• Budget cuts risk undermining green policy in Northeastern US - NGO

    09 March 2011

    Northeastern US states have many of the policies in place needed to promote clean energy and energy efficiency, but implementation and funding challenges could make it difficult to meet emissions reduction targets, according to NGO Sierra Club.

  • 'Global impact investment bank' starts raising capital

    03 March 2011

    A bold initiative to raise billions of dollars to support small and medium-sized companies and address areas of environmental and social market failures is being launched in London.

  • Silver Lake teams with Soros for clean-tech venture

    03 March 2011

    Private equity firm Silver Lake and financier George Soros will team up to launch a venture to fund innovative companies in the energy and resource sectors.

  • Investors offer tips to US firms on disclosing climate risks, opportunities

    03 March 2011

    Providing quality disclosure on climate change risks and opportunities is no easy task, but a report by Ceres aims to let companies know exactly what information investors are looking for in the US.

  • US set to outpace Canadian sustainable business spend

    02 March 2011

    Canadian businesses are increasing spending on sustainability, but growth rates are still trailing their counterparts south of the border.

  • Obama's plan to start a US-wide trade in clean energy credits?

    24 February 2011

    US President Barack Obama's proposed federal clean energy standard (CES) would allow utilities to trade credits on a national level to lower compliance costs, according to a White House report.

  • US Democrats to fight cuts to clean energy support

    24 February 2011

    US Senate Democrats are pushing back against an attempt to gut funding for clean energy by Republicans in the House of Representatives, in a battle over the budget which is bringing the government close to a shut-down.

  • Drax calls for biomass co-firing support as capacity left idle

    22 February 2011

    The operators of England's 4GW coal-fired power station Drax today admitted to leaving its biomass capacity partially idle because of "insufficient regulatory support".

  • Record number of shareholder calls for US, Canadian energy firms to disclose environment risks

    21 February 2011

    Energy companies in the US and Canada are facing a burgeoning shareholder revolt over inadequate disclosure of environmental risks.

  • Chevron investors shrug off $8.6bn pollution fine

    17 February 2011

    An Ecuadorian court has a slim chance of enforcing an $8.6 billion pollution fine against Chevron, according to one lawyer, and investors seem unconcerned with the development.