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Eco Options Newsletter – November 7th, 2012

Welcome to Eco Options Newsletter from Green Business Watch. We give you the information you need to make green choices for your home, your family or your business. Right to your inbox. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – September 19th 2012

Japan backs down on its commitment to be nuclear free by 2040. What is the real social cost of carbon? Energy use vs. energy efficiency and the role of service contracts in the solar power industry. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – September 14th 2012

UNEP says industrial and agricultural chemicals are implicated in 1 million annual deaths worldwide. Questions are asked about Virgin Atlantic’s commitment to its reduction in carbon emissions and EU watchdog (CEO) points to an imbalance in the lobbying power of pro and anti HFC interests. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – August 28th 2012

Jamba Juice responds to the pleas of a 10-year-old and agrees to phase out polystyrene cups. The green debate hots up between the US election candidates and companies like FedEx show that who wins the election may have little to do with how customers and corporates decide to behave. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – August 24th 2012

The world has already used a year’s worth of resources in 2012 … China invests $372 Billion in clean tech and the UK announces a £16 million fund … License is Granted for First Commercial Wave Farm in US. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – August 21st 2012

Today’s top Green Business Stories: New US energy capacity dominated by natural gas and renewables … Green energy startups being rejected by investors? …. Shell to invest $1bn a year on fracking in China. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – August 20th 2012

Today’s top Green Business Stories: German research shows biodiesel not meeting emissions targets. The USA could generate 100,000MW of Geothermal energy according to an MIT panel. Solid Waste Management market in the US, expected to grow at 3.4% CAGR (2011 – 2015). Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – August 17th 2012

It’s official, Oil and Gas is the least popular industry in the US. Below even bankers and lawyers. Meanwhile US dependence on Saudi oil is worryingly back on the rise. In Japan, government incentives lead to $680 million solar investment from finance company Orix Corp. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – June 22nd 2012

Most Americans Don’t Know What Fracking Is? The process of hydraulic fracturing has been big news in the environmental and energy spheres over recent months. A controversial topic that makes the news almost daily, fracking is already changing the global … Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – April 26th 2012

The UK looks to the challenge of making renewable energy financially viable while Wells Fargo are set to inject investment into the green economy. Wales has problems with a skills shortage which is holding back progress. Japan continues to invest to reduce their dependence on nuclear and a spat between Whole Foods and New England fishermen illustrates tensions that must be resolved if we are to achieve real, grass-roots progress. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – April 5th 2012

As businesses count the cost of weird weather, scientists continue to try to make sense of it all. Japan changes the rules in favor of geothermal energy and a 2 year tuna fishing ban is partially lifted. High gasoline prices are proving a silver lining for sales of electric cars. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – January 19th 2012

US Replaces China as Top Clean Energy Investor Environmental Leader reports that in 2011 the USA took over from China as the worlds leading investor in clean energy.  The article quotes figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance which have US … Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – January 16th 2012

IBM Working on EV Battery With 500 Mile Range Nicholas Brown reports on Cleantechnica that IBM have invented a new battery. The Lithium-air battery technology can create more energy from less mass. It’s lighter basically. These batteries could potentially give … Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – January 12th 2012

North America’s largest wind farm fast tracked in Wyoming. EPA creates interactive map of large greenhouse emitters. German airline Lufthansa to fly trans-atlantic on Biofuel. These stories and more in today’s Green Business Roundup. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – January 11th 2012

2011 Rounds out with lots of news on Solar. Both Germany and India showed impressive growth in solar energy production. The global drop in solar prices is not good news for everyone though and a trade war may be brewing between China and the US. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – December 23rd 2011

Facebook moves from coal to clean energy as BP exits solar. EPA issues limits on mercury emissions from fossil fuel. US Administration approves 2 huge green energy projects and On-Bill financing may prove to be an option to help move us towards a green economy. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – December 14th 2011

Apple plans massive solar installation on roof of new Cupertino headquarters, Why Americans aren’t buying climate change, Solar Power is cheaper than we are told and Could the Sahara Sun Power the World? A roundup of news and compelling commentary from across the web. Continue reading

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