By Renewable Energy Focus staff
The index, created in 2010, currently consists of 55 companies focusing on clean and sustainable technologies listed in Europe with a combined market capitalisation of €379 billion.
The companies included in the index operate in the sectors of renewable energy, waste management and water, alternative energy and transport, biomass resources, ecological services and products, and energy efficiency, Abengoa says.
Companies involved in activities related to the military and arms industry, gaming, nuclear energy, the production of fossil fuels, and tobacco and alcohol are not eligible for the index.
Living Planet Green Tech Europe aims to be a guide for investors that are interested in European companies operating with technologies that contribute to sustainable development, such as Alstom, Siemens, Novozymes, ABB, Vestas Wind Systems and Veolia Environment.