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A New Approach to Considering Current Affairs, Public Policy, Planning, and Foresight

The world of well-informed books and reports on current affairs is far larger than anyone imagines---at least one thousand titles per year! Many of these books and reports are addressed to a general audience, but access has heretofore been limited. In the early 2009-early 2011 period alone, some 80 English-language books have been (or will soon [...]

It’s time for Women to Partner with Men for Value Creation

by Lavinia Gene Weissman Some people think I have a "thing" about heart, because I was born on Valentine's Day. Most of us know that the heart is easily associated with love, romance, Valentine's Day. Many people forget what I have been on the fast track to learn, heart implies courage. In fact, the French word for "heart" is le coeur, which [...]

Orkla sells silicon business to Bluestar for $2bn

DEALS NEWS Orkla sells silicon business to Bluestar for $2bn American Superconductor licences Chinese firm to manufacture turbines Green Plains inks deal to acquire Minnesota ethanol plant Siemens Energy control system makes solar thermal debut at Ivanpah Trina Solar signs long-term supply deal with GCL-Poly Mott MacDonald draws [...]

GOOD NEWS FROM CREW

We are happy to be Founders of CREW! Hazel Henderson, Editor Dear CREW Founder's Circle Today we are proud to say that we have our first two organizations who have signed on to share the funding of their projects with CREW and our members (the project software is not yet complete, so we cannot fund projects yet. The funds will simply [...]

New Rules on expert groups fail to prevent capture by business lobbies – setback for transparency

In November, the College of Commissioners quietly adopted the long-awaited revision of the ‘Horizontal Rules on Expert Groups’, the rules which govern the 1,000 plus advisory bodies set up by the Commission1. These are powerful bodies which often determine the framework of EU legislation2. Despite pressure from MEPs and civil society, the [...]

Developer proposes commercial tidal power plant for New York City’s East River

Hydro Headlines Developer proposes commercial tidal power plant for New York City's East River NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Marine hydro firm Verdant Power files an application with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that would allow the company to install up to 30 new tidal power turbines in the East Channel of the East River in New York [...]

How to Embed CSR in 2011

How to embed CSR in your company, this year: 1) A free pdf of selected findings from Ethical Corp's report on how to embed CSR in the company: downloadable here: http://www.ethicalcorp.com/rbs/embedding-csr-report-findings.asp 2) Our 10th Annual Responsible Business Summit (the one and only!) on 3-4th May 2011, in London.

Solar Bus Shelters from GoGreenSolar

Solar Bus Shelters from GoGreenSolar A lot of high-tech solar coming to a street corner near you. A Breakthrough in CPV From Solar Junction 40.9 percent NREL-certified efficiency from a standard production triple-junction solar cell. Can Smart Meters Make You Impotent? Pushback on wireless signals raises new concerns about potentially [...]

Renewable Energy Project Finance in the U.S: An Overview and Midterm Outlook

Dear Hazel, Greentech Media, the source that brings you daily online news, market research and focused industry events, invites you to visit the following featured white papers in our resource center. Visit our Resource Center to see all of the available white papers and case studies. Featured Whitepapers: Renewable Energy Project Finance [...]

Element Partners backs Agility alternative fuels merger

DEALS NEWS Element Partners backs Agility alternative fuels merger Vestas continues 2011 success with 50MW Chinese order SPIG wins $11m Russell City Energy Center order First Solar acquires PV system technology designer RayTracker Irish government funds Carnegie wave energy project Landis+Gyr wins seminal China smart grid award Hawaii [...]

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