• Rabobank eyes €1.5bn for renewables debt fund

    29 April 2010

    Rabobank is aiming to raise €1.5 billion ($2 billion) into a debt fund that will co-invest alongside the Dutch bank in renewable energy generation projects in Europe and Scandinavia.

  • Codexis IPOs, second biofuels firm to follow

    29 April 2010

    US advanced biofuels firm Codexis raised $78 million last week when it floated on Nasdaq – below its target of $100 million.

  • Water investment a 'no-brainer' – fund manager

    22 April 2010

    Investors are just scratching the surface of potential opportunities in the water sector, according to an asset manager that has launched a fund in the sector.

  • Wheb tops £100m for clean-tech fund

    22 April 2010

    Private equity firm Wheb Ventures has raised £100.3 million ($153 million) into its second clean technology fund at the fourth close, after receiving investment from a UK government-backed fund.

  • BP shareholders back oil sands investment

    15 April 2010

    BP today defeated a shareholder resolution challenging its involvement in exploiting Canadian oil sands.

  • Impax launches second Asia-themed equity fund

    15 April 2010

    Impax Asset Management has launched an open-ended version of its Asia-focused environmental equities fund.

  • CDP queries firms on water risk for first time

    08 April 2010

    The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is expanding its remit from carbon emissions to water, for the first time asking companies to voluntarily report on water use and exposure to water stress.

  • Oil, gas sectors fight US renewable fuels deadlines

    08 April 2010

    Oil and gas industry associations have launched legal challenges to deadlines imposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to blend renewable fuels into the country's fuel supply.

  • Smart grid firm raises $165m in private equity

    08 April 2010

    Metering company Landis+Gyr has raised $165 million from investors to finance growth of its smart metering business, ahead of a potential initial public offering (IPO).

  • Substantial inflows seen for clean-tech VC in 2010

    01 April 2010

    A number of large private equity investors are poised to make major commitments to the clean technology sector this year, according to a leading advisor to the sector.