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19 March 2014

Cleantech investment vehicle Infuse Ventures make second close on $18mp

Clean technology investor Infuse Ventures has held a second close on its latest fund on $18m. The vehicle is targeting a final target of $20m.

19 March 2014

CCC Private Equity nets 34% IRR on French wastewater company Orège

Wastetwater1_170 Clean technology-focused Climate Change Capital Private Equity (CPE) has sold its stake in French wastewater company Orege achieving a gross IRR of 34%.

19 March 2014

UK government accused of undermining green investment after freeze in carbon price floorp

Coal-plant_170 The UK green and renewable energy industry has hit out at Chancellor George Osborne after his announcement to freeze the carbon price floor in his latest Budget - a dramatic u-turn that could scare away investors in the sector.

19 March 2014

Scottish wind development targets subsidy support following government consent

WesternWind_1701 Two large-scale offshore wind farms have been given government consent and are now waiting to find out whether they will qualify for subsidies under the new regulatory regime.

19 March 2014

Crow Nation nets $655,000 for US hydro project

hydroelectric170 The Native American tribe Crow Nation has been awarded $655,000 in a government grant to advance the Yellowtail Afterbay Dam hydroelectric project.

19 March 2014

Carnegie Wave Energy secures $20m loan

waves170 Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy has signed a $20m loan facility with the Australian government-owned Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

19 March 2014

Khosla-backed biofuel-maker Kior warns of possible default

Biofuel-Energy-Group-refinery_170 Vinod Khosla-backed biofuel producer Kior has warned regulators of a possible default as future funding from the billionaire venture capitalist hangs in the balance.

19 March 2014

Bulgaria demands renewable companies return $226m in subsidies

Bulgarian energy regulators have warned three foreign-owned companies that they face legal action if they do not return $226m in renewable energy subsidies to the state utility NEK.

19 March 2014

Orix Ventures provides loan to network specialist SummitIG

smartgridnetwork_170_1701 US private equity firm Orix Ventures has announced a ‘large term loan’ to the network specialist SummitIG to support the expansion of its dark fibre network throughout the US Mid-Atlantic.

19 March 2014

Swedish LED developer Glo raises $30m from VC investors

led_board170 Swedish LED developer Glo has raised $30m in a Series D funding round

18 March 2014

Scottish independence will mean new energy negotiations warns Britainp

wind_2_070312_170 Britain’s Climate Change and Energy minister Ed Davy has warned Scotland independence would require new energy negotiations that would lower the price paid on renewable energy exports and boost costs for Scottish consumers.

18 March 2014

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

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.

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