The PACE quickens
The market for Property Assessed Clean Energy bonds in the US is booming, with $1.7 billion of issues last year. Joe Walsh investigates the secret to its success and explains why it is being rolled out in other countries.
Renovate secures $100m from Credit Suisse for energy efficiency expansion
Renovate America has received a $100 million loan from Credit Suisse to expand its unsecured energy efficiency and home improvement loan programme across the US.
Cicero is biggest second opinion provider in 2016 - despite bumper year for Sustainalytics
The Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research Oslo (Cicero) was the biggest second opinion provider in the green bond market in 2016, but Sustainalytics is breathing down its neck after signing up more new business than any of its competitors.
50 shades of green bonds - and 50 ways of assessing them
Ratings agencies have weighed into the green bond market in the past year, adding to the raft of existing tools for assessing bonds. Where is this increasingly crowded marketplace heading, asks Peter Cripps
Green bonds round-up
California-based Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing company Ygrene will issue a securitised PACE green bond every quarter, Environmental Finance can reveal.
Green Bond Comment - September
Green bond issuance of almost $6 billion in September took the nine-month total for this year to $61.8 billion – more than twice the figure for the same period last year.
Renovate launches $320m green ABS
Renovate America, which helps finance energy efficiency projects on residential properties in California, has issued its eighth asset-backed security (ABS) under its HERO programme.
Renovate America prices its biggest ever green ABS
Renovate America has priced a $305 million asset-backed security (ABS), its largest ever securitisation.
Utility returns to green bond market, with benchmark issue
A utility has returned to the green bond market, after pricing €1 billion ($1.1 billion) of notes, Environmental Finance has learned.
Energy efficiency lending firm plans to issue $1.3bn of green ABS
A firm that provides financing for US households to help them make energy and water efficiency upgrades aims to issue $1.3 billion of green-labelled asset backed securities (ABS) this year.