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Green (and Ungreen) Investment News - In the Past Year (Latest Stories First)

  • • Canada Will Boost Clean
    Tech and Hydrogen Investments
    The Latest in Investment Tax Credits

    RE World

    Nov. 7, 2022 -The Canadian government proposed new clean tech and hydrogen investment tax credits as party of its fall economic statement. The proposed credits would help the country keep pace with financial incentives provided to U.S. manufacturers through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

  • • Tennet Issues €3 Billion Green Bond
    The Proceeds Will Be Invested In Green Power Transmission Projects in the Netherlands and Germany

    WPM

    Oct. 20, 2022 - The quadruple-tranche bond follows the €3.85 billion Green Bond issue earlier this year. It comprises €650 million (term: 6 years, coupon 3.875%); €500 million (term: 9.5 years, coupon 4.250%); €1,000 million (term: 12 years, coupon 4.500%); €850 million (term: 20 years, coupon 4.750%).

    Revenue will specifically go to transmission projects which connect large-scale offshore wind farms to the onshore electricity grid.

  • • African Nations Push For More
    Climate Finance Ahead of COP
    Good News or Bad?

    REUTERS

    Sep. 10, 2022 -African ministers meeting in Cairo two months ahead of the COP27 climate summit called on Friday for a sharp expansion of climate financing for their continent while pushing back against an abrupt move away from fossil fuels.

    Egypt, an oil and gas producer considered highly vulnerable to climate change, has positioned itself as a champion for African interests as it prepares to host the summit in Sharm el-Sheikh in November.

  • • The Fight Against Climate Change
    How Green Bonds Help

    Greener Ideal

    Sep. 2, 2022 -Green bonds are a type of debt instrument used to finance environmental and climate-related projects. The proceeds from green bonds can be used for various purposes, including investing in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and pollution reduction.

    Governments and private companies can issue these financial instruments, typically with maturities of 10-30 years. Unlike traditional bonds, green bonds are backed by the issuer’s commitment to using the proceeds for environmentally friendly projects. As a result, green bonds represent a way for investors to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • •The Most Cost-Effective Energy
    Efficiency Investments You Can Make
    the new Inflation Reduction Act could help

    The Conversation

    Sep. 1, 2022 -Energy efficiency can save homeowners and renters hundreds of dollars a year, and the new Inflation Reduction Act includes a wealth of home improvement rebates and tax incentives to help Americans secure those saving.

    It extends tax credits for installing energy-efficient windows, doors, insulation, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners or heat pumps, as well as for home energy audits. It also offers rebates for low- and moderate-income households’ efficiency improvements, up to US$14,000 per home.

  • • Microgrid Financier Raises $25
    Million to Deploy Clean Energy in Africa
    Rural African Communities Can Benefit

    RE World

    June 17, 2022 -CrossBoundary Energy Access (CEBA) raised $25 million, backed by Bank of America, the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund, and ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited.

    The investment leverages an additional $25 million in senior debt to deploy $50 million of capital into CBEA’s near-term pipeline of solar and battery storage microgrids.

  • • SEC to Consider Sustainable Investing Rules
    The Securities and Exchange Commission Vote Next Week

    EEN

    May 18, 2022-The agency said today that it will meet next Wednesday to consider whether to propose rules that would push financial firms such as asset managers to lay bare more details about their sustainability-related activities and investment products.

    The SEC’s notice indicated that the agency will vote on rules that could do so in two key ways. The first would be by proposing amendments to address “investment company names that are likely to mislead investors about an investment company’s investments and risks.” The second would entail proposing amendments that would ask fund managers and investment companies to disclose, in a standardized manner, ESG-related information.

  • • Bloomberg Plans a $242 Million
    Investment in Clean Energy
    Former New York City Mayor Will Fund Programs in 10 Developing Countries

    NYT

    May 17, 2022-The investment is part of Mr. Bloomberg’s push, announced last year, to shut down coal production in 25 countries and builds on his $500 million campaign to close every coal-fired power plant in the United States. The announcement is tied to a gathering this week in Rwanda hosted by Sustainable Energy for All, an international group working to increase access to electricity in the global south.

    The money will fund programs in Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey and Vietnam.

  • • Canada to Issue First Green Bonds
    Fossil Fuels Are Excluded
    From the Bond’s Use of Proceeds

    Mar. 21, 2022, (Bloomberg News)-Canada started taking orders for its inaugural green bond amid a renewed global push to reduce dependence on fossil fuels after the Russian invasion of Ukraine brought reliance on non-renewable sources of energy back into the spotlight.

