Archive

  • Industry slams EPA stalling on E15 approval

    24 June 2010

    The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has attacked the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for delaying a decision on the use of 15% ethanol blends, or E15, in cars.

  • Russell and RepuTex to launch carbon-risk equity indexes

    17 June 2010

    Russell Investments is collaborating with climate risk analysis firm RepuTex to develop an environmental index series.

  • Consensus closes African clean-tech fund at $94m

    10 June 2010

    Consensus Business Group has raised $94 million into its Evolution One Fund to invest in clean technology projects and companies in southern Africa.

  • Private equity leader to expand 'green portfolio' programme

    10 June 2010

    A pioneering programme to better manage the environmental impacts of companies in Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co's (KKR) private equity portfolio is to be expanded, as costs savings have reached $160 million over two years.

  • First Chinese index to track low-carbon firms

    10 June 2010

    A first-of-its-kind index tracking Chinese low-carbon businesses has been launched by the China Beijing Environmental Exchange (CBEEX) and clean-tech investor VantagePoint Partners.

  • $4bn REDD+ agreement sends glimmer of hope to private sector

    03 June 2010

    Governments last week pledged to provide $4 billion in finance for projects to protect forests through the intergovernmental REDD+ Partnership – which also acknowledges the role of the private sector in scaling up finance for the sector.

  • China joins US at top of clean energy investment table

    03 June 2010

    Massive investment in clean energy projects has propelled China to the number one spot in a report ranking the world's most attractive locations for renewable energy investment.

  • National Grid earmarks £22bn for clean energy infrastructure

    27 May 2010

    National Grid, one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the world, is planning a major increase in capital expenditure over the next five years to enable it to deal with a sharp rise in low-carbon energy sources.

  • Investors, forest peoples in talks over forest finance

    27 May 2010

    Investors met with forest-dependent peoples in London this week, for "non-confrontational" discussions around controversial forest financing plans.

  • Tony Blair takes Khosla shilling

    27 May 2010

    Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has joined California venture capital (VC) firm Khosla Ventures.