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Rockefellers pledge to ditch fossil fuel assets

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Family that made its fortune from oil wealth become highest profile investors yet to join divestment campaign

22 Sep 2014

Barclays pledges £1bn Green Bond investment

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Bank set to more than double current portfolio in expectation of increased demand for green bonds

22 Sep 2014

Lazard: US renewables reach cost-parity tipping point

Israel's first photovoltaic power plant Ketura Sun installed by Siemens

New research suggests large wind and solar farms capable of under-cutting gas generation without recourse to subsidy

18 Sep 2014

Reports: EU to propose 'billion euro' sweetener in bid to win Polish support for 2030 carbon target

Bloc to set up two investment funds to help poorer countries meet post-2020 greenhouse gas targets, as MEPs challenge 'generous' carbon leakage list

18 Sep 2014

UK solar farm issues Europe's first certified climate bonds

Big60Million Solar Bonds released to finance Willersey Solar Farm accredited under the Climate Bond Standards and Certification Scheme

17 Sep 2014

MSCI launches new low carbon indexes

New investment tools to help firms track performance of "low carbon leaders"

17 Sep 2014

Mainstream Renewable Power inks deal to deliver Ghana's first utility-scale wind farm

Leading developer celebrates deal to build and operate 225MW Ayitepa Wind Farm, as it predicts power will come online in early 2016

16 Sep 2014

Scottish 'Yes' vote could harm clean energy investment, say analysts

BNEF says uncertainty over the future shape of the power market and incentives for renewables will see projects delayed

16 Sep 2014

Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge

New book by Naomi Klein claims that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash promised to develop low carbon fuel

15 Sep 2014

Corporates leading charge for robust carbon price, says CDP

CDP report shows many companies are already incorporating a carbon price into their businesses strategies

15 Sep 2014

Jeremy Leggett: Fossil fuel CEOs are ‘increasingly barmy' about climate change

Charitable foundations urged to divest shares in fossil fuel majors and shift funds towards low carbon economy

15 Sep 2014

New EU energy and climate commissioner 'must drop oil shares'

Miguel Arias Cañete told by lawmakers that he must give up his shares in two oil companies if his nomination is to be approved

12 Sep 2014

World's biggest development banks pledge to scale up climate finance

European Investment Bank and World Bank join Asian, American and African counterparts to boost action on tackling climate change

12 Sep 2014

Organic growth - General Mills to acquire Annie's Inc in $820m deal

US food giant agrees deal for organic ready meal trailblazer, as demand for greener foods grows at 12 per cent a year

12 Sep 2014

IEA calls on policymakers to deliver "multiple benefits" of energy efficiency

International Energy Agency argues that so-called "hidden fuel" can boost economy, tackle poverty, and address climate risks

10 Sep 2014

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