Archive

  • EU to fund carbon capture with 300m emissions allowances

    04 February 2010

    EU member states have agreed to distribute 300 million carbon allowances from the bloc's emissions trading scheme (ETS) to fund renewable energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects from 2013.

  • Hopes build for US Green Bank

    04 February 2010

    A proposed 'Green Bank' to help finance renewable energy projects in the US may get a boost from an unexpected source: a series of jobs bills aimed at lowering the nation's stubbornly high unemployment rate.

  • Innovest's Kiernan unveils new venture

    04 February 2010

    Sustainable investment pioneer Matthew Kiernan is launching an asset management company, Inflexion Point Capital Management, in partnership with Legg Mason and Phoenix Global Advisers.

  • SEC tells US firms to disclose climate risks

    01 February 2010

    After substantial prodding from investor advocates, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will provide guidance to companies about what they must tell their investors about climate risks and opportunities.

  • Australian real estate funds lead green rankings

    01 February 2010

    Australian property firms and funds top a new index measuring green policies and implementation, released last month.

  • Funds digest

    01 February 2010

    DB and Masdar clean-tech fund raises $265m; Proark closes European renewables fund at €101m; ATP to launch €1bn climate fund; Alstom and Schneider collaborate on €70m VC fund; Banks seed European energy efficiency fund with €95m; ECP makes first close on renewables fund

  • Australian real estate funds, firms lead green rankings

    28 January 2010

    Most real estate funds and companies are not yet actively managing their environmental impacts, according to a report commissioned by three European institutional investors.

  • Hermes makes first close on UK clean-tech fund

    28 January 2010

    The UK government's clean-tech private equity fund achieved its first close at £125 million ($202 million) on Tuesday.

  • UK biofuel suppliers fall short of sustainability targets

    28 January 2010

    Several major suppliers of transport fuel in the UK failed to meet the sustainability criteria for biofuels in the first year of the government's pioneering Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO).

  • Maplecroft launches US climate indexes

    28 January 2010

    Risk analysis firm Maplecroft has launched a family of indexes to track climate-related innovation and carbon management at some of the biggest companies in the US.