OTHER NEWS: Japan Remains Committed to ‘Advancing Vibrant Diplomacy’

Jay Owen Global Citizen

Japan Remains Committed to ‘Advancing Vibrant Diplomacy’   By Isamu Ueda*   TOKYO, Jul  2014 (IPS) – In recent years, Japan has found itself it in a rapidly changing security environment. The global balance of power has shifted and various new threats have emerged within the region, including the development …

ACEEE: GERMANY, ITALY, EU, CHINA, AND FRANCE TOP GLOBAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RANKINGS

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Patrick Kiker, [email protected], 202.507.4043     ACEEE: GERMANY, ITALY, EU, CHINA, AND FRANCE TOP GLOBAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RANKINGS   U.S. Places 13th Out of 16, Behind Australia, India, and South Korea; Germany Wins “World Cup” of Energy Efficiency: 2nd International Scorecard Evaluates 16 Leading World Economies on …

COMPANIES WANT MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

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 …

A Germany That Bets Big — BRICS: Toward a Rio Consensus

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

  July 15, 2014 Richter Scale A Germany That Bets Big Five unconventional moves that made Germany the 2014 World Cup champions. By Stephan Richter EconoMatters BRICS: Toward a Rio Consensus The BRICS countries set out to overcome Western domination and the legacy of the “Washington Consensus.” By Kevin P. …

BRICS to launch World Bank and IMF rivals

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

With thanks to  our Advisory Board member,  author/economist,Frank Bracho, Venezuela ‘s former ambassador to  India ~ Hazel Henderson, Editor Americas BRICS to launch World Bank and IMF rivals Russia and Brazil throw weight behind proposal to rival Western-run institutions, a day before summit in Fortaleza. Last updated: 15 Jul 2014 …

Today’s News: What’s Stalling Switzerland?

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

  Wednesday, July 2, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:   What’s Stalling Switzerland?   How Tax Abuse and Human Rights are More Closely Related Than You Think     The Transfer Pricing Labyrinth   Three Reasons TTIP Needs Transparency                     …

The Great Coal Cap: China’s energy policies and the financial implications for thermal coal

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

The Great Coal Cap: China’s energy policies and the financial implications for thermal coal | Carbon Tracker Initiative Carbon Tracker Initiative Financial specialists making carbon investment risk real today in the capital market.   The Great Coal Cap: China’s energy policies and the financial implications for thermal coal Since the …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: One step to solar-cell efficiency: Chemical process may improve manufacturing

Jay Owen Greentech, Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News One step to solar-cell efficiency: Chemical process may improve manufacturing Posted: 19 Jun 2014 09:55 AM PDT Scientists have created a one-step process for producing highly efficient materials that let the maximum amount of sunlight reach a solar cell. Scientists found a simple way to etch …

Hydrogen Power! Rinaldo Brutoco… Social Engineer for the Future

Jay Owen Greentech, Trendspotting, Advisors' Forum

Hydrogen Power! Rinaldo Brutoco… Social Engineer for the Future In an open interview last night, Rinaldo Brutoco displayed his range and depth of knowledge and currency with the key issues of today. His credibility lies in the fact that he has been a successful inventor, the backer and long term …

China Might Be Winning The Race To Reduce Solar Costs

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

China Might Be Winning The Race To Reduce Solar Costs Many people, even fanatical advocates of solar power, are unaware quite how close we are to reaching a critical milestone in the industry. Within a fairly short space of time, solar generated electricity will be fully cost competitive with coal-powered electricity …