Subject: CC News - B.C. LNG criticized, clean energy agreement, green bonds, and more

LNG Criticized | Clean Energy | Green Bonds
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Clean Capital
Al Gore's climate group criticizes B.C. LNG
Jenny Tan, 25 February 2016

The head of a climate advocacy group led by former U.S. vice-president Al Gore is calling for B.C. to abandon its plans for a liquefied natural gas industry.
Clean Capital
Seventeen states to work together toward clean energy
Maura Forrest, 25 February 2016
Governors of 17 American states have signed an agreement to work together to pursue clean energy goals.

Clean Capital
Apple issues massive green bond package
Arman Kazemi, 25 February 2016

Apple has issued a $1.5-billion green bond package, the largest ever offered by a corporation, to finance clean energy initiatives across its global facilities.

Other News
  • Canadian Solar gets $300-million credit
    Canadian Solar has secured a $300-million credit facility from China’s Ping An Bank. The facility will help the solar company expand its business in the United States. Ping An Bank is the largest commercial bank in China, and the facility will have a three-year maturity.
  • Wind energy project helping P.E.I. utility cut cost
    A wind power project in P.E.I. is proving that wind energy can be stored and used to cut costs, according to a researcher at the Wind Energy Institute of Canada. David Watson says the $24-million wind energy storage project in North Cape is helping the province’s utility save money by cutting the amount of diesel burned in its Charlottetown generator.
  • Statoil announces renewable energy investment fund
    Norwegian oil and gas giant Statoil has launched a $200-million venture capital fund for renewable energy investment. The fund will invest in clean energy initiatives that include offshore and onshore wind, solar energy, energy storage, transportation, energy efficiency and smart grids. The money will be invested over a period of four to seven years.
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