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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Co2 company soars 81% today

shares of CO2 TECH LTD (Other OTC:CTTD.PK) closed at #1.65 up over 81% on volume of 12 million shares as issues of global warming solutions sparked investor interest

news on
CO2 Tech to Join Boeing's Global Environmental EffortsTuesday January 30,2007

LONDON, Jan. 30, 2007 ) -- CO2 Tech President, Ms. Helga Schotten, today announced that CO2 Tech, a UK-based provider of cutting-edge, anti-global warming technology solutions, will join Boeing's global commitment to support anti-global warming activities and other environment efforts.
full news -
http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/070130/112773.html

Monday, January 29, 2007

technical indicators on 2 renewable energy stocks

Two green stocks to take a look at strictly from a technical charting perspective

Bullish 50/200-day MA Crossovers (NASDAQ)
29 Jan 2007
http://stockcharts.com

Pacific Fuel Cell Corp (OTCBB:PFCE ) and NewGen Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:NWGN)

Pacific Fuel Cell Corp. is a nanotechnology company committed to producing fuel cell components with reduced cost and higher performance in the portable and micro fuel cell market, utilizing nanotechnology.

NewGen's mission is to be a leading global vertically integrated manufacturer and distributor of premium biofuels and hydrocarbon blends that are intended to dramatically reduce the environmental and economic impact of world petroleum use. NewGen believes that it has developed the cleanest burning and highest performing fuels in the world by utilizing its own technology that allows for more complete combustion.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

sustainable world energy outlook report

sustainable world energy outlook report - where we are headed by 2050-

The energy [r]evolution - A sustainable World Energy Outlook is a report by European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and Greenpeace that provides a practical blueprint for how to half global CO2 emissions, while allowing for an increase in energy consumption by 2050.

full 96 page report click here

"This publication provides stimulating analysis on future scenarios of
energy use, which focus on a range of technologies that are expected to
emerge in the coming years and decades.There is now universal
recognition of the fact that new technologies and much greater use of
some that already exist provide the most hopeful prospects for
mitigation of emissions of GHGs. It is for this reason that the
International Energy Agency, which in the past pursued an approach
based on a single time path of energy demand and supply, has now
developed alternative scenarios that incorporate future technological
changes. In the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as well, technology is included as a
crosscutting theme in recognition of the fact that an assessment of
technological options would be important both for mitigation as well as
adaptation measures for tackling climate change. "

Friday, January 26, 2007

New Sector Poll- is Clean Energy and Renewable Energy the hot sector?

New Feature on Investorideas.com home page

Sector Poll - What sector is hot? We see inbound searches from investors as far as what sectors they are tracking so we thought it would be good to see directly from a polling/voting standpoint to see what sector is hot each week.It’s a great way to track trends and see what othe investors are tracking. With the recent media coverage of renewable energy stocks with President Bush's speech this week – it’s no surprise that renewable energy stocks are the leader.Please participate in our sector investing poll and help other investors track what is hot each week!
If you are following renewable energy stocks - vote and let us know

http://www.investorideas.com/DUPoll/

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Green Products and Services Gain Support as Issues of Global Warming and Environmental Contamination Escalate

EnvironmentStocks.com – Green Building Responds to the Growing Demand for a Clean and Healthy Environment

www.EnvironmentStocks.com an investor and industry news portal for the cleantech sector, reports on the growing movement towards ‘green’ products and services that are rapidly becoming a key component of the building industry. With global awareness improving through political support, media coverage, and overall education, the rising popularity of environmentally safe products and materials have received a boost, creating opportunities for sector participants such as International Barrier Technology Inc. (OTCBB: IBTGF; TSXV: IBH), manufacturer of environmentally friendly fire resistant building materials.

Buildings have a significant impact on our environment and our economy, which is why there is growing support for improving processes to reduce waste and costs, improve efficiency, promote better health and reduce the effect on the environment. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, buildings in the United States account for 65% of electricity consumption, 30% of greenhouse gas emissions and 30% of raw materials use. Buildings also consume 12% of potable water and produce 30% of waste output.

With global warming at the forefront of environmental discussions, reducing greenhouse gases, and improving energy efficiency have helped drive the adoption of renewable energy as a viable option of green buildings. Outside the energy focus, considerable attention in the green building arena is also being given to protecting the environment from hazardous chemicals through the use of products and materials that are non-toxic. Areas where healthier choices can be made include materials such as fire-retardants, paint, carpets and cleaners that are environmentally safe.

