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Updated: June 25, 2019

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  • Investors Are Following the Money in Solar Investors Following the
    Money in Solar: Sector Closeup;
    (OTCQB: $SING) (NYSE: $VSLR) (NASDAQ: $SUNW) (NASDAQ: $SPWR)

    June 24, 2019 Investor Ideas - Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - June 25, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering solar stocks releases a sector snapshot reporting on the continued growth in solar installations in both residential and commercial zones as more businesses and consumers realize the benefits of solar and as it becomes more readily available and affordable for both.

    Featured solar stocks include Singlepoint Inc. (OTC: SING) through its subsidiary Direct Solar, Vivint Solar Inc. (NYSE: VSLR), Sunworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR).SolarPower.com recently reported "In the first three months of the year, the U.S. installed 2.7 gigawatts of solar PV, making it the most solar ever installed in the first quarter of a year. With the strong first quarter, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables forecasts 25% growth in 2019 compared to 2018, and it expects more than 13 GWDC of installations this year, as reported in its new U.S. Solar Market Insight Report."

    SolarPower.com recently reported "In the first three months of the year, the U.S. installed 2.7 gigawatts of solar PV, making it the most solar ever installed in the first quarter of a year. With the strong first quarter, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables forecasts 25% growth in 2019 compared to 2018, and it expects more than 13 GWDC of installations this year, as reported in its new U.S. Solar Market Insight Report."

    Click now to put it where
    the sun does shine.

  • Funds That Are Investing Green in a Warming World
    Climate-Change Funds Try
    to Profit From a Warming World

    NY Times Climate Forward, Apr.12, 2019  -For investors, the risks of climate change are already raging, with intense storms and wildfires leading to property damage and business disruption.

    California’s deadly fires last year resulted in losses of tens of billions of dollars — and may have contributed to the January bankruptcy of Pacific Gas and Electric, the electric utility. “The risk of catastrophic fire has increased in California, and the reason is climate change,” said Julie K. Gorte, senior vice president for sustainable investing at Pax World Funds.

  • Finance: Global Investment in Geothermal Up 10% in 2018
    Finance: Global Investment in Geothermal
    Up 10% at $1.8 billion in 2018

    Jan. 17, 2019 Geothermal Social Council -Global clean energy investment totaled $332.1 billion in 2018, down 8% on 2017. Last year was the fifth in a row in which investment exceeded the $300 billion mark, according to authoritative figures from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF).

    Among other renewable energy sectors, investment in biomass and waste-to-energy rose 18% to $6.3 billion, while that in biofuels rallied 47% to $3 billion. Geothermal was up 10% at $1.8 billion, small hydro down 50% at $1.7 billion and marine up 16% at $180 million. Total investment in utility-scale renewable energy projects and small-scale solar systems worldwide was down 13% year-on-year at $256.5 billion, although the gigawatt capacity added increased.

  • Fossil Fuel Investments Are Beginning to Tank All Over
    Fossil Fuel Divestment
    Movement Exceeds $8 Trillion

    CleanTechnica, Dec. 18, 2018 - Writing in The Guardian this week, Bill McKibben, the tireless climate activist and founder of 350.org, reports this bit of good news — the global movement to convince institutional investors to divest fossil fuel stocks from their portfolios is making extraordinary progress. The latest converts to the divestment movement are major French and Australian pension funds and Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

  • Protesting EBRD and EIB Support for Fossil Fuels
    65 Groups from 28 Countries Tell
    EBRD and EIB to Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

    Oil Change International, Sep. 26, 2018 -As the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) releases the latest draft of its energy sector strategy and the European Investment Bank (EIB) prepares to review their energy sector lending criteria later this year, 65 civil society groups from 28 countries released an open letter being sent to top EBRD and EIB officials demanding that they stop financing oil, gas, and coal projects.

  • World Bank Sees the Furture for R.E. and Storage
    World Bank Offers $1 Billion
    for Batteries in Emerging Markets

    Sep. 28, 2018 -The World Bank Group committed $1 billion to finance battery-storage systems in developing and middle-income countries, and expects its participation to attract another $4 billion in backing from investors as well as public and private funds.

