Science for Environment Policy, Issue 385: A service from the European Commission

news alert Issue 385, 11 September 2014  Science for Environment Policy About this service Contact the Editor Subscribe to this News Alert Survey Please feed back on our service: SfEP survey to end in one week’s time We have been conducting a survey to assess how Science for Environment Policy …

Marine industries at risk on both coasts as oceans acidify

Subject: Wishful Thinking – Methane plumes & Ocean Acidification   More precursors/signals:   1.  Methane plumes from the arctic.  This precursor event has a high probability of rapidly accelerating the timeframes for climate change impacts and increasing them to much more devastating levels. 2.  Oysters shells dissolving on both coasts …

SRI Pioneer Amy Domini Takes Impact Investing to the Public Markets

By Ellie Winninghoff SRI pioneer Amy Domini last week celebrated the launch of Nia Global Solutions (Nia), a new type of portfolio that takes impact investing into public stock markets. Co-founded with Oakland-based Kristin Hull, a seasoned entrepreneurial philanthropist and impact investor, Nia consists of narrowly focused firms whose sole …

The Clean Energy Scam Continues

The Clean Energy Scam Continues By Jeff Siegel | Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 Sometimes sales people are too good for their industry. Electric utility company Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), for example, managed to convince the state of Mississippi that it was going to revolutionize coal-fired power generation. The company promised …

The Economic Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels

Garvin Jabusch, Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer, Green Alpha Advisors   The fossil fuels industry, big oil, big coal, natural gas, and its allied sectors, including some large financial institutions, will not quietly or willingly retire into the history of ideas whose time has passed. That fossil fuels represent the single …

The Demise of The Market’s Most Controversial Industry Starts Now

Ethical Markets applauds this news  auguring the decline, at last , of patent trolls . Hazel Henderson , Editor What do two tech giants and a growing number of state legislatures have in common? May 20, 2014 The Demise of The Market’s Most Controversial Industry Starts Now Clear out the …

Ocean Power Technologies Riding The Waves : AltEnergyStocks.com

  Ocean Power Technologies Riding The Waves : AltEnergyStocks.com Ocean Power Technologies Riding The Waves Posted: 04 Apr 2014 07:41 AM PDT by Debra Fiakas CFA Shares of Ocean Power Technologies (OPTT:  Nasdaq) have traded off over the past two weeks, after setting a new 52-week high in early March 2013.  Investors …

As Goes January? What the Pullback in Green Mutual Funds Means

As Goes January? What the Pullback in Green Mutual Funds Means by Harris Roen, Editor Roen Financial Report  February 6, 2014 The Roen Financial Report closely covers the universe of 30 alternative energy mutual funds (MFs) and exchange traded funds (ETFs). We use a proprietary ranking method to pick the best funds, looking …

Mutual Fund and ETF Year End Update

Mutual Fund and ETF Year End Update by Harris Roen, Editor Roen Financial Report  December 30, 2013 The Roen Financial Report closely covers the universe of 30 alternative energy mutual funds (MFs) and exchange traded funds (ETFs). We use a proprietary ranking method to pick the best funds, looking at measures that include …