• 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.

  • 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.