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A strong climate package is essential to revive flagging EU energy investment

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Stephanie Pfeifer of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change explains why investors crave the policy certainty a bold EU energy and climate change package would deliver

24 Oct 2014

Green Bond market to top $100bn in 2015

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Strong third quarter performance drive year to date issuances to $32bn, more than double the total issued last year

23 Oct 2014

Piketty: 'This is an unprecedented opportunity to drive investment in low-carbon growth'

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‘Rockstar economist’ joins colleagues to urge European leaders to agree ambitious climate package and provide 'springboard' to cleaner world

22 Oct 2014

Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

Green champion’s push to funnel car emissions into the emissions trading system seen as attempt to bend rules

21 Oct 2014

Insurers tell Osborne £500m extra needed for flood defences

Companies and NGOs write to Chancellor George Osborne warning millions of homes could be left at risk without greater investment

21 Oct 2014

A business plea for a strong 2030 energy and climate deal

Chief executive of Rockwool calls for European Council to show leadership and approve on an ambitious energy savings target this week

21 Oct 2014

HSBC, Barclays and RBS come under pressure to ditch fossil fuel investments

Lloyds and Santander also targeted in new campaign aiming to highlight 'carbon bubble' risks

20 Oct 2014

EU clean tech sector losing ground to China and Japan

Falling levels of investment and policy instability allowing countries to overtake European pioneers, EY warns

20 Oct 2014

Prudential announced as cornerstone investor for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Ambitious tidal energy project takes a major step forward as insurance giant prepares to invest up to £100m

20 Oct 2014

The challenge for the global auto industry

Simon Clements of Alliance Trust Investments explores the environmental and economic challenges faced by a fast-changing auto industry

20 Oct 2014

"Positive investment" market tops £3.25bn

New figures reveal a record 1.75 million people are now investing in funds and projects that benefit the environment and society

18 Oct 2014

Davey: 'People are ready to do a deal'

Energy and climate change secretary explains why he is optimistic the EU is about to agree to a bold and ambitious new energy and climate change package

17 Oct 2014

Davey hints at sweeteners for Eastern Europe as part of EU climate deal

Energy and climate change secretary confident an ambitious emissions reduction agreement can be done next week

17 Oct 2014

MSCI unveils fossil-fuel free indexes

Company says indexes excluding oil, gas, and coal reserves were launched in response to investor concerns over stranded assets

16 Oct 2014

SolarCity offers $200m green bonds

Scheme allows individuals to earn up to four per cent returns while helping to boost clean energy, company says

16 Oct 2014

Rescue talks continue as Green Deal Finance Company insists it is 'business as usual'

Company insists deadline to secure the future of Green Deal loan provider has not yet lapsed

15 Oct 2014

EU carbon allowance surplus set to double by 2020

Sandbag research suggests oversupply may hit 4.5 billion allowances, undermining drive to low carbon economy

15 Oct 2014

Report: Global clean energy investment jumps 11 per cent

Clean Energy Pipeline predicts 2014 will see clean energy investment recovery as third quarter delivers strong showing

15 Oct 2014

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