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Energy Efficiency, Green Bonds Need Market Attention, HSBC Says

September 30, 2016

HSBC’s head of sustainable financing, Kurt Vogt, details what he thinks needs to happen to drive even greater interest in green bonds, and to help make financing easier for energy efficiency projects....

Airlines Increase Their Use of Green Jet Fuel

September 30, 2016

JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic have joined United Airlines in pioneering programs to use sustainable biofuels to help power their jetliners. However, the volumes involved are a tiny percentage of airlines’...

Whole Foods' Solar Project Points to Benefits of PPAs

September 30, 2016

The grocery chain is putting rooftop solar on about 100 stores and warehouses. The company’s approach -- including PPAs and standardized lease language across all its stores -- is a model that other...

Siemens to Build ‘Urban Sustainability Hub’ in Chinese Smart City

September 16, 2016

A related trio of recent conferences in Singapore -- on water, cleaning technologies and smart cities -- brought a wealth of information about new deals, technology advancements, and cooperative agreements...

Clean Tech Needs Long-Term Investors, Not VC, Researchers Say

September 16, 2016

Two clean-tech experts talk to the Wall Street Journal about why venture capital investments in the space failed, and what must be done for the industry to find the funding it needs.

Water and Waste-Focused Companies Pitch for Investors in Singapore

September 16, 2016

We take a look at about a dozen companies that focus on water, waste- or pollution-reducing technologies that are seeking investors or other funding sources. They made their pitches at a large industry...

Distributed Energy Storage Attracts Funding from Major Infrastructure Investors

August 31, 2016

Distributed energy storage has reached its deployment phase, with leading developers Stem Inc. and Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) having recently raised a total of $300M of project finance capital...

Inst’l Investor Appetite for Clean Tech, Impact Investing Grows

August 31, 2016

Big institutional investors and foundations are stepping up their commitments to sustainable investing and clean tech, creating new sources of capital for startups, developers and fund managers. This...

Cities Get Smarter with Corporate & Startup Partnerships

August 31, 2016

Large companies including Google, Microsoft and IBM are helping cities achieve their sustainability goals. Cities are now key drivers of new clean tech projects as they strive to become more resilient...

Greensmith Energy Gains Utility-Scale Energy Storage Traction, Enters C&I Market

August 31, 2016

Greensmith Energy announced new grid-tied energy storage projects with AltaGas and E.ON, which invested in its Series C round, and is on track to install over 100MW of energy storage in 2016. It also...