Archive

  • PetroAlgae seeks to harvest up to $200m from US listing

    12 August 2010

    A US developer of 'micro-crop' technology to harvest algae for biofuels is planning a US initial public offering (IPO), which could raise up to $200 million.

  • Ex-Im urged to end "fossil fuel binge", support renewables

    12 August 2010

    NGOs have accused the US Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of "systematic bias towards financing fossil fuel projects", as the export credit agency prepares to consider backing two giant coal-fired power plants.

  • Chinese clean-tech stocks on the rise, says Ambrian

    12 August 2010

    Clean-tech investors should be shifting their allocation of wind and solar companies towards Chinese firms, as growing domestic demand risks marginalising their European peers, according to investment firm Ambrian.

  • Cuts may threaten environmental risk data quality – PwC

    05 August 2010

    The quality of 'geo-data', used to map environmental risk in the insurance sector, may be threatened by cost cutting both in business and the public sector, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has warned.

  • Gulf spill has 'far reaching' impact on oil company credit – S&P

    05 August 2010

    The oil spill and subsequent suspension of drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico will have a long-term impact on the creditworthiness of oil and gas companies, according to ratings agency Standard & Poors.

  • Investors protest Vedanta's environmental record

    29 July 2010

    Growing concern over the environmental and social performance of UK-listed mining firm Vedanta Resources prompted some investors to abstain or oppose resolutions at the company's annual general meeting (AGM) in London this week.

  • US faces water supply crisis: study

    22 July 2010

    A new study says climate change will take a "serious toll" on American water supplies in the coming decades, with the group behind the report calling on Congress to pass "meaningful legislation" to reduce global warming pollution.

  • Environmental risk policy in the works at Royal Bank of Canada

    22 July 2010

    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is working on an environmental and social risk policy to cover its corporate banking operations, and hopes to be ready for implementation by November this year.

  • Envirogen raises $50m from institutional investor

    15 July 2010

    Water firm Envirogen Technologies has secured $50 million in equity financing from an institutional investor.

  • Clean energy infrastructure a 'good match' for pension funds

    15 July 2010

    Investments in European renewable energy infrastructure are a good choice for pension funds and insurance companies because they provide a good match with their liability profiles, said Joost Bergsma, CEO of BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners.