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A testament to Sweden's environmental leadership: bicycles are a principal means of transportation

EarthTalk: Sweden’s Environmental Leadership

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I recently heard that Sweden is the greenest country in the world. Is this true and, if so, by what standards? And where does the U.S. rank? – Raul Swain, New York, NY It’s true that Sweden came out on top…

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Germany Pledges $1 Billion to UN Green Climate Fund

Germany’s is the first national GCF commitment, with Chancellor Merkel pledging the funds during the fifth Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin last week. Some 35 national ministers met in Berlin for the two-day conference, paving the way forward toward a new global climate treaty.

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First UN Environment Assembly Marks Environmental Coming of Age

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is taking on a higher profile in multilateral efforts to spur ecosystems-based approaches to governance and development. This includes broad-based, far reaching efforts to craft and implement climate change mitigation and adaptation plans.

Small businesses are driving economic growth in part through adoption of green energy

Small Businesses Drive Economic Growth through Renewable Energy

Economic growth is often a result of small businesses pushing the adoption of technological advancement coupled with the drive for efficient operations. Small businesses in America are the powerhouses that drive the economy. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration, they make up over 99 percent of all employer firms and account for 64 percent of all new private…

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The future depends on leaders taking the journey of business sustainability

Get Inspired to Start your Business Sustainability Journey in 2014

Featured guest post by James Lewis –  Stay ahead of the curve in the new year by being environmentally conscious, building a greener business, and producing lasting benefits for your business and employees. The motivation to act is integral to getting started and comes in a variety of forms, broadly: environmental, cultural and business. To provide inspiration, we have listed three…

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New Energy Reduction Assets Fund Finances NanoSure HVAC Tech

Opening up the market for SMB energy reduction assets (ERAs) to the investing public, Joule Assets staked out its first investment, financing that will enable NY’s Ener.co to bankroll a $1mm pipeline for its NanoSure energy efficient HVAC tech.

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DOE Carbon Fiber Initiatives Helping Drive a Green US Economy

The DOE has taken on a leading role in fostering development of a clean energy and clean tech manufacturing base for the US Economy during Pres. Obama’s two terms in office, as evidenced by advances in the manufacturing of carbon fiber.