Research data reveals the risks of toxic chemicals with evidence continually being discovered in areas such as the Arctic where fish, polar bears and other animals are showing escalating signs of chemical contamination. Many man-made chemicals enter our water systems, soil, and air during manufacturing, use, disposal, as well as through leaks and fires.

Recent evidence shows poisoning by chemicals commonly used as flame retardants in household items such as carpets, furniture and clothes with data showing a connection between contamination levels in polar bears from the flame retardant polybrominated diphenyls (PBDEs) and the growing rate of hermaphroditism in polar bears.

Dr. Michael Huddy, President and CEO of International Barrier Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: IBTGF; TSXV: IBH) explains, “It is not only the reality of harmful chemicals entering the food chain, but it is also the perception of chemicals and the possibility that they might get into the food chain that is creating interest and frenzy about harmful fire retardant treatments. People are becoming more and more concerned about their health and the health of their environment and are making decisions based on this reality. Due to the fact that International Barrier’s products have no harmful chemicals, with all of our materials being environmentally safe without any risks of leaching out into the groundwater, we have established a valuable alternative choice for designers and builders.”

As consumers and businesses become more aware of the risks that many commonly used chemicals can pose on our environment, the level of adoption of non-toxic and environmentally friendly products has increased, rapidly playing a bigger part in today’s commercial and residential construction.

To Read the Full Report:
http://www.EnvironmentStocks.com/Articles/012407a.asp

EnvironmentStocks.com and RenewableEnergyStocks.com®, investor and industry news portals within the InvestorIdeas.com® content umbrella, do not make recommendations, but offer unique free information portals to research news, exclusive articles and columns, audio interviews, blogs and investor conferences for the environmental and clean energy sector.

Featured Clean Tech Sponsor: (The ES portal is compensated by Barrier as disclosed in disclaimer below)

International Barrier Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: IBTGF; TSXV: IBH)
For More Info:
www.environmentstocks.com/Companies/IntlBarrier/Default.asp or http://www.intlbarrier.com/.

International Barrier will also be presenting at the InvestorIdeas.com online greentech investor and industry conference: "Investing in the Environment: Global Warming, Global Warning – Investing Today for Tomorrow’s Future"
For More Info:
http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Forums/Portals/green.aspx

Visit our growing list of participating public companies in the environmental sector: www.environmentstocks.com/Enviro_Stocks/Stock_List.asp and the renewable energy industry: www.renewableenergystocks.com/Companies/RenewableEnergy/Stock_List.asp.


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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Environmental and Green Companies Can Spread the Word Online with News, Research and Article Submission and Contribution

EnvironmentStocks.com, a Top Ranked Global Investor and Industry Portal for Environment and Cleantech Stocks and Research, Offers Service for Content Contribution

www.EnvironmentStocks.com , an investor and industry news portal for the environmental and cleantech sector announces services for public and private companies to submit news and press releases to online investors and visitors following developments in clean or green technology. In addition, EnvironmentStocks.com offers submission services for freelance journalists, industry experts and analysts to contribute articles and research on the subject.
The additional content builds upon the highly visited portal articles, audio interviews, stock news, stock directory, online investor conferences, Blogs, RSS feeds and links.


Public and Private Company Content Submission:
To Submit News to EnvironmentStocks.com: http://investorideas.com/NewsUploader/

To Submit Articles to EnvironmentStocks.com: http://investorideas.com/NewsUploader/Submit_Article/

Based on an Investors and Industry global movement in investing in a green future and changing the rapid rate of global warming and environmental damage, EnvironmentStocks.com and RenewableEnergyStocks.com®, have announced an online conference March 21, 2007 as a venue for companies, analysts and experts to share their vision and the investment opportunities.

Conference Info:Greentech Online Investor and Industry Conference "Investing in the Environment: Global Warming, Global Warning – Investing Today for Tomorrow’s Future"For More Info:http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Forums/Portals/green.aspx
The online conference is free to investors and online visitors, with login registration. To register free please click here: http://www.investorideas.com/forums/Register.aspx
EnvironmentStocks.com and RenewableEnergyStocks.com®, investor and industry news portals within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella, do not make recommendations, but offer unique free information portals to research news, exclusive articles and columns, audio interviews, blogs and investor conferences for the environmental and clean energy sector.

