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In Poland Christiana Figueres Must Tell the World To Move Beyond Coal

Justin Guay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Imagine going to the lung doctor, opening the door to the operation room and finding a cigarette salesman waiting for you. That's exactly the greet...

'The End of the Beginning'

Carl Pope | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The decision by the World Bank this week to repudiate future investments in coal-fired power plants except under exceptional circumstances marks the first time that the global community has collectively ruled some forms of high carbon energy development off the table.

The Answer to Unemployment Is More Europe Not Less

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Beyond more focused EU spending is also the responsibility of business to help bring down youth unemployment by showing what they have to offer Europe in order to make the transition from school to work flow more smoothly.

G(r)eek Brains: Not in Crisis. Drain No More?

Niovi Christopoulou | Posted 07.27.2012 | World
Niovi Christopoulou

It is not a secret among these in the know that Greece could and should develop its information technology sector: Greece's strength is Greek human talent, namely its talented engineers.

Saab Attempts To Avoid Bankruptcy With Big Property Deal

AP | By LOUISE NORDSTROM | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

STOCKHOLM -- Crisis-hit car maker Saab has struck a $40 million deal to sell and lease back property in an effort to improve its ailing finances that ...

Saab Admits To Not Having Enough Money To Pay Its Employees

Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Saab's owner said Thursday it doesn't have the money to pay employees' wages, deepening the financial crisis that is pushing the st...

Laos' Nam Theun 2 Dam Starts Illegal Operation

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Laos' largest hydropower project, the World Bank-funded Nam Theun 2 Dam, began full operation last week. It did so in violation of legal obligations to provide compensation and livelihood restoration to affected communities.

Ethiopia's Hydro Plans Get Stuck in the Mud

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

On Jan. 13, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi inaugurated the Gilgel Gibe 2 scheme, the country's biggest hydropower project. "It is possible to ...

Going After Uganda's Big, Bad Dam Investors

Lori Pottinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lori Pottinger

Uganda's poor can't afford electricity in general, and certainly not from a dam that costs close to a billion dollars. Even the nation's middle class and businesses will have trouble paying the bills.

Ed Rendell: Hardest Working Man in Infrastructure

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Governor Rendell has been a tireless advocate of an infrastructure-driven recovery within the NGA and also as co-leader of Building America's Future.

Secretary Chu's Bank

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

The Clean Energy Bank is essential to deliver on President Obama's mandate to "make sure that we are investing in what's required for long term growth."

Carmakers May Need EU Bailout Of $19 Billion

Bloomberg.com | By Jonathan Stearns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The European Union should be prepared to quadruple loans for the car industry this year to 15 billion euros ($19 billion) because of the economic slum...