Green Deal Finance Co eyeing billions in green bonds

Vote in the Environmental Finance Voluntary Carbon survey
Environmental Finance is conducting its annual survey of the voluntary carbon markets, polling its readers on the leading project developers, traders, brokers, advisors, verifiers and other service providers active in these markets. More >>>

Green Deal Finance Co eyeing billions in green bonds
The company set up to facilitate a major UK energy efficiency programme has drawn up plans for a multi-billion pound green bond programme. More >>>

The big push for green bonds
The creation of an environmental bond market has been frustratingly slow ? but interest is building. Mark Nicholls reports

Battle to retain PACE moves to public debate
Investors and other stakeholders should urgently lobby US federal regulators to allow municipal bond programmes for residential renewable energy and efficiency retrofits to move ahead. More >>>

Drax burns more biomass, but abandons dedicated plant
Drax, the UK?s largest coal-fired power generator, has cancelled plans for a dedicated biomass power station because of uncertainty in proposed subsidies and its inland location. More >>>

Environment Bank launches platform for biodiversity offsets
The UK?s Environment Bank has teamed up with Mission Markets to set up a trading platform for biodiversity credits ? and says that the first trade could be weeks away. More >>>

Support doubles for CDP Carbon Action initiative
Ninety two banks and investors have put their names to a call to 415 companies to manage and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. More >>>

Oil and water
Relatively few energy companies responded to the CDP Water Disclosure ? but those that did reported high levels of exposure to water issues. Deloitte?s Will Sarni considers the implications

UK?s clean-tech venture fund commits £60m to six funds
A clean-technology venture capital fund backed by the UK government has committed almost half its reserves to six funds, and is in negotiations for a seventh fund investment and a direct investment in a UK company. More >>>

Sonoma flouts federal agency to run PACE programme
Sonoma County has defied federal regulators and continues to operate its municipal bond programme to pay for residential renewable energy and efficiency projects. More >>>

IDB lends $100m to Itaú for climate projects
The Inter-American Development Bank is lending $100 million to Brazilian bank Itaú BBA to help finance ?environmentally friendly? projects in Latin America. More >>>