Visit our growing list of participating public companies in the environmental sector: www.environmentstocks.com/Enviro_Stocks/Stock_List.asp and the renewable energy industry: www.renewableenergystocks.com/Companies/RenewableEnergy/Stock_List.asp.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Global water shortages and the environment

We have been talking for some time on Investorideas.com and our water-stocks.com portal about the growing concern for pending water shortages on a global scale. With emerging economies and growing populations such as China, India and Vietnam experiencing water pollution due to expansion without managing environmental concerns, the world is taking notice that water sources are drying up and available water sources are contaminated.

We note previously in one of our articles relating to China -it is currently estimated that 300 million people, representing one-quarter the population, drink unsafe water". Recent news out of China reports the Three Gorges Dam in central China's Hubei Province had to open the floodgates to deal with the severe water shortages along the Yangtze River.

Recent news out of Vietnam facing future water shortages note that water flow has had declined in rivers and streams, and the Red River at Hanoi measured 1.53 meters , the lowest level in 100 years.

But its not just in emerging economies – we experienced one of the worse droughts in 2006 in decades.

I think it’s a global wake up call to deal with this before the sci-fi predictions of global water wars become a reality
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Sunday, January 14, 2007

recent climate data- NOAA/National Climatic Data Center

NOAA/National Climatic Data Center

2006 research on climate

NOAA REPORTS 2006 WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR U.S.


http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/2006/ann/ann06.html
According to the report -"U.S. and global annual temperatures are now approximately 1.0°F warmer than at the start of the 20th century, and the rate of warming has accelerated over the past 30 years, increasing globally since the mid-1970's at a rate approximately three times faster than the century-scale trend. The past nine years have all been among the 25 warmest years on record for the contiguous U.S., a streak which is unprecedented in the historical record. "

Friday, January 12, 2007

Environmental Tech companies score well globally in 2006

To give some perspective on our upcoming global investor greentech conference http://www.investorideas.com/forums/Portals/green.aspxand why its important for investors to take note of


Environmental stocks in 2006 - value of leading environmental technology companies almost tripled in 2006, according to Impax ET50
http://www.impax.co.uk/asset/et50.htm

The Impax ET50 Index (ET50) is a performance-tracking index dedicated solely to publicly quoted companies that have core businesses in the development and operation of environmental technologies.
The ET50 constituents are the fifty largest by market capitalisation (MC) from the global universe of over 2000 pure-play ET companies identified by Impax Asset Management Ltd.
The current range for (pre-adjustments) MC of companies in the ET50 is $800 million to $8 billion.
The index is a capital-weighted, non-dividend adjusted global index with further adjustments (a) for non-ET activity and (b) to ensure that no company represents >10% of the index.
For further information, please e-mail iam@impax.co.uk

Geographical Composition
North America 32% Europe 54% Rest of the World 15%

The Impax ET50 top ten at the end of 2006 :
1. REC (solar, Norway)
2. Suzlon (wind, India)
3. Vestas (wind, Denmark)
4. Gamesa (wind, Spain)
5. Suntech Power (solar, China)
6. Solarworld (solar, Germany)
7. Kingspan (insulation materials, Ireland)
8. Q Cells (solar, Germany)
9. Stericycle (clinical waste, US)
10. EDF Energies Nouvelles (wind, France)

InvestorIdeas.com® Announces Upcoming Online Greentech Investor Conference "Investing in the Environment: Global Warming, Global Warning – Investing T

As the Fight Against Climate Change Becomes a Global Priority, the Online Conference will Explore Investing Opportunities

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC – January 12, 2007, www.InvestorIdeas.com, and its greentech portals, global investor and industry resources for the renewable and clean tech sector, announce its upcoming online investor conference on ‘Investing in the Environment’ available March 21st, 2007, starting at 9:00 am EST and archived thereafter. With issues of energy independence, global warming and environmental concerns including pollution, water contamination and shortages escalating, cleantech investments continue to rise as global political support strengthens.

The online conference will include presentations (audio with power point slides) from renewable, environmental, water, clean energy and technology experts as well as public company CEOs providing in-depth perspectives on what is happening in the Greentech sector. Current participating public companies include ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP), Rotoblock Corporation (OTCBB: ROTB), WaterBank of America (USA) Inc. (OTCBB: WBKA) and International Barrier Technology Inc. (OTCBB: IBTGF).

As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calls for “a new America that declares our energy independence, promotes domestic sources of renewable energy, and confronts climate change,” and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposes a Low Carbon Fuel Standard to reduce green house gas emissions by at least 10% in California by 2020, support for ‘green’ technology shows continued signs of growth.

