In a significant trend to rebalance energy services toward clean technology, twenty developing countries are investing in large-scale renewables, particularly solar, wind and geothermal services, as a robust source of energy access for their citizens. Just weeks before the global climate negotiating session in Cancun, this trend away from high-emissions sources and toward clean energy sounds a positive note for real climate-smart development.
Commonwealth Bank today published its second Viewpoint report, measuring the economic health of the nation and examining the impact of the resources boom in mining areas of Australia.
Viewpoint was created in conjunction with NATSEM (National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling) at the University of Canberra,
In 2009, companies on the London Stock Exchange’s growth market AIM contributed a total of £21 billion to UK GDP and supported 570,000 jobs through direct, supply chain and multiplier effects, but greater fiscal incentives and fewer restrictions are needed to stem net outflows of capital from small caps and enhance the economic benefits delivered by the sector,