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World bank to focus future investment on clean energy


World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of ‘extreme need’ due to the risk climate change poses to ending world poverty, says Jim Yong Kim

24 Nov 2014

Google uploads wind turbines for Dutch data centre

Eneco wind farm

Search giant enters 10 year PPA with Eneco to power new datacentre in Eemshaven

21 Nov 2014

Rich countries pledge $9.3bn to help poorer nations cope with climate change

Solarcentury solar farm at tea plantation in Kenya

Green Climate Fund pledging conference in Berlin falls just short of $10bn target

20 Nov 2014

Reports: UK nuclear plans 'threatened' by Areva struggles

French company's projects in Finland and France run into difficulties, raising questions over £25bn Hinkley Point reactors

20 Nov 2014

Reports: Ineos poised to invest $1bn in UK fracking venture

Chemicals giant aims to power Grangemouth facility with domestic shale gas

20 Nov 2014

UK pledges £720m to climate change fund for poor countries

Energy secretary Ed Davey warns against 'little Englander' approach as donation to UN's Green Climate Fund announced

20 Nov 2014

Eight19 grows funding for organic photovoltaics with £1m investment

Financing round led by IP Group plc promises significant boost for UK developer of flexible and lightweight solar cells

20 Nov 2014

Rich countries 'backsliding' on climate finance

$10bn pledged for Green Climate Fund to help countries cope with global warming falls short of original commitment, say UN observers

18 Nov 2014

Updated: Church of England faces growing pressure to ditch fossil fuels

Oxford Diocesan Synod will consider divesting from oil, coal, and gas companies and calls on Anglican Church to do the same

17 Nov 2014

US 'banks profit' from clean tech loans criticised by Republicans

Department of Energy report forecasts $5bn return from Federal programme Republicans tried to end after collapse of Solyndra

17 Nov 2014

Barclays and MSCI unveil Green Bond index 'family'

Index to be "useful benchmark" for investors in market tipped to hit $100bn in 2015

14 Nov 2014

Anthesis buys M4C as it continues push to become leading green consultancy

Latest acquisition is fifth since company was founded 14 months ago

13 Nov 2014

Vestas secures 800 wind jobs with Isle of Wight blades production plan

Danish giant and Mitsubishi announce plan to manufacture 8MW turbine blades on Isle of Wight, as new report underlines £21bn investment opportunity in UK

12 Nov 2014

Updated: Government proposes shale gas sovereign wealth fund

Ministers confirm plans to re-invest fracking revenues, as tensions emerge over what to do with the money

10 Nov 2014

Trillion Fund targets £3m expansion push

Fresh from Buzzbnk merger, clean energy crowdfunding platform hopes to raise at least £500,000 from the crowd

07 Nov 2014

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