Advice for Bill Gates, Warren Buffet on Giving Money

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Interesting Times for VC, Greentech and Globespan- GTM Daily

Interesting Times for VC, Greentech and Globespan “If we can’t take companies public, the model doesn’t work.” Will Natural Gas Hurt Renewables? Investment bankers dither about regulations but remain hopeful about alternatives at REFF-Wall Street . Entering Wind’s Jumbo Jet Age Wind industry innovators are upping turbine power from the …

ABB Secures $50m Italian Solar Order

6 July 2010 ABB secures $50m Italian solar order Cleantech investor WHEB Ventures commits €10.8m to German recycler Friedola Tech Australian manufacturer CSR sells bioenergy unit to Singapore agribusiness Wilmar President Obama commits $2bn to US solar projects The Amplio Group acquires majority stake in water treatment company Puresep Holdings …

Solar and Nuclear Costs — The Historic Crossover

Solar photovoltaic system costs have fallen steadily for decades. They are projected to fall even farther over the next 10 years. Meanwhile, projected costs for construction of new nuclear plants have risen steadily over the last decade, and they continue to rise. Download the report (PDF).

The Trillions Worth – Soil Biodiversity

The Trillions Worth – Soil Biodiversity By Luc Gnacadja* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint BONN (IDN) – Six to ten inches (18-25 cm) of topsoil are all that stand between us and extinction. There’s far more to this than food. The things that live in and grow from this irreplaceable and finite …

The Chinese Aren’t Coming

Good News for Reducing  Budget Deficits  Globally! – Hazel Henderson, Ed. “Other News” is a personal initiative seeking to provide information that should be in the media but is not, because of commercial criteria. It welcomes contributions from everybody. Work areas include information on global issues, north-south relations, governance of …