SolarCoin offers an added reward that can increase the number of solar electricity systems built. As solar expands as a source of electricity, the price of a solar system in dollar terms goes down, further accelerating investment.
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New research has added fuel to the debate about energy use and climate change. It’s more urgent than ever for impact and sustainable investors to put their capital where it will make a difference. In this article, we chart the new landscape of energy investing and provide insights into where to look for the best, most impactful places to place your capital.
Over 78 percent of cars on the road are single-occupancy vehicles, according to RideScout, a mobile app that aims to change that statistic and make transportation more efficient. Hailed as the “Kayak of ground transportation,” RideScout aggregates numerous ground transportation options – from public transit and taxis to bike-shares, carpools and walking. TriplePundit spoke with CEO and co-founder Joseph Kopser to learn more about the company, how his time in the Army influences his work and his thoughts on making sustainability profitable.
Any currency has value — but only if a large community uses and accepts it as payment. For SolarCoin, the new digital currency designed to promote solar electricity production, this need to scale-up is the primary barrier to gaining value as a form of money.
Join us at the Impact HUB SF – or online – for “Stories & Beer” on April 17th when Nick Aster will be chatting with Almanac and Headlands Breweries.
2013 global renewable energy investment fell for a second year running, but costs kept falling and renewables’ share of power generation kept on growing. In an annual report on renewable energy investment, the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre and Bloomberg New Energy Finance review 2013 developments and conditions in renewable energy investment worldwide.
SolarCoin is a decentralized digital currency that has inherent value in trust and goodness. It facilitates transactional trust between strangers, rewards producers of clean energy and frees everyday exchanges from the banking system.
As clean energy finance fell in Europe — most notably Germany and Italy — it soared in Asia, particularly in Japan and China in 2013, according to a new report from Pew Charitable Trusts.
Lyft closed a $250 million Series D round last week, bringing its total funding up to $332 million – several million above Uber’s $307 million.
Along with the demand for more green goods and services comes a shift in consumer awareness that will extend to every industry. Business strategist Jeffrey Hollender calls this Radical Transparency and explains how it can be used as a powerful tool to transform ordinary businesses into responsible and profitable entities.
There’s been no shortage of challenges to German Premier Angela Merkel’s “Energiewende” — an all-out transition to a greener, sustainable economy centered on renewable energy and resource efficiency — but Germany’s renewable energy markets and industry are proving resilient, with renewable electricity consumption reaching a record high in 2013.
Nest Labs quickly became a darling of both the sustainability and tech worlds for its sleek, Internet-connected thermostat and smoke detector designed to provide customers with energy savings and safety. But has the sheen finally worn off on the Palo-Alto based company, acquired by Google earlier this year? Nest announced yesterday that it is halting sales of its Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors due potential safety concerns and will refund customers who want to return their current devices.