• French cleantech fund makes first US investment

    10 October 2013

    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

    23 September 2013

    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

    01 August 2013

    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

    05 July 2013

    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

    27 June 2013

    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

    10 June 2013

    The US and China have agreed a deal to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons, a group of potent greenhouse gases found in refrigerants.