CTI recently released a report on thermal coal

CTI & ETA Coal research and infographic Coal Research Papers CTI recently released a report on thermal coal – Carbon Supply Cost Curves: Evaluating Financial Risk to Coal Capital Expenditures – which highlighted that $112bn of future capital expenditures (excluding China) related to potential production/supply of thermal coal are not economic …

China’s Trina Solar goes for a convertible solar bond: US$100m, 5yr, 4% coupon. It’s a challenging market environment for solar but the bonds keep coming.

China’s Trina Solar is issuing US$100m of convertible bonds with 5-year tenor and 4% annual coupon, with semi-annual payments. An extra US$15m could be raised, as Trina has given the underwriters a 1-month window to buy additional bonds. Guess they are waiting to gauge demand. Underwriters are Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and Credit Suisse, with Roth Capital Partners as …

International Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Data Goes Public

International Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Data Goes Public 09/04/2014 You are subscribed to Earth News for NASA. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. International Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Data Goes Public 09/04/2014 12:00 PM EDT   The most accurate and comprehensive collection of rain, snowfall and …

Peer production, disruption and the law – call for debates, essays and interviews

“P2P Foundation” – 2 new articles 1.     Peer production, disruption and the law – call for debates, essays and interviews 2.     Legislation and Finance for community ownership of renewable energy across Europe 3.     More Recent Articles 4.     Search P2P Foundation 5.     Prior Mailing Archive Peer production, disruption and the law …

Which Solar Company Boasts the Highest Market Cap? | The Energy Collective Daily

Which Solar Company Boasts the Highest Market Cap? | The Energy Collective Daily Which Solar Company Boasts the Highest Market Cap? Posted: 24 Aug 2014 06:00 AM PDT Coming in with a $6.92 billion market cap (the total dollar market value of the company’s outstanding shares) is First Solar, the …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Do gut bacteria rule our minds? In an ecosystem within us, microbes evolved to sway food choices

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Do gut bacteria rule our minds? In an ecosystem within us, microbes evolved to sway food choices Posted: 15 Aug 2014 04:22 PM PDT It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us — which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold — …

Taiwan’s ASE issues Asia’s first corporate green bond – $300m, BBB, 6yrs – and it’s SIX times oversubscribed!! Asian green bonds may be about to blast off.

I’m in Cambodia, visiting the amazing Ankgor Wat, ancient religious centre of a city that apparently had a population of half a million people(link is external) in 1200 AD.  The temple’s bas-reliefs(link is external) are full of triumphal armies, marching through exquisite carvings of trees and forests. They liked their green. We haven’t yet …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Borneo deforested 30 percent over past 40 years

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Borneo deforested 30 percent over past 40 years Posted: 16 Jul 2014 11:13 AM PDT Forest cover in Borneo may have declined by up to 30% over the past 40 years, according to a new study. he native forests of Borneo have been increasingly impacted …

NEW ASBC POLL FINDS BUSINESS SUPPORT FOR MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

New ASBC Poll Finds Business Support For Minimum Wage Increase In 2014, ASBC commissioned scientific polling of 555 small business owners nationwide. A poll report just released with Business for a Fair Minimum Wage showed that a clear majority – 61 percent – of small business owners support an increase …

May media monitor for you: 5 stories in the Financial Times!!! + WashPost, EnvFinance, BusinessGreen, EnergyPost, CNBC, Bloomberg, ABC Australia

Financial Times, Climate change is a business problem(link is external), Mike Scott Probably the most interesting green bonds article of this month is one by Mike Scott of Financial Times. Written in the perspective of the UN IPCC report calling for a drastic action needed in order to avoid catastrophic temperatures …