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17 Sep 2012

Renewables fund aims to attract pension capital

The fund aims to invest in more than 30 medium-sized renewables plants in five or six countries, initially in Germany, Italy and the United States, Luca Concone, founding partner of RAEF, told Reuters on Thursday.

17 Sep 2012

WWF offers a new tool for water supply chains

Water stewardship is the idea of businesses using water efficiently, understanding how water “flows” through their supply chains and participating in the process to improve water management.

13 Sep 2012

Fracking and finance: the pros and cons of new fossil fuel energy

With lawsuits, moratoriums and bans on hydrofracking popping up across the United States, the promise of natural gas for a cleaner and more independent energy future is stuck between a rock and hard place.

13 Sep 2012

Wal-Mart wants PCs to sleep earlier

The switch is part of the company’s efforts to sell products that sustain people and the environment.

13 Sep 2012

A pale green tinge for U.S. presidential campaign

In their rhetoric, both candidates have focused on a similar theme – sustainable development, the notion that the private sector can work with government to protect the environment while boosting the economy and creating jobs.

12 Sep 2012

Norway follows EU with CO2 compensation scheme

Norway said some elements in its guidelines, which will affect some 80 companies mainly operating within aluminum, chemicals, ferroalloys and paper production, were still undecided.

12 Sep 2012

In U.S., 2012 so far is hottest year on record

“We’re now, in terms of statistics, in unprecedented territory for how long this warm spell has continued in the contiguous U.S.,” Crouch said.

11 Sep 2012

Evolution of Democrats’ platform on climate, energy

The political realities of the past four years have likely curbed the Democrats’ ability to pursue the kind of energy and environment agenda they outlined in 2008.

10 Sep 2012

IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems gains speed

This can be a basis for landscape and economic analysis, which then forms the basis for action, leading, for example, to ecosystem restoration and improved governance.

10 Sep 2012

Insight: GM’s Volt: The ugly math of low sales, high costs

Nearly two years after the introduction of the path-breaking plug-in hybrid, GM is still losing as much as $49,000 on each Volt it builds, according to estimates provided to Reuters by industry analysts and manufacturing experts.

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