Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
obstacles, the solar market may add at least 25 GW of new capacity in 2012. In North America the market for photo voltaic solar panels has a projected compounded annual growth rate of 42 percent between 2011 and 2015.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
GLOBE 2012. The event will take place March 14-16 at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver Canada. There are many reasons why delegates from around the world converge at the GLOBE Business & Sustainability Conference in Vancouver every two years. Here’s some key reasons for you to consider:
course. This two day course will take place on March 28th and March 29th at Humber College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Here's a quick look at the winner of the Geothermal Project of the Year Award in the 2012 Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards Program.
US DOE Investing in Geothermal Research
East Africa Can Learn from Iceland's Geothermal Energy Industry
Geothermal Stock Review
Here's a quick look at the winner of the Solar Project of the Year Award in the 2012 Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards Program.
University of Maryland Wins Solar Home Award
Arab Spring Fueling the World's Most Ambitious Solar Project
India is the World Leader in Solar Growth
Solar Powered Schools In California
Princeton is Building the Largest Solar Array
Coca-Cola's Solar Rebuilding in Japan
Ford's Solar Powered Charging Stations
GM's Solar Powered Charging Stations
Honda's Solar-Hydrogen Powered Charger
Video: Solar Roadways
ISO 14001 Certification in the Solar
Solar Stock Review
Here's a quick look at the winner of the Hydro Project of the Year Award from the 2012 Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards Program.
Ten Videos from the 2011 Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo
Even the Axis of Evil is Investing in Renewable Energy
Norway a Model of Sustainability for Arab Countries
Lesotho's Renewable Energy Projects
Bullfrog Power is Powered by Hydro
Quebec's Electric Vehicle Incentives are Powered by Hydro
Quebec's Green Budget Expands the Provinces Vast Hydro Projects
Here's a quick look at the winner of the Wind Project of the Year Award from the 2012 Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards Program.
10 Leading Wind Energy Countries
EWEA's Offshore Wind Statistics for 2011
Six Markets where Global Wind Energy Keeps Growing Despite Economic Uncertainty
This video reviews the elements that go into making a sustainable city. These elements include public transportation, farmscrapers, vertical farms, green roofs, as well as the reliance on renewable forms of energy like solar panels, wave power, and wind mills.
Smarter Cities' Best Green American Municipalities
Berkeley's Climate Action Plan
Oakland's Green Jobs and Energy Initiatives
The Greening of China's Cities
10 Countries for Green Investments
10 Leading Wind Energy Countries
Global 800 Carbon Ranking 2011: Top 20 Countries
North America 300 Carbon Ranking 2011: Top 20
Global Carbon Rankings 2011 from the EIO
Friday, February 24, 2012
2009, 2010,, 2011, and 2012, the President has repeatedly tried to put an end to oil subsidies.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Commodities Now, the carbon market will grow in 2012 and then fall in 2013. According to analysis by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon, despite depressed prices, the volume of carbon traded globally will grow by 13 percent in 2012, reaching 9.5 Gt CO2e.
24/7 Wall St. recently reviewed the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) 2011 ranking of the ten biggest producers of wind power in the world. Wind power keeps growing despite a recession and slow economic growth. According to the GWEC report the world’s wind energy capacity increased by 17.3 percent in 2011.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
gasping for air," a new report shows that the economic volatility we saw in 2011 did not keep the sector from growing. The dire prognosis for wind power is contradicted by AWEA CEO Denise Bode who said, "American wind energy's long-term fundamentals are strong."
As reviewed in a February 20th article by Joe Romm, there has been a lot of misunderstanding about the findings of the new study entitled “The Alberta oil sands and climate” by climatologists Neil C. Swart and Andrew Weaver.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
ResearchWhitePaper's latest Guide adding to thier Green Companies Guide Series. Environmental Engineering is one of the fastest growing segments globally; and this particular industry has not been impacted by the recession. This report includes approximately 200 environmental engineering related companies in USA.
ResearchWhitePaper has has put together the first edition of a Global Solar Companies Guide. It contains over 700 solar industry related companies.
Monday, February 20, 2012
researchwhitepaper.com that are active in the cleantech and renewable energy sectors:
researchwhitepaper.com here are ten countries that green investor should consider:
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
This video is Peter Joseph's reply to Zeitgeist's support for a resource based economy. In this video Jospeh reviews the numerous, very real, and legitimate problems. Those problems are not minor details that can be glossed over or fixed at a later date, they are in fact inherent design flaws which render it unworkable.
In this video from the Zeitgeist Vancouver Lecture Series, a Resource Based Economic model is explained by Matt Berkowitz. The Zeitgeist Movement was founded in 2008, it is a Sustainability Advocacy Organization which conducts community based activism and awareness actions. The Zeitgeist Movement recognizes that issues such as poverty, corruption, collapse, homelessness, war, starvation and the like appear to be "Symptoms" born out of an outdated social structure. Their defining goal is the installation of a new socioeconomic model based upon technically responsible Resource Management, Allocation and Distribution through what would be considered The Scientific Method of reasoning problems and finding optimized solutions.
This 18 minute video is a recording of the TEDx [Portugal] Talk by Peter Joseph. Its focus is a resource based economy which describes a post-scarcity world economy. A resource based economy supports the removal of monetary exchange and is advocated by groups like The Venus Project.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
campaign resisting the Keystone XL pipeline has succeeded in sending more than three quarters of a million messages to the US Senate. The message campaign came in response to Republican efforts to resurrect the environmentally destructive Keystone XL.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Think Progress article by Stephen Lacey, asked whether the European sovereign debt crisis derailed renewable energy in 2011. Even though financial difficulties have caused a few countries to reduce their support, Lacey concludes that "2011 was still a huge year for deployment — with wind and solar alone representing almost 70% of new capacity."
rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. The goal is to send a half a million emails to the Senate in 24 hours encouraging Democrats to back their President. This effort is designed to counter Congressional Republicans who are working hard to override President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL. In January Republicans forced the President to rule on the fate of the pipeline by holding America hostage over legislation extending the payroll tax holiday.
GreenBiz.com released its State of Green Business report. In this the fifth annual edition of the report GreenBiz once again measures the environmental impacts of the emerging green economy. The report measures 20 aspects of environmental performance, from carbon emissions to paper use and recycling.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing supply chains today. The course looks at some of the factors that are contributing to the adoption of sustainability strategies, such as legislations that are penalizing negative environmental and social impacts, and society's expectations of business in terms of health, human rights, and the environment.
This video reviews how reverse logistics can produce results. A happy client (Philips New Zealand) describes how ERL has acted as a "Silver Bullet" for their reverse supply chain issues.
A January '09 Fast Company article deemed the Sustainability Systems Developer one of the Ten Best Green Jobs for the next decade. Mary will talk about Green Software Investments and Case Studies in Smart Grid, New Media, Mobile, Web Calculators, Solar, Data Centers and IT, Energy Management, Water Efficiency, Carbon Accounting, and Lighting.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Flagship Ventures says they exceeded their target of $250 million for a fund which will invest in cleantech and sustainability. This is noteworthy given that we are in a difficult environment for fundraising, especially for funds that invest in early stage companies. This is flagships fourth fund said to be worth 270 million.