Archive

  • Turning trash into cash

    19 August 2013

    Investment in waste-to-energy projects has been stifled by perceived risks. But there are signs that the maturing sector is starting to become increasingly attractive. Elza Holmstedt Pell reports

  • 'Unique' agro-forestry fund reaches €50m first close

    19 August 2013

    A pioneering agro-forestry fund has reached first close after raising more than €50 million ($66.6 million).

  • Building bridges

    15 August 2013

    Linking the raft of emissions trading systems springing up across the globe is an important step towards forging a worldwide carbon market. But if not implemented correctly, the process could undermine emission reduction efforts, warn Claudia Gibis and Alexandra Zirkel.

  • Sustainability heavyweight - Q&A with Paul Polman

    13 August 2013

    With its ambitious targets to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water use, Unilever is widely seen as a sustainability champion. Its CEO Paul Polman tells Peter Cripps how its efforts to tackle environmental problems have helped drive its growth.

  • Private equity-backed wind developer files for up to $345m IPO

    12 August 2013

    A wind power developer backed by a leading private equity investor in renewable energy is aiming to raise up to $345 million in a stock market listing.

  • Could a central bank rescue the EU ETS?

    07 August 2013

    With the EU ETS on its knees amid an oversupply of allowances, it is time to set up a 'Central Carbon Bank' to oversee the market, argues Julian Richardson.

  • Chinese wind giant issues $300m bond

    06 August 2013

    One of China's largest wind power developers has issued a $300 million bond.

  • Terra Firma 'makes progress with £1.5bn' Infinis sale

    05 August 2013

    Private equity giant Terra Firma has reportedly made progress in its attempt to find a buyer for its clean energy company Infinis, in a move expected to generate about £1.5 billion ($2.3 billion).

  • Renewables' missing link

    18 July 2013

    The Achilles heel of wind and solar has traditionally been the intermittency that renders production unpredictable. But advances in technology mean energy storage is now ready to help the renewables sector scale up. Andrew Jones explains.

  • Bullish outlook for energy storage, say analysts

    17 July 2013

    Increasing power generation from wind farms and solar panels coupled, in many countries, with high electricity prices and declining feed-in tariffs, will trigger a five-fold increase in demand for energy storage systems by 2020, analysts predict.