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7 April 2014

Norway sovereign wealth fund environmental investment target increased to at least $5bn

penguin_170_170 Norway has announced that its sovereign wealth fund, the biggest in the world, will increase its commitment to environment related investments to between $5bn and $8.3bn.

3 April 2014

£25m Energy Catalyst fund launched to support UK cleantech startups

innovation170 A new £25m fund has been set up to support innovative UK energy startups. The scheme has been funded by the Technology Strategy Board, the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

1 April 2014

Pax World Management launches ESG mutual fund

Environmental asset manager Pax World has launched a new passively-managed fund that seeks to emulate the returns from an MSCI environmental, social and governance (ESG) index.

28 March 2014

EIB raises £500m in its first sterling-denominated green bond

The European Investment Bank has raised £500m with its first ever sterling-denominated Climate Awareness Bond in its biggest green bond transaction so far this year.

20 March 2014

Altus, Macquarie launch $100m land fund for solar, wind projects

solar_3_070312_170 Altus Power America Management and Macquarie Group have launched a $100m land fund for solar and wind projects called the Clean Energy Land Program.

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.

14 March 2014

Norway’s oil fund set to increase renewable energy exposurep

Norway_170SQ Norway is planning to invest more of the nation’s $840bn sovereign wealth fund in renewable energy.

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.

14 March 2014

Gerding Edlen raises $200m for green real estatep

US-based Gerding Edlen has raised more than $200m for its second private equity fund, targeting green real estate.

14 March 2014

Solar panel maker Upsolar commits $20m to Empower investment fund

Solar panel producer Upsolar has committed $20m to renewable energy fund Empower.

11 March 2014

Energy & Minerals Group nears $3.5bn hard cap for third fundp

Energy-focused private equity firm Energy & Minerals Group is reportedly nearing the hard cap for its third fund.

11 March 2014

VC firm TYLT Lab launches new early stage fund, $20m commitments so farp

California-based advisory group TYLT Lab has launched an early stage fund focused on seed-to-A round investments and advisory services.

7 March 2014

T. Boone Pickens’ BP Capital Energy Fund II raises $204m over four yearsp

Texas energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens' BP Capital Energy Fund II has raised at least $204m for energy investments after more than four years on the market.

6 March 2014

Founders Fund closes huge venture fund at $1bnp

greenearth_170SQ1 The venture capital firm co-launched by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has pulled in a weighty $1bn for its fifth fund.

6 March 2014

DCM closes Fund VII on $330mp

cash_point_170_170 Early stage technology investor DCM has closed its seventh fund on $330m, bringing its total assets under management to over $2.5bn.

6 March 2014

Monitor Clipper Partners hits $100m mark for fund IVp

wood_pellets170 Mid-market firm Monitor Clipper Partners has raised more than $100m for its fourth fund, NewNet has learned.

6 March 2014

Corpfin Capital nears first close on €200m Fund IVp

solairedirect_170SQ Spanish private equity firm Corpfin Capital is reportedly nearing a first close for its latest fund.

5 March 2014

OFS Energy Fund III opens $175m fundraisep

Houston, Texas-based private equity investor OFS Energy Fund III has raised $7m so far in its latest, ongoing funding round.

5 March 2014

Akeida Capital Management raises $28.59m for renewable investmentsp

New York-based asset manager and environmental investor Akeida Capital Management has raised $28.59m in its latest, ongoing funding round.

4 March 2014

Oakland Energy and Water Ventures launches $100m fundp

water_droplet_170_170 Farmington Hills, Michigan-based Oakland Energy and Water Ventures has launched a $100m second stage fund for investing and commercialising products focused on energy conservation and water treatment.

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