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Feb. 27, 2023

Green (and Ungreen) Investment News - In the Past Year (Latest Stories First)

  • • New York Pension Fund to Divest Some Exxon Holdings
    About $25 Million Worth of Exxon Shares Will be Divested


    Feb. 15, 2024 -The New York State Common Retirement Fund will restrict its investments in eight integrated oil and gas companies, including the divestment of a small share of its holdings in Exxon Mobil. New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who oversees retirement assets, said on Thursday.

    The move follows a review of the companies' readiness to transition to a low-carbon economy, DiNapoli said in a statement.

  • • Bank of America Pledged to Stop Financing Coal, But...
    Now It's Backtracking


    Feb. 5, 2024 -Two years ago, Bank of America won kudos from climate activists for saying it would no longer finance new coal mines, coal-burning power plants or Arctic drilling projects because of the toll they take on the environment.

    The changes come as Republican lawmakers step up efforts to punish businesses that consider climate change and the environment in their operations.

  • • Nearly 200 Clean Energy Projects Were Announced in 2023
    With $64B in Private Investments


    Jan. 22, 2024 -Businesses announced eight new large-scale clean energy projects in December, bringing the total number of major clean energy and clean vehicle projects announced in 2023 to 196, according to the latest monthly analysis of private sector announcements from E2. The eight new projects are expected to result in more than $1.8 billion in private-sector investments and create at least 2,600 jobs in five states.

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  • • Where Your Bank Deposits End Up
    Banks Use Your Deposits to Loan Money to Fossil-Fuel, Emissions-Heavy Firms

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    Dec. 22, 2023 -When you drop money in the bank, it looks like it’s just sitting there, ready for you to withdraw. In reality, your institution makes money on your money by lending it elsewhere, including to the fossil fuel companies driving climate change, as well as emissions-heavy industries like manufacturing.

    So just by leaving money in a bank account, you’re unwittingly contributing to worsening catastrophes around the world. According to a new analysis, for every $1,000 dollars the average American keeps in savings, each year they indirectly create emissions equivalent to flying from New York to Seattle.

  • • 11 Clean Energy Projects Were Announced in November
    Totaling More than $1B


    Dec. 13 2023 -Businesses announced 11 large-scale clean energy and clean vehicle projects in November, according to the latest monthly analysis from national nonpartisan business group.

    Seven of the 11 announcements included details on employment and/or investment plans that would add up to nearly 2,000 new jobs and more than $1 billion in new private-sector investments.

  • • The New World Bank Leader's Climate Agenda
    The Climate Crisis is at the Top


    Dec. 8, 2023 -For years now, heads of state and government, academics and development experts have been calling on the World Bank to lead in the fight against climate change.

    For too long, they say, the international lender had ignored the growing threats posed by rising temperatures and sea levels, been too conservative with its lending to developing countries struggling with climate disasters...

  • • National Grid Files Investment Plan
    For Resilience and Clean Energy
    Its Investment Plan Calls for Hundreds of Projects to Modernize and Reinforce the Local Energy Grid


    Nov. 17, 2023 - and Nantucket Electric Company, which are part of National Grid, filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) a Comprehensive Performance and Investment (CPI) plan designed to help deliver the clean energy transition, reinforce the local energy grid, and achieve a more equitable energy future for the 1.3 million customers the company serves across the Commonwealth.

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  • • Maine Voters Stick With Investor-Owned Utilities
    69% of Those Casting Ballots Rejected the Public Power Proposal


    Nov. 8, 2023 -Maine voters have turned down an attempt to oust the state’s corporate-owned electric utilities in favor of public power.

    With 84% of the vote counted by Wednesday morning, 69% of voters in Maine voted against the public power proposal. The state’s two IOUs distribute 97% of its electricity.

    Voters opted for the status quo over a referendum that would have marked the first time a state with existing private utilities discarded them all at the same time. The proposal called for dismantling Central Maine Power and Versant Power and creating a nonprofit utility called Pine Tree Power to govern the grid.

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  • • Mounting Anger at Utilities in Maine and Nationwide
    Fueled by Soaring Electric Bills


    Nov. 4, 2023 -Maine residents will vote Tuesday on a ballot measure that would dissolve its investor-owned utilities and replace them with a nonprofit.

    Last December, Ellen McCurley was settling into a calm new life, savoring sunsets from the porch of a modest riverfront home with her dogs Sadie and Maisie, when a notice from the electric company turned it all upside down. It was a nearly $1,000 bill from Central Maine Power, more than quadruple what she paid the month before.

  • • Suing Universities for Their Fossil Fuel investments
    Complaints Were Filed
    Against Six of these Institutions


    Oct. 30, 2023 -Students at six universities filed legal complaints on Monday accusing their colleges of breaking a little-known law by investing in planet-heating fossil fuels, the Guardian has learned.

    Campus organizers from the Universities of Pennsylvania, Chicago, Tufts, Pomona College, Washington University in St Louis and Penn State University wrote to the attorneys general of their respective states to ask officials to scrutinize their universities’ investments.

  • • Amazon’s Renewables Investments
    They've Contributed
    $5.4B to Global GDP Since 2014


    Sep. 28, 2023 -Amazon announced it has built the first economic analysis to identify the impact of its renewable energy projects at the global, U.S., and state levels.

