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Al Gore to become world’s first ‘carbon billionaire’

WASHINGTON: Former US vice president Al Gore, who has campaigned relentlessly on green issues, is on track to become the world’s first “carbon billionaire” amid claims of profiting from the climate change agenda. Since he abandoned mainstream politics following his … Continue reading

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neutralizing resistance to “green capitalism”

Winning over the ‘Nimby blockade’ By Alasdair Cross Developers of wind turbines and other energy schemes need to learn to work with – not against – local communities to get their plans approved, according to a new UK government study.

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A Wave of Anti-Prius Vandalism in Seattle?

August 17 Vandals in Seattle are targeting the Toyota Prius in a “rash of attacks,” according to MyBallard, a local neighborhood website. The website reported that “a number of street-parked Prius windshields were…smashed” over the weekend, including one owner who … Continue reading

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green capitalist clippings

Chinese Solar Power Company Shares Rise on Government Subsidy July 22 (Bloomberg) — Chinese solar power companies, led by Wuhan Linuo Solar Energy Group Ltd., rose in both mainland and Hong Kong trading after the government announced subsidies for solar … Continue reading

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‘U2’ Rock Group Wastes as Much Energy as Round-Trip to Mars

U2’s desire to save the planet has been rather undermined by the revelation that the band have a carbon footprint big enough to fly them to Mars and back.

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World’s largest solar plant may be built in Cle Elum

Seattle Times The sunny, Central Washington town of Cle Elum could be the site of the world’s largest solar power plant, if a Washington company makes good on plans announced today.

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Ecological crisis: emerging moter of capital accummulation

Clean technologies attract $140bn compared with $110bn for gas, coal and electrical power Terry Macalister Wednesday 3 June 2009 17.18 BST Green energy overtook fossil fuels in attracting investment for power generation for the first time last year, according to … Continue reading

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A ‘profitable’ rainforest

A MOST unusual document landed on your correspondent’s desk recently: a financial report from a rainforest. Iwokrama, a 370,000-hectare rainforest in central Guyana, announced that it was in profit. It added, more intriguingly, that rainforests had entered the “global economy”.

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Electricity to power ‘smart grid’

The smart network would send its data through the power network Global electricity networks could become smart grids that can help us monitor and control our energy usage, if plans from net firm Cisco take off. The giant US firm, … Continue reading

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