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  • 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.

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    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.

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    story from Renewable Energy World.

  • Investments and Environmental RiskSovereign 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 FargoSeattle 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.

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  • 10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2017Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2017:
    Earnings Season

    Mar. 21, 2017, By Tom Konrad. -My Ten Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio gave back a little of its large January gains because a mix of good and bad earnings mostly offset each other. One pick (Seaspan Preferred) gave back its large January gains.

    Neither the original gain nor the loss were driven by news. Instead, they seemed driven by investors changing expectations for global trade in an uncertain political environment.

    The chart shows the performance of the model portfolio and its sub-portfolios against their benchmarks.

  • Wunder Monetizing the Fed ITCHow 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.

  • Infrastructure for a Green FutureNew 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.

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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.

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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.

Green Century
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
Socially Responsible Investing: Transparency, Accountability, and Profitability

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Investor Ideas

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.

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.

The Progressive Investor

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.

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.

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

Sierra Club Mutual Funds

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

Solar Guides
Solar Energy Publicly Traded Companies in the World

Winslow Green
Growth Fund
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.

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Wunder Captial
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.

Green Investing News Stories

  • GE’s Poor Investment Forecasting How General Electric Gambled
    on Fossil Fuel Power, and Lost

    Feb. 22, 2018 - Last March, executives at General Electric’s power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power’s revenue and profit would rise.

    Guess what? GE’s forecast turned out to be a mirage.

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  • The World Invests in Clean Eergy Global Clean Energy Investment
    Up 3% to $333.5b in 2017

    Jan. 17, 2018 -Global investment in renewable energy and energy-smart technologies reached $333.5 billion last year, up 3 per cent from a revised $324.6 billion in 2016, and only 7 per cent short of the record figure of $360.3 billion, reached in 2015.

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  • Solar’s Share of Renewable Energy Investments Solar Grabs Half of Global Renewables
    Investment in 2017, Reaching $161 Billion

    Jan. 16, 2018 - The global investment in solar reached about $161 billion last year, according to new annual figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

    That total is an increase of 18 percent over the previous year, and represents almost half of the total global investment in renewable energy and energy-smart technologies of $334 billion.

    Click now for more from the Renewable Energy World.

  • New York to Oil Industry: Get Lost! NYC Sues, Divests from
    Oil Firms Over Climate Change

    Jan. 10, 2018 -New York City is taking on the oil industry on two fronts, announcing a lawsuit Wednesday that blames the top five oil companies for contributing to global warming and saying the city will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments from the city's pension funds.

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  • Investing in Mongolia’s Green Energy Investors Keen to Support
    Mongolia’s Renewable Energy Goals

    Dec. 29, 2017 - The pace of Mongolian wind investment announcements is quickening. The country’s leaders are working to meet increasing demand for electricity, reduce heavy reliance on coal and improve energy security. It’s no surprise, therefore, that renewable energy solutions have become the focus of such new investments.

    The Sainshand wind farm in Mongolia, the third privately financed wind farm in the country, is receiving a US$120 million project financing package from a group of international investors and financiers.  

    Click now for the story from Renewable Energy World.

  • Waste-to-Energy Investing UK Green Bank Continues on
    Path of Waste-to-Energy Investment

    Dec. 22, 2017 - After targeting waste-to-energy in September for its first investment since its purchase by the Macquarie Group this year, the Green Investment Group (GIG) now is entering a partnership to develop, fund and own new waste-to-energy projects in the U.K. and Ireland.

    Click now for the full story from Renewable Energy World.

  • China Invests in Solar Where It's Most Needed China's New Policy Will Move Solar
    Closer to Regions Where It's Needed

    Dec. 19, 2017 - China’s plan to introduce a system to monitor and evaluate the solar-power market will help direct new investments to regions where fewer plants are idle, according to industry researchers.

    Click to read the aritcle from Renewable Enrgy World

  • Bully for You, SunPower A New Bull Market Lights Up SunPower Stock

    August 1, 2017 - Research analyst, Patrick Birk is focusing on SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) stock because the alternative energy space—specifically the solar power stocks—is staging an advance. This advance is sector-wide and it carries a number of bullish implications for SunPower stock. A sector-wide move is like a rising tide that raises all boats, reaffirming and fueling any bullish indications that are presently being painted on the SPWR stock chart.

