Alternative Energy: EU Parliament Voted No, So Now What for the Emissions Trading System?

Alternative Energy EU Parliament Voted No, So Now What for the Emissions Trading System? Google Backs New Plan For Utility-Supplied Renewable Energy Option UN Says Air Pollution Kills More People Than AIDS and Malaria Combined; Clean Energy Could Halve Death Toll EV & Bike News Roundup (Chevy Spark EV In …

Sustainable energies: The easy way to help the economy

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Voluntary carbon market escapes mandatory gloom

Voluntary carbon market escapes mandatory gloom Sentiment is more positive in the voluntary carbon markets than in their larger, mandatory equivalents, according to the winners of Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance?s annual survey of the voluntary carbon markets. More >>> BrightSource Energy withdraws IPO Solar thermal developer BrightSource Energy has …

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 …

Aviva move bad news for SRI, good for ESG integration

Aviva move bad news for SRI, good for ESG integration Aviva Investors’ proposed move out of its sustainable and responsible Investment funds is “not good news for SRI at Aviva Investors, but there is good news for ESG integration”, according to the London-based firm’s new chief responsible investment office. More …

Voting open in Environmental Finance market survey

Read on for the latest stories on solar finance, the Durban climate talks, sustainable cities, Korea’s emissions caps, WeatherBill’s rebranding, socially responsible investment and more… Voting open in Environmental Finance market survey Voting has opened in the annual Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance market survey – the largest and most …

Q2 clean energy investment up 27%

Q2 clean energy investment up 27% The clean energy sector attracted $41.7 billion in new investment in the second quarter of 2011. More >>> ——————————————————————————– UK sets out to reform electricity market, cut carbon The UK government has set out reforms to the electricity market, with the aim of driving …

Ethical Markets Review: FROM RIGGED CARBON MARKETS TO INVESTING IN GREEN GROWTH

By Hazel Henderson, President, Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) Abstract: Reviews failure of global carbon trading under Kyoto and reasons why alternatives emerged.  Assesses prospects for climate policies beyond Kyoto and covers shifts toward green growth in governments and private sector investments. Keywords: climate, carbon, emissions trading, revenue-neutral tax …