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  • John Laing renewables fund secures £50m credit facility

    13 October 2014

    John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) has agreed a three-year £50 million ($80 million) revolving credit facility with HSBC and Dutch bank NIBC.

  • Funds tilt towards energy efficiency

    10 October 2014

    Concerns over energy security and regulatory pressures are driving leading environmental funds to increase their exposure to companies offering energy efficient products and services. Graham Cooper reports

  • ACT expects American carbon trading operations 'to equal Europe'

    06 October 2014

    Dutch carbon trading company Amsterdam Capital Trading (ACT) has opened an office in California, saying it expects its US operations to eventually equal the size of its activities in Europe.

  • Solactive and Corporate Knights launch low-carbon index

    26 September 2014

    A family of low-carbon indexes has been launched, which claims to be the first to use a system established by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

  • Eastern Europe: investing amid uncertainty

    25 September 2014

    Eastern Europe holds exciting opportunities to invest in renewables, but is blighted by regulatory uncertainty. Sophie Robinson-Tillett looks at three markets in the region and asks whether the risks outweigh the rewards.

  • Governments and companies in joint pledge to halt forest loss

    24 September 2014

    More than 30 national governments, 40 companies and numerous NGOs and regional governments have pledged to work to halt deforestation globally by 2030.

  • Green Climate Fund reaches $2.3bn

    24 September 2014

    The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has now received $2.3 billion of funding from countries across the world, following yesterday's Climate Summit in New York.

  • Can yieldcos deliver?

    23 September 2014

    Investor appetite for renewable energy yieldcos shows no sign of being sated, as the latest launches have seen strong demand. Sophie Robinson-Tillett asks how much potential these vehicles have, and whether they're really worth their current valuations

  • Mercer to analyse climate risks, backed by investors worth $1.5trn

    22 September 2014

    Global investors managing a combined $1.5 trillion have teamed up with consultancy Mercer to help it analyse the risks climate change poses to portfolios.

  • Irish waste-to-energy projects gets €375m private backing

    19 September 2014

    Covanta Holding Corporation has closed a €375 million ($481 million) financing agreement to build a waste-to-energy plant in Ireland.