Private Equity Executives Target Renewable Energy Investment 

By Marietta Cauchi of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES: Private equity firms are preparing for a surge of investment in renewable energy, with on-shore wind farms the number-one target, according to research released Friday. More than three-quarters of private equity executives polled at a recent conference by KPMG said they planned to invest in renewable energy of some sort within the next year, with on-shore wind being the most popular technology, followed by off-shore wind and energy from waste. Renewable energy projects and assets promise huge returns because of the long- term predictable cash flow guaranteed by an increasing focus by governments worldwide on the sector, making business easier for renewable energy facilities. Read more

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