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Mexico expected to exceed $2.4 billion renewable energy investment in 2014

Mexico is already showing signs of exceeding its 2010 record of $2.4 billion (£1.4bn) in renewable investment for the first half of 2014 – helped by a significant increase in investment in wind and solar power. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, investment in the first half of the...


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For a chance to win an iPad, Kindle or donation to a charity of your choice, readers simply need to enter the Blue & Green Tomorrow 2014 survey. The survey closes on Friday and more than 730 readers have already taken part. The survey is a chance to tell Blue...


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E.ON’s profits fall 20% amid German renewables drive

E.ON, Germany’s biggest utility, has revealed a profit fall of 20% for the first half of 2014, the decline has been linked to the growing renewables market. Germany recently set a new world record for renewable energy generation. The company’s underlying net income, which is used to calculate dividends,...


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Socially responsible fund to be listed by platforms and product providers

A Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) fund from fund manager The Premier Group is set to be listed on leading platforms and product providers after distribution agreements were reached. The news signals that the sustainable investment sector is continuing to grow and move into the mainstream. The Socially Responsible Investment...


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Green Investment Bank refinances UK offshore wind project

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), along with Japan’s Marubeni Corporation, has announced the “landmark refinancing” of a UK offshore wind project. The 210 megawatt (MW) Westermost Rough project is being developed by DONG Energy. The company holds a 50% stake in the project whilst the GIB and Marubeni...


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Oil and gas companies take on more debt to cover shortfall

Oil and gas companies from around the world are taking on more debt and selling assets to close the gap between operational cash flow and their expenditures, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The findings of the EIA suggest that at least some parts of the oil...


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Crowdfunding a global broadcast of Sustainable September

Today we launched our £10,000 crowd funder for Sustainable September. Why? We’ve only got a limited number of tickets and can only get so many people together in the various venues. So we want to broadcast the event live, cut it to DVD and reach out to as many...


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We can help influence positive change by being in a growing movement

By investing your money sustainably and ethically, you can play a part in a growing movement that is changing the world for the better, writes Richard Essex. This article is an extract from Richard Essex’s 2014 book, Invest, Feel Good and Make a Difference, which is available now on Amazon. History...


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The story of unburnable carbon

Analysis from one group of financial experts could dramatically change the energy landscape for the better – but our communication needs to improve before it can. This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Clean Energy 2014. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr stood...


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Wales’ first full-scale tidal energy device unveiled

Ahead of its installation in Welsh waters, a tidal energy device developed in Cardiff was unveiled on Thursday. The device will help Wales produce clean and predictable energy in order to meet its low-carbon energy generation goals. Tidal Energy Ltd’s DeltaStream device is the first private marine project to...


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Crowdfunding bid launched to collectively acquire Rupert Murdoch’s press empire

A major crowdfunding bid has been launched by campaign group ‘Let’s Own the News’, who wish to re-establish public control over the British media by buying out Rupert Murdoch from both the Times and Sunday Times. The target aim is £100 million, with £50 million being used to buy...


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Shares in Drax fall 8% following subsidy appeal

Drax group has lost its legal battle with the government over one of its projects’ eligibility for subsidy scheme Contract for Difference (CfD), resulting in the firms shares falling by more than 8%. The Court of Appeal ruled the government could exclude one of Drax’s coal-to-biomass conversions from the...


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Solar energy investment ‘coming of age’ and attracting institutional investors

As awareness of solar investments and the risk profile they offer increase, finance in the sector is gradually “coming of age” and attracting institutional investors, according to Solar Media’s Solar PV Finance: 2014 Update.    Jamie Richards, a partner at investment manager Foresight, which launched the Foresight Solar Fund...


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Legal & General: corporate social responsibility is about hedging against future risks

There’s an old adage in the corporate sector, about the head of corporate social responsibility (CSR) being tucked away on the 11th floor, simultaneously banging the drum for sustainability and their head against the wall in frustration. While this may have been the case a decade ago – and...


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Al Gore: economic case for coal divestment as strong as moral one

The economic case for divesting from coal is growing and investors need to understand the risks associated with fossil fuel assets, as the world attempts to limit carbon emissions and global warming, according to Al Gore, former US vice president and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and David Blood,...



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