Platina announces two renewables refinancings
Private equity firm Platina Energy Partners has refinanced a £28 million ($40 million) wind portfolio and a €50 million ($56 million) solar portfolio.
Climate finance will be 'key to Paris success'
Climate finance will be a key sticking point that could potentially determine whether the Paris climate summit will be a success.
Lightsource issues UK's biggest renewables bond, in £284m deal
Lightsource Renewable Energy has completed what it claims is the world's largest sterling-denominated bond for renewables.
UK government slammed for lifting renewable energy tax breaks
Renewable energy consumption will no longer be exempt from tax in the UK, in a government move that has been slammed for discouraging investment in the sector.
An analysis of the updated Green Bond Principles
The second iteration of the Principles, issued in March, extends the number of suggested project categories and explicitly allows refinancing, says Jacqueline Heng
Financing a modern energy infrastructure for Europe
Tomas Gärdfors says EU member states will have to align their regulations and cooperate more if adequate investment is to flow to achieve the bloc's energy infrastructure ambitions.
The only way is up
This year's winners in the carbon markets section of our annual rankings believe the tide has finally turned after the economic downturn in 2008 sent prices and volumes tumbling. Graham Cooper and Sophie Robinson-Tillett report
PCIs: upgrading the EU's power grid
Billions of euros of investment is needed to build interconnectors in the EU to increase security of energy supply and help integrate renewables. Tomas Gärdfors looks at the opportunities for investors
Eastern Europe: investing amid uncertainty
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.
GHGs: Back to the future
The winners in this year's rankings have triumphed in the face of adversity. They are now anxiously waiting for policymakers to make structural reforms to core markets, just as they were at the turn of the century. Graham Cooper reports