January 1st, 2012 | by Susan Kraemer
Countries like the Ukraine, Poland, Pakistan, and Brazil have not previously been required to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Last month at Durban, that changed. Orders from nations like these boosted year-end wind turbine business at Danish wind giant Vestas.
The company ended 2011 with a total 6.2 GW of orders, and said that late orders coming in will be included in its annual report due early February, which are expected to take the total over 6.5 GW.
The flurry of orders came a month after international climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa, delivered a surprise stipulation that every nation has agreed to, to share binding, international cuts in greenhouse gas emissions within just 8 years.
December 8th, 2011 | by Andrew
Investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and "smart" energy technology surpassed the trillion-dollar milestone recently, while investments in renewable energy power plants are surpassing that for their fossil fuel counterparts, according to the latest reports from Bloomberg New Energy Finance
November 18th, 2011 | by Andrew
Directing "just 2 percent of global GDP into 10 key sectors would kick-start" the global transition to a more sustainable, 'Green Economy,' according to a UN Environmental Program report. All the elements to enact a transition to a "low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive global economic model" are here now, and businesses and governments are already promoting and fostering greater investments in 10 key sectors UNEP has singled out: agriculture, energy, buildings, water, forestry, fisheries, manufacturing, waste, tourism and transport