Posts Tagged ‘investment’

Moving Blended Investing to Investing as Usual

Thursday, July 19, 2012 19:43 Comments Off

While speaking with the investment head of a family recently, the concept of blended investing came up in the conversation. A theory put forward by Jed Emerson , blended investing is defined as: a conceptual framework for advancing a vision of value creation which is not based upon a bifurcated understanding of the nature of […]

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US Vs. China Energy Intensity Chart.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:23 Comments Off

Once you start looking at charts, you just cannot stop, and following my post last week of , I cam across this interesting chart in the post China Adapts to the Climate Change Fashion Show which plots energy intensities for the US and China. Besides the typically WOW factor of look how much China has […]

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Chengdu Environmental News for February 2009

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 9:54 Comments Off

1. Chengdu promised: to give “one hour to the world” On February 1st, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) announced that the Municipal Government of Chengdu had promised on January 29th that it participate in the activity of the “Earth Hour 2010” at 20:30 of March 27th, which indicated Chengdu had become the first […]

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Beijing Smart Grid Conference: Day 2

Friday, December 4, 2009 10:15 1 Comment

Day two at the Beijing smart grid conference: After spending much of the first day of the Beijing Smart grid conference discussing the definition and scope of smart grid for China, the second day of the conference was focused on how smartgrid was going to be rolled out, what some of the solutions would be, […]

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Beijing Smartgrid Conference: Day 1

Thursday, December 3, 2009 11:30 Comments Off

While many in China, and out, have been focused on the impressive speed by which China has been able to grow its economy over the last 15 years, those inside the central party have been focused on ensuring that the economic energy had its energy needs met. Made difficult by the fact that the highest […]

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China’s Influence on the Economics of Cleantech

Monday, November 30, 2009 0:55 Comments Off

While the traditional focus of discussions surrounding cleantech uptake have been largely market driven. That, for renewable energies to compete with fossil fuels, the price per KwH had to be below the going rate for fossil, regardless of what the negative economic, environmental, or political externalities were.   It was what seemed to me an unreasonable […]

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Restructuring in China’s Solar Industy

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 0:25 Comments Off

The Beijing Review article Going Solar is an excellent piece showing the industry as one is poorly structured, and one that will see changes.

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The Future of Green Business in China

Friday, May 22, 2009 10:00 1 Comment

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has released a filming of their recent Event, The Future of Green Business in China. Terry Yosie, President and CEO of World Environment Center and Ye Weijia, head of New Ventures China, discuss green businesses in China. They discuss the work their companies have already done, while anticipating […]

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China Allocated 3.4 billion USD For Green Projects in 2009Q1

Friday, May 1, 2009 1:03 Comments Off

While the rumors over the final green stimulus are flying right now, it is good to see that at least the first 3.4 billion has been allocated: Of the 23 billion yuan spending, 13 billion went to improving urban water treatment facilities, 4 billion yuan to pollution prevention projects on the Huaihe and other big […]

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US Fears China Cleantech Dominance. Why?

Thursday, April 23, 2009 9:31 4 Comments

Early on in my time in China, it was clear to me that the system in China was well suited for developing technologies that would become leader in the cleantech space. They were investing in battery technologies that were going to power mobile phones and laptops to be exported in consumer goods, but the underlying […]

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