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Top 10 Green Business Watch Posts in 2012

Out of the hundreds of posts published on Green Business Watch during 2012 we have chosen 10. From tax incentives to movies about fracking, from rivers catching fire to recycling plastics, our top 10 covers our most popular green business topics. Continue reading

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Why is Green Investment Critical to the Future of the Earth?

Green construction company, Vector Foiltec, argues that investment in green technologies, products and solutions is an urgent issue for commercial investors. We cannot wait for governments. Even when the will is there, the process is too slow. Continue reading

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Senator Byron Dorgan at SXSW: Is the US Missing Out on Economic Opportunities in Clean Energy?

Senator Byron Dorgan, senior policy advisor at Arent Fox LLP, gave a keynote address at the South by Southwest ECO conference in Austin Texas last week. In it he suggests that the US has been missing out on many of the economic opportunities offered by clean energy technologies. 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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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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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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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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Green Business Roundup – December 8th 2011

IKEA expands solar power for its stores, Clean energy investment surpasses that of fossil fuels and Video games hold the key to beating climate change. Just some of the stories we look at in our pick of Green Business News from around the web. Continue reading

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