SAMOA: On eve of major conference, UN chief spurs green investment in small islands

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

31 August 2014 – Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small developing island nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy and make historic strides in sustainability. “Oceans isolate small islands – but when they are managed well they become a constant source of wealth,” …

Developing New Light and Energy Technologies | The Energy Collective Daily

Jay Owen Greentech

Developing New Light and Energy Technologies | The Energy Collective Daily   Developing New Light and Energy Technologies Posted: 21 Aug 2014 09:00 AM PDT Silvija Grade?ak has big intentions for small ingredients. The associate professor of materials science and engineering focuses on energy-conversion and light-harvesting through the use of …

STATE: Utility-Owned Rooftop Solar Could Be A Game Changer – But Is It Fair?

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency, Trendspotting

Last gasp of central utilities , now trying to colonize our rooftops ! ~ Hazel Henderson, Editor Note: several links in this article reference documents housed in DocketDash, an application in AEE’s new energy policy software, PowerSuite. To enhance your reading experience, click here and sign up for a free 14-day trial …

FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND REPORT RANKS U.S. ELECTRIC UTILITY COMPANIES’ RENEWABLE ENERGY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News

Xcel Energy, Edison International, Sempra Energy, Northeast Utilities, PG&E Rank High; Dominion Resources, Southern Company, SCANA Rank Low BOSTON, MA (July 24, 2014) — As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares for July 29-Aug 1 listening sessions on its Clean Power Plan for existing power plants, a new report from Ceres …

Energy Trend Tracker: Warren Buffett says he’d like to double down on the $15 billion he already has invested in clean energy.

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

Time again for another summary update of items we’ve added to our Energy Trend Tracker <http://www.resource-media.org/energy-trend-tracker/> . There doesn’t appear to be any slowing on momentum in stories that continue to show the superiority of clean energy over coal. Since our last update in late April, here’s a capsule of some the best …

Power Forward 2.0: How American Companies Are Setting Clean Energy Targets and Capturing Greater Business Value

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Report from Ceres, WWF, Calvert Investments and David Gardiner and Associates, 2014   Clean energy has entered the mainstream at the world’s largest corporations. In this report, the second in the Power Forward series, we expand upon the analysis of clean energy and climate targets from the U.S. Fortune 100 …

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 …

Same Price, More Renewables. San Diego’s Fight for Community Choice – Episode 23 of Local Energy Rules

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Greentech

An Island Utility Hinders Incredibly Cost-Effective Solar Power Last week I shared a new podcast about the struggle for local energy in San Diego.  Residents of that city are trying to follow in the footsteps of Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power to gain local control over their energy …

Have You Heard? Fishermen’s Energy LLC Wins $47M U.S. Grant!

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

Have You Heard? Fishermen’s Energy LLC Wins $47M U.S. Grant! Company executives, environmentalists and lawmakers have hailed the grant by the U.S. Department of Energy as a boost toward New Jersey becoming one of the first states in the nation to develop offshore wind power. Read about this news here. …