THE GREEN MARKET’s Top 25 Environmental Stories of 2009

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1. America’s Lack of Action on Climate Change: The USSenate is not convinced about the urgency of climate change and anincreasing number of Americans disbelieve that climate change exists.

Obama Needs the Senate to Succeed on Climate Change
Why We Did Not Get A Binding Agreement At COP15
Boxer-Kerry Climate Change Bill
Action on Climate Change
The US is Bound by Law to Honor Climate Change Treaty

2. Obama Strives to Lead on Climate Change Action: President Obama and his administration have worked to advance the green economy.

Obama Buoys Hopes for a Climate Change Deal
Obama’s Achievements Ahead of COP15
EPA’s Proposed Rule to Regulate Emissions
For Those Who Doubt: Obama’s ‘Renewable Energy Revolution’ Speech
Environmental Assessment of President Obama’s First 100 Days
The Way Forward
Obama’s Visit to Canada
Obama’s Executive Orders
Excerpts of Obama’s Inaugural Address

3. Copenhagen Climate Change Negotiations: Despite the overwhelming urgency, participants at COP15 were unable to produce a binding agreement.

Obama Salvages ‘Meaningful’ Agreement at COP15
Reaction to COP15
Post COP15
COP15: New Beginnings or Ignoring the Apocalypse?
COP15: Groups and Subgroups
Cop Out for COP15
The Cost of a Global Deal on Climate Change
COP 15 Implications for Business
The Road to Copenhagen (COP 15): Positioning Your Business
Road to Copenhagen (COP 15): Implications for Business

4. Disagreement Between Wealthier and Developing Nations:An agreement at COP15 was derailed when wealthier nations anddeveloping countries disagreed on levels of emissions reductions andfunding.

G20 and Developing World Disagree on Climate Change

5. International Cooperation:Despite disagreements between wealthier and developing nations, thefinancial and climate change crises spurred unprecedented levels ofglobal cooperation in 2009.

China Showing Leadership America Must Follow
China-US Cooperation: The Way to Recovery
China’s Green Stimulus, US/China Cooperation
Global Cooperation Ahead of COP 15
Steven Chu: The Fierce Urgency of Now
Businesses Must Cooperate for Climate Change Solutions
China-US Cooperation: The Way to Recovery
China’s Green Stimulus: US/China Cooperation and Economic Recovery

6. Wealthier Nations Assuming More Responsibility: Despite disagreements, wealthier nations are providing unprecedented levels of assistance to developing countries.

Pittsburgh’s Green Economy on Display for the G20 Summit
G20 Lays the Foundation for a Better World
G8′s More Aggressive GHG TargetsIMF Reforms

7. Global Green Stimulus Investment:The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, along with governmentinvestments in Europe and Asia, have helped to create sustainableinfrastructures and pull the global economy out of recession.

Green Stimulus and Free Markets
China’s Green Stimulus, US/China Cooperation and Economic Recovery
Green Stimulus Spending and Republican Opposition
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Green Stimulus: Global Green New Deal
US Government Spending and Energy Efficiency Stock

8. Recession and Recovery:Despite the dire warnings from the doom mongers, the recession haslifted and the green economy was an important part of the recovery

Green Marketing and Recession
Recession, Recovery and Renewables Investing for a Sustainable Recovery
Making Sense of All the Economic Data
People Remain Loyal to Green Even in an Economic Downturn
Green’s Bottom Line: Staying Competitive in Volatile Economic Times
Green Bubble? Sustainable Recovery Recession, Recovery and Renewables
The Green Job Market

9. Green Companies: Many companies around the world are advancing green agendas and improving their sustainability profiles.

America’s Most Sustainable Businesses
Canada’s Most Sustainable Businesses

10. The Price of Oil: Soaring oil prices make it clear that oil is a finite resource. The link between fossil fuel prices and renewables.

Planning a Future Without Oil
The End of Oil and the Next Energy Economy
The Price of Crude Oil
Oil and Renewables
The Business of Climate Change Deception

11. The Performance of Solar Stock: The solar sector shined this year providing significant returns for investors.

Time to Invest in Green
Solar Stock Comparative Market Review
Solar Stock Review
Making Sense of All the Economic Data
Solar Stock: Recovery and Comparative Market Performance
Solar Stocks Advance While Markets Decline
Solar is Under-Performing Markets at Pivotal Rally Points
Solar Sector Analysis
Solar Stock Review: Cost vs Efficiency
Solar Stock Picks: Timing
Solar Update: Ongoing Volatility
US Government Spending and Energy Efficiency Stock
Solar Stock Review
SunPower News: Share Offering and Convertible Debentures
Solar Stock: Recovery and Comparative Market Performance
Solar Sector Analysis
Solar Stock Review: Cost vs Efficiency
What Makes Solar Attractive to Investors?
Solar Stocks Advance While Markets Decline

12. Other Renewable Energy Stocks Also Performed Well: Wind and geothermal, efficiency and lighting stock enjoyed impressive growth in 2009.

Investing in CleanTech: Efficiency Upgrades and Renewable Energy
Geothermal Stock Picks
Lighting Stock Review
Energy Efficiency Stock Review: The (Smart) Grid
Wind Stock Review
Wind Stock

13. The Failure of the US Automotive Industry: The failure of the American big 3 and the questionable wisdom of auto industry bailouts

To Bail or Not to Bail: Financing the American Auto Industry
The Death of America’s Answer to Japanese Cars
The Heartbeat of America in Cardiac Arrest
Efficiency and Auto Industry Bailouts
Financing the American Auto Industry

14. Electric Vehicles: This year a number of hybrid electric and fully electric vehicles went into production or were scheduled for production.

