US online exchange operator World Energy has signed a contract with RGGI Inc – an administrative subsidiary of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) – to host its first auction for regional carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances.
A merger between the Carbon Markets Association (CMA) and International Carbon Investors (ICI) has brought together sixty banks, law firms and service providers that work within the carbon market, including Barclays Capital, JP Morgan and RBS Sempra.
Paris-based environmental exchange BlueNext will launch trading in its physically delivered Certified Emissions Reduction (CER) spot contract on August 12.
Dow Chemical, the largest commercial consumer of energy in the US, is trying to formulate a response to soaring annual energy costs of $32 billion, while meeting environmental targets. Roderick Bruce examines the company's energy strategies
The launch of CERs futures on Indian exchanges is breathing new life into CDM projects in India. Speculators have entered the market and are creating liquidity in CERs and, as a result, more carbon-financing options, finds Catherine Lacoursiere
Dawnay Day Quantum (DDQ) has launched its six-year Global Water Portfolio, offering 100% uncapped participation in the S&P Global Water index. The index invests in 47 companies involved in water related businesses and tracks two types of water companies,...
The Green Exchange, an environmental exchange backed by New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex), will launch futures and options contracts based on Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) carbon allowances at the end of August.
Newcastle Building Society has launched its Newcastle Intermediaries Services (IS) designed for intermediary networks and independent financial advisors (IFAs). The new savings and lending brand offers a range of deposit-based savings products, including...
The World Bank will close a weather derivatives trade by October 1, a move intended to hedge the Malawian government against the financial risk of severe or catastrophic drought.
Texas oilman T Boone Pickens has launched a plan to address the United States’ dependence on foreign oil by aiming to generate at least 20% of the nation’s energy supply through wind power.
Index provider Nasdaq OMX and research firm Clean Edge have launched the Nasdaq OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy index, which is designed to provide exposure to companies that are primarily manufacturers, developers, distributors, installers and users...
Over 1,000 delegates signed up to the Environmental Risk carbon trading e-symposium, a live online conference hosted by Energy Risk on May 28. Roderick Bruce looks at some of the highlights
Now in its 12th year, the Energy Risk USA conference in Houston once again brought together key figures in the energy industry to debate the hottest topics. The Energy Risk team reports
The first Canadian carbon emissions exchange has opened for trading, but may struggle to find traction amid regulatory uncertainty, finds Katie Holliday
Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has launched four iShares exchange traded funds (ETFs) on the Nasdaq stock market. The iShares FTSE China (HK listed) Index Fund provides exposure to the China market by tracking the respective index, which comprises approximately...