Archive for the 'Alternative Energy Investments' Category

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQG9cSjII_4 Abndigital.com brings a refreshing video to discuss the positive aspects of renewable and alternative energy in South Africa. They address and discard the negative claims that some have distributed regarding the topic of alternative energy and bring positive examples to the forefront for the benefit of investors and communities alike.
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Investing in all forms of alternative energy has been a hot topic for a long time. Renewable energy is a win-win for everyone: the earth, the investor, the community and the technology companies that make the energy products. This is a great video by journeymantv.com in reviewing a renewable energy project in a small community in Germany. The narrator takes us on a tour throughout the area to show how members of a small town each enrolled in small scale renewable energy efforts. Continue Reading »


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A CBC News presentation in an interview with Peter Puccetti of Goodwood Funds. Mr. Puccetti brings a number of positive reasons why one would invest in renewable energy funds with the example of one particular international company, Boralax. The questions and answers are relevant to what anyone needs to consider when investing in any renewable energy technology. Continue Reading »

Consider the ear of corn (known as maize by Native Americans). Who would have thought that human beings would think of so many uses for corn. Beyond just the obvious delicious item that we enjoy at picnics and barbeques, corn has expanded into a major commodity for a number of industries.
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Drought brings hard times, but in the topic of ethanol it is creating an actual war. Three large agribusiness industries are in a battle with biofuel refineries to get the United States government to lower the required ethanol percentage in gasoline.
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China is known globally as the largest producer of solar technology. Thanks to their development of high tech voltaic solar cells, their solar industry showed an incredible level of success in sales around the world. However, that success has slowed down to a mere trickle.
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Whether you watched the GOP conference (or not), it is clear that Republicans are turning a deaf ear to the topic of climate change. In this era of interesting debate, they are covering all kinds of subjects but are simply ignoring global warming.
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World Biofuels Markets Congress

The 7th annual World Biofuels Markets Congress took place on March 14th, in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is the largest conference and exhibition in Europe, with the focus on biofuels. This year’s attention has been geared towards biofuels in aviation and the manner in which the financial and investment world can assist in scaling up the industry.

Over eighty countries, with an attendance of 1,500 gathered in Rotterdam for the fourth annual Sustainable Biofuels Awards. The topic of aviation biofuels touches many arenas: commercial airlines, airplane manufacturers, military, governments, and fuel providers. The attendance of top notch experts in the financial and investment world offered their analysis and evaluation of the impact of funding the biofuel projects and included information on the volatility of biofuel feedstock, the success of IPOs and some of the forecasts from an economic standpoint of oil and fossil fuel prices. One of the main goals of the conference is to bring together the financing side with some of the top biofuel research and companies.
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The UN and Green Energy Investment – the Dramatic Move Toward a Green Economy

A dramatic step toward green energy investment is evident in the new report issued by the United Nations. The UN is serious about creating a green economy and has launched a global transition by cutting subsidies for resources that are unsustainable, as well as a $1.3 trillion investment (2 percent of the global GDP) into a green economy. According to the report, investing this amount of money, as well as implementing policies that look to the future nationally and internationally, would make the rate of growth of the global economy similar to, if not faster than, its current rate.
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Green Investments – Is the Big Breakout Happening?

Judging by a recent interview conducted with the Global Head of Deutsche Asset Management, Kevin Parker, there is currently a very positive outlook on private money being directed to green investments and general climate change technology. Parker is optimistic that in 2011 there will be a huge increase in green investments around the globe, and these will continue to grow fast into the foreseeable future.

Forecasting for a Problematic Future

According to Parker, the emerging strange weather patterns are now being modeled by insurance companies, which are now trying to understand how they will affect the financial world. Because the temperatures around the globe are on the rise, there are many emerging microclimates and inconsistencies. One such emerging inconsistency is that Northern Europe seems to be getting colder because of the weakening of the Gulf Stream.
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