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  • New York green bank opens account with $800m of deals

    23 October 2014

    New York's green bank has agreed to make its first loans after announcing a string of deals it said will ultimately lead to investments of more than $800 million.

  • Dealing with the changing climate

    22 October 2014

    Weather risk management is becoming increasingly entrenched within Europe's energy sector. But shifting regulatory winds promise to change its complexion. Mark Nicholls reports

  • Risk-sharing instruments get approval from Green Climate Fund

    21 October 2014

    The UN's Green Climate Fund has approved the use of financial guarantees and other risk-sharing instruments that it believes will help leverage private capital in support of the fund.

  • Swedish municipality issues SEK750m green bond

    14 October 2014

    The municipality of Örebro in Sweden has issued a five-year SEK750 million ($104 million) bond to fund a series of environmental projects. It will pay a coupon of 1.1925%.

  • 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.