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1 June 2011

Confidence in UK’s cleantech sector falls: report

Confidence in the UK's cleantech sector is ebbing away as it stands in danger of failing to deliver on its promise of contributing to significant economic growth and job creation.

31 May 2011

HaloSource open to partnerships as it establishes Brazilian base

Clean water company HaloSource may look for a strategic industry partner as it sets up a Brazilian subsidiary, NewNet has learnt.

25 May 2011

Growing demand leads Hydrodec into £2m debt raise

Cleantech industrial group Hydrodec has carried out a £2m debt funding operation to build up its inventory of feedstock in the face of increasing demand.

24 May 2011

Public is guardian of low carbon policies, say lawyers

Pressure from independent committees and the public is the most powerful leverage society has over the government’s formation of climate change policy, according to an expert panel of legal and government figures.

23 May 2011

DNV, STRI alliance targets Swedish offshore wind opportunity

Risk management assessor DNV has signed an agreement with the Swedish Transmission Research Institute in an effort to meet increasing demand for power transmission solutions that can link to offshore wind energy installations.

17 May 2011

Marine surveys ‘critical’ to future offshore energy developments

A series of marine ecological surveys are now underway in UK waters as both marine and wind power developers look to win The Crown Estate's Round 3 licensing rights.

17 May 2011

UK fights over Green Bank’s focus

As the UK prepares to commit to stricter legally binding emissions cuts, political wrangling over the reach of the proposed Green Investment Bank is still continuing over what the focus of the institution will be.

16 May 2011

Poor demand temporarily shuts UK biorefinery

The world’s largest cereal grain refinery, which is located in the north-east of the UK, is to temporarily close its doors, NewNet has learnt.

16 May 2011

Arclight closes in on $600m for latest fund

US energy-focused private equity firm Arclight Energy Partners has raised almost $600m towards its latest fund, and has set its sights on a $2bn final close.

13 May 2011

Vestas demands stability, investment as it plans UK port factory

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has called for regulatory certainty and public investment to support its plans to prepare the Port of Sheerness in the UK for its new 7MW turbine manufacturing base.

12 May 2011

Sovereign wealth still views Asia cleantech as too risky

Only a minimal percentage of capital available to sovereign wealth and pension funds is being invested into Asia's low carbon economy, the investment officer of the Asian Development Bank said.

12 May 2011

Commercial mindset key to cleantech spin-out successp

As academic institutions place a greater emphasis on the commercialisation of new cleantech ventures, the spin-out model could yet regain its place as the source for technology investment opportunities.

9 May 2011

Sebastian Chivers to head renewable consulting firm PMSS’ US operations

Global renewable consulting firm PMSS has appointed long-term employee Sebastian Chivers as senior vice president for its North America business unit.

6 May 2011

Grand River targets $100m for SinoGreen Fund

Grand River Capital Management has a fundraising target of $100m for its new SinoGreen Fund, which will look to invest in clean technologies across Asia.

6 May 2011

Technology transfer vital to Asia cleantech success

For cleantech investments in Asia to be successful there must be a move away from exporting intellectual property to a transfer of technology, according to one investor.

6 May 2011

Low Carbon Accelerator Asia fund will not look to list

UK-based Low Carbon Investors will not look to list its Asia clean energy fund, in a change of strategy from the investment group's previous experiences in Europe, NewNet has learnt.

3 May 2011

Vestas grows China presence with 100MW turbine order

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has further underlined its appeal to the Chinese markets with a 100MW order win.

3 May 2011

I2BF invests £1m in fuel cell developer Acal Energy

International clean technology asset management group I2BF has made a £1m investment in Acal Energy, which develops fuel cell power modules for grid power, telecoms and automotive power train applications.

28 April 2011

Heidrick & Struggles bolsters sustainability, infrastructure team

UK advisory group Heidrick & Struggles has appointed two new team members to boost its energy, industrial and sustainability footprint.

27 April 2011

Tata Power bolsters renewables footprint

India's largest energy utility Tata Power is reportedly set to add more than 150MW of wind-based energy to its portfolio, and raise its production of solar power ten-fold.

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