Archive

  • Clean-tech venture capital investment hits record $4bn

    08 July 2010

    Global venture capital investment in clean-tech firms hit record levels in the first half of 2010, with investment totalling more than $4 billion, preliminary figures reveal.

  • US investors file record number of climate resolutions

    08 July 2010

    Investors are increasing pressure on US and Canadian companies to pay attention to climate change risks and opportunities, filing a record number of shareholder resolutions in 2010.

  • Private equity a 'success' for responsible investment – USS

    08 July 2010

    The rapid embrace by the private equity sector of responsible investment (RI) principles marks a clear success for the approach to investing, according to a leading specialist.

  • Drax considers biomass conversion

    01 July 2010

    Western Europe's largest coal-fired power plant is planning to convert one of its six generators entirely to biomass – but warned this will only be possible if the UK government changes its policy framework to support such projects.

  • Tesla shrugs off doubts, races to $226m IPO

    01 July 2010

    In a positive sign for the clean-tech sector, newly listed electric car maker Tesla Motors has shaken the tin for more than $200 million while debut trading saw its share price race ahead.

  • Biorefineries have big role in fight against climate change – WEF

    01 July 2010

    Biorefineries – facilities that convert biomass into fuel, energy, chemicals and materials – have a major role to play in combating climate change, says a World Economic Forum (WEF) report.

  • New funds to boost exposure to carbon-efficient companies

    01 July 2010

    A British investment company has become the latest to offer carbon-orientated funds that aim to promote "traditional investment with a carbon tilt".

  • Wheb branches out into renewables infrastructure

    01 July 2010

    UK asset management company Wheb has hired four infrastructure investment specialists who are seeking €200 million ($247 million) for a Europe-focused renewable energy infrastructure fund.

  • New FTSE indexes put spotlight on carbon risk

    24 June 2010

    Two new carbon risk indexes aim to highlight the low-carbon economy's corporate "winners and losers" and improve carbon risk integration.

  • Impax staffing up, eyeing Asia, as assets near £2bn

    24 June 2010

    Environmental investment pioneer Impax is planning to increase its head count by 10% this year, as its assets under management (AUM) near £2 billion ($3 billion).