Rocket to the moon?

Carbon capture may be a shining hope for the low-carbon future. But opinion is divided on how best to incentivise ­industry to pilot it, or promote its widespread adoption. Jess McCabe reports

Taking the long view

Pumping carbon dioxide underground for long-term storage raises some unique liability exposures. Matt Elkington considers how they could be managed

Water, water everywhere....

With the UK having just endured the wettest June on record, concerns about the availability of water are not exactly at the forefront of peoples' minds here. But only last summer, the country was facing widespread water restrictions after the two driest winters for 40 years.

Broadening the agenda

Environmental due diligence isn't just about contaminated land and regulatory compliance any more – investors need to consider a much broader agenda of environmental risks, says Simon Pringle

What the US?can learn from the CDM

As US policy-makers, businesses and investors prepare for a federal US carbon market, they would do well to learn some of the lessons from the Clean Development Mechanism, says Patrick Traylor

A scheme with legs

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme needs longer-term horizons, says Patrick Nollet, and governments and industry should also recognise that it is operating as two markets in one – and give it the two legs that it needs

Biofuels and the future

In the space of 12 months, the biofuels industry has gone from climate saviour to environmental scapegoat. But it has a crucial – and sustainable – role to play in tackling climate change and energy insecurity, says Ron Oxburgh

The unlikely revolutionary

Ray Pospisil talks to GE's Kevin Walsh – the man responsible for building one of the world's largest ­renewable energy investment portfolios

Between innovation and scale

The water sector does not offer the paradigm-busting innovations beloved of venture capitalists, or the scale favoured by private equity investors. So new investment strategies are needed, says Christoph Lueneburger

Turning on the taps

Despite the size of the world's water sector – and the scale of its investment needs – opportunities for exposure to the industry have been limited. But, as Charlotte Steel reports, a flood of new water funds is coming to market