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Thursday, February 22, 2007

ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP) Plugs Into Hollywood Green Machine During Oscar Week

ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP) Plugs Into Hollywood Green Machine During Oscar Week

Electric car company ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) will be in Hollywood to announce a new Glendale dealership and attend several social and charitable events as part of Oscar Week festivities. ZAP CEO Steve Schneider will be attending a number of events in support of green initiatives starting today.

This evening Global Green USA will host its 3rd annual pre-Oscar party, highlighting global warming solutions with Co-Hosts Penelope Cruz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Salma Hayek and special guests Sebastian Copeland, Matt Petersen, Heidi Cullen, Steve Schneider, Maroon 5 and many more to benefit Global Green's global warming initiatives. The party kicks off Global Green's Red Carpet/Green Cars Oscar campaign, where celebrities arrive at the Academy Awards in fuel-efficient vehicles instead of gas-guzzling limousines. Learn more at http://www.globalgreen.org.

Environmental Motors, one of ZAP's newest dealers in Glendale, California, will be rolling through the streets of Hollywood with the new XEBRA electric car and truck. Environmental Motors has been selected to provide environmentally friendly transportation for The Ultimate Green Room, February 22-24 at the RC Green Eco-Lounge at 300 S. La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles. For more information about the RC Green Eco-Lounge, contact Landers Public Relations at 323-871-9709 or Environmental Motors at 818-549-0000. A list of ZAP dealers is available at http://www.zapworld.com.

In November, ZAP launched a campaign to showcase two of the best solutions for fighting global warming: A) replace a gas car with an electric car; and B) plant trees. As part of the campaign, ZAP has pledged to plant a million trees and invites individuals, corporations and other groups to join in its efforts. Learn more at http://www.zaptrees.org.

About ZAP

ZAP has been a leader in advanced transportation technologies since 1994, delivering over 90,000 vehicles to consumers in more than 75 countries. At the forefront of fuel-efficient transportation with new technologies including energy efficient gas systems, hydrogen, electric, fuel cell, ethanol, hybrid and other innovative power systems, ZAP is developing a high-performance crossover SUV electric car concept called ZAP-X engineered by Lotus Engineering. The Company recently launched a new portable energy technology that manages power for mobile electronics, like cell phones and laptops. For more product, dealer and investor information, visit http://www.zapworld.com.

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, continued acceptance of the Company's products, increased levels of competition for the Company, new products and technological changes, the Company's dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

ZAP is a featured Company on RenewableEnergyStocks.com, TechSectorStocks.com and EnvironmentStocks.com

For full details, click here: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/CO/ZAAP/Default.asp

Sunday, February 18, 2007

UBS Report: "Climate Change: Beyond Whether''

At the end of January, UBS Wealth Management Research issued the research report, "UBS Research Focus – Climate Change: Beyond Whether," which looks at research on climate change to offer a detailed, sector-by-sector breakdown identifying key investment opportunities and risks for the individual investor.

According to the January 31 release- “Whether or not you agree with the view that human activity is influencing the climate system is largely irrelevant to the investment thesis. What is important is that numerous policies to combat the threat of global warming are converging to influence people’s behavior, alter the risk profile of various businesses, and improve the investment outlook for others,” said Klaus Wellershoff, global head of UBS Wealth Management Research, and Kurt Reiman, head of thematic research for UBS Wealth Management Research.
According to the report’s findings, investors who seek to incorporate climate change risks and opportunities into their portfolios have options that span a wide range of asset classes, including:
Equity-related strategies include underweighting sectors, industries and companies that are highly carbon-intensive and have little potential to adapt to new technologies;
Investment in companies exposed to renewable and low-carbon energy production and energy efficiency;
Investment in theme funds focusing specifically on climate-change mitigation;
Investment in equity baskets, certificates and indices on specific investment areas such as white biotech, photovoltaics, and biofuels;
Investment in venture capital firms and private equity funds focused on environmental technology;
Socially responsible investment (SRI) funds and indices that follow one of three approaches: one that includes only the best companies, one that excludes laggards in the field, and one that focuses on the highest improvement potential;
Fixed income strategies that reduce exposure to companies that face heightened credit risk because of future policy measures and un-hedged exposure to severe weather events, such as hurricanes and floods;
Investment in renewable bonds issued by governments and project development companies to finance specific clean energy projects.

Monday, February 12, 2007

follow up on CO2 play posted January 30

CO2 TECH LTD (CTTD.PK) looks like it was more a short term stock play on the media attention of the global warming based on the anticipated international report that was due February 2nd.

I thought I was looking at the wrong stock today when I looked at the price - but no - it currently is trading on .39 on a lot less volume than previous

One of the dangers of trading a pink sheet stock is its difficult to get any info if they are non- reporting. There are exceptions and there are some reporting pink sheet stocks you can trade.
This was a relatively new player in the green space and I was personally getting 2-3 emails a day on it unsolicited, reflecting a stock play more than a long term deal.

Investors need to do their homework and remember even with complete due diligence their is still risk.

