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Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners has acquired a sizeable chunk of the equity of renewable energy developer Western Wind Energy, likely precipitating a bid for the full company, according to an analyst. This article is only available to paying subscribers to Environmental Finance. Existing subscribers, click here to log in. To take a free one-month trial […]

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David Cameron has vowed to show his “fighting spirit” to “cut through the dither” holding back Britain. In an article in the Mail on Sunday, the Prime Minister hinted at a series of initiatives designed to breathe new life into the country’s flagging economy. These included bringing forward controversial measures to boost growth by relaxing […]

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By Tom Worden, in Spain A British man and his seven-year-old son have drowned off the coast of Majorca. The father died as he tried to rescue his son swept out to sea by a huge wave at a small deserted cove called Cala Antena, near the resort of Calas de Mallorca, in the south-east […]

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By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK | Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:44pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rose on Friday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, expressing “grave concern” for the stagnating U.S. job market, said the central bank was prepared to take further steps to strengthen the economy if necessary. Though Bernanke, speaking in […]

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A South Korean conglomerate has bought German solar manufacturer Q-Cells, which filed for insolvency earlier this year. This article is only available to paying subscribers to Environmental Finance. Existing subscribers, click here to log in. To take a free one-month trial to www.environmental-finance.com, and to receive a copy of the monthly print magazine, click here. […]

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Low-carbon projects in the UK are attracting far more private sector investment than carbon-intensive projects, according to a think-tank study which claims the UK is the green financing capital of the world. This article is only available to paying subscribers to Environmental Finance. Existing subscribers, click here to log in. To take a free one-month […]

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A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a three-year-old girl. Lancashire Police said a murder investigation has been launched after Lia Green died in Preston on Thursday. A 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman are being questioned by detectives. Lia was feeling unwell on the morning […]

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Drug Firm Makes Humble Apology Updated: 6:30am UK, Saturday 01 September 2012 Pharmaceutical company Gruenenthal made its chief executive Harald Stock deliver an apology over the drug thalidomide, at the inauguration of a special memorial in Stolberg, Germany. The text of the speech, published on the company’s main website, refers to a Mr Igel,  thought […]