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The Future of “Clean” Energy

By Murray Rosenblith, co-Manager, New Alternatives Fund
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A recent article in Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that two-thirds of the world’s power will be generated by renewable resources by the year 2050. This projection is based on the continuing growth of new renewable power generation projects, primarily wind and solar, over the next thirty-plus years. Conditions have certainly changed since New Alternatives Fund entered the investment world in September 1982.

Caterpillar Provides Cleaner Air Underground

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Underground hard rock mining companies continue to go deeper in search of more raw materials and higher-grade ore. Working at such depths leads to air quality concerns due to equipment emissions, which today are primarily powered by diesel.

Click here to learn about how Caterpillar leveraged our investments and deep expertise in energy storage and electric drive technology to design and assemble the R1300 Battery Electric Load-Haul Dump, a fully battery-powered machine.

AT&T Expands Its Renewable Energy Program With NextEra Energy Resources

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New 300 MW Power Purchase Agreement and Wind Technician Scholarship Program Announced at Wind Energy Center Groundbreaking in Webb County, Texas

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New 300 MW Power Purchase Agreement and Wind Technician Scholarship Program Announced at Wind Energy Center Groundbreaking in Webb County, Texas

eBay and Natural Resources Defense Council Collaborate for Earth Month

Proceeds to help preserve clean air & water, open spaces, public lands, and healthy communities.
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In celebration of Earth Month this April, eBay for Charity has partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit organization that is working to safeguard the earth, on a campaign with an incredible selection of inventory and experiences that will benefit our planet!

Feminist Stakeholders, the Dakota Pipeline and ESG Investing

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by Rebecca Adamson, Native American economist, Founder and President, First Peoples Worldwide 

“The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline has implications beyond the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It is a fight for everyone who wants clean air, clean water, and gender equality. As governments increasingly prove incapable or unwilling to protect these things, citizens are turning to the market and the market is responding.” 

Thoughts on Money, Meaning and Mission

How ESG, CSR and SRI Can Have Real Impact
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by Amy Domini, founder, Domini Social Investments and The Sustainability Group 

One of the most stubborn problems facing practitioners of responsible investing is the name game. Despite the fact that the practices of any one firm are almost universally accepted practices at all firms, we ourselves choose to confuse the public with a myriad of names. Business schools ‘teach’ nuances implied by the use of differing titles; our own sales literature emphasizes one language while attempting to position this as an advance over other phrases.

Achieving Zero in the Built Environment

From Healthier Homes to Energy Efficient Office Buildings
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Without a dramatic change in the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, the world has no chance of adequately addressing climate change...That is how the new September 2016 issue of GreenMoney begins, but it quickly moves to offering solutions from Healthier Homes to more Energy-Efficient Office Buildings. Here are the new articles and an insightful video from architect William McDonough.

Getting Our Hands Dirty - Real Sustainable Agriculture

Digging into Slow Money and Investing in Sustainable Ag
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By Woody Tasch, Founder and Chairman of the Slow Money Institute.

“Beetniks Against Global Warming.” There’s a placard you never saw in Paris.

Ecocentricity Blog - November 16, 2015

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Maybe I shouldn’t write this post at all. Honestly, I don’t know. I’m conflicted. For the past couple of days, I have struggled to determine whether or not using this medium to write about the Paris attacks is appropriate. These words seem so insignificant, almost meaningless, compared to the scope of this injustice. I worry that using an environmentally-themed blog to offer sympathy, even genuinely felt sympathy, might cheapen the gravitas of Friday’s tragedy.

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