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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.

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CEFC boosting investor interest in Australian renewables: report

Report says Australia’s top-five position on renewables attractiveness index boosted by appeal of Clean Energy Finance Corp, cheap wind.

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Budget: Stronger and smarter? Or weaker and dumber?

Budget: Stronger and smarter? Or weaker and dumber?

Cuts to clean coal and renewables funds, carbon price forecast redrawn, but manufacturers to benefit from boosted clean technology funding.

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Mixed Greens: FTSE launches new green index

Mixed Greens: FTSE launches new green index

ET100 to track companies with core cleanetch business. Plus: NSW wind farm divides festival; Ceramic March results; BYD on the buses; and Verizon’s energy break.

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CEFC gets final investment mandate from government

CEFC gets final investment mandate from government

Clean Energy Finance Corporation given government guidelines, including expected rate of return and maximum yearly spend, on how to invest its $10bn.

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Green bond sets Korea apart as global environmental leader

Green bond sets Korea apart as global environmental leader

A $500m green bond offer by Korea’s Export-Import Bank – a world first – employs the big guns of capitalism to finance cleantech projects.