Monthly Archives: November 2011

The RIO+20 Conference — Continuing the Process of Defining Sustainable Development

Twenty years after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (the first international conference on Sustainable Development), a UN Conference on Sustainable Development will be held in Rio de Janeiro (from June 4 through … Continue reading

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Guest Author Commentary: The Sun and the Wind Are for Sale in India – New Opportunities for Global Investors

The energy requirements of India may be likened to dietary needs of a growing child. For strong growth, both require progressively increased availability of sources of energy. If India is to sustain the momentum of its growth, it must bridge … Continue reading

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The ISO Continues To Solicit Participants in Nanotechnology Standards Technical Advisory Group

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) established a process to develop voluntary industry standards to assist the emerging nanotechnology industry, beginning in 2005.  The ISO Technical Committee (ISO/TC 229) is working on global standards for nanotechnology terminology and nomenclature, measurement, … Continue reading

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An Investment Banker’s Renewable Energy Commentary Part I: “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.”

Okay, Charles Dickens already penned that line to open A Tale of Two Cities, but it could also describe the competing outlooks – pessimists vs. optimists – for the renewable energy and clean tech economy in 2012. On the macro … Continue reading

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DOE Backing Efforts to Lower Solar Project Non-Hardware Costs

The Department of Energy SunShot program has just announced a new set of grants designed to continue to reduce the cost of solar power.  This grant solicitation is unusual in that it focuses on funding innovative proposals to lower the soft … Continue reading

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