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On Beyond Kyoto: Leaders Shape the Copenhagen Protocol
By Andy Mannle | Tuesday, 01 July 2008

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In 2009, leaders from around the world will gather in Denmark to craft a Copenhagen Protocol to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

But science and business leaders are already there, discussing the technologies and market strategies needed to ensure sustainability for future generations.

“The central challenge of the 21st century will be to replace the vast fossil-fuel infrastructure with a new economy based on low-carbon technologies,” says UC Berkeley professor Dan Kammen.

“The issue on the table is the need to finance clean energy research programs and to build markets where low-carbon technologies are rewarded.”

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The 100-Year Old Grid Finally Gets Smart
By Alison Loomis | Thursday, 26 June 2008

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An aging electric grid infrastructure, rising energy costs, energy efficiency state mandates, and environmental concerns are driving business, utilities, and regulators across the country to invest in the long overdue upgrade to smart grid technology instead of paying for it later.

The outdated 100-year-old electricity technology, according to expert panelists at this week's
California Clean Tech Open, has not changed since the time of Thomas Edison, and has been stuck in a rut. "Nothing has been done in a 100 years to this stodgy old system, making this is a hell of an exciting time to be in business," says Don Von Dollen, IntelliGrid Program Manager.

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Saturday, 17 May 2008
Experts warn that declining water supply and failing water infrastructure globally may soon become the world’s next energy crisis if meaningful action isn't taken.
“We need to pay attention to water, because it has a huge impact on energy, and it will only intensify in the future.” said Thomas Rooney, managing partner of RCI Consulting in a keynote address at a Green Energy Conference in San Francisco in April.New studies indicate that water is under-valued...
Wednesday, 09 April 2008
 Lyndon Rive and his brother Peter were looking for a way to make a difference. After years of running software companies, they wanted to get into solar – and their idea has made their company SolarCity the largest residential solar-installer in California, as well as the fastest-growing solar installation company in the state just two years, and earned them a prestigious Energy and Environment Award from the Aspen Institute.
In this interview Lyndon talks about finding the...
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
 
With an avalanche of interest in clean energy and businesses of all sizes exploring ways to go green, sustainability represents “a massive opportunity for investment right now,” says Brett Conrad, managing partner of Longboard Capital Advisors.

At the recent GreenWest Expo, Conrad and other financial experts held a panel on “Investing in Sustainability,” offering advice on the current state of the market, and tips for getting involved. 
Saturday, 14 June 2008
 The Bureau of Labor’s latest employment summary indicates a 5 percent surge in May’s unemployment rates, which according to the Labor Department, is the largest monthly spike in more than two decades.

Although the economy has lost 49,000 jobs for a fifth month of decline, a new report (pdf) by the Political Economy Research Institute illustrates that strong climate policy would directly protect over 14 million American jobs.  It would also greatly stimulate...
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