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A New Era on Financing: Crowd Valley Brings Asset Managers and Brokers Online - Equities.com Global Financial Community

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Paying it forward: Community Working Capital

Paying it forward: Community Working Capital | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
By Arno Hesse Can communities empower themselves with a Line of Credit? I’m looking forward to this day: I shop for food in my community, grab lunch, pick up cheese for a party, and go out for dinn...
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Crowdfunding and Community Solar Energy | The Energy Collective

Crowdfunding and Community Solar Energy | The Energy Collective | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
We have two broken systems, energy and finance. supporting a coal fired centralized grid that never reaches the poor while driving climate change.
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Instututional investors and development institutions should use crowdfunding platforms in order to co-finance decentralised energy in developing countries.

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Industry Development in Electricity Markets | The Energy Collective

It’s a tough time to be an electricity utility in Europe.
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Crowdfunding's Future: Local Online Ecosystems

Crowdfunding's Future: Local Online Ecosystems | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
There’s an essential question I’ve been thinking about recently that I believe underlies one of the most powerful and transformative possibilities of crowdfunding... The question is... how important is “local” to the crowdfunding movement?
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Great article! Building an investment ecosystem is key element of crowdfunding.

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Will the capital markets finance the green economy? | The Abundance Blog | Abundance

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Most likely not, but "we can start to plug the green finance gap ourselves".

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4 recommendations for expanding debt crowdfunding | Blog | Social Finance

4 recommendations for expanding debt crowdfunding | Blog | Social Finance | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
SocialFinance.ca is a network of investors, enterprises, and enablers that are actively harnessing finance for social impact through community investment, microfinance, social enterprise, philanthropy, and responsible investment.
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Rise of ‘Indie’ generators shows game-changing power of renewable energy | The Abundance Blog | Abundance

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The Future of Finance (Is the Future of Energy)

The Future of Finance (Is the Future of Energy) | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
The first person whose home blazed with electric light was J.P Morgan. The financier also owned the first business lit with incandescent bul…
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Scaling Green » Blog Archive » Democratization of Energy Finance: Crowdfunding and Divestment

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If the Germans can do it, so can we. It’s time for renewable energy crowdfunding. | The Abundance Blog | Abundance

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How are communities raising serious money for green energy projects?

How are communities raising serious money for green energy projects? | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Chris Goodall: Locally known and trusted organisers seem to have helped build the impetus behind the fundraising
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New Ideas in Energy Finance: Crowd Funding

New Ideas in Energy Finance: Crowd Funding | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
In the first part of a series highlighting both groups that are finding ways to fill gaps as well as companies that are rethinking old approaches to energy finance, Eli Hinckley takes a look at Greentown Labs and their use of crowd funding to raise...
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Key message: "The ability to raise capital while simultaneously realizing public outreach and community engagement targets can’t be understated"

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Crowdfunding and Renewables Financing | The Energy Collective

Crowdfunding and Renewables Financing | The Energy Collective | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
In less than a decade ordinary Germans have raised €63bn through people-powered finance to fund renewables transition.
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Big Potential for Crowdfunding Renewable energy in the UK!

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Crowdfunding will change the nonprofit fundraising model | The Breaking News Network

Crowdfunding will change the nonprofit fundraising model | The Breaking News Network | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
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Banks must change or risk becoming socially useless, warns Bank of England governor Mark Carney

Banks must change or risk becoming socially useless, warns Bank of England governor Mark Carney | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Banks risk becoming socially useless unless they focus on the real economy and help businesses invest and create jobs, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said.
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I guess he is saying that banks are socially useless already (hence they need to change) and that's the reason whey the banking system will be replaced by crowdfunding.

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Deutsche Bank: Solar, distributed energy at 'major inflection point' : Renew Economy

Deutsche Bank: Solar, distributed energy at 'major inflection point' : Renew Economy | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Deutsche says most markets for solar are now 'sustainable,' meaning they operate with little or no subsidies, and will overcome backlash from utilities.
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Crowdfunding Brings Affordable Loans to Small Businesses

Crowdfunding Brings Affordable Loans to Small Businesses | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Alex Binkley, co-founder of FundingCommunity.com, talks about the the crowd-lending model and what sort of companies would find this loan a good fit.
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Making solar energy, together

Making solar energy, together | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Sizzling temperatures across the UK are not the only reason why solar energy projects are getting a boost this summer.
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Could crowdfunding help scale up renewable energy projects?

Could crowdfunding help scale up renewable energy projects? | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Community-owned renewable projects only exist on a small scale in the UK, but there's an increasing appetite for investment
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Finextra: Bank economists warn of disruptive threat from mobile and crowdfunding

Finextra: Bank economists warn of disruptive threat from mobile and crowdfunding | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Banks that fail to invest in mobile technology and crowdfunding platforms risk being swept away by a wave of disruptive innovation warn economists at US bank BBVA Compass.
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Crowd-funding fires up community energy plant - Environment - Scotsman.com

SCOTLAND’S first community-run hydro-electric energy plant is set to be made a reality after its backers managed to raise the entire funding using an innovative new crowd-funding scheme.
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Greg Barker: Crowd funding key to renewables revolution

Greg Barker: Crowd funding key to renewables revolution | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: Climate change minister praises
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