Germany’s KfW issues largest ever USD green bond – $1.5bn! (AAAe, 1.75%, 5yr) and it’s still 1.6x oversubscribed

  Germany’s KfW issues largest ever USD green bond – $1.5bn! (AAAe, 1.75%, 5yr) and it’s still 1.6x oversubscribed In Frankfurt yesterday I met yesterday with the KFW (Germany’s development bank) Capital Markets team, who ran through their latest latest green bond in USD. A strong result. It’s a follow-up …

Cheap Solar Advances Farther in Germany (than anywhere else)

Home Solar Plus A Battery Could Be Cheaper Than The Grid In Germany In Just A Few Years by Jeff Spross thinkprogress.org/climate on October 3, 2014 at 9:02 am http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/03/3575371/hsbc-solar-battery-germany   CREDIT: Shutterstock The cost of solar power plus battery storage is about to dip below the average electricity bill in Germany. That’s …

GFI Welcomes Global Witness Report on “The Great Rip Off” from Anonymous Companies in America

September 30, 2014 Latest GFI Blogs Opportunity Knocks to Address Illicit Financial Flows The “Big Mo” in the Drive to Address Illicit Financial Flows Photographs from GFI and MIND’s Joint Conference in Rio de Janeiro China’s Illicit Outflows Were US$1.08 Trillion from 2002-2011 Voices from Delaware Are Speaking Out Against …

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 …

Electric Climate Finance session at UN Summit: insurers go wild with promises; investors plead for green investments; Jim Kim almost breaks out in song about green bonds

  Electric Climate Finance session at UN Summit: insurers go wild with promises; investors plead for green investments; Jim Kim almost breaks out in song about green bonds It’s the day after the UN Climate Summit party in New York. Yes I do feel as if I’m hungover; but it …

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 …

[Blog] MünchenerHyp cracks first thematic covered bond! EUR300m ($389m) Aaa 5yr, for coop housing. 1.6x oversubscribed. It’s the prototype for a Green Pfandbrief – at last!

  MünchenerHyp cracks first thematic covered bond! EUR300m ($389m) Aaa 5yr, for coop housing. 1.6x oversubscribed. It’s the prototype for a Green Pfandbrief – at last! Münchener Hypothekenbank eG has just issued an “ESG-labelled” covered bond (or Pfandbriefe, as covered bonds are called in Germany) for refinancing of housing cooperatives. Oekom …

Science for Environment Policy, Issue 385: A service from the European Commission

news alert Issue 385, 11 September 2014  Science for Environment Policy About this service Contact the Editor Subscribe to this News Alert Survey Please feed back on our service: SfEP survey to end in one week’s time We have been conducting a survey to assess how Science for Environment Policy …

Peer production, disruption and the law – call for debates, essays and interviews

“P2P Foundation” – 2 new articles 1.     Peer production, disruption and the law – call for debates, essays and interviews 2.     Legislation and Finance for community ownership of renewable energy across Europe 3.     More Recent Articles 4.     Search P2P Foundation 5.     Prior Mailing Archive Peer production, disruption and the law …

P2P Foundation: Book of the Day: Rethinking Money

“P2P Foundation” – 3 new articles 1.     Book of the Day: Rethinking Money 2.     Recognizing a Human Right to the Commons 3.     Video: a short intro the Aikapankki Timebank in Helsinki 4.     More Recent Articles 5.     Search P2P Foundation 6.     Prior Mailing Archive Book of the Day: Rethinking Money * …