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  • Clean Energy Trends 2010

    Two weeks ago, Clean Edge launched its annual Clean Energy Trends 2010 report. Since then, it has received extensive media coverage. In general the report notes that 2009 will go down as one of the worst years in economic ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Miliband sets strategic direction for overhaul of energy system

    Faster and fairer planning decisions on new energy infrastructure were a step closer as Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Miliband laid before Parliament draft texts setting out the national need for a low carbon secure energy mix. He also set out an ambitious new policy for the transition to clean coal. The draft National Policy Statements (NPSs) published today are a crucial part of reforms that ...


  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • European union clean energy policy

    The European Union has adopted a highly ambitious target of decarbonizing power generation and other key industrial sectors, in addition to 67% cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport and up to 91% in reductions within the residential sector by 2050. To accomplish these goals, the EU embarked on a strategy of developing a holistic view of energy, transport, and efficiency - a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Clean Energy Boom Powers Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas, October 8, 2007 (ENS) - Texans like to say that everything is bigger in Texas, and when it comes to wind power, they're right. Texas boasts the world’s largest wind farm - FPL Energy’s 735 megawatt, MW, Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center - and also the world's second largest wind farm - the 505 MW Sweetwater project owned by Babcock & Brown & Catamount Energy, both ...

  • Shifting global investments to clean energy

    When President Barack Obama announced the country's first national climate strategy, many people wondered what it would mean across the nation. Yet, the strategy may carry even more significant implications overseas. The plan restricts U.S. government funding for most international coal projects. This policy could significantly affect energy producers and public and private investors around the ...


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  • Clean energy for all: a global challenge

    This week, key leaders from the policy, industry, government, NGO, banking, and civil society sectors are gathering in the Philippines for the 7th annual Asian Clean Energy Forum (ACEF). The event, organized by the Asian Development Bank and USAID, aims to foster discussions about how to scale up clean energy initiatives ...

  • BC to fund clean energy projects

    The Government of British Columbia has announced funding allocations for a diverse array of clean energy technology development applications under the Province’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund. The ICE funding will be used to lever investments totalling nearly $80 million. The $25 million in funding was announced by newly appointed Technology, Trade and Economic Development ...


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  • Direct energy named a best corporate citizen by corporate knights magazine

    Direct Energy, a leading integrated energy company with Canadian head offices based in Toronto, was named for the second consecutive year to the Corporate Knights magazine annual ranking as a Top Foreign Corporate Citizen in Canada 2010. This is the second national corporate responsibility accolade Direct Energy has received in 2010. Direct Energy was also named to the Maclean"s ...

  • Direct Energy Named a Best Corporate Citizen by Corporate Knights Magazine

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/24/10 -- Direct Energy, a leading integrated energy company with Canadian head offices based in Toronto, was named for the second consecutive year to the Corporate Knights magazine annual ranking as a Top Foreign Corporate Citizen in Canada 2010. This is the second national corporate responsibility accolade Direct Energy has received in 2010. Direct Energy ...


  • Direct Energy: Hot Weather Tips for Small Business Customers

    Record Setting Temperatures Put Strain on Heating GridWhat Can Small Businesses Do to Help?PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/10 -- The first heat wave of the summer has arrived and is blasting Pennsylvania with hot, humid air. This can leave many small business owners wondering what they can do. There are several adjustments that small business owners can employ to immediately ...


  • GE, Clean Line join forces for America’s largest clean energy project

    Clean Line Energy Partners and General Electric (GE) have announced a collaboration in the development of the nation’s largest clean energy infrastructure project, a massive 720-mile electric transmission line that will deliver wind energy from the Oklahoma Panhandle to homes in Arkansas, Tennessee, and other states in the Southeast. The Plains and Eastern Clean Line will be the first ...

  • Asian and Pacific Nations Sign Clean Energy Pact

    MANILA, Philippines (ENS) - Government leaders from across Asia and the Pacific have agreed to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and promote cleaner technologies that address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The energy pact signed by ...

  • Governors Kick Off Bipartisan Clean Energy Initiative

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 12, 2007 (ENS) - The National Governors Association, NGA, is enlisting the efforts of all governors to enact meaningful clean energy policies at the state level. NGA Chair Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, a Republican, and Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, today officially launched the Securing a Clean Energy Future initiative at a press ...

  • Majority Of World’s Largest Companies Shifting To Clean Energy

    Despite climate and energy policy inching forward in Congress and at the UN climate change negotiations in Qatar, a new report from Calvert Investments, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) shows that most of the world’s largest companies aren’t waiting on governments to embrace renewable energy and lower emissions. The report, ...


    By Ceres

  • Majority of world’s largest companies shifting to clean energy

    Despite climate and energy policy inching forward in Congress and at the UN climate change negotiations in Qatar, a new report from Calvert Investments, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) shows that most of the world’s largest companies aren’t waiting on governments to embrace renewable energy and lower emissions. The report, ...

  • Clean Energy Trends 2011 now available

    Ten years ago, Clean Edge released Clean Tech: Profits and Potential, the firm's first publication. This year's edition looks at the past 10 years of clean-energy activity in the U.S. and abroad. The report includes growth projections for the major clean-energy sectors (solar PV, wind, and biofuels), as well as global clean-tech investment data and emerging trends. The report's key findings ...


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  • California accelerates its pursuit of clean energy

    California's commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency got two major boosts recently. For renewable energy, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order on September 15, requiring the state's utilities to get a third of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020. The state currently has a 20% renewable power requirement by 2010 for investor-owned utilities ...

  • National Grid To Invest In Clean Line Energy

    National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE:NGG) and Clean Line Energy Partners LLC (Clean Line) are pleased to announce that National Grid will make a $40 million equity investment in Clean Line, an emerging leader in the development of long distance, high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission projects to move renewable energy to market. National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies ...


    By National Grid PLC

  • ADB supports clean waste-to-energy project in the PRC

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement to lend up to $200 million to China Everbright International Limited to develop waste-to-energy plants in secondary cities across the People's Republic of China (PRC). It will mark ADB’s first private-sector municipal solid waste management project. Effective disposal of municipal solid waste is a serious environmental challenge in the ...


    By Asian Development Bank

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