ACEEE: The Good News, and the Not-So-Good News, on the New DOE Water Heater Test Procedure

ACEEE BLOG POST   Media Contact: Patrick Kiker [email protected], (202) 507-4043     The Good News, and the Not-So-Good News, on the New DOE Water Heater Test Procedure   By  Anthony Fryer, Senior Analyst, Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP)     On Friday, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a …

Crowdsourcing.org – Fundrise Announces $31M Funding Round

Wednesday, May 28 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Fundrise Announces $31M Funding Round — Fundrise, the Washington, DC-based equity crowdfunding platform for real estate projects, announced this morning that it closed a $31 million funding round. The round was led by Chinese social networking site Renren, CEO …

International Green Energy Council Secretary General Presents To The World Bank

The International Green Energy Council Secretary General, Ralph Avallone spoke with over 5000 World Bank representatives in Washington D.C last week at their very first sustainability expo.       “My hope is that the World Bank would become a strong collaborative partner with the International Green Energy Council in introducing …

‘Liconomics’: China’s Green Revolution Arrives

Hat tip to Paul H. Ray for this  news . Encouraging , except to see the Chinese still wasting billions on nuclear power , the stupidest , most wasteful, dangerous and expensive way to  boil water !   As we report in our Green Transition scoreboard® Update , coming out  August …

CBRC working on evaluation criteria for Green Credit Policy

China Sustainable Finance newsletter #15 (English) Policy developments 1. CBRC working on evaluation criteria for Green Credit Policy The Ministry of Environmental Protection reported in May 2012 that “China is working on criteria with which to evaluate the implementation of its green credit policy by banks and enterprises.” The central …

The Blue Economy – Report to the Club of Rome 100 innovations – presented weekly over 2 years

The Blue Economy – Report to the Club of Rome 100 innovations – presented weekly over 2 years Dear Reader, next February, our weekly presentation of business cases will be running for two years – next summer, we will reach case 100. To celebrate and mark an increased focus on …

Free to save

Free to save ‘The greatest source of energy in the future is finding ways to use energy more efficiently.’ No, this pronouncement was not made by Greenpeace nor by the European Insulation Manufacturers Association. It is a quote from ExxonMobil – from the 2010 edition of this company’s annual “Outlook …