Clean technologies are helping businesses and consumers reduce their impact on the environment and save money. By addressing sustainability and climate change issues, cleantech serves to increase energy security and independence as well as mitigate carbon emissions, benefiting investors as well as public and private stakeholders.
PwC's thoughts and insights gleaned from our groundbreaking project work and research in the cleantech sector.
Cleantech MoneyTreeTM Report: Q3 2013
The Cleantech industry venture capital funding and volume fell year over year; however, two subsectors - solar energy as well as water and waste management - saw an increase in funding this quarter compared to the same period last year.
Cause for Optimism: Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Outlook
Insights from senior solar industry participants across Asia, America & Europe on what lies ahead in the solar industry for the next 24 months.
Rebuilding for resilience: Fortifying infrastructure to withstand disaster
This PwC capital projects and infrastructure report calls for advance planning, public and private collaboration and community engagement to withstand large-scale disaster.
10Minutes on eco-efficiency
Eco-efficiency can reduce costs, yet opportunities to save money while reducing energy and resource use often come up short.
China Greentech Report 2013: China at a crossroads
The China Greentech Report 2013, released by the China Greentech Initiative (CGTI), is the only Chinese-international collaboration platform of over 100 commercial and policy organisations, focused on identifying, developing and promoting green technology solutions in China.
Charging forward: PwC's 2012 electric vehicle study
This PwC automotive survey reviews success factors for the adoption of electric vehicles in the future and considers issues such as global emissions, OEMs, suppliers, manufacturing, technology, infrastructure, pricing, geography, and outlook.
Power & Renewables Deals: 2013 outlook and 2012 review
The 2013 Power & Renewables Deals outlook is the latest in our annual series in which we look at mergers and acquisitions activity in the power, utilities and renewables sector. This year for the first time we bring together our previously separate power and renewables deals analysis into one report, reflecting the increasing mainstream role that renewables play in the generation mix.
Shale gas: Reshaping the US chemicals industry
Advances in horizontal drilling and fractionation of shale gas basins in North America are altering the chemicals industry value chain.
PV sustainable growth index
PwC's annual PV Sustainable Growth Index (PVSGI) is a ranking of the financial performance and operational efficiency of the largest publicly traded solar companies. The Index emphasizes revenue growth, working capital, EBIT % and debt-to-equity, among other measures.
Achieving your solar potential: PwC services and citations
PwC plays a key role in helping governments, business, and society make the transition to solar energy. Building on our experience of working with the global energy sector for over 100 years, this booklet outlines the services we bring to bear and the support we provide for solar power generation and transmission projects.
Converging worlds: Five management principles from companies modernizing our vehicles, buildings and electric grids
Major companies discuss with PwC their roles in energy efficiency, information, building and transportation systems
Transforming IT with better business processes: How demand-driven IT can prepare power companies for grid modernization
Power grid modernization requires updates to power companies' technology, people, and processes at a time when power company CIOs are being asked to contain IT spending. Adoption of demand based IT will enable power companies to achieve operational and cost efficiencies.
Technology is not enough: In cleantech due diligence, operations are a crucial (and often overlooked) element
Cleantech companies have become a favored target for strategic buyers, private equity players, and venture capital firms, as the recent flurry of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and investment activity demonstrates. Often, suitors focus on the technology and market strategies while overlooking operational capabilities.
Smart Grid investment grants: Navigating the challenges
Power and utility companies have faced significant challenges in navigating the extensive compliance requirements associated with DOE’s Smart Grid grants. By revisiting Year One challenges, companies can be better prepared to address the next round of grant audits and pursue future grant activities.
Minerals and metals scarcity in manufacturing: The ticking time bomb
This document explores the impact that minerals and metals scarcity is likely to have on seven manufacturing industries. PwC interviewed senior executives in many of the leading organizations that are central to the future growth of these industries to gauge the relevance and effects of this scarcity.
Successful capital projects: The integrated risk framework
This report addresses how rigorous governance and risk management practices guide effective decision making on complex capital investment programs.
On the brink of a bright future?
Over a period of 3 months, PwC interviewed 25 companies across the UK solar value chain, conducted research into the UK and European solar markets and formed a view on the future potential of the sector for the UK. The industry will professionalise, consolidate and new entrants will drive the sector forward.
Appetite for change
Climate change is testing the ability of the world's leaders to develop effective environment policies, and many — in and out of governments — are frustrated with the pace of negotiations. This survey examines attitudes in the international business community towards environmental regulation, legislation and taxes.
Getting real about cyber threats: where are you headed?
As energy, utilities and power companies increase their use of technologies like smart grid, advanced metering infrastructure, and modern control systems, cyber attacks and malware threats increase. Companies that understand cyber threats will be in the best position to defeat them.
Shale gas: A renaissance in US manufacturing?
During the last couple of years, increased commercialization of alternative energy has ushered in mounting debate on the impact— or lack of impact—that the deployment of new energy sources has on US job creation. Shale gas is one such alternative energy source that has drawn momentous investment and discussion as the country pursues a cleaner and more sustainable energy mix.
Charging forward: Electric vehicle survey
The first edition of Charging forward: Electric vehicle survey provides a check-up on some of the major determining factors contributing to the success of EVs in the near-, mid-, and long-term. More than 200 participants from the automotive, utilities, energy, technology, government, finance, education and other sectors completed the survey.
Making hay while the sun shines: Tapping new solar growth opportunities in the United States
Favorable module pricing and clarified regulations will drive growth in the US solar market that could invite global competition. Solar companies should consider: US based operations centers, strong pipeline and capital management, market knowledge at the state level, and customized offerings for specific market segments.
The US - China cleantech connection: Shaping a new commercial diplomacy
Our research shows that U.S. companies are finding cleantech opportunities in China through alliances--as well as capital and cleantech technology transfer investments.Over the next decade, this could lead to significant growth opportunities within and beyond the U.S. and China markets as cleantech matures into one of the largest global industries.
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