It is clear that the fight against climate change has become a global priority evidenced by the recent proposal from the European Commission for the establishment of a new Energy Policy for Europe to combat climate change and increase energy security. In addition, investment into ‘green’ technology continues to grow domestically and internationally. According to the Cleantech Venture Network, cleantech investment for Q3’06 comprised 14% of all North American, and 12% of all European venture investments totaling $1.081 billion for the quarter.

The online conference is free to investors and online visitors, with login registration.

To Find Out More About the Upcoming Greentech Online Investor and Industry Conference Visit:
http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Forums/Portals/green.aspx

Current List of Greentech Industry Speakers Include:

Jamie Wimberly founded and currently serves as the CEO of the Distributed Energy Financial Group (DEFG) LLC, a specialized consulting and financial services firm focused on distributed energy and energy technologies and creators of the Distributed Energy Sector Index. www.defgllc.com

Robert Wilder, J.D., Ph.D. is the CEO & Founder of Wildershares, LLC; he is the Manager of the WilderHill Clean Energy Index. He holds a Ph.D. from University of California at Santa Barbara and a Law Degree from University of San Diego School of Law. In addition Dr. Wilder is a Visiting Faculty at University of California, San Diego. www.wildershares.com

Current List of Participating Public Companies Include:

ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) is at the forefront of alternative energy transportation with new technologies including energy efficient gas systems, hydrogen, electric, fuel cell, alcohol, hybrid and other innovative power systems. ZAP is also offering Portable Energy technology that manages power for mobile electronic devices like cell phones, PDA, MP3/iPod, laptop computer, digital cameras and more. For More Info: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/CO/ZAAP/Default.asp

Rotoblock Corporation (OTCBB: ROTB) is focused on the continued development and improvement of its energy efficient Oscillating Piston Engine to the state where its mechanical, ecological and economic viability leads to the profitable licensing of the manufacturer's rights to a proprietary patented design or a partnership for its manufacture. For More Info: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/CO/ROTB/Default.asp

WaterBank of America (USA) Inc. (OTCBB: WBKA) was founded in 2002 to create and acquire a "bank" of top quality springs to address the increasing scarcity of fresh water in the world. In 2004, with the acquisition of ICEROCKS, the business model expanded to include the new consumer packaged good; hygienic, food safe ice cubes (targeting hotels, airlines), followed by the manufacturing and distribution of bottled spring water on a regional basis as a complementary business. WaterBank is backed by a well-versed Management Team, Board of Directors and an Advisory Board comprised of highly experienced and accomplished water and beverage industry experts working together to meet the global challenges of water scarcity and contamination. For More Info: http://www.water-stocks.com/CO/WBKA/Default.asp

International Barrier Technology Inc. (OTCBB: IBTGF) develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials branded as Blazeguard®. Barrier's award-winning Blazeguard® wood panels use a patented, non-toxic, non-combustible coating with an extraordinary capability: it releases water in the heat of fire. The panels exceed "model" building code requirements in every targeted fire test and application, and are unique in combining properties that increase panel strength and minimize environmental and human impact. For More Info: www.environmentstocks.com/Companies/IntlBarrier/Default.asp

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Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. These sites are currently compensated for by its "featured companies." ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) and Rotoblock Corporation (OTCBB: ROTB) each pay Two thousand five hundred per month equivalent in shares for one year commencing Nov 2006, discounted as a courtesy to previous sponsorship of the InvestorIdeas Greentech contest. International Barrier Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: IBTGF) currently pays three thousand per month and 100,000 options. WaterBank of America (USA) Inc. (OTCBB: WBKA) currently pays InvestorIdeas.com $10,000 monthly, $4,000 in cash per month and $6,000 in shares per month.
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Participating companies must adhere to all SEC disclosure requirements.

For Additional Information on Participating in this Upcoming Online Conference Please Contact:

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

EU proposes an integrated energy and climate change package to cut emissions for the 21st Century

yexdxas reported today by the EU-

Brussels, 10 January 2007

Commission proposes an integrated energy and climate change package to cut emissions for the 21st Century


The European Commission today proposes a comprehensive package of measures to establish a new Energy Policy for Europe to combat climate change and boost the EU's energy security and competitiveness. The package of proposals set a series of ambitious targets on greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy and aim to create a true internal market for energy and strengthen effective regulation. The Commission believes that when an international agreement is reached on the post-2012 framework this should lead to a 30% cut in emissions from developed countries by 2020. To further underline its commitment the Commission proposes that the European Union commits now to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20% by 2020, in particular through energy measures.
Commission President José Manuel Barroso said: "Today marks a step change for the European Union. Energy policy was a core area at the start of the European project. We must now return it to centre stage. The challenges of climate change, increasing import dependence and higher energy prices are faced by all EU members. A common European response is necessary to deliver sustainable, secure and competitive energy. The proposals put forward by the Commission today demonstrate our commitment to leadership and a long-term vision for a new Energy Policy for Europe that responds to climate change. We must act now, to shape tomorrow's world".

