Archive

  • Shale firms set for hard times in 2016 as oil hedges mature

    06 May 2015

    Shale companies could feel the full force of the oil price slump next year as their hedges expire, according to the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI).

  • Banks too slow to curb coal financing, say NGOs

    05 May 2015

    Global financing for coal mining and coal-fired power generation remained unchanged last year at about $144 billion, despite the financial distress of leading coal miners and many banks increasing their support for renewable energy.

  • Nearly half asset owners are 'negligently gambling on climate risk'

    27 April 2015

    Nearly half of the biggest asset owners in the world have failed to take action to safeguard their portfolios against the threat of climate change, according to a report.

  • For investors, climate change is now a risk, not an uncertainty

    27 April 2015

    In recent years, there has been a growing scientific consensus about climate change and an increased likelihood of political intervention. Ian Simm outlines some of the ways investors could respond to help them outperform.

  • Blueprint published 'to help failing fossil fuel companies adapt'

    24 April 2015

    Many fossil fuel companies are failing to stress-test their businesses to see how they would be impacted by the transition to a lower-carbon economy, Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) has warned.

  • Stranded assets risks are rising, says HSBC

    21 April 2015

    The risk that fossil fuel assets could be rendered 'stranded' is growing, a report has warned.

  • Quotes of the quarter

    17 April 2015

    Environmental Finance takes a look back at some of the quotes that defined the first quarter of 2015.

  • Infographic: Coal plants and stranded assets

    17 April 2015

    A report from Oxford University's Smith School identifies the least efficient "subcritical" coal-fired power stations around the world that are at the most risk of becoming 'stranded'

  • F&C to ramp up its focus on climate change

    26 March 2015

    F&C Investments is increasingly focusing its engagement activities on climate change and the stranded assets debate.

  • Chinese analysts call for differential pricing for green bonds

    25 March 2015

    Policy-makers should ensure green debt products enjoy a price advantage over conventional debt, to encourage the growth of a green bond market in China, analysts say.