• Standards boost forest carbon market

    16 July 2013

    As the Woodland Carbon Code is launched on the Markit Environmental Registry, Pat Snowdon reviews the evolution of the UK's forest carbon market and the potential for other markets in ecosystem services

  • EIB should be lender of last resort for offshore wind, claims banker

    11 July 2013

    Commercial banks are increasingly willing to finance offshore wind farms, meaning the European Investment Bank (EIB) should step back and take a less prominent role in lending to projects, a leading banker in the sector has claimed.

  • BASF calls for standardised environmental accounting methodology

    10 July 2013

    Chemicals giant BASF has thrown its weight behind calls for a standardised methodology for companies to develop environmental profit and loss (EP&L) accounts, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • £40m IPO plan for renewables firm

    08 July 2013

    A carbon market veteran is planning a £40 million ($61.4 million) flotation of a renewable energy venture.

  • Will new regulations restrict low-carbon finance?

    04 July 2013

    New financial regulations are adding to the problems caused by adverse economic conditions and policy uncertainty, and are likely to hinder the flow of finance to low-carbon assets in the EU, say Thomas Spencer and Jamie Stevenson.

  • Terra Firma presses on with renewables sale plan, despite pulling German IPO

    04 July 2013

    Private equity group Terra Firma is pursuing plans for a possible sale of renewable energy company Infinis, despite pulling its planned flotation of German property firm Deutsche Annington.

  • Energy efficient ships an 'attractive investment opportunity', says bank

    27 June 2013

    Investors are increasingly seeing retrofitting ships with fuel-saving technologies as an attractive opportunity, according to a bank, which is developing a finance mechanism for the activity.

  • Have solar stocks finally turned a corner?

    25 June 2013

    Many solar stocks have enjoyed a stellar start to 2013, with some having tripled in value. Could a brighter future for the long-suffering sector finally be in sight, asks Peter Cripps

  • MidAmerican increases bond issue to $1bn, reports say

    24 June 2013

    Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy has issued a $1 billion bond to finance a solar project in California, according to reports, substantially more than it had planned to raise.

  • Reasons for hope?

    24 June 2013

    On the face of it, there's plenty to be pessimistic about in the environmental markets at the moment.