• Investors call for funding details as UK announces green bank legislation

    09 May 2012

    The UK government is to introduce legislation in the coming year to establish its long-planned Green Investment Bank (GIB), but investors and environmentalists have called for clarity over how it will be funded.

  • US, Italy, Spain challenged in meeting clean energy targets

    01 May 2012

    Changes to renewable energy incentives in the US, Italy and Spain will make it harder for those countries to meet their clean energy mandates and emission reduction targets, according to Deutsche Bank.

  • Ameren shareholders to vote on coal risks

    19 April 2012

    Investors in the US utility Ameren will vote next week on a resolution to reduce its heavy reliance on coal power.

  • CSAPR petitioners quizzed over legal arguments

    17 April 2012

    The parties protesting against the US introducing the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) faced tough questions from a panel of judges last week over whether their arguments were eligible or not.

  • Up in the air

    12 April 2012

    With less than 12 months until the first compliance year of California's emissions trading programme, the rules underpinning trading are still being formed. Gloria Gonzalez looks at how emitters are preparing amid the uncertainty

  • Registering an interest

    12 April 2012

    The new EU registry regulations mean that standard trading documents need to be updated, particularly with regard to stolen units. Kerry Liebenberg and Kasia Hryniewicz outline the main changes

  • US emissions plan a boost to clean-tech investors

    28 March 2012

    The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed standard for carbon pollution from new power plants excludes trading among affected sources, while offering a boost to clean technology investors.

  • US energy subsidies to favour fossil fuels over renewables

    08 March 2012

    The renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors received most of the US federal government's $24 billion in energy subsidies last year, but fossil fuels will win out this year as several key tax breaks for renewables have expired.

  • Waiting at the gate

    07 March 2012

    Amid much controversy and political posturing, the EU Emissions Trading System was extended to aviation in January. Katie Kouchakji reports on how carriers are navigating for compliance with the programme despite the turbulent political situation

  • Beyond repair?

    07 March 2012

    The Clean Development Mechanism has come a long way, but remains beset by problems. Can the policy dialogue make it fit for the future, ask Axel Michaelowa, Sonja Butzengeiger and Marc André Marr