Warren Buffett: Closet Tree-Hugging Billionaire

By Jeff Siegel

Is Warren Buffett sending mixed messages on green energy?

That's what the folks over at Bloomberg Business have suggested. But nothing could be further from the truth. After all, Buffett's making a fortune in the alternative energy space. [Read more...]


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Yingli is Tanking, but the Solar Industry Remains Vibrant

By Jeff Siegel

Solar stocks are getting a thrashing today after Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) came clean about a possible bankruptcy. [Read more...]


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Tom Steyer: Climate Week 2015: A Cleaner and More Prosperous Global Economy

These discussions also made one thing clear: In order to achieve this cleaner future, we have to move beyond the existing ideology that we can only grow our economy and create jobs in America if we double down on our dependence on fossil fuels. [Read more...]



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Jeremy Leggett: Five Ways to Stop the Threat to Global Health From Climate Change

The advent of a strong voice from the medical profession, in the push for a meaningful climate treaty at the Paris Climate Summit in December, is hugely welcome. It is part of a multi-sectoral mobilisation that is offering increasing hope around the world that humankind can see off the climate-change threat, and spin its collective response into a global renaissance. [Read more...]



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Darling Ingredients: At the Margin

by Debra Fiakas CFA

This week Darling Ingredients (DAR:  NYSE) reported earnings of $100,000 on net sales of $874.7 million in the first quarter ending March 2015.  Darling is a recycler of sorts, collecting by-products of the food production industry and recycling the left-overs and waste into proteins, fats and leathers.  Nothing goes to waste.  Every last chicken feather, hide, gallon of used cooking grease and cake crumb gets up-cycled to a usable material for feed, food, fuel or clothing.  Its customers include pet food producers, personal care manufacturers and textile users, among others. [Read more...]


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Yingli’s New Deadline, Hanergy’s Plunging Value

Doug Young 

Bottom line: Yingli’s shares could rebound a bit as concerns ease about an imminent bankruptcy, while Hanergy’s shares are likely to continue sliding when trading resumes to correct from a massively speculative recent run-up. [Read more...]


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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – May 21, 2015

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Major oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast; Another settlement reached... [Read more...]



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Vrinda Manglik: Power for All Campaign: Seeking a Faster Timeline for Universal Energy Access

This week, the Sierra Club is participating in the second annual United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York, a forum bringing together key world actors advocating for sustainably to address the problem of energy poverty worldwide. [Read more...]



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50 Rulers to the First 200 Schools

If you're one of the first 200 schools to enter our 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and Officeworks Schools Competition, you will automatically receive 50 rulers made from recycled cartridges! We're also giving away $1,000 worth of eWood Garden Beds to one lucky school. All school staff need to do is tell us why it is important for your school to recycle cartridges by filling in the online entry form. Our favourite answer wins!



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Yingli In Danger Of Default

by Doug Young

Bottom line: Yingli is in increasing danger of defaulting on its heavy debt load, which could result in a rapid and disorderly bankruptcy if its hometown government fails to provide support. [Read more...]


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