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Solar Scams Alive and Kicking in Australia

July 30, 2014 by Nigel Morris

I don’t want you to think I think it’s all doom and gloom because it’s not; but with the current climate, one can be sure we are facing a deep dip in the solar coaster ride. We’ll get through it like we have before but only if we pay close attention to details and do solar intelligently.[read more]

Looking for a Place to Locate Your Clean Energy Startup? These Are the Best States

July 17, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Energy Startup Locations

Every cleantech startup company wants the same things: access to capital, a local pool of young talent, a strong incubation network and vision from policymakers. Many states offer one or a couple of these, but only a handful have the full package. So where are these states?[read more]

EPA's CO2 Rule and the Back Door to Cap & Trade

July 1, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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Although emissions trading has become more and more controversial in recent years, it proved its worth in holding down the cost of implementing previous environmental regulations, such as the effort to reduce sulfur pollution associated with acid rain.[read more]

Should Making Money For Investors Prevent A Company From Going Green?

May 5, 2014 by Keith Zakheim
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Fundamentally, capitalism is uninterested in the question of what is good for the environment or what is of greatest benefit to society. Capitalism is concerned about creating fair markets in which companies are able to attract capital to innovate, expand, and produce.[read more]

How Do You Justify Consuming ExxonMobil's Oil?

April 17, 2014 by Robert Rapier
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There is a risk of misinterpretation with this article, so I want to spell out my intent up front. This should not be read as a defense of ExxonMobil or their business practices, because that’s not what it is. It’s an attempt to get the reader to understand how they think, and why they do the things they do.[read more]