• Creator of 'world's most powerful wind turbine' raises funding

    28 February 2014

    A company that claims to have invented the world's most powerful wind turbine has completed its latest funding round, valuing the firm at €40 million ($54.7 million).

  • Renewables M&A deals up a third in 2013, further activity expected in 2014

    28 February 2014

    The value of mergers and acquisitions in renewable energy rose nearly a third in 2013, driven by utilities looking to offload the assets to raise capital, a consultancy firm has found.

  • German fuel cell company attracts new VC investors

    27 February 2014

    Sunfire, a German developer of high-temperature fuel cells, has secured a "high seven-figure" sum in second-round financing, which attracted two new investors – Total Energy Ventures and Electranova Capital.

  • 'Game-changing' corporate reporting rules clear key hurdle

    27 February 2014

    EU proposals to force large companies to report environmental metrics were hailed by a leading investor as "a game-changer for corporate transparency", after they took a step closer to becoming law.

  • New vehicle to help solar battle subsidy cuts

    20 February 2014

    A solar company today launched a fight-back against the retroactive subsidy cuts that cast a shadow over the industry, as it proposed the creation of a listed 'yieldco' to aggregate assets across Europe.

  • Wheb fund reaches €100m first close, makes first investment

    18 February 2014

    Wheb's third private equity fund has raised €100 million ($137 million) and made its first investment.

  • John Laing plans latest UK renewables IPO

    10 February 2014

    John Laing, a UK infrastructure investment company, is seeking to raise at least £160 million ($262 million) for its Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) via a placing and initial public offering (IPO) of shares on the London Stock Exchange.

  • UBS tips stocks set to benefit from ESG themes

    05 February 2014

    Unilever, Novozymes and Neste Oil are among the stocks that UBS has identified as well-positioned to receive a boost from increased awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

  • Impax flagship fund toasts 33% returns in 2013

    23 January 2014

    Impax Asset Management's flagship investment trust celebrated strong returns in 2013, as it benefited from a broad-based recovery in environmental stocks.

  • Investors welcome proposed EU ETS reforms

    22 January 2014

    Proposals from the European Commission to reform the bloc's Emissions Trading System have received a qualified welcome from investors.