Fiji launches international green bond

It started trading on the London Stock Exchange this morning

London Stock Exchange joins Climate Bonds initiative

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has become the first organisation of its kind to join the Climate Bonds Partnership Programme. The initiative supports the growing green and climate bonds market, with partners getting access to detailed data on bond issuance, market insights and opportunities to collaborate on government lobbying and investor education. It aims to […]

UK solar investment fund buys first project for £12m

A UK solar investment fund – newly listed on the London Stock Exchange – has bought its first plant in Oxfordshire for £12 million, according to reports. Located near Abingdon, it is expected to start generating electricity in October this year and is being constructed for Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) by a Belgian contractor […]

New solar investment fund seeks to raise £150m

A UK investor group focused on buying solar projects is looking to raise £150 million by launching a new investment fund on the London Stock Exchange. Bluefield Partners announced its plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) of shares this summer through its Solar Income Fund. The fund will focus on large-scale agricultural and […]

Greencoat UK fund seeks £205m for six wind farms

Greencoat UK Wind has unveiled ambitious plans to raise £205 million to buy wind farms by listing its shares on the London Stock Exchange. The infrastructure fund, managed by Greencoat Capital, aims to buy a total of six wind farms from energy firms SSE and RWE. Earlier today SSE announced it has agreed to sell […]

Don’t panic over carbon reporting – “embrace it”

Nick Clegg’s plans to make all firms listed on the London Stock Exchange report on their carbon from 2013 have been hailed as “good for the British economy”. The Deputy Prime Minister’s announcement this week came as a surprise to some despite the fact many businesses have been campaigning for it for a while. Privately […]

Cautious welcome for carbon reporting from its champions

Plans to make all firms listed on the London Stock Exchange report on their greenhouse gas emissions have received a cautious welcome from one of its main backers. Business lobbying group the CBI has vocally campaigned for blanket carbon reporting to give companies an even footing. It said the regulation must be done “sensibly”. This […]

Clegg confirms London-listed businesses will report on emissions

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today confirmed all businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange will have to report on the greenhouse gases they emit under new plans. From the start of the next financial year, firms will have to include this information in their annual reports in a move likely to be hailed by […]

Norway’s DNO takes on RAK Petroleum branch

RAK Petroleum’s Middle East and North Africa branch will merge into a subsidiary of DNO in exchange for DNO shares. Helge Eide,the Norwegian firm’sManaging Director said: “The enlarged DNO will be a more robust company with higher production and stable cash flow from a more diversified portfolio.” A heads of agreement was signed between the […]

London listing for Russian electricity giant

The operator of Russia’s electricity grid today listed on the London Stock Exchange, making it the largest publicly traded electricity transmission company in the world. Federal Grid manages over 121,000 km of transmission lines and around 800 substations. Its biggest shareholder is the Russian government, with a 79.48% stake. Chairman of Federal Grid’s management board, […]