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  • • 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.

  • • Not Really 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.

  • • 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.
      • Energy Information technology    • Buildings    • Waste and pollution
        • 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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Green (and Ungreen) Investment News (In the Past Year)

  • Southern Company Launches EIP Fund
    It Makes Anchor Investment
    in New EIP of $1B

    Nov. 16, 2021, (POWERGRID International)-This week, Southern Company, the founding member of venture capital firm Energy Impact Partners (EIP), announced the launch of EIP’s Flagship Fund, Fund II. The Fund received $1 billion in commitments and will focus on investing in venture and growth companies advancing critical climate solutions.

    Through Fund II, Southern Company said it plans to continue working with EIP to identify cutting-edge technologies that advance the zero-carbon economy and address global decarbonization goals. This includes companies innovating across supply decarbonization, electrification, mobility, tech-enabled infrastructure, reliability and resilience and intelligent demand.

  • RWE Plans €50 Billion Investment in Renewables by 2030
    It also Plans to Add Gas Generation
    Capacity of "at Least 2 GW, Which Will
    Have a Clear Decarbonization Roadmap

    Nov. 15, 2021, (Renewable Energy World)-German energy titan RWE plans to invest €50 billion in renewable energy technologies by 2030 as part of a new strategy to deploy an additional 25 gigawatts of clean energy generating capacity.

    The plan, announced Monday, would bring RWE's total green generation to 50 GW by the end of the decade. The corporation will invest in onshore and offshore wind, solar, batteries, flexible generation, and hydrogen.

  • Princeton is Failing to Take Bold Climate Action
    Princeton University is One of the
    Few Remaining Ivies Still Invested In
    the Fossil Fuel Industry

    Oct. 27, 2021, (The Nation), - At the start of September, Princeton University students were welcomed back to campus with a “tornado emergency.” After receiving confirmation that a tornado caused by Hurricane Ida had touched down and was headed toward campus, students were instructed to take shelter in the basements. However, many of those basements were filled with inches of standing water as a result of flash flooding.

    The severity of the climate crisis is now undeniable even here in Central New Jersey, where our administrators have been sitting comfortably as much of the country experiences wildfires, drought, tropical storms, flooding, and glacial recession. If a tornado and flash flooding won’t do the trick, what will it take for Princeton to finally end its ties with the fossil fuel industry?

  • U of Toronto's Divestment of Fossil Fuels
    It Was a 4 $Billion Solar Endowment

    Oct. 27, 2021, (NATIONAL OBSERVER), -The University of Toronto will immediately begin divesting its $4-billion endowment fund of fossil fuel investments, a big win for climate activists on campus and others who have called for such a move for years.

    “The growing severity of the climate crisis now demands bold actions that have both substantive and symbolic impact,” the university’s president, Meric Gertler, said in a letter to the U of T community announcing the move on Wednesday.

    Click now to read or listen to the story.
  • TVA launches $500M Green Bond Offering
    Fitch Assigns it AAA but...

    Sep. 15, 2021, (POWERGRID International), -The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced and priced a $500 million offering of 10-year maturity green bonds today, its first offering of a sustainability-focused financial instrument.

    The utility said the bonds will fund ongoing capital investments that build on TVA’s ESG Program as well as help it meet its decarbonization goals.

  • Using Gravity to Store and Release Renewable Energy
    Check Out Energy Vault's
    Energy Storage Systems

    Sep. 10, 2021, (Renewable Energy World), -Energy Vault's merger with Novus Capital Corporation II values the grid-scale energy storage provider at $1.1 billion, the company announced Thursday.

    The combined company is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GWHR." Robert Piconi will lead the combined venture as chairman and CEO.

    Energy Vault's energy storage systems use gravity to store and release renewable energy on demand, giving grid-scale reliability to clean energy sources in place of fossil fuels.

  • Sustainable Infrastructure Developer, Generate Capital, Raises $2B
    The Money Comes
    From Institutional Investors

    July 20, 2021 (Renewable Energy World) -Generate, a sustainable infrastructure company, yesterday announced it has raised $2 billion in corporate equity from institutional investors to accelerate the deployment of sustainable infrastructure. Existing investors AustralianSuper and QIC led the fundraising round with new investment from Harbert Management Corporation, Aware Super, and CBRE Caledon.

