Tough battle ahead on EU energy efficiency law

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Tough battle ahead on EU energy efficiency law
Legislation to improve energy efficiency in the EU is facing a long, tough battle, with observers describing the draft law as bloated, ?a mess? and unlikely to pass. More >>>

Carbon market value to slump in 2012 ? BNEF
The value of the global carbon market will fall in 2012, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which has reduced its forecast of the market?s worth in 2012 by 16%. More >>>

China after the CDM
In recent years, western investment in China?s renewable energy infrastructure has been all about the Clean Development Mechanism. But, as Europe shuts the door on Chinese carbon credits, developers and investors are looking at new Chinese renewables plays. Joshua Speckman reports

Sustainable palm oil ‘a serious business opportunity’
Financial gains and other business benefits for palm oil producers outweigh the costs of meeting sustainable palm oil criteria, according to the WWF. More >>>

UK seeds impact investment bank with £600m
The UK government has launched a £600 million ($949 million) finance institution to lend money to charities and community groups, of which an undisclosed amount will go to environmental organisations. More >>>

The next steps
After 11 years at the helm of the UNEP Finance Initiative, Paul Clements-Hunt takes a look at the past ? and future ? of sustainable finance

NYSE and BNEF launch sectoral clean energy indexes
NYSE Euronext and Bloomberg New Energy Finance have introduced three sector-focused global clean energy indexes. More >>>