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8 April 2014

Carnegie Wave Energy gets $3.2m in Aussie grant funding

crestcomm_boat_130312_170_170 Wave power developer Carnegie Wave Energy is receiving $3.2m in grant funding from Australian government and the Western Australian State Government.

4 April 2014

Ocean Power Technology announces $10.8m share offering

oceancaro170 Wave power developer Ocean Power Technologies is planning to raise $10.8m selling shares to fund ‘development, testing and demonstrations’ of its PowerBuoy wave power generator amongst other uses.

2 April 2014

Funding problems force Ocean Power Technologies to cancel US wave power projectp

wave_170 Funding problems have forced Ocean Power Technologies to cancel a wave power project off the West Coast of America and focus on its business in Australia.

1 April 2014

Australian wave power pioneer Oceanlinx goes bankruptp

tidal_wave1701 Wave power pioneer Oceanlinx has entered receivership part way through installing what would have been the world's first 1MW single-unit wave energy generator.

26 March 2014

LanzaTech secures $60m to develop biofuels from waste with bacteria

fueltank170 Carbon capture company LanzaTech has raised $60m to expand its gas fermentation platform and develop the company’s product portfolio.

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.

28 February 2014

Energy Puzzle Group plans $210m PV factory in Sri Lanka

desertec2_170_170 Australian solar consultancy firm Energy Puzzle Group has reached an agreement with the Sri Lankan government to build a $210m solar manufacturing factory in Sri Lanka.

19 February 2014

Smart grid VC funding falls in 2013 despite increased deal activityp

Venture capital funding into smart grid technology companies fell in 2013 despite a pick up in deal activity compared to the previous year.

27 November 2013

Transpacific’s waste management unit receives buyout interest from PE firms

Australiaflag_170_170 Australian industrial services group Transpacific has set a December 6 deadline for first round bids for its New Zealand waste management unit, which has attracted interest from private equity firms.

26 November 2013

Australia’s Tasmanian Government targets 100% renewable energyp

The Tasmanian Government has unveiled a new climate change strategy which will seek 100 per cent renewable energy usage for the Australian island state.

11 November 2013

Capital Dynamics buys Australian biomass power plants

Global asset management firm Capital Dynamics has acquired a 68MW portfolio of biomass power plants in northern New South Wales, Australia.

4 November 2013

Private equity firm sells stake in Australian waste management company Transpacific

Global buyout firm Warburg Pincus has sold its 33.9 per cent stake in listed Australian waste management company Transpacific Industries Group for AUD$570m ($541m).

22 October 2013

New Zealand’s Meridian Energy set to be country’s largest ever IPO

Renewable energy generator Meridian Energy's initial public offering of NZD$2bn ($1.7bn) is set to be the country's largest ever after seeing demand from individual investors, said two people close to the matter.

9 October 2013

GDF Suez sells Australian energy assets to Mitsui

GDF Suez has sold 28 per cent stakes in five of its Australian energy generation assets to Mitsui.

2 October 2013

Eaglestone’s first investment backs Australian wind alongside Denham Capital

Renewable energy investor Eaglestone NV has struck its first private-equity deal by investing in a portfolio of Australian wind projects alongside Denham Capital Management.

29 September 2013

Ratch Australia gets partial approval for 228MW wind

Power developer and producer Ratch Australia has received approval for its 228MW wind park in New South Wales from the state planning department.

24 September 2013

Global Economy and Climate Commission launches New Climate Economy project

globaldigits170 The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, comprised of leaders from government, finance, and business sectors of 14 countries, is to launch along with its project - the New Climate Economy - in an effort to examine how stronger economic performance can be supported by good climate policy.

24 September 2013

Vector writes down stake in NZ Windfarms

Energy infrastructure company Vector has written down a 22.11 per cent stake in renewable energy generator NZ Windfarms by $3.6m.

20 September 2013

PacificHydro receives AUS£228m financing for AUS361m projectp

Australia-based clean energy provider PacificHydro has received a total of AUS$228m financing from a mix of investors; both named and unnamed.

20 September 2013

Australia prices Meridian Energy NZ IPO

Australia has priced the IPO of state-run Meridian Energy, a renewable energy generator, to be listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

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