  • • Yale, Stanford and MIT’s Fossil
    Fuel Investments are Illegal, Students Say
    Novel Legal Strategy Argues That
    Top Schools Including Princeton
    and Vanderbilt are Legally Obliged
    to Put the Public Interest First

    Feb. 2, 2022, (The Guardian)-Students at five leading universities have filed legal complaints accusing their colleges of breaking a little-known law by investing in the fossil fuel companies responsible for the climate emergency.

    The students from Yale, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and Vanderbilt wrote to the attorneys general of their respective states on Wednesday asking authorities to investigate breaches of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, which requires universities to invest in a manner consistent with their “charitable purposes”.

  • • Big Banks Fund New Oil
    and Gas Despite Net Zero Pledges
    Net Zero is Only Net Zero
    When Your Promises Are Kept

    Feb. 13, 2022, (BBC NEWSl)-Banks including HSBC, Barclays and Deutsche Bank are still backing new oil and gas despite being part of a green banking group, ShareAction said.

    Investors should force banks to demand green plans from fossil fuel firms before funding them, it said.

  • • Southern Company Launches EIP Fund
    It Makes Anchor Investment
    in New EIP of $1B

    Nov. 16, 2021, (POWERGRID International)-This week, Southern Company, the founding member of venture capital firm Energy Impact Partners (EIP), announced the launch of EIP’s Flagship Fund, Fund II. The Fund received $1 billion in commitments and will focus on investing in venture and growth companies advancing critical climate solutions.

    Through Fund II, Southern Company said it plans to continue working with EIP to identify cutting-edge technologies that advance the zero-carbon economy and address global decarbonization goals. This includes companies innovating across supply decarbonization, electrification, mobility, tech-enabled infrastructure, reliability and resilience and intelligent demand.

  • • RWE Plans €50 Billion
    Investment in Renewables by 2030
    It also Plans to Add Gas Generation
    Capacity of "at Least 2 GW, Which Will
    Have a Clear Decarbonization Roadmap

    Nov. 15, 2021, (Renewable Energy World)-German energy titan RWE plans to invest €50 billion in renewable energy technologies by 2030 as part of a new strategy to deploy an additional 25 gigawatts of clean energy generating capacity.

    The plan, announced Monday, would bring RWE's total green generation to 50 GW by the end of the decade. The corporation will invest in onshore and offshore wind, solar, batteries, flexible generation, and hydrogen.



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  • • 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2022-23
    Check Out the List

    RE World

    By Tom Konrad, July 11, 2022 -With the launch of my (green dividend income focused) hedge fund early this year, I had to take a hiatus from publishing my annual list of 10 Clean Energy Stocks that I feel will do well in the coming year. Since my duty to clients takes precedence over readers, I could not tell people about stocks I liked before buying them for the fund.

    As we complete the first half of the year, the fund is now largely invested, although I am still keeping some buying power back in anticipation that the overall market could easily fall further, leading to even better opportunities than we see today.

  • • Morgan Stanley Is Working Towards Sustainability
    Listen to "This is Carbon"
    - a 60 Second Video

    (NY Times Climate Forward), May 29, 2021 - Explore Morgan Stanley's 1-minute investment insights videos, in this on-going series, from their firm’s leading thinkers. Discover current investment trends and topics like green bonds, active investment, monetizing small businesses, cybercrime and more.

  • • Bitcoin's Energy Hunger
    BitCoin Transaction Energy Costs

    Dec 6, 2017,(INHABITAT)-The skyrocketing value of Bitcoin is leading to soaring energy consumption. According to one widely cited website that tracks the subject, the Bitcoin network is consuming power at an annual rate of 32TWh—about as much as Denmark. By the site's calculations, each Bitcoin transaction consumes 250kWh, enough to power homes for nine days..

  • • Investing in Companies That Fight Pollution
    List of Pollution Control Stocks

    July 17, 2018 -Pollution control stocks are publicly traded companies whose business involves technologies for removing or reducing the emissions of harmful pollutants, contaminants, and/or waste from human activity, or removing these pollutants from the environment or water.

    Click now for a complete
    list from Alt Energy Stocks.

  • • Look Who's Investing in Solar
    Finance Institutions Are Making
    a Massive Investment in Solar

    Dec. 21, 2017 - The European Investment Bank (EIB) recently put its stamp on a series of financing deals that will boost solar development in India and Peru, and support new solar technology advancements.

    Click now to read the
    story from Renewable Energy World.

  • • Investments and Environmental Risk
    Sovereign Investors Tweak
    Portfolios for Environmental Risk

    June 19, 2017 - Some sovereign investors are reducing their exposure to fossil fuels or seeking clean alternatives to protect their portfolios from rising environmental risk.

