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Wells Fargo Pledges $30+ Billion in Environmental Investments by 2020

Wells Fargo announce significant increases in their commitment to a ‘greener economy’. A month after publishing their Environmental Finance Report for 2011, they have released news that they plan to invest over $30 billion in green business between now and 2020. 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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Environmental Taxation Can Spur Innovation

The European Environment Agency has produced a comprehensive report on the issue of environmental tax reform, coming to the conclusion that environmental tax reform can and should play an important role in achieving environmental goals with positive economic effect. Case studies and economic modelling point to tax reform as a potential catalyst for innovation and job creation. Continue reading

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Research Shows Strong Support for Renewable Energy Incentives

Bloomberg recently published their 2011 energy survey on behalf of ABB. Energy Professionals, Government Policy Makers and CFOs were asked about the funding and development of Renewable Energy. The results show strong support for incentives but reveal subtle and important differences between different countries and the need for more in-depth consideration of how the stated aims can be achieved. Continue reading

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