• Middle East ESG index finally to be launched this year

    21 January 2010

    The first environmental, social and governance (ESG) index of Middle Eastern and North African companies is due to be launched later this year – two years after it was first announced.

  • US government awards $2.3bn for clean energy manufacturing

    14 January 2010

    US federal agencies have awarded $2.3 billion in tax credits for clean energy manufacturing projects in a move designed to spur a major push in renewable energy development.

  • Proposed ISO criteria get cool response from bioenergy sector

    14 January 2010

    European bioenergy organisations have expressed concerns about plans by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for a new standard to address sustainability issues linked to bioenergy.

  • Invest in wind stocks, avoid solar, says Jefferies

    07 January 2010

    Investors should avoid the solar sector in the early part of this year, according to equity analysts at investment bank Jefferies International, but wind energy companies may be a good bet as orders are expected to surge.

  • Clean-tech investors favoured energy efficiency in 2009

    07 January 2010

    Clean technology investors ploughed money into the energy efficiency, transportation and power storage sectors in 2009, at the expense of more traditional renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind, according to end-of-year reports from two analysis firms.

  • Shareholders moving behind TEP, Leaf merger

    17 December 2009

    Another listed carbon trader could be set to disappear, with investors representing a majority of shares in Trading Emissions Plc (TEP) and Leaf Clean Energy backing management plans for a merger.

  • Impax unveils US distribution deal and new funds

    17 December 2009

    UK-based environmental investor Impax Asset Management has announced a distribution agreement with Milwaukee-based Titanium Asset Management, and two funds aimed at the US market.

  • Impax assets surge on environmental investment boom

    10 December 2009

    Environmental investment manager Impax saw its assets under management grow 15% to £1.26 billion ($2.30 billion) in the year ending 30 September 2009. The growth has continued since then, with assets reaching £1.42 billion on 30 November.

  • Commission backs six sites for carbon capture and storage

    10 December 2009

    The European Commission has named the six carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects that will receive a share of the €1.05 billion ($1.55 billion) in funding from the €4 billion set aside for energy projects in the EU economic-stimulus package.

  • CDP water initiative exposes disclosure challenges

    05 December 2009

    Investors have welcomed the launch of a water disclosure programme by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), but the initiative exposes a plethora of challenges in understanding the risks and opportunities associated with water scarcity.