Archive

  • Scatec Solar and Google in $188 million JV for US project

    08 January 2015

    Scatec Solar has secured $157 million from Google and Prudential to build a major new plant in the US.

  • Calvert Green Bond Fund – one year on

    03 November 2014

    On the first anniversary of the launch of the Calvert Green Bond Fund, its managers are pleased with its performance but are frustrated by an unrealised opportunity to roll out more green mortgage-backed securities.

  • MidAmerican boosts investments in Iowa wind projects to $6bn

    13 October 2014

    MidAmerican Energy is to commit an additional $280 million to two wind farms in Iowa, taking its total investment in wind energy in the state above $6 billion.

  • Google backs SunEdison's biggest US project

    11 September 2014

    Google is to invest $145 million in a solar plant held by SunEdison's yieldco, TerraForm.

  • Google agrees its largest renewables deal

    25 April 2014

    Google has agreed its largest ever purchase of renewable energy, buying up to 407MW of wind power from MidAmerican Energy Holdings.

  • Texas wind stake takes Google's renewables portfolio above 2GW

    15 January 2014

    Internet giant Google has added to its fast-growing portfolio of renewable energy assets with a $75 million investment in the Panhandle 2 wind farm near Amarillo in Texas. This takes the company's total renewables generation capacity above 2GW.

  • KKR and Google join forces to invest in US solar

    15 November 2013

    Private equity giant KKR has partnered with Google to invest in a portfolio of US solar projects, in a deal understood to be worth $400 million.

  • A crisis looms

    17 October 2013

    Jeremy Leggett's new book warns of turmoil ahead for the global energy and financial systems, but there is still hope for the longer-term future. His work is reviewed by Nick Robins

  • 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.

  • Allianz's renewable energy investment tops €1.5bn following Google deal

    06 June 2013

    Allianz Capital Partners has acquired a 72MW wind farm in northern Sweden that will supply power to Google's data centre in Finland.