    Globally, from 2014 through 2022, the company's wind and solar farms helped generate $12.6 billion in investments and contributed more than $5.4 billion in global GDP, the company said. In 2022 their solar and wind farms supported 39,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

  • • NYU Will Divest From Fossil Fuels
    A Win For Student Activists


    Sep. 12, 2023 -New York University plans to divest from fossil fuels, the Guardian has learned, following years of pressure from student activists.

    The move from one of the US’s largest private universities, whose endowment totals over $5bn, represents a significant win for the climate movement, organizers said.

  • • Case Western Students Want
    Decisive Moves on Climate Change
    It’s Part of a National Movement to Have Universities’ Divest All Holdings in Fossil Fuels


    Aug. 29, 2023 -As the fall semester approaches, student groups at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland continue pushing for divestment from fossil fuels, among other environmentally conscious measures, as part of a larger movement that has extended throughout the nation’s college campuses.

    Over 100 colleges and universities in the United States have been led by student organizations in committing to divest from fossil fuels and work toward more environmentally friendly practices.

  • • Church of England Divests From Big Oil
    Church Cuts Off Investments In Oil Majors Including Shell, BP and Total


    June 22, 2023 -The Church of England is selling all its remaining oil and gas investments, saying that “not nearly enough” progress had been made by fossil fuel companies in transitioning to net zero.

    The decision by the Church Commissioners for England, which manages the Anglican church’s £10.3 billion endowment fund, cuts off investments in oil majors including Shell, BP and Total.

  • • A New Era Begins at the World Bank
    Under Pressure to Juggle the Global
    Institution’s Ambitions to Combat
    Climate Change and Fight Poverty


    June 2, 2023 - Ajay Banga officially became the 14th president of the World Bank on Friday and urged staff to join him in developing a “new playbook” for a global institution whose relevance has come into question in recent years.

  • • He Could Uncork Trillions to Help Fix the Planet
    What Steps Will Ajay Banga Take When He Becomes World Bank Chief?


    May 9, 2023 - What if a new world leader came on the scene who could potentially free up trillions to help developing countries cope with climate change?

    That’s essentially what could be happening soon at the World Bank. The bank’s mission is to help countries develop sustainably and reduce poverty. The bank advises countries on what they need to do, lending them money to get projects off the ground and guaranteeing investments from other financial institutions.

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Of Interest

  • • 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2022-23
    Check Out the List

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    By Tom Konrad, July 11, 2022 -With the launch of my (green dividend income focused) hedge fund early this year, I had to take a hiatus from publishing my annual list of 10 Clean Energy Stocks that I feel will do well in the coming year. Since my duty to clients takes precedence over readers, I could not tell people about stocks I liked before buying them for the fund.

    As we complete the first half of the year, the fund is now largely invested, although I am still keeping some buying power back in anticipation that the overall market could easily fall further, leading to even better opportunities than we see today.

  • • Morgan Stanley Is Working Towards Sustainability
    Listen to "This is Carbon"
    - a 60 Second Video

    (NY Times Climate Forward), May 29, 2021 - Explore Morgan Stanley's 1-minute investment insights videos, in this on-going series, from their firm’s leading thinkers. Discover current investment trends and topics like green bonds, active investment, monetizing small businesses, cybercrime and more.

  • • Bitcoin's Energy Hunger
    BitCoin Transaction Energy Costs

    Dec 6, 2017,(INHABITAT)-The skyrocketing value of Bitcoin is leading to soaring energy consumption. According to one widely cited website that tracks the subject, the Bitcoin network is consuming power at an annual rate of 32TWh—about as much as Denmark. By the site's calculations, each Bitcoin transaction consumes 250kWh, enough to power homes for nine days..

  • • 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.

  • • 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.

  • • 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.

  • • 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.

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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.

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.

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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As a leading academic institution, the University of Pennsylvania has a moral and financial obligation to divest from the fossil fuel industry.
Fossil Free Penn calls for the divestment of the University of Pennsylvania’s $13.8 billion endowment from fossil fuel assets.
The fossil fuel industry is directly responsible for exacerbating climate change, disseminating false information, and funding political corruption. By actively funding these companies, the University of Pennsylvania effectively nullifies any work to mitigate climate change. Remaining invested in this industry is financially, morally, and socially reckless.

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

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.


Morgan Stanley Low
Carbon Investments

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced a new commitment to provide $250Bn in low-carbon financing by 2030. Contributing to this commitment are the Firm’s activities in clean-tech and renewable energy financing, sustainable bonds and other transactions that enable low-carbon solutions. As companies, governments and institutions transition to a low-carbon economy, Morgan Stanley views low-carbon financing as a win-win for business and the environment..

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.

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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

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

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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.


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.

VanEck Vectors

Income With Impact

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Green bonds are issued to fund projects or activities that have a positive impact on the environment. Supranational organizations, banks, corporations and governments have increasingly recognized green bonds as an essential tool to finance climate-related and other environmental projects.

Most green bonds are structurally identical to “plain vanilla” conventional bonds, but are distinguished by a clearly disclosed “green” use of proceeds.
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        • Industry    • Agriculture and forestry    • Transport    • Adaptation


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.

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