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VC investment in green technologies totaled $4.85 billion in 356 deals in 2009, down from 2008's $7.6 billion, though the number of deals in 2009 exceeded the previous year.
December 31, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
Proven, existing efficiency technologies -- in everything from lighting to climate control and more -- can unlock the untapped reserves of efficiency gains buried in many real estate holdings, according to a new report.
December 24, 2009 by GreenerBuildings Staff
The landmark memorandum of understanding identified a variety of projects that can help the dairy industry achieve those greenhouse gas reduction goals and increase its financial and environmental sustainability.
December 22, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
Everybody’s got one, but some years even our loved ones — not to mention our bosses — fail to ask. But we did.
December 22, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
Though the final accord in Copenhagen didn’t solve the world’s political or environmental mess as far as the climate is concerned, the two-week meeting was proof that money is in the air. In one presentation after another during “side events” that take place concurrently with the official negotiations, companies and business groups described how they are profiting from dealing with the climate crisis, and how a hefty international agreement, and a corollary in the US, would help them do so even more.
December 21, 2009 by Holly Kaufman
Obama summed up the conclusion of the Copenhagen summit when he said "we have much further to go."
December 21, 2009 by Paul Dickinson
Critics of George Bush say he has led us into a quagmire in Iraq during the last decade from which we will never emerge. They say his way of doing business led to all the disagreements visible in the Copenhagen climate talks. They're wrong.<br />
December 21, 2009 by Bruce Piasecki
Work is set to begin in the new year on the 48-megawatt expansion of Sempra Generation’s 10-megawatt El Dorado site in Nevada with the approval last week of the Pacific Gas and Electric’s plan to purchase power the new facility.
December 21, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
The clock is ticking. Not just on climate change, but on shopping days to Christmas. Could there possibly be a connection? Actually, yes, and more than you might suppose.
December 21, 2009 by Andrew Simms
A few inconvenient truths about money and property underlie most of the topics on the tongues of negotiators and business people alike -- truths that are largely the reason that a complete, detailed world climate agreement could not be reached there.
December 18, 2009 by Truman Semans
The U.S., China, Brazil, India and South Africa reached a modest climate change agreement in Copenhagen late Friday that aims to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius and address several other issues that had deadlocked the talks over the last two weeks.
December 18, 2009 by ClimateBiz Staff
We need to find more creative ways to communicate about the climate crisis. An example is the beautiful three-minute film from Maya Lin, which made its debut at a gala on behalf of REDD organized by the Coalition for Rainforest Nations.
December 18, 2009 by Marc Gunther
Throughout these last two weeks it is clear that there is a tremendous amount of innovation happening as business -- both alone and in concert with governments and NGOs -- develops new technology and pioneers solutions moving us closer to a low carbon economy. Climate change innovation is a powerful engine for economic growth, with the potential to create new industry opportunities and most importantly, jobs.
December 18, 2009 by Helle Bank Jorgensen
Regardless of the success or lack thereof at Copenhagen, the conference was in reality about much more than just climate change, and several events there highlighted the key message for the world to take away.
December 18, 2009 by Kathrin Winkler
Companies on the leading edge of climate leadership should work with suppliers to improve their carbon efficiency, engage on policy and look beyond climate to other ecosystem challenges.
December 18, 2009 by Ryan Schuchard
Today access to COP15 was denied to the vast majority of the Business and Industry community (known by the acronym BINGO) after having been allocated a total of 75 passes, which were non-transferable.
December 17, 2009 by Miles Austin
The world will not be able to mitigate the impact of climate change without advanced clean technologies. Although technology is not the only solution, it is a critical element in the fight against climate change.
December 17, 2009 by Tessa J. Schwartz and Sarah Tierney Niyogi
We have not accepted the scale of the problem, nor have we established the political conditions necessary to fix the problem when we do. Yet Copenhagen does signify the shift between two eras, and if you watch carefully, you can see the new world emerging.
December 17, 2009 by Paul Gilding
The U.N. hekd an unusually uplifting dinner last night that featured heavyweights Ban Ki Moon, Al Gore and Sen. John Kerry, each of whom laid out their vision for a deal at COP-15 and a climate bill next spring in the U.S. They are convinced that we will have an international agreement and an American bill, both of which can lead to the innovations we need to change the chemistry of the atmosphere that we have tampered with so severely.
December 17, 2009 by Holly Kaufman
That's Muhtar Kent, the CEO of Coca-Cola, on the right. On the left is a polar bear. I caught up with Muhtar Kent at COP15, where he was one of a few Fortune 500 CEOs to show up in an effort to influence the climate talks.
December 17, 2009 by Marc Gunther
While serious discussion has taken place at the U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen, the lack of any concrete policy so far shouldn't stop us from making real progress when it comes to providing cleaner, smarter, more efficient energy options.
December 17, 2009 by Daniel Heintzelman
Conditional backing for E.U. funding proposal offered, in return for Chinese concessions on greenhouse gas emissions transparency
December 17, 2009 by James Murray
This is actually a very cool T-shirt, albeit not suitable for December in Copenhagen, where it was snowing heavily this morning. (That didn’t stop the bike commuters.) The T-shirt is a limited edition, designed by Vivienne Westwood and Anvil Knitwear, to support the efforts of rainforest nations at the climate change negotiations here.
December 17, 2009 by Marc Gunther
Energy efficiency giant Johnson Controls has joined The Climate Group, the international nonprofit focused on finding smart policies and technologies to cut global emissions and advance development of a low-carbon economy.
December 16, 2009 by GreenerBuildings Staff
A rigorous deal is starting to look like it might not be likely in Copenhagen. Whatever the outcome, we've learned the climate treaty process has to be inclusive, the legitimate concerns of the developing world need to be heard and accounted for, or otherwise we may find ourselves repeating the same experiences on the road to Mexico.
December 16, 2009 by Miles Austin