Q2 clean energy investment up 27%

Q2 clean energy investment up 27%

The clean energy sector attracted $41.7 billion in new investment in the second quarter of 2011. More >>>

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UK sets out to reform electricity market, cut carbon

The UK government has set out reforms to the electricity market, with the aim of driving the £200 billion ($319 billion) of investment needed to keep the lights on and meet climate targets.More >>>

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Industry, analysts react to UK electricity market reforms

A selection of the key responses to the UK’s electricity market reform. More >>>

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US government plays matchmaker on efficiency finance

The US federal government has started playing matchmaker between capital-constrained commercial energy customers and companies willing to finance 100% of the upfront costs of efficiency projects. More >>>

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US, China, Russia try to fly free of EU aviation emissions cap

The European Commission has confirmed it might consider exempting non-EU airlines from the EU Emissions Trading System if their home countries could demonstrate they were taking equivalent measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector.. More >>>

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Corporate governance for a carbon-constrained world
Rory Sullivan examines what defines corporate leadership on climate change governance – and how investors should test corporate claims

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Swiss bank to help investors offset portfolio emissions

Customers of Swiss bank Julius Bär will be able to calculate the carbon footprint of their equity portfolio and offset the emissions using carbon credits, through a service launched this week. More >>>

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Giant US solar projects ‘may fail without loan guarantees’

Solar developers could struggle to finance large-scale solar projects in the US without the federal government’s loan guarantee programme. More >>>

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Carbon cuts save UK firms £13m/year

More than 30 companies including O2, BSkyB, Diageo and the UK’s Royal Mail have collectively saved more than £13 million ($21 million) annually by cutting carbon emissions by 285,000 tonnes over two years. More >>>