    Generate said the fundraising tapped many of the world’s largest long-term oriented pension funds and institutional investors from Australia, the U.S., and Europe, including additional commitments from existing investors AP2 of Sweden, Railways Pension of the UK and The Wellcome Trust.

  • Business Opportunities in the Solar Industry
    See How Thy Grow

    July 6, 2021 (greener ideal) -Renewable energy has been an important sector for many years, and there’s no sign of this slowing down.

    As financial institutions divest from fossil fuels and world governments commit to climate objectives, investment in renewables is guaranteed to grow. Renewables are establishing themselves as a fundamental component of our models of the future.

    Solar PV (photovoltaics) are estimated to form around half of the expansion in renewables – that means this industry is growing fast. Projections into the next decade suggest that there’s a multi-billion dollar market in solar. It’s a great time to invest in a solar business.

  • Investor Confidence in R.E. and Energy Storage Sectors Soar
    Confidence Reaches an All-Time High

    June 15, 2021 (Energy Central) -A new analysis released today by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) finds that confidence among both renewable energy investors and developers is at an all-time high. The report, Expectations for Renewable Energy Finance in 2021-2024, presents the results of a new survey of prominent financial institutions and renewable energy development companies on their confidence in the sector in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The new report also tracks progress on the $1T 2030: American Renewable Investment Goal, an initiative ACORE launched in 2018 to help secure $1 trillion in private sector investment in renewable energy and enabling grid technologies by 2030.

  • Big Setbacks Propel Oil Giants Toward a ‘Tipping Point’
    A Mix of Environmentalists, Pension
    Fund Managers and Big Money
    Investors Have Scored Startling
    Victories Against Oil and Coal

    (NY Times Climate Forward), May 29, 2021 - A nun, an environmental lawyer, pension fund executives, and the world’s largest asset manager. These were among the unusual collection of rebels who claimed a series of startling victories this week against some of the world’s biggest and most influential fossil fuel companies.

    From Houston to The Hague, they fought their battles in shareholder meetings and courtrooms, opening surprising fronts in an accelerating effort to force the world’s coal, oil and gas companies to address their central role in the climate crisis.

  • 6 Banks Come Together to Decarbonize Steel
    Leading Lenders to the Global
    Steel Industry Developing a
    Climate-Aligned Finance Agreement

    (CleanTechnica), May 29, 2021 -Several top lenders to the steel sector — Citi, Goldman Sachs, ING, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered, and UniCredit — have come together to define common standards of action for steel sector decarbonization through a collective climate-aligned finance agreement.

    A climate-aligned finance agreement establishes a framework for assessing and disclosing the degree to which the greenhouse gas emissions associated with a financial institution’s portfolio are in line with 1.5°C climate targets.

  • Engine No. 1’s Big Win Over Exxon
    Activist Hedge Funds Joining Fight Against Climate Change

    May 26, 2021 (THE CONVERSATION)-One of the most expensive Wall Street shareholder battles on record could signal a big shift in how hedge funds and other investors view sustainability.

    Exxon Mobil Corp. has been fending off a so-called proxy fight from a hedge fund known as Engine No. 1, which blames the energy giant’s poor performance in recent years on its failure to transition to a “decarbonizing world.” In a May 26, 2021 vote, Exxon shareholders approved at least two of the four board members Engine No. 1 nominated, dealing a major blow to the oil company. The vote is ongoing, and more of the hedge fund’s nominees may also soon be appointed.

  • The EIA Calls For No More New Fossil Fuel Projects
    It's Time to Say Farewell
    to Coal, Oil and Natural Gas

    (ZME Science), May 21, 2021- It’s the “greatest challenge humankind has ever faced” but we can still tackle climate change if we act quickly, the International Energy Agency (EIA) said. According to the agency’s landmark report, all countries have to stop all investment in new fossil fuel plants — right now.

    Never before has the EIA made such a strong warning to drastically scale back fossil fuels.

  • Warren Buffet is No Environmental Hero
    In Opposing Climate
    and Diversity Proposals, Buffett
    Risks Looking Out of Step

    May 3, 2021 (NY Times)-Executives across corporate America, from Silicon Valley to Wall Street, have begun to heed calls from investors to disclose more about their companies’ actions on climate change and work force diversity. Warren E. Buffett isn’t among them.