Commissioner for Energy Policy, Andris Piebalgs said, "If we take the right decisions now, Europe can lead the world to a new industrial revolution: the development of a low carbon economy. Our ambition to create a working internal market, to promote a clean and efficient energy mix and to make the right choices in research and development will determine whether we lead this new scenario or we follow others."

Stavros Dimas, Commissioner for the Environment stated that "Climate change is one of the gravest threats to our planet. Acting against climate change is imperative. Today, we have agreed on a set of ambitious, but realistic targets which will support our global efforts to contain climate change and its most dire consequences. I urge the rest of the developed world to follow our lead, match our reductions and accelerate progress towards an international agreement on the global emission reductions".

Europe faces real challenges. There is a more than 50% chance that global temperatures will rise during this century by more than 5°C. On current projections, energy and transport policies would mean that rather than falling, EU emissions would increase by around 5% by 2030. With current trends and policies the EU's energy import dependence will jump from 50% of total EU energy consumption today to 65% in 2030. In addition, the internal energy market remains incomplete which prevents EU citizens and the EU economy from receiving the full benefits of energy liberalisation.

The package proposed by the Commission today seeks to provide solutions to these challenges based on three central pillars:

1. A true Internal Energy Market

The aim is to give real choice for EU energy users, whether citizens or businesses, and to trigger the huge investments needed in energy. The single market is good not just for competitiveness, but also sustainability and security.

The competition sector enquiry (see IP/07/26) and the internal market communication show that further action is required to deliver these aims through a clearer separation of energy production from energy distribution. It also calls for stronger independent regulatory control, taking into account the European market, as well as national measures to deliver on the European Union's target of 10% minimum interconnection levels, by identifying key bottlenecks and appointing coordinators.

2. Accelerating the shift to low carbon energy

The Commission proposes to maintain the EU's position as a world leader in renewable energy, by proposing a binding target of 20% of its overall energy mix will be sourced from renewable energy by 2020. This will require a massive growth in all three renewable energy sectors: electricity, biofuels and heating and cooling. This renewables target will be supplemented by a minimum target for biofuels of 10%. In addition, a 2007 renewables legislative package will include specific measures to facilitate the market penetration of both biofuels and heating and cooling.

Research is also crucial to lower the cost of clean energy and to put EU industry at the forefront of the rapidly growing low carbon technology sector. To meet these objectives, the Commission will propose a strategic European Energy Technology Plan. The European Union will also increase by at least 50% its annual spending on energy research for the next seven years.

At present, nuclear electricity makes up 14% of EU energy consumption and 30% of EU electricity. The Commission proposals underline that it is for each member state to decide whether or not to rely on nuclear electricity. The Commission recommends that where the level of nuclear energy reduces in the EU this must be offset by the introduction of other low-carbon energy sources otherwise the objective of cutting greenhouse gas emissions will become even more challenging.

3. Energy efficiency

The Commission reiterates the objective of saving 20% of total primary energy consumption by 2020. If successful, this would mean that by 2020 the EU would use approximately 13% less energy than today, saving 100 billion euro and around 780 tonnes of CO2 each year.

The Commission proposes that the use of fuel efficient vehicles for transport is accelerated; tougher standards and better labelling on appliances; improved energy performance of the EU's existing buildings and improved efficiency of heat and electricity generation, transmission and distribution. The Commission also proposes a new international agreement on energy efficiency.

The proposals centred on these three pillars will need to be underpinned by a coherent and credible external policy

An international Energy Policy where the EU speaks with one voice

The European Union cannot achieve its energy and climate change objectives on its own. It needs to work with both developed and developing countries and energy consumers and producers. The European Union will develop effective solidarity mechanisms to deal with any energy supply crisis and actively develop a common external energy policy to increasingly "speak with one voice" with third countries. It will endeavour to develop real energy partnerships with suppliers based on transparency, predictability and reciprocity.

