Ahren Lester

Articles by Ahren Lester

  • Cubico agrees first Greek wind farm acquisition

    09 January 2020

    Renewable energy investor Cubico Sustainable Investments has acquired its first wind farm in Greece, for an undisclosed sum.

  • Octopus Renewables secures £185m National Grid pension mandate

    09 January 2020

    Octopus Renewables has secured a £185 million ($243 million) long-term mandate from the UK pension fund of National Grid to invest in solar and onshore wind assets.

  • New York and London mayors urge pension fossil fuel divestment

    08 January 2020

    The mayors of New York and London have urged leaders of other major global cities to join them in divesting their pension funds from fossil fuel assets.

  • Investors urge Barclays to phase out fossil fuel financing activities

    08 January 2020

    A group of 11 institutional investors has filed a shareholder resolution to Barclays, calling on the London-listed bank to phase out its financing for fossil fuel firms.

  • Solarcentury secures €55m facility to fund Spanish solar plant construction

    07 January 2020

    Solar energy firm Solarcentury has secured facilities worth €54.8 million ($61.3 million) from a pair of UK banks to help fund the construction of two solar plants in Spain.

  • World Bank launches fourth emissions reduction auction

    07 January 2020

    A fourth pay-for-performance auction developed by the World Bank to stimulate investment in projects to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has launched a new auction worth at least $6 million.

  • Robeco announces ESG engagement themes for 2020

    07 January 2020

    Dutch asset manager Robeco has announced its Active Ownership team will focus on five environmental, social and governance (ESG) engagement themes in 2020, including biodiversity protection and decarbonisation.

  • Shipping industry cuts sulphur limit for marine fuel

    06 January 2020

    The maximum sulphur content of marine fuels was slashed by regulators in a bid to reduce air pollution, although campaigners warned more work is still required by the industry.

  • People Moves, 6 January: Posaidon, Cerema, Rest

    06 January 2020
  • CalSTRS reveals 'carbon budget' data as part of climate-risk report

    03 January 2020

    A major US pension provider has announced its investment portfolio has used over two-thirds of its allowed 'carbon budget' to contain global temperature rises to 2°C by the end of the century.