Tag Archives: 2012
Building professionals looking to expand their green building skills, or those just getting started in building green, will find tools for success at the 2012 National Green Building Conference and Expo in Nashville on April 29 – May 1. Hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the annual conference will feature an exhibit [...]
Global green energy investment stumbled badly in the first quarter of 2012, falling to levels not seen since the financial crisis of 2009. Looks like expiring U.S. incentives, European economic crisis, well-publicized solar bankruptcies and the threat of more high-profile green tech companies going under has taken its toll. Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported Thursday [...]
The New York Auto Show rolled out this week, leaving in its wake a large list of alternative fuel and electrically-enhanced autos that were bigger and badder than the subcompacts of the past. Although eco-autos didn’t receive the same fanfare as last year – the 2011 World Car of the Year being the all-electric Nissan [...]
Reductions in feed-in tariffs and other subsidies in major European markets have generated a negative sentiment for photovoltaic (PV) installations this year; however, market research firm IMS Research has forecasted solar PV growth globally for 2012 due to bullish performance in emerging markets. IMS has estimated that global installations will hit 27.8GW to 32.6GW in [...]
At 8:30 pm on Saturday, March 31st (when Earth Hour officially began), I was in Whole Foods in Toronto. Whole Foods, the natural, organic, and overall environmentally-conscious grocery store, is of all places where you expect to find people who know what Earth Hour is. But when the building dimmed their lights, my girlfriend and [...]
Despite the headwinds of the economy and the difficulty of bringing cleantech firms to market, VCs are still investing in cleantech, and early signs indicate that 2012 could be a good year for VC investment totals in this broad field. Cleantech Group just gave a sneak peak at the VC investment totals for the first [...]
The annual Bangkok International Motor show has become a major event over the years: one that marks the start of the Thai car-buying season. In 2012, the 33rd year of the show is likely to turn into a serious battle between auto companies struggling to pull their industry from the wreckage caused by last year’s [...]
With oil prices remaining stubbornly above the $100 per barrel mark for WTIC, calls for $6 gas in the U.S. as a consequence of an attack on Iran may turn out to be a rather conservative, maybe even a low-ball estimate. According to Bloomberg, the average price paid at the pump has recently jumped above [...]
Republican’s confusion on climate change is well known, but this ignorance is not only a defining feature of those left in the GOP presidential race, it also applies to those who dropped out. Here are the views of three Republican candidates who are not longer in the 2012 race. At one time these candidates were [...]
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has made a slew of absurd statements about climate change. Not only does he believe that climate change is a hoax, he refers to the large body of scientific evidence as “bogus” or “junk.” Rather than rail against Santorum for his lack of understanding, here are a few examples that [...]
What kind of attitude changes have we witnessed in America in the last five years? During this time we have experienced the worst recession since the great depression, but what has happened to US attitudes on the environment? Surveys reveal some very interesting points. A 2008 survey was conducted by public affairs assistant professor David [...]
The Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit 2012 will take place on March 19-21, in New York, New York. The summit will focus on clean energy in a post subsidy future. Every year for the past five years the Summit has been an important draw for top energy experts from industry and finance. On February 23rd, [...]
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