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  • Neste advocates biofuels targets for airlines

    07 July 2011

    A mandate that requires airlines to use biofuels would help speed large-scale adoption of renewable aviation fuels, according to a Neste Oil executive.

  • New CEO, investment for Trucost

    07 July 2011

    Environmental data firm Trucost has announced a new chief executive and an additional £1.4 million ($2.2 million) investment.

  • Q2 clean-tech VC investment drops by a third

    07 July 2011

    Venture capital (VC) investment in the clean-tech market dropped by a third as investors focused on modest-sized deals in sectors such as energy efficiency in the second quarter, said US research company the Cleantech Group.

  • FSC engagement with carbon offsets splits NGOs

    05 July 2011

    A controversial motion recognising the environmental value of forests for storing carbon has been passed by the general assembly of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

  • US economy could gain $155bn from clean energy innovation – Google

    30 June 2011

    Aggressive innovation in clean energy technologies could provide a $155 billion annual boost to the US economy, and help it meet its environmental and national security goals. But delays could be extremely costly, according to a report by the philanthropic arm of Google.

  • Solar startup raises $14m in pre-IPO finance

    28 June 2011

    Enphase Energy, a Californian solar startup, has boosted its coffers by $14 million ahead of a planned $100 million initial public offering (IPO).

  • Kior raises $150m on lower offer price

    24 June 2011

    Texas-based biofuels company Kior raised $150 million after it dropped its initial public offering (IPO) price by nearly 30%.

  • GE announces $63m in clean-tech investment

    23 June 2011

    General Electric and its venture capital partners will invest $63 million across ten home energy companies in areas such as solar and LED lighting, as part of the second phase of the technology giant's sustainable business strategy.

  • Clean-tech private equity not 'overfunded' - SAM

    23 June 2011

    Zurich-based investment group SAM has challenged the idea that the clean-tech sector is overfunded, saying "many billions" of dollars of private equity capital investment is needed by 2020, in order to meet energy targets.

  • Wealthy US families pool resources in $1.4bn clean-tech fund

    23 June 2011

    Eleven wealthy US families have formed the Cleantech Syndicate, to invest $1.4 billion in clean technology companies over the next five years.