French cleantech fund makes first US investment
A young Paris-based venture capital firm specialising in clean energy and environmental technologies has bought an undisclosed stake in a Californian energy efficiency company.
Renewables: a hotspot for the weather risk market
Requests for weather risk products from renewable energy developers and investors are mounting, providing market participants with long sought-after new demand. Elza Holmstedt Pell reports
Middle Eastern promise
The Middle East is poised to become a hotspot of renewables activity over the next few decades. Graham Cooper outlines which countries and sectors hold the most promise for investors.
EDF Energies Nouvelles founder backs €20m water IPO
A private equity-backed water treatment company has raised €20 million in an initial public offering (IPO) and attracted the founder of EDF Energies Nouvelles as cornerstone investor.
Allianz buys three wind farms
German insurance giant Allianz has expanded its renewable energy portfolio, buying three wind farms with a combined capacity of 100MW.
US, China agree deal to cut HFCs
The US and China have agreed a deal to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons, a group of potent greenhouse gases found in refrigerants.