• NEC to buy energy storage firm A123 for $100m

    25 March 2014

    NEC Corporation is to acquire A123 Energy Solutions for $100 million, in a move the Japanese conglomerate said would make it a leader in lithium-ion energy storage systems.

  • A licence to list?

    14 November 2013

    There has been a welcome increase in the number of renewables firms launching IPOs in 2013. But is this promising spate of activity a sign that investor confidence in the sector is finally growing, or will it prove a false dawn, asks Peter Cripps