Germany Is Tops at Energy Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, and More!



Germany Outcompetes All in Energy Efficiency; US Lags Behind Major Economies reports Jeremy Hance at Mongabay, in the latest report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The U.S. came in at number 13 out of 16 nations–even beaten by new-comer to the report, India–while Germany took the top spot. The good news for the US – there’s plenty of room for improvement!! Get with it, USA!

OO New Financing Partnership Models Are Emerging for the Energy Efficiency Industry


OO Green Bonds Market Grows By 60% In A Year – could attract up to $25 billion or more in 2014 for low carbon projects, as this niche sector becomes mainstream

OO Want To Fund A Clean Energy Project? Try A State Level Green Investment Fund – like New York.

OO The Best States for Your Clean Energy Startup – Massachussetts, California, Vermont, Colorado and New York top the list, in that order.


Credit Mary Ellen Harte

OO Colorado: Wind Turbine Manufacturer Hiring 800 People As Orders Pile Up

OO Feds Open 300,000+ Acres Of Sea Floor For Wind Power off New Jersey, taking advantage of Chris Christie’s wind.


OO Without Much Ado, Minnesota Reins In Its Utilities’ Carbon Emissions– for decades.

OO What If Canada Exported Clean Energy Instead Of Oil? Fight climate change AND grow the economy – WHAT A CONCEPT!!! — a Canadian company is already doing so.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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