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Pelamis assets set to be sold to Scottish government as administrators fail to secure buyer

Pelamis wave energy converter in construction

KPMG confirms all remaining jobs will go at wave energy company

22 Dec 2014

Centrica confirms £50m Barrow offshore wind sale

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British Gas owner confirms it has sold 50 per cent stake in offshore wind farm to DONG Energy

22 Dec 2014

Washington State sets out carbon trading plans

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Governor Jay Inslee publishes plan to introduce cap-and-trade scheme from mid-2016

22 Dec 2014

Ofgem seeks to cut costs of giant renewables transmission scheme

Regulator approves £1.1bn funding for Caithness Moray transmission link, despite developers asking for £1.2bn

17 Dec 2014

Investors call on governments to fire up green bond market

Companies including Aviva and Zurich say a pipeline of projects that can be financed by green bonds is needed

16 Dec 2014

Green crowd-funding rush continues to gather pace, as Solarcentury launches investment offer

Solarcentury teams up with Abundance to launch direct investment offer, as Trillion Fund closes in on fund-raising deadline

16 Dec 2014

Terra Firma considers washing hands of green energy developer Infinis

Announcement comes after private equity firm issues scathing attack on government's short-sighted wind farm policies

16 Dec 2014

Macquarie bolsters UK onshore wind market with £60m loan

Investor provides long-term debt to Capital Dynamics to support 55MW of onshore wind

15 Dec 2014

Coca-Cola and ECO Plastics sell off UK's largest plastic bottle recycling plant

Investment firm Aurelius acquires ECO Plastics, as Coca-Cola Enterprises says it will continue to make green bottles

12 Dec 2014

Climate Bonds Initiative lifts lid on green bond market

New list of all public climate and environmental bonds aims to boost transparency in the booming sector

11 Dec 2014

SolarAid kicks off crowd-funding push in bid to boost ‘five per cent club'

Leading solar development charity launches £250,000 crowd-funding drive at Lima Summit

11 Dec 2014

Government green lights wave of three North Sea offshore wind farms

Hornsea offshore wind farm gets the go-ahead for giant 1.2GW development

10 Dec 2014

Green Climate Fund will get $200m from Australia after Tony Abbott's about-turn

Prime minister had previously disparaged the international fund designed to help poor countries adapt to climate change, and said Australia would not contribute

10 Dec 2014

Mangroves need carbon finance mechanisms, UN says

Rate of loss of coastal wetlands is raising risk of flooding and damaging food and water supplies, new report finds

10 Dec 2014

Investors told to challenge oil and gas majors over climate threats

New guide aims to build shareholder engagement with fossil fuel companies in a bid to create more sustainable business models

10 Dec 2014

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