Siemens to Cut 615 US Wind Energy Jobs as New Orders Dry Up

Siemens to Cut 615 US Wind Energy Jobs as New Orders Dry Up by Richard Weiss, Bloomberg | September 19, 2012 | Post Your Comment Siemens AG will eliminate 615 jobs at U.S. factories producing windmills in response to declining orders, dealing a blow to Chief Executive Officer Peter Loescher’s …

Solar: A Solution to Worldwide Electricity Needs

Solar: A Solution to Worldwide Electricity Needs by Lindsay Morris, Associate Editor, Power Engineering Magazine | September 18, 2012 | Post Your Comment Did you know that the United Nations declared 2012 “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All” (SE4ALL)? During a Wednesday morning session of SPI, speakers from the …

Trendspotting: US States Warming up to Renewable Energy Heating and Cooling, Part 1

Trendspotting: US States Warming up to Renewable Energy Heating and Cooling, Part 1 by Jennifer Runyon, Managing Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com | August 9, 2012 | Post Your Comment Of the fifty U.S. states, four territories and one District of Colombia, almost forty of them have some kind of renewable energy requirement …

Invitation: OECD green growth side-events at Rio+20

You’re invited: OECD green growth side-events at Rio+20 Tailoring green growth strategies to country circumstances: practical steps to achieve sustainable development 21 June, 17:00-18:30 RioCentro Conference Centre, Room: T-9 This side-event will feature a dialogue between the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, representatives from the Governments of Colombia, Korea and Mexico …

Electric ‘Water Karts’ for Canals of Paris, Venice

Electric ?Water Karts? for Canals of Paris, Venice,? Posted: 18 Apr 2012 07:49 AM PDT Following up on the solar-powered Elekra electric hobby plane, here?s our next cool electric vehicle to check out ? electric ?karts? being used in Dubai and Thailand, which are actually aimed for cities with potential …

Companies miss out on tax incentives for sustainability

Companies miss out on tax incentives for sustainability Companies might fail to minimise the cost of sustainability initiatives if their tax departments are not involved in the efforts, says Ernst & Young. More >>> US biofuels set to outshine geothermal, say financiers The investment future is bright for the US …

Icelandic Anger Brings Debt Forgiveness in Best Recovery Story

Hat tip to our colleague Paul H. Ray! The population of Iceland did not bail out their rapacious banks and financial pirates and lo and behold, Iceland is back on track — in contrast to Greece whose leaders have capitulated. There is a lesson in here, both for the Greeks …

Occupy the SEC’s Comment Letter Objects to Excuses for Watering Down Volcker Rule (#OWS)

Hat tip to Yves Smith! Occupy the SEC’s Comment Letter Objects to Excuses for Watering Down Volcker Rule (#OWS) Posted: 13 Feb 2012 10:13 PM PST Yves here. No one should be surprised that Bloomberg is reporting today that Goldman is aggressively lobbying for a Volcker Rule waiver for its …