[Climate Bonds] Just in case you were wondering … $3.93bn of “labelled” green bonds issued so far in 2014. More coming – up to $1bn expected next week

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘Just in case you were wondering … $3.93bn of “labelled” green bonds issued so far in 2014. More coming – up to $1bn expected next week‘ Lots of activity. For a discussion of what we mean by “labelled”, see our review of 2013. Issuer …

[Climate Bonds] European Investment Bank’s climate financier Chris Knowles joins Climate Bonds Advisory panel

  Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘European Investment Bank’s climate financier Chris Knowles joins Climate Bonds Advisory panel‘ Christopher Knowles, Head of the Climate Change & Environment Division in the european investment bank (EIB)’s Operations Directorate since 2006, has today joined the Climate Bonds Advisory Panel. Chris leads …

NEWNET: MidAmerican Energy issues $950m secured notes

17 September Today’s Top Stories MidAmerican Energy issues $950m secured notes PREMIUM British Gas and Landis+Gyr team up for £600m smart meter roll-out Macquarie’s takeover of Theolia falls through PREMIUM Latest on NewNet See all the latest industry news with a New Energy World Network premium subscription.SUBSCRIBE » Deals » MidAmerican Energy issues …

Alternative Energy: Solar-Skinned Buildings On The Rise

Alternative Energy Solar-Skinned Buildings On The Rise  Leading Indian Companies (Including Ford Motor Company India) Join Voluntary GHG Emissions Reporting Program  New Thin, Flexible Glass Developed — Applications In Energy Storage  California Needs a Moratorium on Fracking Now  Virginia’s Coastline Could Soon Be Home To 2 GW Of Offshore Wind …

Commissioner Piebalgs announces EU support for building the largest solar power plant in West Africa

European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 November 2012 Commissioner Piebalgs announces EU support for building the largest solar power plant in West Africa, ahead of energy ministerial meeting in Addis Ababa Today, EU Development Commissioner Piebalgs announced that the EU will support the construction of what will be the largest …

Chinese banks report on sustainability in 2011

SUSTAINABILITY IN CHINA’S FINANCIAL SECTOR 1. Chinese banks report on sustainability in 2011 As of mid-April, at least ten major Chinese banks had issued corporate social responsibility reports for 2011. These include Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Merchants Bank, Bank of Communications, Hua Xia Bank, …

Global carbon market value rises 4%

Global carbon market value rises 4% The value of the global carbon market climbed 4% in 2011, despite dramatically lower prices in the largest market in Europe, according to analysis by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon. More >>> Dismal fourth quarter for clean energy investments Clean energy investment slumped in the …

From leafy Luxembourg: can the EIB become the climate banker to match the EU’s leadership

The European Investment Bank (the EIB), the EU’s bank, is the world’s largest clean energy lender. True! Yet their lending is not (yet) enough to  achieve the transition to a low-carbon economy the EU needs and has  mandated by 2050. See the rest at http://climatebonds.net/2011/10/from-leafy-luxembourg-can-the-eib-become-the-climate-banker-to-match-the-eus-leadership/

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 …