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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.

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

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.

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.

10 March 2014

Trans-Asia Oil plans 300MW pumped storage hydro project

Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corporation, subsidiary of the Phinma Group, is planning to venture into hydropower development with a 300MW pumped storage facility in Pililla, Rizal.

27 February 2014

UK wind generation rises 38 per cent from 2012 to 2013p

The amount of energy produced from wind generation rose 38 per cent from 2012 to 2013, according to provisional statistics released today by the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

25 February 2014

DECC provides £0.5m toward development of Deep Green tidal plant

Minesto_Kite_170_170 The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has awarded £500,000 in funding to marine energy technology company Minesto together with IT Power and the National Physical Laboratory in the second round of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund.

17 February 2014

EIB provides €100m loan for Pakistan hydro project

The European Investment Bank is providing a €100m long-term loan to the Pakistan government to finance the construction of the 128MW Keyal Khwar Hydropower project.

12 February 2014

InStream Energy Systems raises funding for moving water kinetic turbinesp

Vancouver, Canada-based InStream Energy Systems has raised just under $629,000 equity funding from a group of nine investors.

11 February 2014

In-pipe hydro generator developer raises $5.7mp

Portland, Oregon-based developer of an in-pipe hydro generation system Lucid Energy has raised $5.7m of a $11.2m funding round.

10 February 2014

UK VCT Ventus to raise £20m for wind, hydro investmentp

UK renewable energy investor Ventus VCT and Ventus 2 VCT have issued a joint offer for subscription to £20m of D shares.

6 February 2014

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners acquires 33 per cent of 417MW hydro

Hamilton, Bermuda-based Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners along with institutional partners has acquired a 33 per cent stake in the 417MW Safe Harbor hydro facility.

21 January 2014

Albion Ventures invests £3.1m into third UK hydro project

UK-based venture capital investor Albion Ventures has invested £3.1m in partnership with Perth-based developer Green Highland Renewables for the development of a single 1MW hydropower scheme in Scotland.

10 January 2014

Philippines’ DOE awards eight contracts to Hydrotec Renewables

The Philippines' Department of Energy has awarded eight renewable energy contracts to Hydrotec Renewables for small hydropower projects along the Marikina River.

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