Clean energy investment
HSBC pledges $100bn to sustainable finance
As Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) releases findings showing that energy investment in emerging markets suffered its largest year-on-year decline, HSBC has pledged to provide $100bn in sustainable financing by 2025 - as part of a new batch of climate-related commitments.
Clean energy stocks outpacing fossil fuel investments in Trump era, report finds
Global clean energy stocks have surged past investments in fossil fuels in the past year despite the political shockwaves caused by Donald Trump's US presidency, new research has found.
France becomes second country to issue green bonds
France today (3 January) launched its first green bonds, becoming only the second country to do so, after Poland. But the absence of international standards has raised questions at the European Commission.
Ecotricity's green bond raises £12m in one month
Green energy supplier Ecotricity's latest foray in the UK renewable energy market has led to more than £12m of applications for its fourth corporate mini-bond ahead of tomorrow's (30 November) deadline.
New Triodos chief pledges to lead 'movement for change' among UK banks
"Our banks are not serving the needs of society," says Dr Bevis Watts, who has this week been confirmed as the first 'environmentalist' to take up a lead executive role within a UK bank.
Global clean energy investment down on 2015 levels at half-year mark
Investment slowdowns in China and Japan, as well as a sustained decrease in the cost of solar, has meant that clean energy investment in the second quarter of 2016 reached $61.5bn, 32% below the $90bn spent in the equivalent period of 2015, according to the latest data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Michael Liebreich downplays impact of Brexit on clean energy investment
EXCLUSIVE: The upcoming EU referendum will have less of an impact on UK clean energy investment than feared, and domestic environmental policy will not suffer at the hands of a 'Brexit', the chairman of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has claimed.
Clean energy investment surges past fossil fuels to new heights
Against a precarious backdrop of tumbling oil prices, 2015 saw $367bn invested into new renewable power capacity and generators - $114bn more than what was spent on new fossil fuel generation - a new report has found.
Investors demand climate transparency from mining firms
Investors responsible for more than $8trn have called on mining giants Anglo American, Glencore and Rio Tinto to be more transparent over the climate risks and impacts of their businesses.
Paris goals will cost $12 trillion, says Bloomberg
More than $12trn will need to be invested in new renewable power generation over the next 25 years to achieve the climate goals laid out in the Paris agreement, according to a new report from research group Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and sustainability non-profit Ceres.
Rapid switch to renewable energy can put Paris climate goals within reach
Countries can deliver on the promises of the historic Paris climate change agreement by rapidly scaling up wind and solar power to 36% of the global energy mix by 2030, an international energy gathering heard on Saturday.
UK clean energy investment up 24% in 2015 on strength of offshore wind
The UK was "by far the strongest clean energy investment market in Europe" in 2015, according to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, with investment up 24% to $23.4bn.
Global collaboration could save $550bn on clean energy deployment
The cost of worldwide clean energy technology deployments could be reduced by up to $550bn over the next 10 years if countries adopted global collaboration as a means of accelerating innovation, a new report has found.
More than half of global clean energy investment flowing to emerging markets
Emerging markets attracted more clean energy investment than wealthy countries for the first time ever in 2014, according to a new report.
Goldman Sachs to invest $150bn in clean energy
Banking giant Goldman Sachs has announced it will leverage $150bn into clean energy financing and investments by 2025 as it also aims to become the first US investment bank to be carbon-neutral across its operations.
Attractiveness of UK renewables plummets following subsidy cuts
The UK has fallen to eleventh place in a ranking of the most attractive renewable energy markets for investors by consultancy firm EY.
Clean energy investment remains level on 2014 levels
Worldwide clean energy investment has remained level for Q2 2015 compared to a year earlier.
Solar Independence Day: Six ways solar is revolutionising sustainability
As Britain enjoys a bout of summer sun, solar farms are preparing to open up to the public for Solar Independence Day.
Obama to Attenborough: 'We're not moving fast enough on climate change'
US President Barack Obama has admitted to Sir David Attenborough that the US is "not moving as fast as we need to" in its efforts to tackle climate change.
Bill Gates: Next-gen renewable tech could be solution to climate change
Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has called for international Governments to triple R&D funding for renewable technologies in order to find a 'magic solution' to climate change.
Report: Coal and oil investors will lose money on 2C planet
Investments in the coal and oil sectors will see annual losses up to 2% over the next 10 years, if the world's governments commit to limiting global warming to 2C at Paris later this year.
Santander unveils green investment firm
Spanish bank Santander has established a $2bn renewables investment firm in partnership with two of Canada's largest pension funds
UK renewable energy generation surged by 20% in 2014
Renewable energy generation leaped up 20% in the UK over the past year, but the industry has warned that more government leadership will be needed to maintain growth.
Clean energy investment drops in first quarter
Global investment in clean energy fell 5% in the first quarter of 2014, according to figures released on Tuesday by financial services firm Clean Energy Pipeline.
Global clean energy investment drops 15% in 2015
Clean energy investment has slumped by 15% in the first quarter of 2015 to its lowest level in two years according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Solar crowfunding scheme catches light
A project to site 749 solar panels on social housing in Berwickshire is the most effective crowdfunding campaign ever hosted by the investment platform Abundance Generation
US solar capacity to double in next two years
American solar capacity could double by the end of 2016 according to a new report from the oil-and-gas association American Petroleum Institute (API).
UK loaned £1.7bn to foreign fossil fuel projects despite pledge
The UK Government has provided well over a billion pounds in loans to fossil fuel projects around the world despite a pledge to withdraw financial support from such schemes, an analysis of loans made by the UK's export credit agency has revealed.