ScienceDaily: Lightning reshapes rocks at the atomic level

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Lightning reshapes rocks at the atomic level   Posted: 05 Aug 2015 04:17 PM PDT A lightning strike can reshape a mineral’s crystal structure, according to a new study. Researchers once believed only meteorites could do so. From a million miles away, NASA camera …

Weekly blog: TfL’s £400m green transport bond big success / China’s first on the way / first M&A green bond for Senvion / NIB back in market with SEK 1bn ($116m) 5yr / littlies from EBRD, World Bank, City of StPaul, Mytrah Energy / + gossip

Development Bank issuance Nordic Investment Bank issues its third green bond (SEK 1bn ($116m), 5 yr, 0.155%, AAA)  Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has issued a SEK 1bn ($116m) green bond, its third SEK denominated green bond issuance (they call them Nordic Environmental Bonds – NEBs). The bond has a 5 …

NEW ENERGY: EU Probes Solar Firms Over Settlement Breaches

                                                         DAILY NEWSLETTER                                                           March 11, 2015   NEW ENERGY: EU Probes Solar Firms Over Settlement Breaches After several months of relative quiet, Chinese solar panel makers are back in the headlines this week with another looming trade dispute in Europe. This particular story, and much of the industry’s woes …

CTI recently released a report on thermal coal

CTI & ETA Coal research and infographic Coal Research Papers CTI recently released a report on thermal coal – Carbon Supply Cost Curves: Evaluating Financial Risk to Coal Capital Expenditures – which highlighted that $112bn of future capital expenditures (excluding China) related to potential production/supply of thermal coal are not economic …

China’s Trina Solar goes for a convertible solar bond: US$100m, 5yr, 4% coupon. It’s a challenging market environment for solar but the bonds keep coming.

China’s Trina Solar is issuing US$100m of convertible bonds with 5-year tenor and 4% annual coupon, with semi-annual payments. An extra US$15m could be raised, as Trina has given the underwriters a 1-month window to buy additional bonds. Guess they are waiting to gauge demand. Underwriters are Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and Credit Suisse, with Roth Capital Partners as …

The Risky Coal London Event

Carbon Tracker Initiative – The Risky Coal Event in London  7th October 2014 View this email in your browser Register here The Risky Coal London Event CTI & ETA are presenting the Coal Report in London on 7th October, 2014 Following the successful launch of the Carbon Supply Cost Curves: Evaluating Financial …

Big Money Looking For Green Investments : AltEnergyStocks.com

Big Money Looking For Green Investments : AltEnergyStocks.com Big Money Looking For Green Investments Posted: 26 Sep 2014 07:18 AM PDT Sean Kidney Climate Finance session at UN Summit is electric.  Insurers go wild with promises; investors plead for green investments; Jim Kim almost breaks out in song about green …

Health and Social Services Mutuals and Cooperatives

Newsletter – September 24, 2014 Health and Social Services Mutuals and Cooperatives En route to innovation! On October 9 Jean-Pierre Girard, Expert Advisor at Productions LPS, will unveil a brand-new global report on the health and social services industry. Today he has agreed to share a handful of examples of …

Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth

Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth By JUSTIN GILLIS and CORAL DAVENPORTSEPT. 20, 2014 President Christopher J. Loeak of the Marshall Islands outside his home after tidal flooding. Credit Giff Johnson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images At 1 p.m. on Sunday, tens of …