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Nascent U.S. Marine Energy Industry Can Benefit from UK Know How

As the U.S. looks to grow its emerging marine energy industry, the UK can serve as both a model of how to support industry growth and as a potential partner for gaining the necessary know how and expertise to jumpstart the U.S. market.

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Reagan-Era Secretary of State Calls for Carbon Tax

Addressing an SRO crowd on Capitol Hill, Shultz,now an advisory board member of Partnership for a Secure America, spoke of an energy revolution as he urged Congress to overcome partisan rancor and take strong action on global warming.

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Kiva Announces $400 Million Microfinance Milestone

Kiva’s efforts to alleviate poverty and enhance economic opportunity around the world has come a long way in a short time. Leveraging “collective good and new technologies,” Kiva’s microfinance crowdfunding platform now reaches out to more than 1 million people in more than 65 countries.

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U.S. Solar Record Set in 2012

Installations of solar photovoltaics in the United States grew by 76 percent in 2012, making solar the fastest growing energy source in the country, according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industry Associations (SEIA).

The report, U.S. Solar Market Insight: Year-in-Review 2012, shows that the U.S. installed 3,313 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2012, setting a new industry record.

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Interview: Clean Tech Investing Best Practices

The clean tech investment community now has almost fifteen years of intense experience and there are now proven best practices. Kiki Tidwell, experienced clean tech angel investor, offers insights on clean tech investing best practices and provides a quality example of the emerging role women are playing in clean tech investing.

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SPECIAL SERIES: The Rise Of The Sharing Economy

SEC Holds Debt/Equity Crowdfunding Hostage

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law in April 2012, it was with the intent to break down the barriers for regular people to be able to invest in small businesses, but absent a concrete set of rules by the SEC, they still can’t. Will the SEC ever finalize their rules?

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Guatemala’s Quetsol Campaigns to Change the Way Solar is Distributed

A small Guatemalan renewable energy company wants to change the way solar is sold to low-income rural families, saying that the popular and historically efficient microloan system is too slow in some areas of Central America. To show how committed it is to this idea, the company has created a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo that is gaining steam.

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SEC Allows Shareholders to Challenge Banks’ Climate Policies

Earlier this month the SEC allowed a climate change proposal to remain on PNC’s proxy ballots. This decision reversed an earlier approach the SEC had, where it allowed financial services and insurance companies to exclude similar climate change resolutions from their shareholder because they concerned what the SEC called “ordinary business.”