    Norway's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund (SWF) -- itself financed by oil sales -- and the New Zealand Super Fund (NZSF) are among those adjusting investments in anticipation of tougher environmental rules or damage from the impact of global warming.

  • • What is the Green Bank?
    Government Contractors Will Want
    to Watch This Trend Carefully!

    May 8, 2017 -A bank located in the U.S. Northeast has drawn the attention of state officials nationwide. The three-year-old bank, however, is not your typical loans, checking account and cash services bank. The article supplies the details.

  • • Leading the Way on Divestature
    The Global Movement to Divest
    From Fossil Fuels Is Unstoppable

    May 15, 2017 - Over the past 10 days the pressure to break ties with the fossil fuel industry has never been greater, as thousands of people attended over 260 events in 45 countries on six continents during the Global Divestment Mobilisation (GDM), demanding institutions divest from fossil fuels. At a time when governments are failing to meet their climate-related promises and President Trump is threatening to leave the Paris Agreement, we can’t afford to stand-by waiting for our governments to do the right thing.

  • • Seattle Divests From Wells Fargo
    Seattle Votes To Divest Billions of
    Dollars From Wells Fargo
    Over Dakota Access Pipeline

    Feb 7, 2017 - Seattle could pull billions out of its W.F. account because of its role in the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Their City Council committee voted unanimously to divest nearly $3 billion of the city’s funds from Wells Fargo, one of 17 financial institutions involved in financing the contentious project.

  • • Don’t Let That Investment “Go to Waste”
    List of Waste-to-Energy Stocks

    June 17, 2018 - Waste-to-energy stocks are publicly traded companies whose business involves using municipal or other waste as a feedstock to create fuel or electricity. Organic matter and plastics in a waste stream can be converted to fuel and/or electricity chemically, by means of pyrolysis, biologically such as in anaerobic digestion, or by incineration. Alternatively, energy from waste can be captured from natural processes, such as in the collection of methane gas from landfills.

  • • List of Smart Grid Stocks
    Publicly Traded Companies Using Technology
    to Efficiently Operate the Grid

    May 8, 2018 -There are about 30 companies that fit the bill.

    Click now for a
    list from AltEnergy Stocks.

  • • Hi-Yield Alt. Energy Stocks
    List of High Yield
    Alternative Energy Stocks

    July 9, 2018 -This is a list of renewable and alternative energy stocks with dividend or distribution yields above 4%. The list includes most Yieldcos (high distribution companies that own renewable energy operations), but is not limited to Yieldcos. Some Yieldcos may be excluded if their yield is below 4%.

    Click now for the list
    from Alt Energy Stocks.

  • • Wunder Monetizing the Fed ITC
    How to Monetize the Fed.
    Solar Investment Tax Credit

    Wunder Capital has designed this guide to help answer your questions about the Federal ITC and walk you through the process of how it can be monetized. Download the free PDF and learn more about it.

  • • Infrastructure for a Green Future
    New Asian Infrastructure Investment
    Bank Starts Building a Green Future

    July 5, 2016 -China launched the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) last year. It boasted an initial capital of $100 billion, a founding membership of 57 countries (with 24 more waiting to join end of this year), and a mandate to be “lean, clean and green.”

  • • Tata Says ‘Tata’ to Fossil Fuels
    India's Tata Power to
    Buy $1.4BN Renewables Portfolio

    June 14, 2016 -Tata Power agreed to buy a 1.1-GW solar and wind portfolio from Welspun Renewable Energy in India’s biggest clean energy deal, according to an exchange filing.

  • • Green Bond Fund for Kenya
    Kenya Plans Debut Green Bond
    to Fund Renewable Energy Projects

    June 13, 2016“-East Africa’s biggest economy, is in talks with international investors to prepare the sale of the country’s first green bond, Nairobi Securities Exchange Chief Executive Officer said.

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Balqon


It’s no secret that many market sectors have been upside-down recently, but there’s plenty of upside potential in green technology and alternative energy, especially NASDAQ green penny stocks.


Bloomberg America
Clean Energy Index


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The NYSE Bloomberg Americas Clean Energy Index is comprised of companies domiciled in North & South America that are active across the clean energy value chain.

This is an investable modified market cap weighted index that uses Bloomberg New Energy Finance's proprietary rating system to determine company exposure to the clean energy sector. Published and licensed by Bloomberg & NYSE.

 

Breakthrough Enegy Ventures


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Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) is an investor-led fund made up of members of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, guided by scientific and technological expertise and committed to investing patiently in developing new ways to live, eat, travel, and build.


