China to adopt absolute carbon cap in 2016 - report
China is reportedly considering introducing an absolute cap on its carbon emissions in 2016.
NY Green Bank seeks president
New York governor Andrew Cuomo has begun the search for a president of the state's recently announced $1 billion green investment bank.
EU climate dithering risks lost decade of investment
The EU must resolve "conflicting and contradictory" signals on climate policy to avoid a "lost decade" of investment in its power sector, European electricity association Eurelectric warned in a new report.
Green bonds to become 'cornerstone market within four years' – Flensborg
Environmental bonds will become a "cornerstone" of mainstream investors' portfolios within four years, one of the market's pioneers has claimed.
Obama seeks 40% clean-tech spending boost in 2014
US President Barack Obama has proposed a budget that would see a dramatic rise of funding for clean technologies next year, while eliminating $4 billion of annual fossil fuel subsidies.
EPA sets higher mercury pollution limit for new power plants
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has raised the proposed mercury emissions limits for new power plants, after complaints that the initial targets were not achievable.
$1.9trn energy subsidies hurting clean-tech investment - IMF
Governments around the world are spending $1.9 trillion a year in fuel subsidies, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has calculated, a policy it blamed for driving up energy consumption and hurting clean energy investments.
Green Investment Bank strikes first offshore wind equity deal
The UK's Green Investment Bank (GIB) has made its first direct equity investment in offshore wind, acquiring a quarter of an operating project from Germany's RWE.
UK offers tax breaks for shale gas, little for green economy
Green business groups were left unimpressed by the UK's budget today, which offered tax incentives for shale gas extraction but little support for the UK's low-carbon economy.
Obama repeats call for $2bn Energy Security Trust
President Barack Obama travelled to Argonne National Laboratory last week to urge Congress to find $2 billion for an Energy Security Trust to fund research into clean transport technologies.