• Connecticut mulls subsidies for clean energy

    10 March 2011

    Connecticut will seriously consider feed-in tariffs as a mechanism for propelling clean energy investments in the state, according to the incoming head of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

  • Siemens, Carbon Trust offer £550m green loans to UK business

    10 March 2011

    UK businesses can from April apply for funding to install low-carbon equipment from a £550 million ($891 million) pot set up by Siemens Financial Services and government advisory body the Carbon Trust.

  • Clean-tech investment mogul Tchenguiz arrested in fraud probe

    10 March 2011

    Vincent Tchenguiz, head of clean-technology investor the Consensus Business Group, has been arrested in the UK as part of a probe in the collapse of Icelandic bank Kaupthing.

  • Ex-Citi SRI analyst launches SRI portal

    09 March 2011

    Mike Tyrrell, the former head of socially responsible investment (SRI) equity research at Citi, has set up an online portal designed to "bring about a fundamental shift in the way SRI research is conducted and marketed".

  • 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.