Beijing Bails Out Yingli, Shareholders Not So Much

Bottom line: Yingli’s new bank loan will be followed by a major restructuring that will force big losses on bond and shareholders, while a new asset-backed bond program to help the broader panel sector raise money will meet with tepid reception. [Read more...]


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The Conversation US: How Should America Fund Its Highways in the 21st Century?

Cheap gasoline raises the perennial question over how the U.S. funds its transportation infrastructure -- a key rationale behind Obama's proposed oil tax. And it makes electric vehicles (EVs) and biofuels less competitive on price, hindering U.S. efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil consumption. Can the U.S. continue to fund upkeep of its infrastructure and reduce emissions from transportation? [Read more...]



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Gina Coplon-Newfield: New York Drivers Need an Electric Car Consumer Rebate

While New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced an important and much-needed phase-out of coal-fired power plants, New York has a way to go before it leads the pack cleaning up its transportation sector and supporting the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). [Read more...]



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7 Ways To Spend The Money From Obama’s Proposed Oil Tax

President Obama is set to propose a $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund green transportation projects.
Under this bold plan, which will be part o...

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Will Renewable Energy Group’s Buying Spree Ever Stop?

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The Oil Lobby Has A Pretty Predictable Response To Obama’s Oil Tax Proposal


The White House said Thursday afternoon that it would propose a $10 per barrel tax on oil in the budget it sends to Congress, and the oil lobby was q...

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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – February 4, 2016

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Democrats keep pushing climate action, Republicans keep ignoring it; FL... [Read more...]



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Renewable Energy Is Trouncing Fossil Fuels


The United States has to reduce greenhouse emissions to less than a quarter of what they were in 2005 to meet its commitment under the Paris climate ...

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New Code Allows for Eight-Storey Timber Buildings

As of 1st May 2016 developers wanting to build timber buildings to the height of 8 stories or 25 metres will be able to do so under a new version of the National Construction Code.



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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – February 2, 2016

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sen. Ted Cruz promises to eliminate all energy subsidies -- but there's... [Read more...]



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