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Chinese Investors Set Their Sights on Detroit

Can a cash infusion from China help save Detroit? Investors from China are keen on buying houses, but whether such spending could revive…
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Tesla Sets Sights on Fledgling China EV Market

Tesla, the Silicon Valley-based luxury electric vehicle designer and manufacturer, is venturing into China.
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World Bank Steers Clear of Coal

In a recent policy directive, entitled, “Toward a Sustainable Energy Future for All,” the mega-financial institution said that they would focus on the…
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China Now Handing Down Death Penalty to Worst Polluters

In what appears to be a clear case of “desperate measures for desperate times,” Chinese authorities have recently given courts the authority to…
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We Review HP’s 2012 Sustainability Report

This week HP released its 2012 sustainability report, which covers the company's work on carbon reporting, social enterprise and supply chain transparency.
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Bloomberg New Energy Finance Explains Why Cleantech Investment is Down

How does the big picture of cleantech investment look? Is it positive or grim? Luckily, we have Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) to…
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Doomed Wildlife Pushes Companies to Boost CSR Efforts in Africa

We need to pressure multinational companies investing in Africa to ensure there is plenty of land, and protection, for the continent’s wildlife and…
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The Global Carbon Market is Taking Shape

How the US and Australia are gearing up for carbon trading.
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Solar Power to Hit Cost Parity Next Year

Like the little engine that could, or the middle aged rock star that, after twenty years of struggling in sleazy dives has suddenly…
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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…
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Does China Really Need U.S. Coal?

There are many reasons to oppose exporting U.S. coal to Asia, including huge health, safety and environmental risks. But what if the entire…
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HP Reduces Chinese Student and Underage Labor in Supply Chain

HP issued new guidelines to its suppliers conducting operations in China that according to the company are the first for the information technology…
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China Should Increase Solar Capacity as Smog Swallows Beijing

The health risks of smog have convinced Shi Dinghuan, president of the Chinese Renewable Energy Society, to raise the country’s solar targets from…
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The Year Ahead: Environmental and Sustainability Hotspots in 2013

Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO of World Resources Institute (WRI), identifies six hotspots – topics that will dominate headlines in the coming…
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Starbucks Needs More Than a $1 Reusable Cup to Boost Recycling

Last week media outlets were abuzz with Starbucks’ announcement that company-owned stores will sell reusable cups for $1 to boost recycling.