Investors question companies on ‘disconnect’ with manufacturers’ carbon stance

Investors question companies on ‘disconnect’ with manufacturers’ carbon stance
Investors are challenging companies over their relationships with a trade organisation that is seeking to derail US carbon regulations. More >>>

EIB, Commission, Deutsche Bank to seed €800m energy efficiency fund
The European Commission, European Investment Bank and Deutsche Bank have committed €205 million ($291 million) to an energy efficiency fund that could total €800 million. More >>>

Can India find the finance?
Renewable energy is set to play a vital role in helping India meet its soaring demand for power – but can it attract the international finance needed? Joshua Speckman reports

EU urged to target 45% renewables by 2030
The European Renewable Energy Council has called for the EU to set a legally binding renewable energy target of 45% by 2030, saying it is necessary to fight climate change and give investors long-term predictability. More >>>

Nuclear meltdown and revolution boost renewables – E&Y
Japan’s nuclear disaster and political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa have spurred momentum in the global renewables sector, but declining incentives and access to finance remain obstacles to growth, according to Ernst & Young. More >>>

California bounces back after judge orders AB 32 review
California’s carbon markets have responded positively to a San Francisco judge’s ruling that ordered further analysis from the California Air Resources Board on alternatives to the state’s cap-and-trade scheme, say brokers. More >>>

Equator Principles need toughening up – report
The voluntary standards covering the environmental and social impacts of project financing should be toughened and expanded, a key report on the future of the Equator Principles has recommended. More >>>

Green policy can boost economic growth – OECD
Green policies needn’t jeopardise economic growth, instead they can boost prosperity and create jobs, according to the OECD. More >>>

Wind Prospect Group launches £10m green energy bond
Wind Prospect Group, a global wind developer, has launched a corporate retail bond onto the UK market with the aim of raising £10 million ($16 million). More >>>