    The effort also includes a global think tank to study battery technologies and deployment strategies, according to a statement from the One Planet Summit in New York Wednesday. Most existing battery projects are expensive and focused in developed countries.

    Click to read more from
     Renewable Energy World.

  • Saudis Put a Charge into their Investment Portfolio
    Saudi Sovereign Fund Invests
    $1B in Us Electric Car Firm

    Sept. 17, 2018 -Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund invested over $1 billion Monday in an American electric car manufacturer just weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk earlier claimed the kingdom would help his own firm go private.

    Tesla stock dropped briefly Monday in reaction to the news, the same day that the Saudi fund announced it had taken its first loan, an $11 billion borrowing from global banks as it tries to expand its investments. It wasn't immediately clear if that loan money played a part in the electric-car investment.

    Click now to learn more from  Phys.org News

  • Thailand Is Where the money Is for EV Investment
    Thailand Unveils New Investment
    Package for EV Companies

    Sept. 7 - 2018 — Commonly referred to as the "Detroit of the East", Thailand is one of the world's foremost automobile producers, currently ranked 12th. EV production is one of the Thai auto industry's fastest growing subsectors. According to analysts, the number of electric cars to be produced in Thailand is expected to grow to 1.2 million by 2036.

    Thailand's energy policy is helping establish a complete EV ecosystem that includes EV manufacturers, as well as the companies that build the infrastructure to supply power to EV vehicles. Furthermore, the Kingdom offers easy access to China, whose industrial policy is also dedicated to developing a robust domestic market for electric vehicles.

    Click to read more from Renewable Energy World.

  • Guess Who’s Investing in Renewable Energy?
    Meet Cleantech's Biggest Investors: Big Oil

    Aug. 27, 2018 -A growing shift in priorities has led to the top oil and gas corporations investing in clean tech in unprecedented numbers over the past few years, to the surprise of literally everyone.

    In 2015, the number of venture capital stakes, project investments, and acquisitions by oil majors totaled 21. Just one year later, that number more than doubled, jumping to 44, according to Bloomberg New Life Energy Finance.

    Click now to read more
    from Investor Ideas.

  • Solar Financing - The Wunder (Capital) of it All
    These Wunderkinds Have Turned
    the Commercial Solar Market On Its Head

    Aug. 5, 2018 -Wunder Capital&nbs;offers investors a sustainable opportunity which allows people to invest their money for good – which is pretty cool. Just as importantly, Wunder is using these funds to revolutionize the commercial solar industry.

    They finance small and midsize business’ solar energy projects (from about $100k to $5M), which community and traditional banking institutions avoid because of the complexity. Not only is this moving the needle when it comes to the solar market, it’s proving to be a very successful model, and it has seen huge growth and impact over the past year.

    Click now to read more from Clean Technica.

  • China Takes a Bite Out of the Clean Energy Apple
    Apple Launches New Clean
    Energy Fund in China

    July 13,2018 -Apple made a new investment fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources. As part of Apple’s commitment to address climate change and increase the use of renewable energy within its supply chain, 10 initial suppliers and Apple will jointly invest nearly $300 million over the next four years into the China Clean Energy Fund. The fund will invest in and develop clean energy projects totaling more than 1 GW of renewable energy in China, the equivalent of powering nearly 1 million homes.

    Click now for more from Renewable Energy World.

  • C of E Divests From Non-Compliant Companies
    Church Of England To Divest From
    Companies Unaligned With Paris Agreement

    July 11, 2018 -The General Synod of the Church of England earlier this week voted near-unanimously in favor of divesting from companies that fail to align themselves with the Paris Climate Agreement.

    Meeting this past Sunday, the C of E agreed to support the goals of the National Investing Bodies (NIB) in tackling climate change. Specifically, the Church will “assess companies’ progress by 2023” as to whether they are aligning themselves with the aims of the Paris Agreement and divest from oil and gas companies deemed to be failing to do so.

