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£10m Green Energy Bond Launched onto UK Market(Wind Prospect)

Global renewable energy company Wind Prospect Group has today (25th May 2011) launched a corporate retail bond onto the UK market with the aim of raising £10m. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 4. Asset management & Pension

S&P cuts Tepco’s credit rating to junk(Reuters)

(Reuters) – Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s cut its credit rating on Tokyo Electric Power (9501.T) to junk status on Monday, saying the utility’s lenders were more likely to be forced to write off debt as part of a plan to compensate victims of an ongoing nuclear crisis. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 4. Asset management & Pension, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

ADB Vice-President Says Wider Solar Power Use Critical for Asia’s Future Growth(ADB)

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Asia must expand solar energy generation if the region is to stay on its strong economic growth path and reduce carbon emissions, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President (Operations 1) Xiaoyu Zhao said today. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

IEA Warns on Impact of German Nuclear Halt (WSJ)

BY JAMES HERRON: LONDON—Germany’s moratorium on nuclear-power generation will add around 25 million metric tons a year to the country’s carbon-dioxide emissions, which will have to be offset elsewhere by replacing coal-fired power with cleaner gas-burning plants, the International Energy Agency said Friday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

After Fukushima, Renewables Get Push In SE Asia(Nikkei)

HANOI (Nikkei)–Southeast Asian countries are taking another look at renewable energy as they work to satisfy rising demand for electricity amid new concerns about nuclear power following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Stabilizing reactors by year’s end may be impossible: Tepco(Kyodo)

Stabilizing the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant by the end of the year may be impossible, senior officials at Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday, throwing a monkey wrench into plans to let evacuees return to their homes near the plant. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident