The US remains the second largest destination for clean energy investment, surpassed by only China, which saw $88bn of investment in 2016. In the past five years, renewable energy projects, including hydro, have made up 62% of new capacity additions in the US.
US TRENDS: Energy Smart Technologies
Total renewable capacity has increased 70% since 2008, reaching 244 GW in 2016. Year-on-year, hydro power capacity ticked up slightly to 103 GW and other renewables grew by 21.1 GW, or 18%.
Corporate clean energy procurement has continued to gain momentum. 83 companies have pledged to source 100% of their energy consumption from renewables by signing onto the “RE100” initiative. Notable signees include Apple, BMW, HP, Johnson & Johnson, Kingspan, and P&G. Google also announced in 2016 that it is on track to meet this milestone by 2017.
Most new development is focused on unlocking the potential in existing non-powered dams. In 2016, two of the first substantial Greenfield projects in some years were introduced: the 105MW Meldahl Hydro Project and 88MW Cannelton Hydro Project, both on the Ohio River in Kentucky.
Peak oil, an event based on M. King Hubbert’s theory, is the point in time when the maximum rate of extraction of petroleum is reached, after which it is expected to enter terminal decline.
Optimistic estimations of peak production forecast the global decline will begin after 2020, and assume major investments in alternatives will occur before a crisis, without requiring major changes in the lifestyle of heavily oil-consuming nations.
$403 billion will go to coal and gas – which is 23 percent below what BNEF estimated last year, mainly due to China’s moratorium on new coal plants.
Overall, this will transform the regional power mix, making it about 20 percent less carbon intensive than it is today.
Why would you not disinvest in carbon related energy stocks before everyone else does?
For wisdom & courage, do not follow the crowd.
There’s not just one way to beat the market. It may require that you zig when most other investors are zagging,
Investors tend to overvalue “good” stocks (the hot, high-fliers most people key on). Buy the hot, hyped-up stocks and there’s likely not much more upside, even if their businesses do well. But one negative surprise – often in the form of disappointing earnings results – and their shares may well tumble.
The opposite is true for the market’s unloved. Expectations are already so low for them that poor results often don’t hurt too much. A positive surprise, on the other hand, can spark big gains for their shares.
THE POSITIVE SURPRISE
The innovative micro hydro power will spark big gains for companies that support innovation.
Hug Energy Inc. will grant to licensee an exclusive right to grant sub-licenses to a third party to be on terms and conditions that are substantially the same as those set forth in the agreement for the license, for which consideration is to be shared equally with Licensor.
What that really means is once the hydro industry has discovered the all the advantages of the HUG, this license will be in high demand. The licensee can cash in on all the sub-licensees from other hydro companies, in a big way: 2.5% of all their net sales, without any effort on their part.
The movement of water in the world’s oceans creates a vast store of kinetic energy, or energy in motion. The HUG also involves marine energy (also sometimes referred to as ocean energy), which refers to the energy carried by ocean waves, ocean currents and tides.
There are Five Reasons that Renewable Energy is a sound business strategy:
- Renewables reduce an organization’s carbon footprint.
- Renewable energy to the mix is “relatively inexpensive”.
- Renewables diversify the sources of energy for an organization.
- Renewables can be profitable.
- Renewables makes the company look good to investors, customers, partners, regulators and others.
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