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Can $50M in Energing Market Solar Help Unlock a Clean Trillion?

Justin Guay | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Justin Guay

Unlocking $1 trillion in clean energy investment requires a new financial architecture capable of investing in, and scaling, an increasingly distribut...

Clean Energy Is Worth Trillions, John Kerry Says

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business

NEW YORK -- Clean energy is the biggest economic opportunity the world has ever seen, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. Compared to the init...

Reports: Off-Grid Solar Will Reach 99 Million Households By 2020

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

Along with private investors, the U.S. government and multilateral development banks can play a role in alleviating some of these financing challenges through investments and assuming some investment risk through loan guarantees.

Half Of New Cars Could Be Electric By 2040

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business

Electric vehicles could make up half of all new car sales by 2040, as long as oil prices eventually increase, according to a study released Thursday b...

Investors Have A Big Opportunity for Accelerating Clean Energy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Paris has built upon emerging shifts towards a cleaner, greener and far smarter development path for the 21st century. It has sent a clear, unequivocal and determined low carbon signal to markets and economic sectors everywhere: The course is irreversible, but the pace and breadth must now be the focus.

Pope Francis' Encyclical: Clean Energy and the Moral Case for Climate Solutions

Gabe Elsner | Posted 06.18.2016 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Today, Pope Francis officially released his encyclical, "Laudato Si ("Be Praised"), On the Care of Our Common Home," calling on "every person living on this planet" to urgently address climate change, reduce the use of fossil fuels, and transition to clean energy.

A Call to Foundations to Step Up Giving, Act on Climate

Justin Guay | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

It's time foundations stepped up their game when it comes to climate. That's the message from two foundations that have invested big in climate: Larry Kramer and Carol Larson of the Hewlett and Packard Foundations. Put simply, their message is that the challenge we face is too great for philanthropy to be sitting on the sidelines.

Self-Interest Will Drive Fossil Fuel Divestment More Than Idealism

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

If anyone needed more proof that economics trumps sustainability: low gas prices are causing a plunge in electric vehicle and hybrid sales.

Be Unreasonable About the New Climate Economy

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

The MENA region has timidly begun on a path to making its societies climate-ready and its energy policies climate-friendly. Given its resources, it can play a central role in moving to the new climate economy. And yet despite progress, there is still a long way to go.

Clean Energy Investment: Lower, but Looking Up

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

Despite the decline in total investment, prices for renewable technologies continue to drop, making them increasingly competitive with conventional power sources.

How Exactly Will We Move Away from Fossil Fuels?

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

As the world migrates away from carbon-based fuels, trillions of barrels of oil and billions of tons of coal -- the assets sitting on the books of energy companies -- will become "stranded," or worthless. It's a compelling argument, but only if we can answer a key question.

Lighting a Candle

Carl Pope | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

The horse and buggy did not vanish because of animal rights protests -- it took the internal combustion engine to sweep the deck. Climate needs to be thought of that way -- and too often we fall back into our old habits.

India & Solar's New Normal

Justin Guay | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

The most important reason to adapt is the speed with which it produces results. That's because small scale, localized deployment is agile and capable of growing rapidly. An attribute that large-scale centralized solar farms lack -- especially in India.

Carbon Trading Markets Booming

Posted 08.07.2011 | Green

As countries around the world struggle to reach an agreement on an extension of the Kyoto Protocol, the voluntary international carbon trading market ...