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Green issues gain celebrity support

Celebrities are at it again - setting a few positive examples on energy and climate change issues. In New York, a number of famous names were spotted among over 300,000 taking part in the international People’s Climate March on 21 September, including actors Mark Ruffalo and Edward Norton and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 03/10/2014 - 08:45



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Is green crowdfunding child's play? Crowdfunding clean energy is very ‘in’ right now – and it’s not a model that seems to be limited in terms of project size. At the large-scale end, Trillion Fund has just launched what it says is the biggest effort to tap public funding for renewable yet: a £5million...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 04/07/2014 - 08:45



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Unlimited energy for all? Putting Tesla to the test

Nikola Tesla, the inventor of the alternating current among many other breakthroughs, believed that electromagnetism could be harnessed to provide abundant free energy over huge areas - perhaps even the whole earth. He put his idea of worldwide, wireless energy using the earth as a conductor to the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:45



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Green investment goes retail

Retail banking and investment are offering slim returns – so the regular Joes and Josephines of the high street are putting their cash into renewable energy. So says renewables investment platform Trillion Fund. Rebecca O’Connor from the Fund does present some compelling evidence of recent gains: "...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 16/12/2013 - 08:45



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Green innovations: standing out in the crowd

Crowd funding is the future, many experts tell us. As the premise requires theoretical future customers investing in something they really, really want to come into being, it’s kind of the ultimate test of the marketability of a product in advance. This is especially useful for emerging product...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 19/08/2013 - 08:40



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Power from the people

Sometimes, rather than wait for the central powers of government and big business to help you out, you’ve just got to crack on yourself. This certainly seems to be the philosophy of an increasing number of people looking to kick-start low-carbon technologies. Hey, you can even use a website called...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 01/03/2013 - 08:30