COMPANIES WANT MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY

COMPANIES WANT MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY Tackling U.S. Corporations’ 3 Challenges To Buying Renewable Energy Sixty percent of the largest U.S. companies have now set climate and energy goals to increase their use of renewable energy. The problem is that they face several market challenges in actually reaching these goals. wri …

2014 National Green Energy Council Commitment

   WASHINGTON January 2, 2014 My friends, 2013 was a very good year for the National Green Energy Council and our member companies. In 2013, GEC member companies thrived in a still questionable economy and our industry is growing in leaps and bounds. Here are the highlights of 2013: A GEC …

Energy Self-Reliant States: Bypassing the Power Grid

I spent most of last week on the West Coast with the family (and even went for a ride in the redwoods on an early 20th century steam train), but I came across a terrific video from EnergyShouldBe on why baseload power sources like coal and nuclear are incompatible with a largely …

ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States: New Report! City Power Play: 8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy

It’s out! Check out our latest report featuring 8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy, with examples illustrating the policies in action and links right to the ordinances that made them work.  Also, I just posted a panel presentation I gave to the Society of Environmental Journalists last Friday, …

NewNet: SunEdison files for $250m semiconductor business IPO

10 September Today’s Top Stories SunEdison files for $250m semiconductor business IPO PREMIUM Koch Industries acquires electronics maker Molex for $7.2bn BlackRock acquires 12MW Cornish wind from Renewable Energy Generation Koch Industries acquires electronics maker Molex for $7.2bn Sustainable waste disposal company EcoArk raises $900,000 PREMIUM Goldpoly and Huabei Expressway to jointly …

ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States: Minneapolis City Council Unanimously Votes for a Better Energy Future

Grassroots pressure makes a difference, as Minneapolis’ city council unanimously adopts a framework for advancing local energy goals thanks to work of the Minneapolis Energy Options campaign (ILSR a leading partner).  For more on the local energy effort, check outmy published commentary on the city of Minneapolis’ flirtation with a municipal electric utility at the …

European banks and pension funds fuel land-grabs in Uganda

                                                  Partner of  European banks and pension funds fuel land-grabs in Uganda Palm oil giant Wilmar International linked to community displacement and deforestation Brussels, May 21, 2013 European banks …

Clean Technica: Inexpensive Solar Cell Coating May Lead To Big Increases In Solar Cell Efficiency, 1 Photon Knocks Loose 2 Electrons

Top cleantech news of the day from CleanTechnica, the world’s #1 cleantech or clean energy website: Inexpensive Solar Cell Coating May Lead To Big Increases In Solar Cell Efficiency, 1 Photon Knocks Loose 2 Electrons Colorado Looks To Raise Renewable Energy Standard To 25 Percent For Rural Electric Co-Ops China Reclaims …

Private equity-fuelled renewable energy M&A set to surge PREMIUM

NewNet Daily Newsletter 15 June 2012 Deal News Private equity-fuelled renewable energy M&A set to surge PREMIUM CEZ to invest ?400m in Romanian wind power Ambienta to invest in offshore wind service company FoundOcean Kyocera, Toyota Tsusho, Wakachiku join for Maldives energy goals Canadian Solar wins 17MW order from Potentia …

BrightSource Energy withdraws IPO

12 April 2012 Deal News BrightSource Energy withdraws IPO US emissions control company Fuel Tech wins more Chinese orders Emera gets go-ahead for investment into Algonquin ABB wins $45m US grid contract PV company signs 3 energy contracts to hit Californian energy goals Storage company Zentric acquires US PV projects …