  • Prediction: Fossil Fuels Is Not Where the Money Is More Investors Will Spurn Fossil Fuels

    July 30, 2017 - Shares in major oil and gas companies are expected to plunge in value in the next three to five years because of climate change-related financial risks, meaning more investors will spurn fossil fuels. This is the verdict of British asset managers who control billions of pounds of investments in stock markets.

    It could have serious consequences for many thousands of people whose pension funds have invested in these companies, as well as many institutions and charities which rely on dividends for their income, according to a report by the Climate Change Collaboration (CCC), a group of four UK charitable trusts.

  • Infrastructure Investment Bidding I Squared Joins Bidding for $4
    Billion Equis Renewable Portfolio

    July 28, 2017 - I Squared Capital, the infrastructure investment firm, is among suitors preparing bids for Equis Energy’s renewable power business, people with knowledge of the matter said.

    Orix Corp. is also planning to make an indicative offer by this week’s deadline for the portfolio of Asia Pacific assets, according to the people, who asked not to be identified as the information is private. The Japanese firm is bidding together with Dutch asset manager APG Groep NV, the people said. Singapore-based Equis, which has appointed banks for a strategic review, is seeking to value the portfolio at more than $4 billion including debt, the people said.

  • Exxon and Tillerson Accused of Misleading Investors New York Attorney General Accuses
    Exxon, Rex Tillerson Of Misleading Investors

    June 5, 2017 - In a filing with a state court in New York on Friday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, now US Secretary of State, misled investors about the likely costs of climate change. The document says that the company used one number called a proxy cost of carbon when making statements to investors but used a lower number internally.

  • Climate Bonds Bonds and Climate Change –
    State of the Market 2017 India Update

    Apr. 30, 2017-

    The April 2017 Update

    Since the June 2016 publication of the Bonds and Climate Change 2016: India Edition, the nation remains at the top 10 of labelled green bonds issuance, with a total of USD 3.2bn issued as of 5th April 2017.

    Best Practice

    Indian issuers continue to be a world example of best practice, with an increasing number of bonds being Certified under the Climate Bonds Standard.

    Use of Proceeds

    In total 68% of green bonds proceeds are allocated for renewable energy projects, bringing India closer together to its 175GW clean energy target (link is external) by 2022.

  • Elon Musk and Clean Enegy Investing What Elon Musk Can Teach Us About
    Investing in Clean Energy Stocks

    May 12, 2017 - While much of Elon Musk’s myth has to do with far-off futures, investing in clean energy of the future and the technology of tomorrow, one way he’s promising to deliver in the present is with alternative energy. In fact, the argument could be made that Elon Musk is leading the renewable energy stocks charge. You might even call them Elon Musk stocks.

  • Time to Get Out of Fossil Fuel Investments? Divestitures From 5
    Canadian Oil Producers
    Over Stranded Asset Risks

    Apr. 18, 2017 - The fourth largest pension fund in Denmark has apparently divested itself of investments in five Canadian oil producers, and is assessing another 44 oil and gas companies, amidst concerns that fossil fuel companies are at risk of becoming stranded assets and facing long-term heavy financial losses.

  • Australian Microgrid InvestmentsAustralian Green Bank
    Supports Financing for
    Grid-Scale Energy Storage

    Apr. 5, 2017 -Australian green bank Clean Energy Finance Corp. (CEFC) in March said it is working with the South Australian government to develop a financing package to support development of Australia’s largest grid-scale energy storage project.

  • Investors for a Clean Energy Future Business Won’t Back Down
    on Clean Energy Future

    Jan. 18, 2017,-More than 530 companies and 100 investors signed the Low Carbon USA letter to President-elect Trump and other U.S. and global leaders to support policies to curb climate change, invest in the low carbon economy, and continue U.S. participation in the Paris Agreement. It’s a powerful message from business leaders connecting the dots between prosperity and a low-carbon economy and confirming their commitment to continue to lead the way.

  • Solar Investing in the Sub-Sahara Sub-Saharan Africa Looking
    for New Mechanisms to
    Boost Solar Investments

    Sept. 1, 2016 “ -It is very hard to put all the Sub-Saharan Africa countries into the same basket and define a regular, simple and straightforward mechanism to boost solar investments. However, the author believes that the Zambia solar case could be applied to many other countries in the region — which would be a win-win deal for all the stakeholders.

  • Troubling News For Solar Investing SunPower Expects to
    Lose $175 Million in 2016

    Aug. 11, 2016 “ -The second-largest U.S. panel producer told analysts that it expects to lose as much as $175 million this year, a shift from May when it expected to earn as much as $50 million. The shares plunged the most in more than seven years.

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