Voluntary carbon market escapes mandatory gloom

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Voluntary carbon market escapes mandatory gloom Sentiment is more positive in the voluntary carbon markets than in their larger, mandatory equivalents, according to the winners of Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance?s annual survey of the voluntary carbon markets. More >>> BrightSource Energy withdraws IPO Solar thermal developer BrightSource Energy has …

Tough battle ahead on EU energy efficiency law

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Tough battle ahead on EU energy efficiency law Legislation to improve energy efficiency in the EU is facing a long, tough battle, with observers describing the draft law as bloated, ?a mess? and unlikely to pass. More >>> Carbon market value to slump in 2012 ? BNEF The value of …

Companies miss out on tax incentives for sustainability

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Companies miss out on tax incentives for sustainability Companies might fail to minimise the cost of sustainability initiatives if their tax departments are not involved in the efforts, says Ernst & Young. More >>> US biofuels set to outshine geothermal, say financiers The investment future is bright for the US …

Renewable Power Trumps Fossils for First Time as UN Talks Stall

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Renewable Power Trumps Fossils for First Time as UN Talks Stall By Alex Morales – Nov 25, 2011 8:13 AM ET Enlarge image Renewable Power Trumps Fossils for First Time Blades for Vestas Wind Systems A/S wind turbines are stored at the company’s factory in Tianjin, China. The findings indicate …

Clean Energy Stunner: Renewable Power Tops Fossil Fuels for First Time

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Clean Energy Stunner: Renewable Power Tops Fossil Fuels for First Time Joe Romm, ClimateProgress: 26 Nov 2011 07:28 AM PST Renewable energy is surpassing fossil fuels for the first time in new power-plant investments, shaking off setbacks from the financial crisis…. Electricity from the wind, sun, waves and biomass drew …

4th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum – West

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This is your final reminder that the 4th Renewable Energy Finance Forum – West is taking place next week on September 26 & 27 at The Four Seasons in San Francisco. Confirm your place today at the West Coast’s premier renewable energy finance event! With numbers swelling for the 4th REFF West, don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with …

Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Andreja Pavlovic

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An interview from Emerging Markets ESG Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Andreja Pavlovic, Senior Consultant, Hauska & Partner Group CSR Director, Zagreb, Croatia – July 8, 2011 By Geoffrey on July 8, 2011 Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.” …

Australia to set up $10bn Clean Energy Finance Corp

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The Australian Government announced on the weekend it will set up a “Clean Energy Finance Corporation” (CEFC) as a statutory body. The initiative is part of a large package of climate change finance measures, including a long-awaited carbon tax. Described by ‘Responsible Investor’ magazine as Australia’s version of a Green …