• The next generation

    27 March 2014

    US President Barack Obama is forging ahead with federal guidelines to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. Katie Kouchakji looks at what form the standards could take, the implications for investors

  • An inflection point for energy efficiency financing?

    29 January 2014

    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

  • Looking back at 2013

    18 December 2013

    Stranded assets, retroactive subsidy cuts and backloading were among the themes that dominated the markets in 2013. Peter Cripps looks back on some of the highs and lows of the past 12 months.

  • So far, so good...

    12 December 2013

    It's been a solid first year for California's cap-and-trade scheme, and market participants are upbeat about 2014, when new buyers will likely emerge and the programme will link with Quebec. Elza Holmstedt Pell reports

  • California carbon allowances for 2016 sell out for the first time

    22 August 2013

    California's latest auction of 2016 carbon allowances has for the first time been oversubscribed, in a sign of confidence in the future of the state's carbon trading system.

  • 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.