• ExxonMobil invests $600m into fuel-from-algae

    15 July 2009

    Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil is to spend up to $600m over five to six years on research and development of biofuels made from algae and potentially more than $1bn over the next 10–15 years.

  • Equity fund managers 'complacent' on carbon emissions

    09 July 2009

    Climate change has little influence on the investment decisions made by equity fund managers, according to a report which revealed a seven-fold difference in the carbon footprints of UK-based equity funds.

  • Climate change investors look beyond G8

    09 July 2009

    Investors exposed to the climate change theme have welcomed progress on targets at the G8 meeting in Italy this week – but say it is of little immediate relevance in investment terms.

  • Sweden develops national biogas strategy

    08 July 2009

    Sweden has told its energy agency to develop a national policy for the production, distribution and use of biogas as a vehicle fuel, as part of a move towards its target of the country's cars being fossil fuel-free by 2030.

  • VC investment in clean-tech rebounds to $1.2 billion

    02 July 2009

    Venture capital (VC) investment in clean technologies (clean-tech) rebounded to $1.2 billion in the second quarter of 2009, according to the Cleantech Group, but investment levels stayed well below the highs of 2007-08.

  • Siemens doubles income from environmental business

    02 July 2009

    Annual revenues from Siemens' environmental activities grew 12% in 2008 to €18.9 billion ($26.5 billion) – almost double the rate for the business as a whole. The German engineering giant also managed a 10% improvement in its energy efficiency compared with its base year of 2006, according to its sustainability report published last month.

  • Ex-Wall Street bankers launch clean-tech advisory firm

    02 July 2009

    A team of former Wall Street bankers have launched a financial advisory firm focused on the alternative energy and clean technology (clean-tech) sectors.

  • Investment rebounds, but remains anaemic

    01 July 2009

    Investment in clean energy and in clean-technology venture capital rebounded in the second quarter from the dismal levels of the first three months of the year, but remains below earlier highs, according to analysts.

  • Wheb launches sister asset manager

    01 July 2009

    Wheb Ventures has launched a sister company to invest in listed equities set to benefit from their exposure to three 'megatrends' – water, climate change and demographic change.

  • New indexes to track green commodities, sustainability leaders

    01 July 2009

    Four index providers have announced new products focused on environmental commodities and companies that address environmental issues or show class-leading efforts on sustainability reporting.