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18 March 2014

Concentrated photovoltaic growth predicted to surge to 1GW by 2020p

a_solar_panel170 Worldwide concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) capacity is set to surge from 358MW to 1GW by 2020 according to a new report.

18 March 2014

Specialty Waste Operating Partners acquires Susquehanna Services

oil-rig_l Private investment group Specialty Waste Operating Partners has bought solid waste processing company Susquehanna Services.

18 March 2014

Lariat Partners buys Newpark Environmental for $100m

OIl-rig_170jpg Denver, US-based private equity firm Lariat Partners has bought Newpark Resources’ environmental services business.

18 March 2014

EnerNOC acquires smart grid systems specialist Entelios

pylon_natgrid_170 US energy intelligence and software provider EnerNOC has acquired the smart grid systems specialist Entelios in a move designed to accelerate its entry into continental Europe.

18 March 2014

Energy Technologies Institute explores energy storage project

gas-170SQ The Energy Technologies Institute is seeking partners to develop a project to explore the potential for different gases to supply energy across the UK.

18 March 2014

PE-backed Dutch turbine developer wins £2.8m in UK government funding

Four clean technology companies have been awarded £4m in grants from the UK government, with nearly two thirds of the funding going to Dutch turbine developer 2-B Energy.

18 March 2014

GE Energy Financial Services looks to snap up Irish wind investments

offshore-wind-farm_170_170 GE Energy Financial Services is planning to invest in more Irish wind farms, following its recent activity in the region.

18 March 2014

LG Chem to buy clean water innovator NanoH2O

Water1_170 orea’s largest chemical company, LG Chem, is to buy US desalination filter manufacturer NanoH20 for a cost of $200m, according to a filing with the South Korean Stock Exchange.

18 March 2014

Methane extraction startup Loci Controls raises $765,000

Air Products waste to energy plant Loci Controls, a startup that is developing smart technology for the extraction of methane from landfills, has closed a seed funding round of more than $765,000.

18 March 2014

Columbus Photovoltaics looks to raise $3m

westmill_solar_170_170 Solar research company Columbus Photovoltics has reported securing $90,000 in commitments from investors as it looks to raise $3m in funding.

18 March 2014

Next Step Living raises more than $6m

Energy conservation company Next Step Living has raised more than $6m from investors.

17 March 2014

Sustainable investment body urges UK government to protect green policies

n_pol_osborne_170 Chancellor George Osborne is being urged by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association to protect green policies ahead of his budget speech on Wednesday.

17 March 2014

Sun Capital Partners buys smart grid specialist Aclara

electricity_170 US private equity company Sun Capital Partners has bought smart grid specialist Aclara Technologies from industrial component manufacturer ESCO Technologies.

17 March 2014

DNV GL bolsters solar division with deal for PV Evolution Labs

Bristol solar_170 Testing, certification and advisory company DNV has acquired venture capital-backed PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), a provider of testing and performance validation services for companies developing photovoltaic products and projects.

17 March 2014

Grupo Ecos hunts renewable opportunities in Latin America

wind-stock170 The Swiss private equity firm Grupo Ecos is looking for investment opportunities in solar, wind and hydroelectric plants across Latin America.

17 March 2014

UK keeps Merton Rule to boost onsite renewables

london_170 The UK government has decided to keep legislation that allows local councils to demand developers install on-site renewable energy generation facilities in new buildings.

17 March 2014

New cleantech incubator launched in New York

Empire_State_170 New York City Economic Development Corporation and the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have opened a new green technology business incubator.

17 March 2014

UK government commits £20m in biggest ever geothermal investment

EGEC cites geothermal as a missed opportunity The UK government is channeling £20m into a Stoke-on-Trent city-wide heating project in its largest geothermal energy investment to date.

17 March 2014

Cape Wind wins key legal battle to continue march for US offshore development

EONWind_170 Cape Wind has won a series of legal victories against opponents to its offshore wind farm in Massachusetts, paving the way for large-scale offshore wind development in the US.

14 March 2014

Norway’s oil fund set to increase renewable energy exposurep

Norway_170SQ Norway is planning to invest more of the nation’s $840bn sovereign wealth fund in renewable energy.

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