Chinese firm issues RMB1bn green bond for clean coal plant
A RMB1 billion ($150 million) bond to boost the efficiency of a 2GW coal-fired power plant in China has been labelled 'green' by the issuer.
Lessons from the Repsol bond
I recently had an interesting chat with a leading green bond underwriter. He wanted to know whether I thought a green bond to finance energy-from-waste would be well received by the market.
Green bond comment: New issues rise 36% in H1
A 36% increase in new issues in the first six months of this year, combined with further signs of maturity in the market, suggest green bonds are entering their second decade in good health.
Green bond comment, June - Of Repsol and reputation
Repsol's green bond rocked the green bond market in May by reigniting the 'what is green' debate.
Time the green bond market grew up
The exclusion of Repsol's bond from the main green bond indexes highlights that a lack of a clear definition of what is green is hindering the market, argues Keith Mullin.
Repsol green bond excluded from main indexes
The controversy over Repsol's green bond continued to burn today after it emerged that it has been excluded from most of the main green bond indexes.
Repsol's green bond: exploring the controversy
Spanish oil & gas company Repsol issued a controversial green bond that immediately raised concerns, mainly because it represents more investment in production that results in more carbon emissions, even if more efficiently. Marcio Viegas assesses the controversy
Spanish oil company issues controversial green bond
Spanish oil company Repsol has issued a controversial €500 million ($543 million) green bond that will be partly used to fund energy efficiency projects in its oil and chemical refineries.
Blackstone sells WindMW stake to China Three Gorges
US private equity giant Blackstone has sold its majority stake in WindMW to China Three Gorges (CTG) for an undisclosed sum.
Multi-national corporates call for UN talks to facilitate carbon markets
A group of 14 leading industrial companies have called on negotiators at the UN climate change talks in Paris in December to deliver an agreement that facilitates international carbon markets.