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Breakthroughs in Finance and Investment

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Articles on Technological Breakthroughs in Finance & Investment

  • Gov. John Kitzhaber releases 10-year energy action plan
    Yuxing Zheng - - December 17, 2012

    "Energy is the issue of our time, both globally and here in Oregon," Kitzhaber said in a press release. "No single issue will have a greater impact on our state's economy, environment and quality of life in the coming decade, and I am committed to pursuing the policy, programs and practices needed to ensure we shape a prosperous and sustainable future."

  • Navajos look to invest in grid connection project
    March 7, 2012 -

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A $1.5 billion effort to link the United States' three major electricity grids has caught the attention of one of the country's largest American Indian tribes as it looks to enter the energy race.

  • We can't wait: Obama Administration Announces Steps to Boost the Rural Economy, Promote Job Creation
    Feb 21, 2012 -

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012 – As part of the Obama Administration's "We Can't Wait" efforts to strengthen the economy, create jobs and support business growth, Administration officials announced three significant actions to expand the government's purchase of biobased products, promote regional rural job creation efforts, and develop a rural healthcare workforce, all of which build on the historic investments the Administration has made in rural America over the past three years. Today's announcements are the latest in a series of executive actions the Obama Administration is taking to strengthen the economy and move the country forward because we can't wait for Congress to act.

  • World Bank to Help Cities Control Climate Change
    Jul 13, 2011 - Alexei Barrionuevo -

    SÃO PAULO, Brazil — The World Bank signed an agreement on Wednesday with mayors from 40 of the world’s biggest cities to work on technical and financial assistance for projects to minimize the effects of climate change.

  • Clean-Energy Trends 2008
    Mar, 2008 - CleanEdge

    Amid a challenging economic outlook—plummeting housing prices, rising foreclosure rates, record-high oil prices, sinking consumer confidence, looming recession—2007 was another banner year for clean energy, with no signs of a slowdown in 2008. Solar, wind, biofuels, geothermal, energy intelligence, hybrid- and all-electric vehicles, advanced batteries, green buildings, and other clean-energy-related technologies and markets provided bright spots in an otherwise sluggish economy.

  • Renewable Energy Continues Rapid Global Growth in 2007
    Mar 12, 2008 - EERE Network News

    The global use of renewable energy sources continued its rapid growth in 2007, with 40 gigawatts of new renewable energy capacity added throughout the world, according to a new report. That capacity growth, which includes large hydropower, brings the world's renewable energy generating capacity to more than a thousand gigawatts. Excluding large hydropower, renewable generating capacity grew by 33 gigawatts to a total of 240 gigawatts, a 16% annual growth rate. At 95 gigawatts, wind power is the largest of the newer renewable energy sources, while grid-connected solar photovoltaic systems increased by 53%, reaching 7.8 gigawatts.

  • Renewables 2007 Global Status Report: Perceptions and Realities
    Mar 7, 2008 - Eric Martinot -

    In 2007, more than $100 billion was invested in new renewable energy capacity, manufacturing plants, and research and development -- a true global milestone. Yet perceptions lag behind the reality of renewable energy because change has been so rapid in recent years. This report captures that reality and provides an overview of the status of renewable energy worldwide in 2007. The report covers trends in markets, investments, industries, policies, and rural (off-grid) renewable energy. (By design, the report does not provide analysis, discuss current issues, or forecast the future.) Many of the trends reflect increasing significance relative to conventional energy.

  • Investors Eye Climate Role at UN
    Feb 14, 2008 - Associated Press

    Hundreds of investors controlling $20 trillion in capital were set to gather Thursday for talks on financial risks and opportunities from limiting carbon emissions that scientists blame for global warming. The gathering of 480 investors and other Wall Street types was organized by groups supporting U.N. efforts such as the U.N. Foundation, Ceres and the U.N. Fund for International Partnerships.

  • Japan, US, UK To Create A Developing World Clean Energy Fund
    Feb 8, 2008 - Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

    The governments of the U.S., the U.K. and Japan are planning to create a multibillion dollar investment fund to make clean energy technologies affordable for developing countries, the finance ministers of those countries wrote in U.K. newspaper the Financial Times Friday.

  • 2007: Did We Reach the Tipping Point?
    Jan 7, 2008 - Stephen Lacey -

    At the beginning of each year, as the renewable energy industry looks back on its progress over the previous 12 months, the phrase "tipping point" always seems to enter the discussion. But how will we know when renewables have truly hit that tipping point?

  • GE Unit Boosts 2010 Renewable Energy Investing Target to $6 Billion, Announces Its Largest Wind Deal
    Jan 14, 2008 - Business Wire

    Reinforcing GE's ecomagination program, GE Energy Financial Services announced today that it has raised its 2010 renewable energy investing target by 50 percent to $6 billion, and has just topped $3 billion. GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), crossed the $3 billion mark with its single highest-value wind deal, a $300 million investment in wind projects spanning four states.

  • RWE Forms New Renewables Unit,To Invest EUR1 Billion Year
    Nov 22, 2007 - Dow Jones News

    FRANKFURT -(Dow Jones)- RWE AG (RWE.XE) Wednesday said it will bundle its renewable energy operations in a new unit from Feb. 1, 2008, amid plans to generate more than 20% of its power production from renewable energy sources by 2020, from 5% currently.

  • E.ON to invest E3 billion in Renewables unit by 2010
    Aug 1, 2007 - Datamonitor

    German utility E.ON has pledged to invest E3 billion in renewable energy projects by 2010, and has also announced that it will establish a new business unit for the specific purpose of expanding the company's renewable energy activities in the coming years.

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