    Click now for the the story
    from CleanTechnica.

  • Ireland: First Nation to Fully Divest From Fossil Fuels
    Irish Parliament Makes History With
    Vote to Fully Divest from Fossil Fuels

    July 12, 2018 -Today the government of Ireland gave the world a big reason to celebrate: it became the first nation on earth committing to divest fully from fossil fuel companies. The bill is expected to become law by the end of this year, and Ireland’s €8bn sovereign fund will start ditching all its oil, coal and gas assets.

    Click now for more from 350.org.

  • Chinese Solar Producer Falls From NYSE Grace
    World's One-Time Biggest Solar
    Manufacturer Delisted From NYSE

    July 2, 2018 -Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., once the world’s biggest solar-panel manufacturer, has been delisted from the New York Stock Exchange as its value has plummeted.

    Trading was suspended after the exchange told Yingli it failed to maintain an average market capitalization of at least $50 million for 30 consecutive trading days, the Baoding, China-based company said in a statement Friday.

    Yingli, which has a market value of about $26 million, won’t appeal the decision. The company said it expects its American depositary receipts to begin trading over the counter July 2.

    Click now to for more
    from Renewable Energy World.

  • Complaining About Climate Change? - Put That On Ice
    A California Startup That Cools
    With Ice Raises $40 Million

    June 27, 2018- Ice Energy, a California firm that uses chunks of ice to cool buildings, has secured $40 million in financing from private equity group Argo Infrastructure Partners LLC.

    The bulk of the funding will help pay for a storage project for Edison International’s Southern California Edison utility, Ice Energy Chief Executive Officer Mike Hopkins said in an interview. He didn’t provide a valuation for the company. The closely held firm will also use the proceeds to cover smaller deployments and operational costs and is partnering with Argo on financing for installations planned in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Japan.

    “This is not the kind of thing that infrastructure funds would have done traditionally,” Hopkins said. The financing shows that distributed energy resources are now being seen as a natural part of the power grid, he said. The same kinds of funds are snapping up solar and wind power assets as renewable energy is increasingly being seen a safe play for long-term, steady returns.

    Click now for more of this story
    from M.I.T. Technology Review.






Investing in companies whose goal
is to produce wealth while
helping to preserve our planet

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Of Interest

  • Investing in Companies That Fight Pollution
    List of Pollution Control Stocks

    July 17, 2018 -Pollution control stocks are publicly traded companies whose business involves technologies for removing or reducing the emissions of harmful pollutants, contaminants, and/or waste from human activity, or removing these pollutants from the environment or water.

    Click now for a complete list
    from Alt Energy Stocks.

  • Not Such Green Investing
    Billions Still Being Funneled into
    Carbon-Based Energy, Climate-Denier Policies

    Feb. 26, 2018 -In this minicast, new reports show that the world’s biggest banks are still investing billions in fossil-fuel technologies and U.S. energy firms are aggressively funding climate-denier policy.

    Click to listen to the podcast
    from Renewable Energy World.

  • Look Who's Investing in Solar
    Finance Institutions Are Making
    a Massive Investment in Solar

    Dec. 21, 2017 - The European Investment Bank (EIB) recently put its stamp on a series of financing deals that will boost solar development in India and Peru, and support new solar technology advancements.

    Click now to read the
    story from Renewable Energy World.

  • Investments and Environmental Risk
    Sovereign Investors Tweak
    Portfolios for Environmental Risk

    June 19, 2017 - Some sovereign investors are reducing their exposure to fossil fuels or seeking clean alternatives to protect their portfolios from rising environmental risk.

    Norway's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund (SWF) -- itself financed by oil sales -- and the New Zealand Super Fund (NZSF) are among those adjusting investments in anticipation of tougher environmental rules or damage from the impact of global warming.

  • What is the Green Bank?
    Government Contractors Will Want
    to Watch This Trend Carefully!

