Energy Self-Reliant States: The High Cost of the Solar Middleman

How much does a solar middleman cost?  A lot, according to data from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.  My latest blog post explains why the state of Massachusetts expects to pay double the production incentive for 3rd party owned (solar leasing) projects compared to host owned projects. Sincerely, John The High …

INVESTING IN HURRICANE SANDY

INVESTING IN HURRICANE SANDY   By Ellie Winninghoff   Community Capital Management’s flagship fund, CRA Qualified Investment Fund (CRAIX), will dedicate $100 million of fund assets to invest in disaster recovery and redevelopment projects in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. “We have some …

Supercharging Japan’s Clean Energy Economy; Patent Index Update; Kior’s $100M Haul, and Much More

research / reports / webinars / stock indexes / book / about Cleanwatch The e-Letter on Clean Technology from Clean Edge Welcome to Cleanwatch. Each issue offers the latest news, events, and other resources on clean energy, transportation, water, and materials. Lessons from Japan: How the Nation Can Supercharge its Clean-Energy Economy By Ron Pernick Two and a half years …

Impact Quarterly: Investing in Inclusion through Market Transformation

June 2013 As always, the Impact Forum ended with the wonderful elated feeling of ‘we can do it’ and ‘we can make it happen’. Of course ‘it’ in this case is sustainable development. With the theme of ‘Investing in Inclusion’, Impact Forum 2013 brought together over 500 participants from over …

NewNet Clean Energy Investor Newsletter: Update: RWE to sell more German biomass plants in sector pullback

Essential industry insights: cleantech, renewables, sustainability   NewNet Daily Newsletter 26 February 2013 Want to know about the latest deals in the cleantech and renewable energy sector? Get aNewNet premium subscription Deal News Update: RWE to sell more German biomass plants in sector pullback PREMIUM Solar-powered 3G specialist Altobridge gets extra Intel …

Time to internalize those externalities and get prices right

Time to internalize those externalities and get prices right By Hazel Henderson (http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/12/21/time-internalize-those-externalities-and-get-prices-right)   An “externality” is code in economics jargon meaning any cost of producing a product that can be omitted (i.e., externalized) from the producer’s balance sheet and passed on to taxpayers, the public or hidden in the environment …

“Calling Wall Street to Account”

by Alan F Kay, PhD, copyright 2012 In 1967, I started “AutEx” with a name that reflected the function of my Company.  Automation would go way beyond the functions of the financial industry wherein an Exchange was a place where floor traders went face-to-face to complete a transaction. Brokers, dealers, …

GMI Ratings Research Finding: Companies with Bottom-Decile Accounting and Governance Risk (AGR®) Ratings 3.6 Times More Likely to Experience Major Drops in Stock Price

Important research from Ethical Markets advisory board member, Robert A. G. Monks, founder of GMI Ratings September 25, 2012 in GMI Press Releases New York — September 25, 2012 — GMI Ratings, the leading provider of research on environmental, social, governance (ESG) and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public …

Solar News: Landmark Manufacturing, Generation Solar Deal Struck in San Antonio

Confusion Reigns As European Solar Trade Complaint Appears Imminent by Steve Leone, Associate Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com | July 25, 2012 | After months of rumors and false starts, it appears that SolarWorld AG is on the cusp of filing a trade complaint with the European Union trade commission against Chinese solar …