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  • A look back at 2014: what were this year's key developments?

    30 December 2014

    It's been a momentous year in many of the markets that we cover. Graham Cooper and Sophie Robinson-Tillett reflect on some of the key developments

  • Infographic: Is coal a sinking ship?

    29 December 2014

    Recent research by the Carbon Tracker Initiative found that $112 billion of future capital expenditure (capex) in potential thermal coal production (excluding China) is at risk of becoming 'stranded'. This infographic shows how in three steps

  • Californian pension funds are wary of coal divestment legislation

    24 December 2014

    Two major pension funds have reacted warily to reports that Kevin de Leon, Californian senate leader, plans to introduce legislation that would require them to sell their holdings in coal companies.

  • Quotes of the quarter

    23 December 2014

    As the calendar year wraps up, Environmental Finance takes a look back at some of the quotes that defined the last quarter.

  • Shell shareholder resolution on carbon gets go-ahead from investors, BP set to follow

    16 December 2014

    A shareholder resolution demanding that Shell report on its climate change strategy has attracted the 100 signatories it needs in order to be filed at the company's AGM, while a similar action against BP is on course to reach the same milestone.

  • Companies' efforts to cut carbon have 'plateaued', finds CDP

    12 December 2014

    Emissions reductions from some of the most carbon-intensive companies have "plateaued" over the past year, according to a report by the CDP.

  • Norwegian wealth fund ponders fossil-fuel divestment, following report

    04 December 2014

    Norway's sovereign wealth fund is considering divesting from the most carbon-intensive petrol and coal firms.

  • Bank of England to step up stranded assets research

    02 December 2014

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney plans to "deepen and widen" its inquiry into the debate around stranded fossil fuel assets.

  • Pension firm divests NOK500m from coal but challenges 'stranded assets' theory

    25 November 2014

    Norwegian pension giant KLP has dismissed the "stranded assets" debate, but still plans to divest from coal companies in favour of renewable energy.

  • Investors welcome tighter GHG targets from US and China

    12 November 2014

    Investors have welcomed new targets on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions announced by China and the US in which China has, for the first time, committed to reduce its absolute level of emissions.