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14 April 2014

Major shift to low-carbon energy needed to avert catastrophe warns IPCCp

World_170SQ The cost of mitigating climate change could spiral out of control if action isn't taken soon, according to a report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

3 April 2014

US clean energy investment falls nine per cent amid policy uncertainty

World_170SQ Amid policy uncertainty US clean energy investment in 2013 was $36.7bn, down 9 per cent on the previous year.

28 March 2014

World Bank kickstarts cleantech incubator in Ethiopiap

ethiopia_170 The World Bank has launched a new cleantech business hub, the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center in Addis Ababa to support enterprises that address climate change and boost the local economy.

27 March 2014

Japan to guarantee debt for geothermal projects in bid to attract investment

geothermal170 Japan’s government is going to guarantee debt to build two geothermal power stations in a bid to attract investment by private institutions.

25 March 2014

CABEI to invest $360m in Central America’s energy sector

wind-turbine-with-red-tips The Central American Bank For Economic Integration is expecting to finance energy projects in the region worth $360m this year.

24 March 2014

Commerzbank and IDB issue a $115m loan to boost renewables in Brazil

Commerzbank and the Inter-American Development Bank have issued a $115m syndicated A/B loan to Banco Pine to help expand access to financing for environmentally sustainable projects in Brazil.

24 March 2014

EU delays decision on 2030 climate targetsp

European_union_PPCOE_170_170 European Union leaders have delayed a decision on ratifying the region’s 2030 EU climate and energy goals by seven months sparking concerns investment in the bloc's renewable energy sector could be discouraged.

21 March 2014

US Energy Department invests $17m in emerging cleantech businesses

wind_turbine2_170_170 US government grants worth $17m have been awarded to small businesses to help fund green technology innovation and research projects.

20 March 2014

John Laing increases planned stake in Environmental Assets Group

EONWind_170 John Laing has boosted its planned stake in the 160m London Stock Exchange initial public offering of its environmental assets group from 24.9 per cent to 40 per cent.

19 March 2014

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

a_solar_panel170 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

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

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.

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

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.

14 March 2014

Africa Development Bank cornerstones $200m renewable energy fund

Africa Development Bank and the African Biofuel and Renewable Energy Company have launched a new renewable energy fund with a $100m cornerstone commitment.

25 February 2014

US DOE to provide $10m to geothermal developmentp

geothermal_plant_170SQ The US Department of Energy will provide $10m in financing to speed the development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems into the market.

31 January 2014

US DOE applying $3m to identifying geothermal resourcesp

The US Department of Energy is applying $3m in financing to spur on the development of geothermal energy using play fairway analysis.

8 January 2014

Geothermal developer Ram Power raises $5.36mp

pipeline170_170-SQ Reno, Nevada-based geothermal developer Ram Power has raised $5.36m towards its geothermal development operations.

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