SEB remains biggest green bond underwriter in first quarter of 2014
Nordic bank SEB has maintained its position as the largest underwriter of green bonds in the first quarter of 2014.
Largest wind project in Africa secures €623m in financing
The biggest clean power energy project in Africa has taken a major leap forward by signing €623 million ($859.6 million) in financing to allow it move it into the construction phase.
An inflection point for energy efficiency financing?
There is a tangible sense of frustration at the slow progress being made in scaling up the European energy efficiency market. Traditional players need to learn from the more dynamic markets in the US, or risk being overtaken by rivals with new business models, argues Steven Fawkes
Green bond issues to 'at least double' this year, says HSBC
Green bond issues are set to double to around $25 billion this year, on the back of strong momentum in January and a surge of activity in 2013, HSBC has forecast.
EIB makes €50m equity investment in renewables fund
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed €50 million ($69 million) to a fund that invests in European renewable energy.
French infrastructure investor buys stake in offshore wind farm
A French infrastructure investor has made its first investment in offshore wind, acquiring a 7.5% stake in the German Butendiek project.
Offshore wind grid group issues £305m bond with EIB credit enhancement
A company that operates a power connection between an offshore wind farm and the grid has become the first renewables-related bond to receive credit enhancement through a European Investment Bank (EIB) programme.
Second round of NER300 sales to start next month
The second round of emissions permit sales under the NER300 initiative will begin in mid-November, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced.
EIB should be lender of last resort for offshore wind, claims banker
Commercial banks are increasingly willing to finance offshore wind farms, meaning the European Investment Bank (EIB) should step back and take a less prominent role in lending to projects, a leading banker in the sector has claimed.