Global Atlas initiative: Unleashing West Africa’s renewable energy potential: Reports on solar and wind opportunities

Unleashing West Africa’s renewable energy potential: Reports on solar and wind opportunities The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) presents two reports demonstrating its ground-breaking renewable energy resource-assessment tool, concentrating on the region of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Together, these two reports from IRENA present the first …

A Note from Social Accountability International (SAI)

SA8000:2014 Standard Opens for Public Consultation Interested parties are invited to submit comments and suggestions on the proposed SA8000:2014   SAI invites all interested parties to participate in the revision of the SA8000 standard. For 60-days, beginning today, December 18, 2013 and ending on February 16, 2014, a proposal for the 2014 version of SA8000 …

Greentech Solar – October 7th

    LATEST NEWS: Vivint Solar Moves Into Orange County and the No. 2 US Installer Spot  Eric Wesoff – October 4, 2013 It’s green trucks versus orange trucks. Rooftop Solar Scores a Crucial Win Against Arizona’s Dominant Utility  Herman K. Trabish – October 3, 2013 Landmark regulatory memo rejects …

greentechmedia: To Hell With the Gov’t Shutdown, Let’s Create Some Cleantech Wealth

LATEST NEWS: To Hell With the Gov’t Shutdown, Let’s Create Some Cleantech Wealth  Stephen Lacey – October 3, 2013 The Energy Gang explores how to leverage trillions of dollars in clean energy investment. EDF Experts on Fracking-Methane Study: 5 Key Takeaways  Breaking Energy, Conway Irwin – October 3, 2013 A …

IPE News: Aba, IORP II, Euroclear, A G Barr, SPW, German SMEs, UNPRI

                          Today’s top stories             UN Principles for Responsible Investment: Commitment required                   White Papers                 A ‘Sharper’ …

Book Review: Parent Power

Parent Power: The Key to America’s Prosperity: Why do we permit babies to have one, two or three strikes against them at birth and endanger our nation’s future? By Jack C. Westman, M.D., CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2013   “Dr. Weston’s well-research, bold proposal  focusing  on  how to give our children …

The Web of Debt Blog: Green Light for City-owned San Francisco Bank

We at Ethical Markets  fully support publicly-owned  city banks , and for full disclosure ,Hazel Henderson , our Editor serves on the Advisory Board of the Public Banking Institute , headed by Ellen H. Brown J.D.  author of this column and many books including The Web of Debt  and  just …

Others News: IT’S OFFICIAL: EUROPE’S YOUTH COUNTS TEN TIMES LESS THAN ITS BANKS

   IT’S OFFICIAL: EUROPE’S YOUTH COUNTS TEN TIMES LESS THAN ITS BANKS Roberto Savio* Rome,  July 2013 – At the last summit of European heads of state in Brussels at the end of June, the main theme was youth unemployment, which has now reached 23% of European youth (although it …

Reader Supported News: Iceland Proposes Citizenship for Snowden

“ We at Ethical Markets  salute those in Iceland’s Parliament for this initiative .  Mr.  Snowden  has created an important debate which is needed in the world . This  should be the focus  of media attention going forward .  If Mr. Snowden is brought back to the USA  the ensuing …

Energy Self-Reliant States: Positive Policy Changes for Distributed Renewable Energy

The previous week I covered the one thing Obama’s climate policy can’t leave out, and you can judge the President’s climate plan for yourself.  Also, while I’m on “vacation” (moving) you can read (and link to) a web version of the fourth segment of our Rooftop Revolution report. Sincerely, John Positive Policy Changes for …