Utility Nightmares: Distributed Generation and Halving Electricity Consumption

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

While many utility executives attribute much of their predicted market challenges to the rise of photovoltaics and net metering, they actually have much more to worry about. In a 2013 survey of global utility companies by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the results revealed that the utility industry leaders anticipate major changes to their business model …

Who’s Winning the clean Energy Race? 2013

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

Overview For the past five years, Pew has tracked investment and finance trends in the world’s leading economies. Over that period, the clean energy industry has been buffeted by a global recession, broad changes in energy markets, and uncertainty surrounding international policies on clean energy and climate change. Despite these …

China’s Plan to Clean Up Air in Cities Will Doom the Climate, Scientists Say

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

Exclusively on InsideClimate News, This Year’s Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting   Harper Govt Makes Moves to Silence Canada’s Leading Environmental Groups In both the United States and Canada, pipelines and President Obama has encouraged tar sands policies. Read more.   China’s Plan to Clean Up Air …

ILLICIT FINANCIAL OUTFLOWS FROM AFRICA CRIPPLING CONTINENT’S DEVELOPMENT

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

ILLICIT FINANCIAL OUTFLOWS FROM africa CRIPPLING CONTINENT’S DEVELOPMENT – UN New York, Feb  6 2014  6:00PM United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and former South African President Thabo Mbeki today stressed the need for global efforts to address the problem of illicit financial flows from Africa, which have crippled the …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Distinct sensory-motor reflexes in fruit flies: Use odor receptors, visual cues to find fruit

Jay Owen Nature/Biomimicry

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Distinct sensory-motor reflexes in fruit flies: Use odor receptors, visual cues to find fruit Posted: 04 Feb 2014 03:55 PM PST That fruit fly appearing moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used a poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search and …

The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?

Jay Owen Trendspotting, Wealth of Networks

Because you are a subscriber to Futurist Update, we thought you might be interested in news on an upcoming book release related to the future and to foresight. Announcing: The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? To be published on March 6, 2014 from Current Books (a …

Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

     Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change   By CORAL DAVENPORTJAN – The New York Times   WASHINGTON — Coca-Cola has always been more focused on its economic bottom line than on global warming, but when the company lost a lucrative operating license in India because of a …

Investing in a Growing, Changing Planet

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

Dear Friends: Below please find a brief summary of a recent report by TerraVerde capital management outlining investment opportunities arising from population growth, climate change, and resource depletion. Investing in a Growing, Changing Planet: The Fund of Hedge Funds Opportunity   Since the integration of fossil fuels in the early …

[Climate Bonds] UK Govt announces it’s joining US, Scandis, World Bank, EIB to end overseas aid support for coal power and stop other MDBs. First test: EBRD’s Kosovo coal plant

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘UK Govt announces it’s joining US, Scandis, World Bank, EIB to end overseas aid support for coal power and stop other MDBs. First test: EBRD’s Kosovo coal plant‘ The UK Government announced today they will join the US and Scandinavian countries in agreeing to end …