Saving the Oceans by Mining for Oil – From the Plastics!

  By Kelsey May, September 27, 2013 Photos by Ann Slothower   On September 24, 2013, at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. in Vancouver, the Upcycle the Gyres Society hosted the first public demonstration of its goal: convert land and ocean plastic waste into profit.   In four hours, the …

Kyoto Protocol Extended

Kyoto Protocol ExtendedPosted: 08 Dec 2012 02:53 PM PST Via one of our friends, the big news of the day is that the Kyoto Protocol is being extended (full repost, with image added):   U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon talks during the opening ceremony of the plenary session of the high-level segment …

Blackstone to buy Vivint for $2bn

NewNet Daily Newsletter 19 September 2012 Speakers and sponsors begin networking ahead of the Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit through new networking tool Deal News Blackstone to buy Vivint for $2bn US-based SolarBridge secures $7m venture loan Soros?s development fund leads investment into sustainable agri group CleanStar Mozambique Lufthansa, …

Tough battle ahead on EU energy efficiency law

Tough battle ahead on EU energy efficiency law Legislation to improve energy efficiency in the EU is facing a long, tough battle, with observers describing the draft law as bloated, ?a mess? and unlikely to pass. More >>> Carbon market value to slump in 2012 ? BNEF The value of …

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 …

Global Carbon Credits Die as Smart Money Sees Profits Trading India’s RECs

Vibhav Nuwal was once an enthusiastic supporter of the global carbon market. The 32-year- old Indian-born banker started in September 2009 developing carbon credits to target investors in Europe and Japan for Mumbai-based private-equity fund Managing Emissions. Less than a year later, he quit his job, convinced that the United …

‘A GRAND CHINESE CLIMATE SCHEME’ – the first paper in the “Risoe DTU Climate Paper Series”

Dear Climate-L reader 11. November 2010 The first paper in the “Risoe DTU Climate Paper Series” is now available. It can be downloaded from http://cd4cdm.org/Publications/GrandClimateSchemeChina.pdf The title of the paper is ‘A GRAND CHINESE CLIMATE SCHEME’ and it analyses the Chinese climate policies and initiatives. It argues that China can, …