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  1. AXA Investment Managers pledge $193 million divestment
    AXA Investment Managers pledge $193 million divestment 27 Apr 2017

    The asset manager will divest €177 million ($193 million) from fixed-income portfolios as a result of its new coal policy, relating to companies that derive 50 per cent or more of revenues from coal-related activities

    Finance,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. Corporate demand to drive the renewable energy credits market
    Corporate demand to drive the renewable energy credits market 21 Apr 2017

    A significant surge in demand for RECs is anticipated, following an increasing number of major corporations committing to ambitious environmental targets

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy
  3. Sweden and Norway to extend renewable power subsidy scheme
    Sweden and Norway to extend renewable power subsidy scheme 20 Apr 2017

    The Swedish and Norwegian governments have come to an agreement regarding their shared green certificate system, enabling Sweden to extend its renewable energy target to 18 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2030

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  4. Indian renewable energy projects attract large investments
    Indian renewable energy projects attract large investments 19 Apr 2017

    The development of renewable energy in India has received a significant boost with the announcements of two large loans from the World Bank and the European Investment Bank

    Asia,Finance,Sustainable Energy
  5. Green bond issuance up 42% in first quarter of 2017
    Green bond issuance up 42% in first quarter of 2017 19 Apr 2017

    The green bonds market has experienced more than $20 billion issuance in January-March 2017, following another successful quarter from October-December 2016

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Saudi Arabia to call for bids for 700 MW of wind and solar
    Saudi Arabia to call for bids for 700 MW of wind and solar 13 Apr 2017

    Next week, Saudi Arabia will begin to appeal to renewable energy firms to bid for a combined total of 700 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar projects

    Middle East,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  7. Renewables in China to attract $782 billion investment by 2030
    Renewables in China to attract $782 billion investment by 2030 12 Apr 2017

    Wind and solar energy sectors in China could receive up to 5.4 trillion yuan ($782 billion) in investments from 2016 to 2030 – according to a new report released on Tuesday 11 April

    Asia,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. Australian Green Bank to finance grid-scale energy storage
    Australian Green Bank to finance grid-scale energy storage 10 Apr 2017

    Australian green bank Clean Energy Finance Corp. (CEFC) has announced that it is working with the South Australian government to support Australia's largest grid-scale energy storage project

    Oceania,Finance,Sustainable Energy
  9. Facebook and Microsoft launch initiative to fund renewable microgrids
    Facebook and Microsoft launch initiative to fund renewable microgrids 5 Apr 2017

    Facebook and Microsoft have partnered with investment firm Allotrope Partners and more than a dozen implementing partners and observers to develop an innovative facility to finance energy access projects in India, Indonesia and East Africa

    Africa,Asia,Finance,Sustainable Energy
  10. Transition to renewables feasible and realistic according to new report
    Transition to renewables feasible and realistic according to new report 4 Apr 2017

    A new report backed by the United Nations (UN) has revealed that renewables will dominate in the future, and are likely to become cheaper than fossil fuels within a decade

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy

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