    May 8, 2017 -A bank located in the U.S. Northeast has drawn the attention of state officials nationwide. The three-year-old bank, however, is not your typical loans, checking account and cash services bank. The article supplies the details.

  • Leading the Way on Divestature
    The Global Movement to Divest
    From Fossil Fuels Is Unstoppable

    May 15, 2017 - Over the past 10 days the pressure to break ties with the fossil fuel industry has never been greater, as thousands of people attended over 260 events in 45 countries on six continents during the Global Divestment Mobilisation (GDM), demanding institutions divest from fossil fuels. At a time when governments are failing to meet their climate-related promises and President Trump is threatening to leave the Paris Agreement, we can’t afford to stand-by waiting for our governments to do the right thing.

  • Seattle Divests From Wells Fargo
    Seattle Votes To Divest Billions of
    Dollars From Wells Fargo
    Over Dakota Access Pipeline

    Feb 7, 2017 - Seattle could pull billions out of its W.F. account because of its role in the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Their City Council committee voted unanimously to divest nearly $3 billion of the city’s funds from Wells Fargo, one of 17 financial institutions involved in financing the contentious project.

  • Don’t Let That Investment “Go to Waste”
    List of Waste-to-Energy Stocks

    June 17, 2018 - Waste-to-energy stocks are publicly traded companies whose business involves using municipal or other waste as a feedstock to create fuel or electricity. Organic matter and plastics in a waste stream can be converted to fuel and/or electricity chemically, by means of pyrolysis, biologically such as in anaerobic digestion, or by incineration. Alternatively, energy from waste can be captured from natural processes, such as in the collection of methane gas from landfills.

    Click now to read all about
    it from Altenergystocks.com.

  • List of Smart Grid Stocks
    Publicly Traded Companies Using Technology
    to Efficiently Operate the Grid

    May 8, 2018 -There are about 30 companies that fit the bill.

    Click now for a list from AltEnergy Stocks.

  • Hi-Yield Alt. Energy Stocks
    List of High Yield Alternative Energy Stocks

    July 9, 2018 -This is a list of renewable and alternative energy stocks with dividend or distribution yields above 4%. The list includes most Yieldcos (high distribution companies that own renewable energy operations), but is not limited to Yieldcos. Some Yieldcos may be excluded if their yield is below 4%.

    Click now for the list
    from Alt Energy Stocks.

  • Wunder Monetizing the Fed ITC
    How to Monetize the Fed.
    Solar Investment Tax Credit

    Wunder Capital has designed this guide to help answer your questions about the Federal ITC and walk you through the process of how it can be monetized. Download the free PDF and learn more about it.

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  • Infrastructure for a Green Future
    New Asian Infrastructure Investment
    Bank Starts Building a Green Future

    July 5, 2016 -China launched the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) last year. It boasted an initial capital of $100 billion, a founding membership of 57 countries (with 24 more waiting to join end of this year), and a mandate to be “lean, clean and green.”

  • Tata Says ‘Tata’ to Fossil Fuels
    India's Tata Power to
    Buy $1.4BN Renewables Portfolio

    June 14, 2016 -Tata Power agreed to buy a 1.1-GW solar and wind portfolio from Welspun Renewable Energy in India’s biggest clean energy deal, according to an exchange filing.

  • Green Bond Fund for Kenya
    Kenya Plans Debut Green Bond
    to Fund Renewable Energy Projects

    June 13, 2016“-East Africa’s biggest economy, is in talks with international investors to prepare the sale of the country’s first green bond, Nairobi Securities Exchange Chief Executive Officer said.


Balqon


It’s no secret that many market sectors have been upside-down recently, but there’s plenty of upside potential in green technology and alternative energy, especially NASDAQ green penny stocks.

Bloomberg America Clean Energy Index


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The NYSE Bloomberg Americas Clean Energy Index is comprised of companies domiciled in North & South America that are active across the clean energy value chain. This is an investable modified market cap weighted index that uses Bloomberg New Energy Finance's proprietary rating system to determine company exposure to the clean energy sector. Published and licensed by Bloomberg & NYSE.

