Green Growth

Market-beating ESG funds bet on clean energy in 2017

NEW YORK • Bets on environmentally and socially conscious companies last year paid off for several US-based sustainable funds, which found that they could ...

Too much plastic in the guts of deep sea fish, says study

New study finds much higher occurrence of microplastic fragments, mainly polyethylene fibres, in the gut contents of mesopelagic fish
By HABHAJAN ...
Electric Vehicles

Lack of easy cash threatens India’s EV dream

NEW DELHI • India’s electric vehicles (EVs) push is lacking a key stimulant — easy and affordable finance — that has driven demand for most consumer ...

Green & Smart biogas power plant in Penang successfully optimised

The AIM-listed company says 2MW Malpom plant in Nibong Tebal has received certificate of initial operation date
By HABHAJAN SINGH London-Listed Green ...

Activist ValueAct takes AES stake in push for cleaner energy

SAN FRANCISCO • Activist investor ValueAct Capital Management LP has taken a stake in international power producer AES Corp, and the fund’s founder Jeffrey ...
Carbon Market

China’s carbon market shows how US is falling behind

China really started looking at carbon markets after the House passed a bill that called for a national cap-and-trade
NEW YORK • China’s plan to trade ...
pollution-free APAC

Towards a resource-efficient, pollution-free APAC

By SHAMSHAD AKHTAR & ERIK SOLHEIM
Senior government officials from across Asia and the Pacific met in Bangkok for first-ever Asia-Pacific (APAC) ...
Solar

Putting industrial efficiency to work

Solar industry is set to overtake coal, with the nascent sector employing more US workers than coal
Maximising industrial efficiency requires ...

China winter gas binge pushes it toward No 2 LNG buyer spot

SINGAPORE • China is ahead of schedule on its way to becoming the second-largest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The nation, already the ...
Asean banks

Asean banks need to do more for environment

While banks refer to sustainability in strategy or vision, only few acknowledge the importance of climate risk for society and businesses, according to ...

Smog-choked India gives the filthiest fuel a tax advantage

NEW DELHI • Indians grappling with the risk of stroke, heart disease and lung cancer from pollution have to contend with an unlikely adversary — the ...
Coal

How Peabody’s ideas ended up in Trump coal study

WASHINGTON • Days after the US Department of Energy (DoE) secretary Rick Perry requested a study on how to help coal-red power plants, a lobbyist for the ...