• Biofuels firm targets $100m IPO

    19 July 2011

    A US biodiesel producer is hoping to tap the public markets for $100 million, following the success of other recent biofuel offerings.

  • Denmark, AfDB set up sustainable energy fund

    19 July 2011

    Denmark and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are to set up a DKK300 million ($57 million) fund to help African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) access sustainable energy.

  • Green groups, right, unite against US green bank

    18 July 2011

    The US Senate's latest proposal for a green bank, also known as the Clean Energy Deployment Administration (CEDA), is drawing fire from both conservative and environmental organisations.

  • Q2 clean energy investment up 27%

    14 July 2011

    The clean energy sector attracted $41.7 billion in new investment in the second quarter of 2011. Increased spending on solar thermal power plants and strong venture capital (VC) and private equity funding pushed investment 27% higher than the previous quarter, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

  • Swiss bank to help investors offset portfolio emissions

    14 July 2011

    Customers of Swiss bank Julius Bär will be able to calculate the carbon footprint of their equity portfolio and offset the emissions using carbon credits, through a service launched this week.

  • Industry, analysts react to UK electricity market reforms

    13 July 2011

    A selection of the key responses to the UK's electricity market reform (EMR) announced yesterday.

  • UK sets out to reform electricity market, cut carbon

    12 July 2011

    The UK government today set out reforms to the electricity market, with the aim of driving the £200 billion ($319 billion) of investment needed to keep the lights on and meet climate targets.

  • Sustainability raters challenged on transparency

    12 July 2011

    A consultancy has thrown down the gauntlet to the 100-plus producers of corporate sustainability ratings, calling on them to disclose their methodologies in a bid to improve the sector's transparency.

  • Smart grid firm seeks $150m in IPO

    11 July 2011

    Silver Spring Networks, a Californian firm that sells smart grid platforms to utilities, is seeking to raise up to $150 million in a listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • AfriRen taps West Africa rubber with €30m biomass fund

    07 July 2011

    Africa Renewables (AfriRen) is raising a €30 million ($43 million) fund to develop projects in West Africa that will supply biomass to power plants in Europe.