Mitsui Raises Stake In BioAmber JV

Jim Lane

In Canada, Mitsui has invested an additional CDN$25 million in the BioAmber (BIOA) joint venture for 10% of the equity, increasing its stake from 30% to 40%. Mitsui will also play a stronger role in the commercialization of bio-succinic acid produced in Sarnia, providing dedicated resources alongside BioAmber’s commercial team. BioAmber will maintain a 60% controlling stake in the joint venture. [Read more...]

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Susan Casey-Lefkowitz: What the Supreme Court’s Power Plant Order Means for Climate Action

The Supreme Court unexpectedly put a temporary halt on the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from power plants. The carbon limits-...

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Stephanie Sklar: Candidates and Local Leaders Need to Face Up to Climate Change

In spite of the historic Paris climate meeting in November and agreement to limit the increase in the global average temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius...

Read more: Miami, California Drought, Climate Change, Flooding, Clean Energy, Green News

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Have A Light Bulb Moment With Broken Bulbs

Have you ever found yourself wondering what to do with a broken fluorescent light bulb? Their mercury content can be dangerous, so follow our guide to safely cleaning them up

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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – February 11, 2016

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Gamesa Blows Siemens a Valentine

by Debra Fiakas CFA

Spain’s wind turbine manufacturer, GAMESA Corporation (GTQ1: Berlin; GAM: Madrid; GCTAF: OTC/PK), has been under pressure lately to spread profits over a hefty debt load.  The November post entitled The Wind in Spain is Mostly in GAMESA, noted the expanding product line and building customer base.  Backlog at the end of September 2015 was 3,034 megawatts, representing a 43% increases over backlog a year ago. [Read more...]

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Stafford Betty: We Went Solar, and So Should You — Because It’s Free

For years my wife and I have been getting phone calls about going solar, and for years we've ignored them because it was just too expensive. But today 26 solar panels are mounted on the south side of our roof. [Read more...]

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Mary Anne Hitt: Despite Supreme Court, Clean Energy and Climate Progress Are Full Speed Ahead

Let's make one thing perfectly clear - while the Supreme Court's decision yesterday to put a temporary hold on the Clean Power Plan was disappointing,...

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John Farrell: Clean Power Plan: 50 Ways to Get More Clean, Local Energy

The Clean Power Plan is a breath of fresh air from the federal government too often known for climate inaction, but it shouldn't reinforce an increasingly unnatural electric company monopoly over the electric system. [Read more...]

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The Conversation US: Solar Power Is Under Serious Threat

The battle between the solar industry and electric utilities has the makings of a classic David versus Goliath tale, but the debate raises legitimate questions, notably: how should regulations be updated to recognize the growth of solar while still ensuring a reliable and affordable power system? And ultimately what value do distributed solar and utilities provide to society. [Read more...]

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