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  • Emerging market executives take lead on sustainability – survey

    17 February 2011

    'Sustainable' business practices are seen as more important in the developing world than in developed countries, according to a survey of executives – and the gap is set to widen.

  • LED group targets $150m IPO

    17 February 2011

    Florida-based Lighting Science Group aims to raise $150 million in an initial public offering (IPO).

  • Clean energy standard to fail in US Congress, predicts MidAmerican

    10 February 2011

    The odds are against passage of a US federal clean energy standard (CES) and against legislation to prevent the so-called regulatory train wreck, according to utility MidAmerican Energy.

  • Khosla-backed biofuels firm Gevo rises after IPO

    10 February 2011

    Shares in Gevo rose as much as 16% in their first day of trading on Nasdaq yesterday, following an initial public offering (IPO) of the Vinod Khosla-backed biofuels and renewable chemicals firm that was priced at the top of its range.

  • Palm oil giant pledges action on Indonesian deforestation

    10 February 2011

    Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has reached an agreement with an environmental group to conserve carbon-rich forests in Indonesia – including setting a provisional 'carbon threshold' which would see it protect high-carbon forests.

  • US government funding fuels $100m clean-tech private investment

    10 February 2011

    The US government is claiming a win for its clean-technology (clean-tech) stimulus funding, announcing that six US clean-tech companies have secured more than $100 million in private capital a year on from picking up $23.6 million in government funding.

  • Clean-tech legal service launched to streamline documentation

    09 February 2011

    Clean-tech entrepreneurs risk deterring investment or incurring substantial costs because of "piecemeal" legal documentation, according to law firm Simmons & Simmons.

  • Investors seek Europe's top 25 clean-tech companies

    03 February 2011

    Clean-tech companies with operations in Europe are being invited to apply for the opportunity to present themselves to a panel of international investors at a two-day summit in Geneva this summer.

  • UK waste market presents up to £20bn investment opportunity – banker

    03 February 2011

    A funding gap has opened up in the UK waste management market which presents opportunities for investors and small developers, according to a leading banker to the sector.

  • GE, NRG, ConocoPhillips form $300m energy tech fund

    03 February 2011

    Three US corporate giants have committed $300 million to an energy technology investment company to fund "potentially game-changing technologies".