When Market Incentives Lead to Bad Outcomes

.!. Posted: 31 May 2009 12:00 PM PDT One of our readers recommended a fascinating and important article on health care economics, “The Cost Conundrum,” in The New Yorker. It’s by Atul Gawande, a surgeon and a professor of public health and surgery at Harvard.

Top U.S. Utilities Grow Solar Power Despite Recession

Today, the Solar Electric Power Association Death on the Nile on dvd Christine on dvd [SEPA] whose membership includes 110 utilities issued a new report – “2008 Top Ten Utility Solar Integration Rankings” – which identifies the utilities in the U.S. that have the most solar electricity integrated into their …

Announcing First Close of Renewal2 Investment Fund

Renewal2 will invest in businesses that provide North America’s finest sustainability solutions Vancouver, BC (May 25, 2009) – Paul Richardson, President of Renewal2 Investment Fund, is pleased to announce the first close of the Fund at over $16 million. Renewal2 is one of a handful of funds in North America …

International Climate Bonds Proposal

By Sean Kidney,  Karl Mallon, Nick Silver, Cynthia Williams and Paul Hughes V1.2: 20May09 This paper follows international modelling which identifies industrial development times as the critical constraint to avoiding dangerous climate change. The modelling suggests that an unprecedented public-private partnership may be the only solution to address this issue …

Sustainable Planet Film Festival 2009

The Sustainable Planet film festival was launched in 2005 as to celebrate the UNESCO DECADE on Sustainable Education. It is the platform where moviemakers meet with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in order to watch movies, listen to visionary experts and participate in intelligent debates touching sustainable lifestyle solutions. The festival …

Climate Solutions II: Low Carbon Re-Industrialisation

The most important finding of this report is that it is today’s national leaders that will decide the fate humanity, our fellow creatures and the environment upon which all depend.  This is a profound and unavoidable responsibility. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change will …

Newnet Clean Energy Investor Newsletter

29 May 2009 Latest News in Clean Energy Venture-backed electric vehicle services provider Better Place to establish electric vehicle network in Copenhagen Ceres Power completes testing period of 1KW grid-connected combined heat and power products with British Gas Jatropha-based biofuels may be hindering food growth in Africa according to Friends …

Newnet Clean Energy Investor Newsletter

27 May 2009 Latest News in Clean Energy Fuel cell producer UltraCell Corporation secures $3.8m in new venture capital funding QD Soleil signs license agreement to cover solar technology patents Biomass Thermal Energy Council welcomes Senator Ron Wyden’s renewable energy legislation Read more… Home Movie move Three to Tango release …