Collateral Damage: QE3 and the Shadow Banking System

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

  by Ellen Brown Rather than expanding the money supply, quantitative easing (QE) has actually caused it to shrink by sucking up the collateral needed by the shadow banking system to create credit. The “failure” of QE has prompted the Bank for International Settlements to urge the Fed to shirk …

The Beginning of the End for ECD Solar?

kristy Greentech

Vermont Electric Cooperative: Pleasing People During Outages How one utility focused on one problem and ended up doing a whole lot more with smart grid. The Beginning of the End for ECD Solar? This is what a solar shakeout looks like. It’s bad for employees and some firms, but good …

Greentech VC in March Comes in Like a Lion

kristy Greentech

Greentech VC in March Comes in Like a Lion And caps an absolutely ferocious first quarter in green VC investments. How Real Can U.S. Offshore Wind Get? The Google-backed Atlantic Wind Connection is making it very real by moving ahead on transmission for offshore wind’s first 7,000 megawatts. Who is …