Drawing on the consultation process on its Green Paper issued in 2006, the Commission has already made progress towards a more coherent external energy policy as demonstrated by the creation of a network of energy security correspondents. The Commission proposes a whole series of concrete measures to strengthen international agreements including the Energy Charter Treaty, post-Kyoto climate regime and extension of emissions trading to global partners and further extend bilateral agreements with third countries so that energy becomes an integral part of all external EU relations and especially of the European Neighbourhood Policy. As major new initiatives the Commission proposes to develop a comprehensive Africa-Europe partnership and an international agreement on energy efficiency.

Concrete action is required urgently. Taken together, the sector enquiry, strategic review and action plan represent the core of a proposed new European Energy Policy. This process seeks to move from principles into concrete legislative proposals. The Commission will seek endorsement of the energy and climate change proposals during the Spring European Council and will come forward with legislation in light of these discussions.

All the documents can be found at the following addresses:

http://europa.eu/press_room/presspacks/energy/index_en.htm

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

put your money where your mouth is- going green means spending green

I don't get it- I admit I don't get it ! Watching CNBC coverage of the Auto show and seeing and hearing phrases like the Hybrid fad is over and that due to Hybrids represented 1.3 % of total auto sales last year ( selling about 200,000) that companies like Toyota are showcasing their full size trucks instead

Are we that short term thinking ? The Buzz since oil has been down the last few days has taken over into a trend? Have we forgotten how quickly oil can spike? Have we forgotten that little thing called Global Warming?

I see first hand on our site how investor sentiment shifts quickly with the headlines and there is not a lot of long term thinking . But lets not forget where the smart long term money is going - reiterating an article we did on follow the money in renewable :

RenewableEnergyStocks.com Follows the Money in Renewable Energy and Looks at Market Upside Support from New Funding Efforts - The first in the InvestorIdeas.com “Follow the Money” series with a look at the increasing flow of investments pouring into the renewable energy industry. Despite the downturn in renewable energy stocks since Spring of this year, the growth in new money being put into cleantech projects has significantly increased. The strength in the flow of investments acts as an indicator for long term growth and upside within the clean energy sector. full story

http://www.investorideas.com/Companies/ViewDocument.asp?ID=4694

So as consumers viewing the new automobiles - don't forget how quickly fuel prices can spike and do you want to be caught? And for the bigger picture- green autos are the road to the future!

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global renewable energy initiatives

the world continues to embrace renewable energy in unexpected places -

Indonesia's SMART signs $5.5 bln bio-energy dealJAKARTA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - China National Offshore Oil Co (CNOOC), Indonesia's PT SMART Tbk and Hong Kong Energy Ltd signed a $5.5 billion renewable energy venture deal on Tuesday, the Indonesian firm said in a statement.
The venture will develop crude palm oil-based bio-diesel and sugarcane or cassava-based bio-ethanol.
source- http://asia.news.yahoo.com/070109/3/2vgbx.html

in South Africa -
The South African cabinet has approved an ambitious biofuels industrial strategy, announced the Department of Minerals and Energy this week (8 January).
It is hoped that the draft biofuels plan will meet 75 per cent of the country's renewable energy target, in compliance with the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, which encourages nations to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.
full story-
source
http://www.scidev.net/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=readnews&itemid=3323&language=1

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Energy Addictive Nations can change their ways

I was impressed by recent energy user stats from Japan that showed" Japan's population and economy are each about 40 percent as large as that of the United States, yet in 2004 it consumed less than a quarter as much energy as America did, according to the International Energy Agency, which is based in Paris.
On a per-capita basis, that means Japan consumed the energy equivalent of 2.8 million tons of oil per person in 2004, in contrast to 5.4 million tons per American. Germany, another energy- conscious country, used 3.2 million tons per person. On other measures, like household electricity use, Japan is also much lower."
source :http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/07/news/energy.php

This clearly shows the path is there - you just have to choose to take it. As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called for: “A new America that declares our energy independence, promotes domestic sources of renewable energy, and confronts climate change.”

We feel as we have stated before - that the trend is there for long term change in energy use and technology and this could be an interesting year for the sector !

Saturday, January 06, 2007

upcoming environment investor online conference

with a driving force for renewable energy and concern over the environment and global warming , Investorideas.com and its green portals, renewableenergystocks.com and environmentstocks.com will be hosting a spring online investor forum and conference to educate investors and industry about opportunities in investing in a green future
the theme-
March 2007 ( date to be announced)
Investing in the Environment Global WarmingGlobal Warning - Investing Today to Save the Future

stay tuned for details...