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In Shift, Exxon Mobil to Report on Risks to Its Fossil Fuel Assets

by Ceres  (Mar. 20, 2014)

Energy companies have been under increasing pressure from shareholder activists in recent years to warn investors of the risks that stricter limits on carbon emissions would place on their business. On Thursday, a shareholder group said that it had won its biggest prize yet, when Exxon Mobil became the first oil and gas producer to agree to ...

Citi, Google to Invest in Additional Phase of Terra-Gen Power’s Alta Wind Energy Center

by Google  (Jun. 22, 2011)

Google and Citi will finance a second phase of the Alta Wind Energy Center (AWEC) being developed by Terra-Gen Power, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners and Global Infrastructure Partners, in Tehachapi, California. Comprised of several distinct phases, AWEC will ultimately have a generating capacity of 1,550 megawatts (MW) when completed ...

NextEra Energy Resources agrees to sell hydro generating assets to a subsidiary of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, L.P.

by NextEra Energy, Inc.  (Dec. 22, 2012)

 NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, the competitive energy subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), today announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into an agreement to sell all of its equity interests in White Pine Hydro Investments, LLC, which indirectly owns 351 megawatts (MW) of hydro ...

UN Climate Chief: Carbon is a `Second-Rate Asset`

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 30, 2013)

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said there is an urgent need for higher climate, finance and emissions reduction ambitions to speed up low carbon growth. Speaking at the 10th Carbon Expo in Barcelona, Figueres claimed it is our goal to ensure a "solid, consolidated low-carbon ...

Department of Energy announces next steps for asset revitalization initiative

by US Department of Energy  (Sep. 16, 2011)

The Department of Energy today announced next steps under the Asset Revitalization Initiative, a Department-wide initiative to examine ways to work with local communities to support the reuse of DOE resources at former Cold War weapons sites around the country.  These steps build on the recommendations from the Task Force on Asset ...

Climate Bond Standard for solar assets open for certification

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 25, 2013)

The Climate Bonds Initiative - an investor focused not for profit, promoting large scale investment in the low carbon economy - has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme. The criteria are added to those for wind energy to become the second batch of eligible assets for bond ...

Despite Increasing Global Energy Demand, New Energy Generation will Decline in favor of Higher Asset Base Renewal Capacity

by Global Information, Inc. (GII)  (Jul. 30, 2012)

There is no industry more vital to the worldwide economy than energy, and as global energy production increases to fill demand from emerging nations, new applications, and shifts in behavior, and as the means of energy production shifts from traditional fossil fuels to clean, renewable green energy sources, tremendous opportunity ...

Prothea and Lennox Partners advisers in VEI Green S.r.l. acquisition of 6 MW of PV assets from Good Energies

by Prothea srl  (Sep. 11, 2013)

Prothea acted as adviser to VEI Green S.r.l. on its successful acquisition of a 6MW Solar power portfolio from the English fund Good Energies, part of the Bregal Investments group. Vei Green, fully owned by VEI Capital S.p.A., is one of the leading investors in assets producing energy from renewable source. VEI Capital S.pA. is an investment ...

Reforming energy investment incentives

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 15, 2013)

There have been many calls for reform of the subsidies and incentives provided to the energy sector. A report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released last month urged policymakers the world over to reform subsidies for products from coal to gasoline, arguing that this could translate into major gains both for economic growth and the ...

Clean energy infrastructure

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Dec. 9, 2013)

Preferred bidders in the Government’s £1bn CCS Commercialisation Programme were announced in March 2013. Since then, my Department has taken forward detailed negotiations with these bidders to draw up and agree specifications and contracts for Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) studies of their projects. Developing carbon capture ...

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