Earth Charter News September 2009

UNEP hosted a symposium in Nairobi where the Earth Charter was highlighted Nobel Peace Laureate and Earth Charter Commissioner, Wangari Maathai, participated in the “Symposium on Climate Change and Sustainable Cities” where she highlighted the relevance of the Earth Charter as an instrument for education for sustainability and challenged UNEP …

Sinautec to Showcase America’s First Zero-Carbon Mass Transit Vehicle

Electric Shuttle Featuring Solar Charging and New Ultracapacitor Technology Sinautec Automobile Technologies WASHINGTON, D.C. September 30, 2009 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Sinautec Automobile Technologies, LLC and the American University (AU) will showcase America’s first ultracapacitor electric vehicle during a press conference and demonstration on October 21, 2009 from 10 AM to 5PM on …

Energy Subsidies Black, Not Green

Posted September 30, 2009 A soon-to-be released study of federal energy subsidies by the Environmental Law Institute, a nonpartisan research and policy organization, shows that the federal government has provided substantially larger subsidies to fossil fuels than to renewables. Subsidies to fossil fuels totaled approximately $72 billion over the seven-year …

Clean Technology Venture Investment Continued Recovering in 3Q09

Spurred By Economic Stimulus Spending Landmark IPO and new funds also signal broadening confidence in clean technology, now the leading venture investment category BEIJING, October 1, 2009 – The Cleantech Group™, providers of leading global market research, events and advisory services for the cleantech ecosystem, along with Deloitte, which provides …

American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009

Summary of the “American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009,” sponsored by Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  This is an alternative to the Waxman-Markey and Boxer-Kerry bills which abandons cap-and-trade entirely. Creates Clean Energy Financing for the 21st Century This legislation is a bipartisan effort to position the U.S. to lead the development of clean energy by ensuring that commercial financing for clean, new technologies is readily available for future energy use right here in America. Read more…

European Council adopts revised eco-design Directive

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ADOPTS REVISED ECO-DESIGN DIRECTIVE The European Council yesterday adopted a revised eco-design Directive. The revised Directive will extend its scope beyond “Energy-using Products” (EuP) to allow regulation of “energy-related” products such as windows, shower heads and water taps. http://www.eceee.org/news/news_2009/2009-09-25/ SCHWARZENEGGER: READY TO WORK FOR OBAMA, GO GREEN

NewNet Clean Energy Investor Newsletter

25 Sep 2009 Latest News in Clean Energy DEALS NEWS… Renewable fuel company LS9 closes $25m in venture funding Scheuten Solar buys two new solar projects in Italy from bankrupt energy company Econcern Wind products manufacturer Catch the Wind acquires ownership interest in an aircraft

The power of mobile money

Sep 24th 2009 From The Economist print edition Mobile phones have transformed lives in the poor world. Mobile money could have just as big an impact Panos ONCE the toys of rich yuppies, mobile phones have evolved in a few short years to become tools of economic empowerment for the …

(ENS) World News September 25, 2009

G-20 Countries Will Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, September 25, 2009 (ENS) – G-20 government leaders today concluded the Pittsburgh Summit with a commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies while providing targeted support for the poorest households. The leaders said that this unprecedented move is expected to …