China Cleantech Quarterly Performance Report, March 2015

The March 2015 Quarterly Performance Report for the China CleanTech Index is now available - please click here to download the report.


The China CleanTech Index surged 16.2% gain over the month of March and is up 23.7% over the last quarter outperforming all of its benchmarks. This was driven by both strong gains across all Chinese stocks and the positive government sentiment towards environmental initiatives expressed at the National People's Congress.

The best performing sub-indices for the quarter were the 41.0% gain for the China Efficiency Index and the 39.1% gain for the China Storage Index. The worst result was recorded by the 9.2% gain from the China Hydro Index.

The market capitalisation of the 167 stocks in the China CleanTech Index is CNY 1.9 trillion (US$313 billion), up a long way from its trough of CNY 604 billion in November 2012.


Brazil sets date for first solar auction of 2015

First published on the BSEC Blog, 16 March 2015

The Brazilian Government has confirmed that the first dedicated solar energy auction for 2015 will take place on 14 August. Utility scale solar developers who are successful in the auction will have two years to build their projects, after which they will be awarded a 20-year PPA (contract) for the supply of energy to the national grid.

The policy of Brazil’s Ministry of Mines & Energy involves dedicated solar energy auctions, which are intended to contribute to a diversification of the nation’s energy mix. Brazil has been suffering from severe droughts, which have depleted water levels in the hydro electricity reserves (the dominant source of electricity in Brazil) resulting in outages this year. The situation has forced Brazil to import electricity from neighbours.

Companies wishing to participate in the auction must submit their projects to the EPE (the government body which manages Brazil’s energy auctions) by 14 April 2015.


INTERVIEW: Ericsson’s Nadine Allen discusses the Networked Society

Following on from the Smart Future London 2014 conference, where Ericsson was one of the sponsors, Cleantech Investor has taken the opportunity to chat with Ericsson’s Nadine Allen and to discuss the Networked Society

Nadine Allen is responsible for Ericsson’s new ‘Industry & Society’ Customer Unit for Western Central Europe. Industry & Society is the hub of Ericsson’s focus on securing growth in new areas outside of its traditional telecoms domain. As a Customer Unit Head, Nadine is responsible for leading everything that is needed for the successful development of this business and has accountability for everything, from business development and marketing through to sales and delivery of contracts.

Telecoms have been part of Nadine’s life for nearly 20 years. She has been employed in a variety of leadership roles, including Strategy, Corporate Marketing, Product Line Management and Sales Management. Nadine joined Ericsson in 2006 and over the last six years has been responsible for Ericsson’s business relationship with several of the UK mobile operators. Previously, she held positions with Marconi and Orange. Nadine’s passion lies in developing business by creating value and trust for the customers with whom she works, by thinking about the best options to support their business success.

Q: Nadine, it’s great to have the opportunity to chat with you. Can you explain how Ericsson defines the ‘Networked Society’ and how Ericsson’s business model fits in to the Networked Society vision?

A: Ericsson has long envisioned the arrival of the Networked Society, where connectivity brings people closer together than ever before, where collaboration is part of everyday life, and where every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential.



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