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  • Tony Blair takes Khosla shilling

    27 May 2010

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

  • Biomass energy plantations 'worsen climate change' – NGO

    20 May 2010

    The bioenergy industry has defended the use of forest plantations to create fuel for power plants, following claims by NGO Biofuelwatch that expanding wood biomass production to meet EU renewable energy targets will make climate change worse, not better.

  • Merrill hires leading sustainability analysts

    20 May 2010

    Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (BoAML) has hired two leading sustainability analysts, in further evidence of resurgent interest among sell-side brokers in offering responsible investment research.

  • Global Environmental Facility pledges $250 million for forest finance

    20 May 2010

    The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) has announced a funding envelope of $250 million for sustainable forestry management (SFM) initiatives, including a focus on using forests for climate change mitigation.

  • EEA exits management of Leaf Clean Energy

    20 May 2010

    Leaf Clean Energy, a London-listed clean technology fund, is to split from its investment advisor EEA Fund Management, following its failure to merge with Trading Emissions.

  • Leapfrog charity secures seed funding for low-carbon advisory service

    13 May 2010

    The Tellus Mater Foundation, a UK-based grant-making trust, has donated £100,000 ($146,000) to Carbon Leapfrog, a charity that aims to channel free specialist assistance to emission reduction and clean technology projects.

  • Pension group to unveil public-private climate fund

    12 May 2010

    Some of the world's largest pension funds are set to unveil a public-private climate fund as a contribution to efforts to raise hundreds of billions of dollars for climate change financing.

  • Earth Capital Partners launches sustainable timber fund

    06 May 2010

    ECP is aiming to attract $300 million into a fund investing in Latin American forestry and biomass.

  • US clean energy stimulus cash almost fully allocated

    06 May 2010

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has committed nearly 90% of the cash it received from last year's economic stimulus package to a vast array of clean energy projects.

  • ICE makes £395m bid for Climate Exchange

    30 April 2010

    IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) has made a cash offer for Climate Exchange which values the firm at around £395 million ($603 million), prompting a 57% jump in the carbon exchange's share price to a high of £7.50, from yesterday's close of £4.78.