 

Breakthrough Enegy Ventures


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Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) is an investor-led fund made up of members of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, guided by scientific and technological expertise and committed to investing patiently in developing new ways to live, eat, travel, and build.

Breckinridge Develops
Sustainability Modeling Framework


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Breckinridge Capital Advisors Press Release (Boston, Dec. 4, 2012) Breckinridge Capital Advisors, a Boston-based high grade fixed income manager with $17.5 billion under management, announced today that it has developed a proprietary in-house Sustainability Modeling Framework that rates corporate and municipal bonds purchased for the portfolios Breckinridge manages for institutional and private clients.

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Domini Social Investments

Investing for Good


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The world we live in today was shaped by the investment decisions made by previous generations. Today's socially responsible investors recognize this simple truth and use their investment dollars wisely, to create a better future for all.

Fossil Free

It's Wrong to Profit from
the Wrecking of the Climate

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A website aimed at college students, city and state governments, religious institutions and individuals.
Most scientists agree, and now so do most Americans, that Climate Change is precipitated by man-made events. The burning of fossil fuels is the greatest contributor.
So why invest in companies who are doing just that? There are many investments that can produce profit for your without over-burdening us, and future generations.

The Forum for Sustainable
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The leading voice advancing sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. Its mission is to rapidly shift investment practices toward sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts.

US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational, research and programmatic activities to advance the mission of US SIF, including offering training for advisors and other financial professionals on the

Green Century


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Non-profit environmental advocacy organizations founded the Green Century Funds in 1991. Obtain the knowledge to invest for your own future without sacrificing environmental principles.

Green Money Journal

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Socially Responsible Investing: Transparency, Accountability, and Profitability

Investor Ideas


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A comprehensive directory of Global Renewable Energy Stocks in US, Canada and foreign markets, with many types of Alternative Energy sources (Bio-gas/ethanol, Wind, Tidal and Solar, to name a few) , Energy Efficiency, Fuel Cells and many more.

The Progressive Investor


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How and when to invest in the companies leading the way to a clean economy: fuel cells, renewable energy, green building, organic foods. It is the only newsletter that covers the top sustainable companies across the full range of industry sectors worldwide. Let us help you make informed, financially sound investments that support your ethical principles.

Lime Energy


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As a leading national provider of energy efficiency for small business customers, Lime designs and implements direct install programs for our utility clients which consistently exceed program savings goals. Our award-winning, integrated services programs provide utilities with reliable energy efficiency resources while delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction. This next generation approach is helping utilities across the country to go deeper and broader with the cheapest, cleanest and fastest energy resource that we have – energy efficiency.

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The Forum for Sustainable
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The leading voice advancing sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. Its mission is to rapidly shift investment practices toward sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts.

US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational, research and programmatic activities to advance the mission of US SIF, including offering training for advisors and other financial professionals on the

Robecosam

Sustainable Investing

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Sam has been named "European Thought Leader" by Funds Europe. They have also been named "Sustainable Investor of the Year" by the Financial Times of London. Click the logo on the left for more details.

Rocky Mountain Institute


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Directs environmentally responsible investors to specialists who can offer guidance to the companies with the fitting profile.


Solar Guides


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Solar Energy Publicly Traded Companies in the World

Sierra Club Mutual Funds


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Featuring funds GREEN enough to meet the Sierra Club's stringent environmental standards.

Winslow Green Growth Fund


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Principal objective is long-term outperformance relative to the market, by primarily investing in the securities of smaller capitalization companies, in a belief that their original research provides insight to unlock shareholder value in these capital markets that are often inefficiently priced.

Wunder Captial


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Wunder works with qualified solar professionals to offer simple financing packages for commercial solar PV systems across all 50 U.S. states. Our flexible debt financing options are designed specifically for the commercial solar market - providing solar loans for host-owned systems, debt capital for third-party ownership structures (such as PPAs), and short-term working capital for project development activities.

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