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17 April 2014

US Department of Energy announces $4bn in loans for renewable energy, efficiency projects

westmill_solar_170_170 The US Department of Energy has announced plans to guarantee $4bn in new loans for innovative green energy projects.

16 April 2014

Regional government Ile-de-France raises €600m after boosting target at last minute

solon_frenchalps_170 French regional government Ile-de-France has raised €600m after upping the target for its green bond sale at the last minute.

16 April 2014

Head of remewables unit Francesco Starace named CEO at Enel

greenelectricity170 The head of Enel Green Power, Francesco Starace, has been appointed as CEO of parent group Enel.

16 April 2014

European Investment Bank to sink €2bn into low carbon energy and CCS technology

AccSolar_170 The European Investment Bank has raised €2bn selling 300m emission allowances and intends to invest the funds in innovative renewable energy demonstration projects and carbon capture schemes across Europe.

15 April 2014

Orix plans to buy solar and wind companies in $1.5bn spending spree

japan_1701 Japanese financial services group Orix Corporation is planning to spend 150bn yen ($1.5bn) in the next 12 months, acquiring non-financial companies including solar producers and wind farm operators.

15 April 2014

Renewable Energy Trust buys 25MW solar plant in California

The investment firm Renewable Energy Trust Capital has bought the 25MW McHenry solar plant in California from K Road Power Holdings.

15 April 2014

Shunfeng seeks $297m in bond offering to fund solar projects

solarpv_170sq Hong Kong-based solar power operator Shunfeng Photovoltaic International is looking to raise 2.3bn Hong Kong dollars ($297m) selling convertible bonds in an effort to fund expansion as it aims to achieve grid-connected capacity of 10GW by 2016.

15 April 2014

First Wind announces 20-year power purchase agreement with Hawaiian Electric Company

hawaii_170 Wind farm operator First Wind has announced a deal to sell electricity from a planned 20MW solar facility to Hawaiian Electricity Company under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

15 April 2014

Goldman-backed Japan Renewable Energy buys 16MW of wind assetsp

japan_170Sq Goldman-backed independent power producer Japan Renewable Energy has bought 16MW of wind assets as the company continues to expand its renewable portfolio in the region.

14 April 2014

Jun Yang Solar Power Investment launches $25m bond offering

First-Solar_Construction_170SQ Jun Yang Solar Power is selling two-year convertible bonds in an attempt to raise 195.7m Hong Kong dollars ($25m).

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.

14 April 2014

UK calls for a new ‘ambitious’ deal on global emissions in the wake of the IPCC reportp

parliamentUk_280312_170_170 UK government has called for an ‘ambitious legally binding global agreement’ on emissions in the wake of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that says the world needs a major shift to clean energy to prevent climate change catastrophe.

11 April 2014

NextEnergy reduces IPO target to £85m blaming loss of cornerstone investor

solarpv_170sq The solar fund NextEnergy has slashed the target for its upcoming IPO for the second time, reducing it to just £85m from an original target of £150m.

11 April 2014

Japan says nuclear is a key power source as cabinet approves first energy strategy since Fukushima

japan_170 Japan has highlighted nuclear energy as a key energy source as its cabinet approves the country's first energy strategy since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

10 April 2014

China mulls ban on dirtiest coal in move that could spur renewables growth

Coal_170 China is considering a ban on imports of the most polluting coal, stopping shipments with high ash and sulfur content, in a move that may spur renewable take-up in the world's second largest economy.

10 April 2014

TransAlta Renewables to raise $125m selling shares

Canadaflag_1701 Canada's largest publicly traded power generator and marketer of renewable energy TransAlta Corporation is planning to raise $125m selling 11m common shares at a price of $11.40.

10 April 2014

Spanish utility Iberdrola raises €750m as it becomes first Spanish corporate to sell green bonds

Vestas V100 order Spanish utility Iberdrolla has raised €750m for renewable energy and smart meter projects in the first ever sale of green bonds by a Spanish corporate.

10 April 2014

Developer of transparent solar cells raises $5.2m

window3_170_170 Ubiquitous Energy, a developer of transparent solar cells, has raised $5.2m selling equity, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

9 April 2014

Polish government approves ceiling on renewable subsidies and lays out new strategy

Acciona-Poland_170SQ Poland’s government has approved moves to limit the amount of money that can be spent on renewable subsidies.

9 April 2014

Green energy companies warn new European rules on subsidies will damage renewables growthp

worldwide170 Renewable energy companies and have warned that European Commission state aid guidelines announced today will damage the growth of renewable energy.

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