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TOP 5 Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Platforms. - AltEnergyMag

TOP 5 Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Platforms. - AltEnergyMag | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
The five platforms listed below are the top leaders in renewable energy crowd funding, based on the money they have raised so far.
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What's New on - Energy Collective

What's New on - Energy Collective | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
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Utilities, Environmentalists Seek Out "Path to Success". February 13, 2014 by Ken Paulman · As Obama Heads to Drought-Stricken California, Many Solutions Await.
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Odd couple: Ford Motor, Heinz team up to make tomato-based car parts - GMA News

Odd couple: Ford Motor, Heinz team up to make tomato-based car parts - GMA News | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
Odd couple: Ford Motor, Heinz team up to make tomato-based car parts
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In June 2012, Ford, Heinz, Coca-Cola Company, Nike Inc.
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The title alone makes this worth reading!  The concept is pretty cool and an exciting potential!

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Innovation and Investment Value through Environmental Social Sustainability

Environmental Social Sustainability is pushing beyond Corporate Social Responsibility, with a vision for business leadership in sustainability and a pathway for creation of investment value that (Innovation & Investment Value via Environmental...
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Not only are social responsibility and environmental responsibility intrinsically linked: so too is corporate profit and long-term health.   We've grown used to seeing these things separate - to the point where "business decisions" and "values" decisions like charitable giving have evolved separate decision metrics.  It is time to bring things together into one logic framework.

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The tech firm helping a tough area

The tech firm helping a tough area | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
A profile of technology firm Zendesk and its boss Mikkel Svane, and why the company is helping to lead the regeneration of one of San Francisco's toughest neighbourhoods.
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Though Zendesk certainly should be appreciated, I believe the real story is San Francisco's "community benefit agreement" concept.  It is a hugely refreshing revisit of the traditionally revenue focused TIF concept.  A direction more communities should strongly consider!

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Renewable Energy Provides 56 Percent of New Electrical Generation Capacity ... - Energy Collective

Renewable Energy Provides 56 Percent of New Electrical Generation Capacity ... - Energy Collective | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
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Renewable Energy Provides 56 Percent of New Electrical Generation Capacity ...
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Renewables out-performing EIA projections - 2014 is off to a good start!

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U.S. Energy Innovation Week in Review: July 7-13, 2014 | American Energy Innovation Council

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The Future of Lithium-ion batteries, E-Vehicle power qualifying for Renewable Fuel Standard credits, Battle of the Buildings....cool stuff happening

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SPINACH NEW ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

SPINACH NEW ALTERNATIVE ENERGY | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
“spinach has the ability to convert sunlight into a clean and apparently very efficient alternative fuel, with up to 60% efficiency (SPINACH NEW ALTERNATIVE ENERGY http://t.co/en0Cw05M9N)...”
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#SyntheticPhotosynthesis is an exciting concept for #SustainableEnergy that shows promise!
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Fun and Quirky Ways to Go Green

Fun and Quirky Ways to Go Green | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
Posted by Katie in British Gas Business , Energy Efficiency With an ever-increasing emphasis on going green, saving energy and generally being more environmentally responsible for businesses nowadays, it's no surprise to see companies and their...
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#FoodFromTheSky is an awesome idea!  I also love that they are located at "Crouch End"....excellent name!

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Alternative energy rule change could impact solar - Lehigh Valley Business

Alternative energy rule change could impact solar - Lehigh Valley Business | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
Alternative energy rule change could impact solar Lehigh Valley Business The state Public Utility Commission is considering a new regulation that would cap the amount of energy that could be produced and sold back to the power grid by a private...
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Spinach could lead to alternative energy - agprofessional.com

Spinach could lead to alternative energy - agprofessional.com | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
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Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel.
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Army Awards 11 New Contracts to Small Businesses for Renewable Energy - AZoCleantech

Army Awards 11 New Contracts to Small Businesses for Renewable Energy - AZoCleantech | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
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The U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) and the U.S.
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The US military has been quietly becoming a leader in sustainable technology adaptation, underpinned by Obama's 2009 Environmental Leadership Executive Order.

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Solar energy technology for those with no access to electricity

Solar energy technology for those with no access to electricity | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
With 1.7 billion people living without access to mains electricity, we look at five solar-powered innovations that could ease the problems of those 'off the grid' (Solar #energy technology for those with no access to electricity
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Superb examples of combining social entrepreneurship with environmental purpose.  Great innovations!

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EDF Energy Innovation Series Feature: Desalination – Here Comes ...

EDF Energy Innovation Series Feature: Desalination – Here Comes ... | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
EDF's Energy Innovation Series highlights innovations across a broad range of energy categories, including smart grid and renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency financing and progressive utilities, to name a few.
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Open-source sustainable water treatment - superb potential!

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Alternative-Energy Funds See Renewed Buying by Investors - Wall Street Journal

Alternative-Energy Funds See Renewed Buying by Investors - Wall Street Journal | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
Alternative-Energy Funds See Renewed Buying by Investors Wall Street Journal Alternative-energy mutual funds and exchange-traded funds—which include investments in hydropower, wind and solar—returned an average 41.6% over the 12 months through...
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Could this be the "second era of clean-technology investing?"  Let's hope so!  The increases appear to still be driven by demand overseas, but lets hope a global increasing market trickles down to greater affordability and use in the USA.

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Scientists have discovered how to make people care about climate change

Scientists have discovered how to make people care about climate change | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
“A woman peers through goggles embedded in a large black helmet. Forest sounds emanate from various corners of the room: a bird chirping here, a breeze whispering there. She moves slowly around the room.”
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As noted, climate change is something most people do not believe they can impact, nor often fully grasp. The ability to connect with complex and global-sized systems in an immersive virtual reality format should not only help kids, but also adults who tend to be 'hands on' learners.
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Fuel cell technology from EDF's Energy Innovation Series

Follow EDF's Energy Innovation Series at http://www.edf.org/energyinnovation About this fuel cell innovation: Bloom Energy's Bloom Box is made up of solid ox...
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Their fuel cells are beautifully designed!

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Will Google find a new energy solution?

Will Google find a new energy solution? | Optimistic Environmentalism | Scoop.it
Blog home › Energy Efficiency ›Will Google find a new energy solution?
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Creative thinking applied to #AlternativeEnergy.  This will be an exciting development to watch for!

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