Beneficiaries of Chinese Government Investment in Electric Vehicles
Chinese Government Investment in Electric Vehicles
Beneficiaries of US Government Investment in Electric Vehicles
Government Investment Fuels Greener Vehicles
GM’s Greener Vehicles
Ford’s Greener Vehicles
European Greener Cars
Korean (Hyundai & Kia) Greener Cars
Honda’s Greener Vehicles
Nissan’s Greener Vehicles
Toyota’s Greener Vehicles
Greener Commercial Transport Vehicles
Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Obstacles and Solutions
Renewable Energy StorageAmerican Electric Vehicle Strategy

15. Green Consumers:Increasingly sophisticated and informed consumers are making moreresponsible buying decisions. Individuals are organizing into groups toreward responsible retailers.

Consumer Demand for Green
Carrotmobs: Adding Incentives to the Consumer Arsenal
Eco Cyber Monday

16. New Normal: As a consequence of the recession, efficiency has become a guiding principle in our lives.

The New Normal
The New Normal and Sustainability
The New Normal and Implications for Business

17. Greener Schools: A number of educational establishments are greening their operations and offering environmental curriculums.

The Shining Stars of Green Schools
Green Schools are Cool
Sierra Magazine’s Green Schools
Princeton’s Green Schools Honor Role
Back to School Environmental Tool Kit
Green Curriculums
Top 10 College Environmental Programs

18. Environmental Events:This past year was marked by a number of environmental events. Theseevents leveraged the power of social media to disseminate the greenmessage.

Social Media and the Green Message: WWF Global Online Event
350.org Makes History: International Day of Climate Change Action
350.org: International Day of Climate Change Action Events
350.org: International Day of Climate Action
Blog Action Day 2009: The Web’s Largest Climate Change Event
50 Climate Change Tools and Resources for Blog Action Day 2009
Blog Action Day 2009: What Business Can Do To Help Manage Climate Change
Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change
Climate Change Resources for Blog Action Day 2009
Blog Action Day 2009: What Business Can Do
Social Media and the Green Message: WWF Global Online Event
The Business of Earth Day
Earth Day Business Resources
Silencing Earth Day Critics
Earth Hour Makes History
Businesses Observe Earth Hour as it Ripples Around the World
Support Earth Hour
One Million Acts of Green: The Human Network Effect

19. Social Media and Digital Marketing:The revolutionary power of social media continues to benefit theenvironment in 2009. Social media portals connect hundreds of millionsof users without paper, or the need for transportation. Companies andorganizations leveraging the extraordinary reach of social media arealso connecting with potential customers without paper, ink or theenergy expenditure associated with traditional advertising mediums.

Social Media and ROI
Digital Marketing Will Thrive in a Downturn
Digital Marketing: Making the Most of Your Marketing in a Downturn
The Growth of Digital Marketing
The Green Market’s Series on Mobile Marketing
Interactive Digital Marketing
Print Newspapers and the Growth of Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing: Making the Most of Your Marketing in a Downturn
The Growth of Digital Marketing
The Greening of Cyberspace
Twitter for Small Business
Shortening Your Sales Cycle With Social Media
Small Business Guide to Social Media
The Power of Social Media and the Importance of Market Segmentation
Social Media and Sustainability
Digital Marketing for the Young and Not so Young

20. Cap-and-Trade:America is uncertain about cap-and-trade. Yet cap-and-trade is animportant way of reducing emissions by tying carbon to the free market.

Helping Small Business Accept US Cap-and-Trade
Cap-and-Trade Implications for Business
Small Business Can Save Cap-and-Trade Legislation
Small Business’ Silence on US Cap-and-trade Legislation
US Cap-and-Trade: Business
US Cap-and-Trade: What and Why
US Cap-and-Trade: Solutions
US Cap-and-Trade: Obstacles and Solutions

21. Climate Change Protest: The passionate support for environmentalism meets the wanton destruction of anarchists.

The Tyranny of Protest and Climate Change Pragmatism
G20 Protestors Dilute Green Message

22. Conservative Opposition to Climate Change Management: The partisanship amongst conservatives impedes progress on climate change management strategies.

Van Jones Succumbs to Republican Pressure
What is Wrong with the Right
Green Stimulus Spending and Republican Opposition
The Business of Climate Change Deception

23. Climate-Gate:The illegal interception of emails from a couple of climate changescientists was used to debunk the entire spectrum of rigorous,independently replicated climate change science.

The Dangerous Diversion of Climategate
The Business of Climate Change Deception

24. Climate Change Science: A large and growing body of research reifies the facts about global warming and climate change.

The Effects of Global Warming
Copenhagen Diagnosis
CO2 Myths and the Science of Climate Change
Green Science
The Effects of Global Warming
Green Dissent (Part 1) Green Dissent (Part 2)
Action on Climate Change
Primer on CO2 and other GHGs
Key Messages from Climate Congress Scientists

25. Solutions to Climate Change: Despite the scope of problems we face, there are many capable solutions.

A Sustainable World Order
Green Ethics and Trade
Creative Capitalism: Market-Based Social Change
Creating a Sustainable Future
An Open Model of Innovation
Creative Capitalism: Market-Based Social Change
Earth Day Special: Green Blueprint

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