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  • EU energy, climate change plans get mixed reception

    26 February 2015

    Industry and NGOs have given a mixed reception to the European Commission's new proposals to improve energy security and reduce carbon emissions within the EU.

  • Solar fried in CfD auction

    26 February 2015

    Solar energy construction in the UK is set to be decimated after the technology failed to compete with wind power in a £325 million ($503 million) auction under the government's new subsidy system.

  • Northland Power eyes C$270m equity raise for wind

    25 February 2015

    Renewable energy firm Northland Power plans to raise C$270 million ($217 million) in equity sales to complete its financing for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm.

  • Business welcomes EU Parliament vote on carbon market reform

    25 February 2015

    Industry and investor groups have welcomed yesterday's vote by the EU Parliament's environment committee to introduce a 'Market Stability Reserve' (MSR) into the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) in 2018.

  • Howard Boyd is new chair of ShareAction

    25 February 2015

    Emma Howard Boyd will take over as chair of responsible investment charity ShareAction in April.

  • Italian infrastructure investor F2i adds to its renewables portfolio

    23 February 2015

    German utility E.On has sold its 49MW portfolio of seven solar energy plants in Italy to an Italian infrastructure fund, F2i SGR, for an undisclosed sum.

  • Jordan awards tenders for 200MW of renewables projects

    19 February 2015

    Jordan has awarded contracts to 12 solar projects and two wind farms, totalling 200MW, in its first renewable energy tender.

  • Iowa issues $321m green bond to finance water projects

    16 February 2015

    A series of bonds, totalling $321.5 million, has been issued by the Iowa Financing Authority to fund a range of water–related projects in the state.

  • Independent Glennmont remains bullish on renewables

    13 February 2015

    Glennmont Partners is one of Europe's largest clean energy investors, having raised €937 million since 2009. CEO Joost Bergsma tells Graham Cooper how the firm – and the market – has evolved.

  • World's biggest sovereign wealth fund discloses divestments

    12 February 2015

    The world's largest sovereign wealth fund, Norway's Government Pension Fund Global, has revealed more details about its divestments as part of a move to "think long-term and protect value for future generations".