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Shell on wind, solar and hydrogen

Shell’s first love (when it comes to renewable energy investments that is) is definitely in biofuels these days but that doesn’t mean the company is abandoning wind energy and solar as was hinted in news reports in the past several weeks. During Shell’s Eco-Marathon Americas event in Fontana, California, I was able to interview Shell […]

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Check your taxes for green bucks!

Try to squeeze every last penny you can get from the government by checking out some of the tax incentives under federal and your own state laws. Here are some of the US federal tax incentives on green home improvements, eco-friendly cars and other energy efficiency projects by the Tax Incentive Assistance Project. Businesstaxrecovery.com also […]

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The price of green jobs? Learn from Spain

The group Western Business Roundtable sent an email yesterday about a Spanish study concluding that for every green job created in Spain resulted in the loss of 2.2 other jobs. The study finds that only one in 10 renewable energy jobs created in Spain were of a permanent nature. Two-thirds consisted of temporary jobs in […]

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Shell Eco-marathon in California

In a recent media dinner with Shell, they shared with me a really cool event that has been ongoing for years and unfortunately escaped my green radar. Shell’s Eco-marathon invites students from all over the world to design and build the world’s most fuel-efficient vehicle and produce the fewest emissions. Teams can enter two main […]

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Biden promotes green jobs

Here’s an op-ed from US Vice President Joe Biden about the need for green stimulus package in Philadelphia Inquirer. The VP said the economic-recovery package that President Obama signed into law more than a week ago contains over $20 billion for investment in a cleaner, greener economy, including $500 million for green job training. He […]

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Renewable Energy in 401(k)

Would you like your company to add Renewable Energy Mutual Funds to your 401(K)? I would. My 401K is probably so depleted by now that renewable energy funds might just be the thing to enable me to retire to Aruba. Just make sure that Madoff-type investors will be hands-off on this one. The South Denver […]

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To Russia with green love

Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan said Russia should start developing a renewable energy sector even though the country is the world’s largest gas producer with rich oil and coal reserves. Oil and gas production regions in Russia is faced with rapid decline, the firm said, and green energy development is imperative. Geothermal, hydro and biomass […]

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Oil weaning should be shared

I was watching the show 60 Minutes where the US President-elect Obama was being interviewed for the first time after winning the election. According to Obama, despite that the price of oil has gone down energy and a green economy will remain at the forefront of his agenda along with trying to fix the economy. […]

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Financial crisis and $60 oil: Now what?

A colleague of mine (and several readers of the green blog) expressed a spreading sentiment of uncertainty whether the current financial crisis and the price downfall of crude oil will put a brake in the investment surge towards renewable energy and other clean technologies. Venture capital investments for cleantech companies have done well for the […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The blog’s weekly green news will now appear every Monday as it seems easier to gather information while watching Sunday night football… Brazil likes bioplastic US bioplastic producer Cereplast is supplying 2 million pounds of Cereplast Compostable resin to Canguru Embalagens Ltda., a Brazilian manufacturer of single-use food service items, and to a Brazil-based subsidiary […]

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