Breckinridge Develops
Sustainability Modeling Framework


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Breckinridge Capital Advisors Press Release (Boston, Dec. 4, 2012) Breckinridge Capital Advisors, a Boston-based high grade fixed income manager with $17.5 billion under management, announced today that it has developed a proprietary in-house Sustainability Modeling Framework that rates corporate and municipal bonds purchased for the portfolios Breckinridge manages for institutional and private clients.


Domini Social Investments

Investing for Good


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The world we live in today was shaped by the investment decisions made by previous generations. Today's socially responsible investors recognize this simple truth and use their investment dollars wisely, to create a better future for all.

Fossil Free

It's Wrong to Profit from
the Wrecking of the Climate

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As a leading academic institution, the University of Pennsylvania has a moral and financial obligation to divest from the fossil fuel industry.
Fossil Free Penn calls for the divestment of the University of Pennsylvania’s $13.8 billion endowment from fossil fuel assets.
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The fossil fuel industry is directly responsible for exacerbating climate change, disseminating false information, and funding political corruption. By actively funding these companies, the University of Pennsylvania effectively nullifies any work to mitigate climate change. Remaining invested in this industry is financially, morally, and socially reckless.


Green Century

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Non-profit environmental advocacy organizations founded the Green Century Funds in 1991. Obtain the knowledge to invest for your own future without sacrificing environmental principles.

Green Money Journal

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Socially Responsible Investing: Transparency, Accountability, and Profitability



Investor Ideas


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A comprehensive directory of Global Renewable Energy Stocks in US, Canada and foreign markets, with many types of Alternative Energy sources (Bio-gas/ethanol, Wind, Tidal and Solar, to name a few) , Energy Efficiency, Fuel Cells and many more.


Lime Energy


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As a leading national provider of energy efficiency for small business customers, Lime designs and implements direct install programs for our utility clients which consistently exceed program savings goals. Our award-winning, integrated services programs provide utilities with reliable energy efficiency resources while delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction. This next generation approach is helping utilities across the country to go deeper and broader with the cheapest, cleanest and fastest energy resource that we have – energy efficiency.

 


Morgan Stanley Low
Carbon Investments


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Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced a new commitment to provide $250Bn in low-carbon financing by 2030. Contributing to this commitment are the Firm’s activities in clean-tech and renewable energy financing, sustainable bonds and other transactions that enable low-carbon solutions. As companies, governments and institutions transition to a low-carbon economy, Morgan Stanley views low-carbon financing as a win-win for business and the environment..

The Progressive Investor


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How and when to invest in the companies leading the way to a clean economy: fuel cells, renewable energy, green building, organic foods. It is the only newsletter that covers the top sustainable companies across the full range of industry sectors worldwide. Let us help you make informed, financially sound investments that support your ethical principles.

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Robecosam

Sustainable Investing

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Sam has been named "European Thought Leader" by Funds Europe. They have also been named "Sustainable Investor of the Year" by the Financial Times of London. Click the logo on the left for more details.

Rocky Mountain Institute


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Directs environmentally responsible investors to specialists who can offer guidance to the companies with the fitting profile.


Sierra Club Mutual Funds


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Featuring funds GREEN enough to meet the Sierra Club's stringent environmental standards.


 

Solar Guides


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Solar Energy Publicly Traded Companies in the World

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Winslow Green Growth Fund


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Principal objective is long-term outperformance relative to the market, by primarily investing in the securities of smaller capitalization companies, in a belief that their original research provides insight to unlock shareholder value in these capital markets that are often inefficiently priced.

 
 

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The leading voice advancing sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. Its mission is to rapidly shift investment practices • toward sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts.

US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational, research and programmatic activities to advance the mission of US SIF, including offering training for advisors and other financial professionals.

VanEck Vectors

Income With Impact

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Green bonds are issued to fund projects or activities that have a positive impact on the environment. Supranational organizations, banks, corporations and governments have increasingly recognized green bonds as an essential tool to finance climate-related and other environmental projects.

Most green bonds are structurally identical to “plain vanilla” conventional bonds, but are distinguished by a clearly disclosed “green” use of proceeds.
      • Energy Information technology    • Buildings    • Waste and pollution
        • Industry    • Agriculture and forestry    • Transport    • Adaptation

 

Wunder Captial

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Wunder works with qualified solar professionals to offer simple financing packages for commercial solar PV systems across all 50 U.S. states. Our flexible debt financing options are designed specifically for the commercial solar market - providing solar loans for host-owned systems, debt capital for third-party ownership structures (such as PPAs), and short-term working capital for project development activities.

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