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Notable Quote from BlackRock CEO
BlackRock
Date: 2020-08-05
"Climate change has become a defining factor in companies' long-term prospects. Awareness is rapidly changing, and I believe we are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance." -- Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO in an April letter to corporate executives. (Source: Eco Business, Mongabay, April, 2020) Contact: BlackRock, www.blackrock.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BlackRock,  Climate Change,  


BlackRock Considering Dutch Offshore Wind Investment (Int'l. Report)
BlackRock
Date: 2020-08-05
In the Netherlands, Financieele Dagblad (FD) is reporting BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager , is considering investing in a €1 billion ($1.173 billion) wind farm off the Zeeland coast of the Netherlands. FD offered no details of BlackRock's possible investment.

BlackRockhas already invested $6 billion in sustainable energy projects. (Source: FD, DutchNews,nl, 4 Aug., 2020)Contact: BlackRock, www.blackrock.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BlackRock,  Offshore Wind,  


Climate Change Notable Quote from BlackRock CEO
BlackRock
Date: 2020-08-05
"Climate change has become a defining factor in companies' long-term prospects. Awareness is rapidly changing, and I believe we are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance." -- Larry Fink, CEO, BlackRock CEO in an April letter to corporate executives. (Source: Eco Business, Mongabay, April, 2020) Contact: BlackRock, www.blackrock.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BlackRock,  Climate Change,  


Climate Change Notable Quote from BlacRock CEO
BlackRock,Climate Change
Date: 2020-04-22
"Climate change has become a defining factor in companies’ long-term prospects. Awareness is rapidly changing, and I believe we are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance." -- BlackRock CEO Larry Fink wrote in his influential letter to corporate executives (Source: Eco Business, Mongabay, April, 2020) Contact: BlackRock, www.b;ackrock.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BlackRock,  Climate Change,  Carbon Emissions,  


Climate Emergency Declaration Triggers £500Mn Divestment (Int'l)
Climate Change
Date: 2019-07-17
Last month in the UK, sfter declaring a "Climate Emergency" the Welsh city of Swansea's pension fund management reports it is moving £500 million of it £2 billion pension fund to Blackrock's ACS World Low Carbon Equity Tracker Fund -- a low-carbon index by the end of this month, July, 2019.

The Swansea City and Council Pension Fund, the largest in Wales, is the latest local authority pension fund to divest from fossil fuels, with plans to reduce its exposure by up to 50 pct by 2022. The fund seeks to invest in green infrastructure projects -- renewable energy, alternative fuels and clean technology -- that both optimize returns and deliver positive environmental outcomes. (Source: Swansea City and Council Pension Fund, Pensions Expert, 16 July, 2019) Contact: Swansea City and Council Pension Fund, www.swanseapensionfund.org.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  


Ullico Snares BlackRock's Ontario Solar Portfolio (M&A Report)
BlackRock
Date: 2019-02-06
US investment manager BlackRock Inc. reports it will sell a four-plant Canadian solar energy portfolio in Ontario to Washington, DC-headquartered insurance company Ullico Inc. The portfolio includes solar farms with long-term stable cash flows and fixed feed-in tariff (FiT) and PPAs with the province's Independent Electricity System Operator.

The acquisition is Ullico's sixth solar sector investment. Financial details have not been disclosed. (Source: Blackrock, Feb., 2019) Contact: BlackRock, www.blackrock.com/ca; Ullico, 202.682.0900, www.ullico.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BlackRock,  Solar,  


Greencoat Acquiring 45.2 MW in Irish Wind Farms (Int'l, M&A)
Greencoat Renewables ,Blackrock
Date: 2018-12-10
Irish renewable infrastructure fund Greencoat Renewables Plc reports it will acquire 45.2 MW of wind farms in Ireland from BlackRock Real Assets, a fund managed by BlackRock Inc .for total of €88 million ($100.5 million). The acquisition includes the 36-MW Monaincha and 9.2-MW Garranereagh facilities. Greencoat will finance the purchase with funds from its €380-million revolving credit facility and expects the deal to be completed by the end of this month. (Source: Greencoat, PR, Renewables, 10 Dec., 2018) Contact: Greencoat Renewables, www.greencoat-capital.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greencoat Renewables news,  Wind news,  Blackrock news,  


SME Preparing for Nova Scotia Tidal Energy Tests (Ind. Report)
Sustainable Marine Energy
Date: 2018-06-27
In Edinburgh, Scottish tidal energy developer Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd (SME) reports it is preparing to ship its PLAT-I, 280-kW tidal energy platform incorporates four Schottel Hydro SIT 250 turbines to Nova Scotia, Canada.

Nova Scotian tests will include proving performance in Canada's harsher climate and environmental monitoring. SME is partnering with Halifax-headquartered Black Rock Tidal Power Inc (BRTP), which has applied to the Nova Scotia Department of Energy for permission to deploy the platform at Grand Passage for at least three months.

Nova Scotia's Feed-in-Tariff and the Bay of Fundy's tides -- the highest in the world -- could have influenced the company's choice of a Nova Scotian venue. (Source: SME, Renewables 25 June, 2018) Contact: SME, Jason Hayden, Managing Dir., +44 131 285 4620, https://sustainablemarine.com; Black Rock Tidal Power Inc, www.blackrocktidalpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Black Rock Tidal Power,  Sustainable Marine Energy,  Tidal Power,  

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