E.ON sales in first quarter down 7% from last year

E.ON’s sales in the first quarter of 2017 fell 7% year-on-year to around €10.5 billion (£8.9bn). The German energy firm said the drop in performance was in line with its expectations for the year, primarily due to operating in a “difficult business environment”. The company disclosed adjusted Earnings Before Interest & Tax (EBIT) of just above €1 billion […]

Germany sees record EV growth in Q1 2017

Germany saw record electric vehicle (EV) growth in the first quarter of 2017. New data from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW) reveals a total of 11,624 EVs were registered in the country over the period. If this level of new sales continued, the total for 2017 could reach around 45,000 […]

Green bond issuance up 75% in first quarter

Green bond issuance in the first quarter of 2017 was 75% higher than the same period a year before. That’s according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service, which said the figure of $29.5 billion (£23bn) was largely due to a $7.5 billion (£5.9bn) offering from France in January. The investment firm said the country’s green bond […]