• Bitcoin 'net negative' ESG investment, says BMO

    14 May 2021

    Bitcoin is a "net negative" investment from an environmental, social and governance (ESG) standpoint, according to BMO in a statement in response to electric vehicle maker Tesla saying it would stop accepting Bitcoin for car purchases.

  • Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund invests $1bn in EV company

    21 September 2018

    Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has agreed to invest over $1 billion in electric vehicle company Lucid Motors, as the country looks to diversify its revenues away from oil.

  • Comment: Trump and Paris - who will have the last laugh?

    02 June 2017

    As he announced that the US was to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, President Donald Trump claimed that the rest of the world was laughing at the US for signing the agreement, and they won't be laughing any longer.

  • EF BRIEFS: Tesla, BNP Paribas, World Bank, NextEnergy

    01 August 2016

    Electric car company Tesla has agreed to buy SolarCity, a leading provider of small-scale solar energy installations for $2. 6 billion.

  • EF BRIEFS: SolarCity, CDP hires Stathers

    19 July 2016

    SolarCity, a leading provider of small-scale solar energy installations, has raised $345 million from four undisclosed tax equity investors to finance new projects.

  • Energy storage - a technology whose time has come?

    18 February 2016

    Large-scale use of batteries to store electricity could be critical for the future growth of renewable energy. Recent developments mean the sector is almost ready for institutional investors, says Graham Cooper

  • Looking back at 2015, and looking ahead to 2016

    31 December 2015

    It has been a landmark year for environmental investment themes. Hamza Ali looks back at some of the key developments of 2015 and asks what the following year will bring

  • SolarCity in convertibles deal with Musk, CEO and former investor

    20 November 2015

    SolarCity will sell $113 million of convertible notes to chairman Elon Musk, CEO Lyndon Rive and US firm Silver Lake Kraftwerk.

  • Elon Musk invests as Tesla raises $728m in latest share offering

    24 August 2015

    Elon Musk has purchased $20 million of shares in Tesla, the loss-making electric automobile company he runs, as it raised $728 million in its latest share offering.

  • SolarCity is preferred renewables investment for UK broker Killik

    17 August 2015

    SolarCity, the California-based solar rooftop leasing provider, is being recommended by UK stockbroker Killik as its preferred company in the renewable energy sector.