• UK consults on mandatory reporting for carbon emissions

    11 May 2011

    Large businesses in the UK could be required to report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, under plans set out by the country's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

  • Japanese think-tank proposes 'low-carbon recovery bonds'

    11 May 2011

    The Japanese government should issue several hundred billion dollars worth of 'low-carbon recovery bonds' to fund renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami, according to a leading environmental think-tank.

  • Taking root

    10 May 2011

    David Brand has parlayed pioneering environmental market trades into a billion-dollar forest asset management company – but the real environmental upside is yet to come, he tells Mark Nicholls

  • Practising what they preach

    10 May 2011

    Pressure is building on the investment community to disclose how its investments impact the environment – but more information does not necessarily mean better information, says Elliot Frankal

  • From air miles to chair miles

    10 May 2011

    Frequent flyer schemes create incentives directly at odds with corporate climate change objectives. It's time to incentivise employees to stay put, say Michael Mainelli and Nick Noakes

  • Building in benchmarks

    10 May 2011

    Governments are turning to private investors to help fund potentially massive building energy efficiency programmes – but financial markets need data and benchmarks, says Ron Dembo

  • Nobao revives plan for $300m US listing

    10 May 2011

    Renewable heat and cooling firm Nobao Renewable Energy has resuscitated plans to raise $300 million through a listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • UK renewables industry warns against any loosening of offshore targets

    09 May 2011

    The UK government should ignore calls from a key advisory committee to ease back on its 2020 offshore wind energy targets, or risk deterring investors, according to the body representing the UK renewable energy sector.

  • Italy slashes 2011 solar support by 10-19%

    09 May 2011

    Italian solar developers will have until the end of this month to connect to the grid if they are to qualify for existing incentive rates, after the government announced it will slash support mechanisms and place a funding cap on incentives for larger plants.

  • Clean-tech investors chase millions for Asian strategies

    06 May 2011

    A slew of venture capital and private equity funds are raising money into clean-tech funds focused on Asia.