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Renewable energy for the economy engine - Society3

Renewable energy for the economy engine - Society3 | Offset your carbon footprint | Scoop.it
An economy is like an engine. Nothing that just comes and goes in unpredictable cycles. If the economy is “high” it basically means it fires on all cylinders. If it is low, it runs at low speed, maybe spotty, maybe some get even stuck.

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Organic Social Media's curator insight, January 6, 2014 4:33 PM
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Norway Investments in Renewable Energy 'Could Change the World'

Norway Investments in Renewable Energy 'Could Change the World' | Offset your carbon footprint | Scoop.it

Brandon Baker With more than $750 billion of holdings in its sovereign wealth fund, Norway is on the brink of potentially making renewable energy investments around the world.

Erna Solberg, who will be named Norway’s second female prime minister, has already heard proposals from her government to use sovereign wealth fund money to invest in sustainable companies and projects in developing countries, Climate News Network reported today. Leader of the conservative party, Solberg won the election in September.
She hasn’t publicly discussed the specific companies and projects the country might invest in, but there are already high hopes.
“If Norway actually does this, it will be an unprecedented shift in the global investment community and also for tangible action on climate change,” said Samantha Smith, head of the global climate and energy initiative at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Financial analysts predict that other nations will follow Norway’s lead and also invest in renewable energy projects. Pension funds in Denmark and the Netherlands already support the renewables sector.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 15, 2013 4:01 PM

At least some countries have positive balances and know very well what to do with the extra money!

Organic Social Media's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:58 AM

Brandon Baker With more than $750 billion of holdings in its sovereign wealth fund, Norway is on the brink of potentially making renewable energy investments around the world.

António Sousa Correia's curator insight, October 20, 2013 6:11 AM

An example to conscient and wealthy govenments...

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Get ready for a massive renewable energy boom

Get ready for a massive renewable energy boom | Offset your carbon footprint | Scoop.it
Renewables are projected to be the fastest growing source of energy over the next 30 years. And that's a conservative estimate.

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Organic Social Media's curator insight, December 17, 2013 4:10 PM
Get ready for a massive #renewable #energy boom #sustainability