    Berkshire Hathaway, the $630 billion conglomerate he runs, is opposing two shareholder proposals that ask its board to publish annual reports on how it is tackling environmental and diversity issues.

  • Big Banks’ Trillion-Dollar Fossil Fuels Financing
    Coal, Oil and Gas Firms Have Received
    $3.8tn Since The 2015 Paris Climate Deal

    Mar. 24, 2021 (The Guardian) -Despite the Covid-19 pandemic cutting energy use, overall funding remains on an upward trend and the finance provided in 2020 was higher than in 2016 or 2017, a fact the report’s authors and others described as “shocking”.

    Oil, gas and coal will need to be burned for some years to come. But it has been known since at least 2015 that a significant proportion of existing reserves must remain in the ground if global heating is to remain below 2C, the main Paris target.

  • Big New Climate Goal for the Corporate World
    From Non Other than BlackRock

    Jan. 26, 2021 (NY Times Climate Forward)- A year ago this month, the BlackRock chief Laurence D. Fink wrote a letter to the world’s C.E.O.s with an urgent message: Climate change will be “a defining factor in companies’ long-term prospects.” Underscoring his point, he added, “We are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance.”

  • Morgan Stanley Takes Stake in SolMicroGrid
    The Company Sees Promise
    in Resilient Microgrids

    Jan. 11, 2021(POWERGRID International)-Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP), part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Alpharetta, Georgia-based SolMicroGrid to help support the growth of SolMicroGrid’s business, which offers innovative microgrid solutions through an Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) business model.

  • Institutional Investors Are Opting
    For the “Safe Haven” Of Clean Tech
    They Are Running Away From Big Oil

    (CleanTechnica), Jan 1, 2021, -The global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy isn’t going to happen because it’s the best choice for human health and the environment. Observing the way humans have responded to the current pandemic should put to rest any delusions about our propensity to “do the right thing.” No, companies and investors will abandon polluting energy sources when they become convinced that it’s the profitable thing to do. Fortunately, we’re seeing strong signs that this is beginning to happen.

    Alex Kimani, writing in the oil industry trade magazine OilPrice.com, explains how an increasing number of large institutional investors are shifting their assets from the oil patch to what are called “ESG” (Environmental, Social and Governance) investments — a category that includes renewable energy and e-mobility.

  • Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2021
    Here is the List

    (AltEnergyStocks), Dec. 29, 2020, by Tom Konrad, Ph.D., An annual tradition, here is my Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2021, which is also the new model portfolio for the year, with equal dollar values of each stock using closing prices on 12/29/2020.

    Returning Stocks:
    • Mix Telematics (MIXT), Green Plains Partners (GPP), • Covanta Holding (CVA), • Red Electrica (REE.MC, RDEIF, RDEIY), • Valeo, SA (FR.PA, VLEEF, VLEEY), • Veolia (VIE.PA, VEOEF, VEOEY

    New Stocks:
    • Scorpio Bulkers, Inc. (SALT) – Dry bulk shipper converting to offshore wind construction, • Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (BEP) – A leading clean energy Yieldco with significant hydropower assets., • Umicore, SA (UMI.BR, UMICF, UMICY) – Leading recycler of batteries and specialty metals.,• Avangrid (AGR) – Owner of renewable generation and utilities.

    Click now the story and some graphs.
  • Getting a Charge Out of Green Funding
    Ct. Green Bank and EV Charging
    Companies Together For Future Funding

    (POWERGRID International), Dec. 10, 2020 - Connecticut Green Bank and its partners are proud to announce a collaboration that is the first joinable, grouped carbon offset credit project registered under the new methodology for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems. The project design has been successfully validated under Verra’s internationally recognized Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program by third-party verification firm, SCS Global Services.

    CT Green Bank’s expanding roster of project partners, which currently includes EV pioneers Volta, U-Go Stations which was recently acquired by Blink Charging, Proterra, and the Ev Structure Company – with Dominion Energy joining – already have 725 EV charging stations across the United States enrolled with the project. With registered carbon credits, this validated project, once verified in mid-2021, is expected to bring in new funding from the carbon capital markets, which will increase the value proposition and accelerate the deployment of EV charging infrastructure in communities across the U.S.

    Click now to read or
    listen to the story.
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