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New $100m solar fund to target large-scale, "blue chip" solar assets

New $100m solar fund to target large-scale, “blue chip” solar assets

Impact Investment Group’s new $100m solar fund, headed by former Pacific Hydro chief Lane Crockett, will buy operational solar farms ranging from 1MW-30MW .

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Cleantech stocks outperform ASX main indices, capping off stellar three years

Cleantech stocks outperform ASX main indices, capping off stellar three years

Australian CleanTech Index significantly outperformed wider market in FY 2015-16, capping off a “stellar three years” with returns of nearly 70 per cent for investors that have held the course.

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Solar thermal, energy storage, biofuels, wave energy head $17m ARENA R&D funding

Solar thermal, energy storage, biofuels, wave energy head $17m ARENA R&D funding

ARENA has announced a group of nine new cutting edge research and development projects to be supported by its latest funding round, including industrial solar thermal systems and sodium-based battery storage.

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Banks, investors commit billions in new funds to renewables

Banks, investors commit billions in new funds to renewables

A group of eight banks and investors pledged $US7 billion last week, joining Bank of America’s initiative that plans to raise at least $10 billion for investments in clean energy and sustainable development.

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Australia's first fossil fuel free stock exchange index launched

Australia’s first fossil fuel free stock exchange index launched

Low-carbon investment made easy with launch of Australia’s first Fossil Free Index, alongside Australia Sustainable Leaders Index.

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Solar stocks: First Solar shines, SolarCity slumps

Solar stocks: First Solar shines, SolarCity slumps

Another bumpy ride for solar investors, as First Solar and SunPower shine, while market darling Solar City fails to meet expectations.

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Investment project could point way to renewables for global poor

Investment project could point way to renewables for global poor

A new investment project is looking to provide $1m-$5m to get renewable projects over the financing hump in the North Africa and Middle East region.

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Business vs business: The real climate battle begins

Business vs business: The real climate battle begins

In a fight between corporate responsibility and companies fighting for economic existence, the latter will always triumph. That’s why the current shift in the climate debate – from ‘environment vs business’ to ‘business vs business’ – could have a revolutionary impact on global policy and investment decisions.

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Mixed Greens: Climate seen as major threat by fund managers

Mixed Greens: Climate seen as major threat by fund managers

Survey of fund managers finds majority wary of climate risk; Swiss lift carbon tax; NSW LED lighting plan; PacHydro wind noise fix.

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ARENA reveals new focus on hybrid renewable power plants

ARENA reveals new focus on hybrid renewable power plants

The agency’s second investment plan reveals a new focus on creating ‘hybrid’ renewable-fossil fuel plants, and on grid integration.

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Norway fund, US church cut exposure to fossil fuel investments

Norway fund, US church cut exposure to fossil fuel investments

Norway’s Storebrand cuts 13 coal and 6 oil sands companies, while America’s United Church of Christ votes to divest from fossil fuels over 5 years.