The seriousness of the global CO2 issue will bring in real company with a real solution with long term investment opportunity

Monday, February 05, 2007

InvestorIdeas.com Announces New ‘Green’ Financial Column “The New Power Fund” by Samuel F. Jones

Presenter for Upcoming Online Greentech Investor Conference “Investing in the Environment” Creates Monthly Renewable Energy Investing Column

www.InvestorIdeas.com, and its global investor and industry Greentech portals, announce the addition of a new monthly ‘green’ financial column, “The New Power Fund”, focusing on renewable energy, by Samuel F. Jones: President, All Season Financial Advisors, Inc. The new content builds upon the highly visited portal articles, audio interviews, stock news, stock directories, online investor conferences, Blogs, RSS feeds, investor tools and links.

Follow the New Green Column at: The New Power Fund: http://investorideas.com/NPF/

Additionally, Samuel F. Jones will be one of the featured speakers at the upcoming conference:” Investing in the Environment: Global Warming, Global Warning – Investing Today for Tomorrow’s Future", in an online format to reduce the Carbon Footprint and the Carbon Dioxide created by travel.

The online conference will include presentations (audio with power point slides or flash) from renewable, environmental, water, clean energy and technology experts providing in-depth perspectives on what is happening in the Greentech sector from venture capital, funds, Indices and participating publicly traded companies.

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

The online conference is free to investors and online visitors, with login registration.
/forums/Register.aspx

Samuel F. Jones: President, All Season Financial Advisors, Inc., www.allseasonfunds.com
Registered Investment Advisor

As president of All Season Financial Advisors, he is responsible for the management of over $120 Million in client assets and for overseeing operations, marketing, and portfolio design. Sam is also the senior portfolio manager for the Integrity All Season mutual fund. In 2005, the firm opened its first renewable energy investment portfolio for private clients called "New Power". The New Power strategy has posted an average return of 14.5% net of all fees since inception with a fraction of the risk inherent to this speculative sector. More info: http://investorideas.com/NPF/more.asp

InvestorIdeas.com Updates List of Speakers for Upcoming Online Greentech Investor Conference “Investing in the Environment”

Online Presenters Will Provide Insight into Trends and Opportunities in Cleantech Investment Including Venture capital, Funds, Indices and Public Companies

http://www.investorideas.com/, and its global investor and industry Greentech and water portals, updates the growing list of speakers and participants for the upcoming March 21, 2007 online conference: "Investing in the Environment: Global Warming, Global Warning - Investing Today for Tomorrow's Future." The online audio conference, an example of “zero footprint” technology at work, will be available March 21st, 2007, starting at 9:00 am EST and archived thereafter. With growing global concerns of oil dependence, global warming, environmental pollution, water contamination and shortages, interest in cleantech investing is on the rise

The growing list of industry experts and public companies includes recent additions : Thomas Kuh, KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. http://www.kld.com/indexes, Walter V. Nasdeo, Director of Research/Head of Energy Technology Ardour Capital Investments http://www.ardourglobalindexes.com/indexes_agi.php, David H. Kurzman, Managing Partner of Kurzman CleanTech, L.P. http://www.kurzmancleantech.com/ and Akeena Solar, Inc. (OTCBB: AKNS).

A list of Speaker Bios is available at: http://www.investorideas.com/forums/Portals/green.aspx

The online conference will include presentations (audio with power point slides or flash) from renewable, environmental, water, clean energy and technology experts providing in-depth perspectives on what is happening in the Greentech sector from venture capital, funds, Indices and participating publicly traded companies.

Joining the growing list of presenting public companies is Akeena Solar, Inc. (OTCBB: AKNS). Akeena Solar has grown to become one of the largest national integrators of residential and small commercial solar power systems in the United States, serving customers directly in California, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. http://www.akeena.net/

Previously announced green publicly traded presenters include: ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP), Rotoblock Corporation (OTCBB: ROTB), WaterBank of America (USA) Inc. and International Barrier Technology Inc. (OTCBB: IBTGF).

Previously announced Greentech Industry Speakers: Jamie Wimberly CEO of the Distributed Energy Financial Group (DEFG) LLC, http://www.defgllc.com/, Robert Wilder, J.D., Ph.D. CEO & Founder of Wildershares, LLC; http://www.wildershares.com/, William Brennan, President & Managing Partner of AquaTerra Asset Management LLC, and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Praetor Global Water Fund, Peter C. Fusaro, Chairman & Founder of Global Change Associates in New York, http://www.global-change.com/, Samuel F. Jones, President of All Season Financial Advisors, Estelle Lloyd, CEO of Venture Business Research, http://www.vbresearch.com/ , J. Peter Lynch, an expert in the solar area.

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

The online conference is free to investors and online visitors, with login registration.
http://www.investorideas.com/forums/Register.aspx

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Friday, February 02, 2007

Global Warming Report Issued

The much anticipated Global Warming Report Issued on Climate Change

Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis

Link to report
http://www.ipcc.ch/SPM2feb07.pdf

reminder to hear more experts on the subject -
"Investing in the Environment: Global Warming, Global Warning – Investing Today for Tomorrow’s Future"
An Online Format to Reduce the Carbon Footprint and the Carbon Dioxide Created by Travel
http://www.investorideas.com/forums/Portals/green.aspx

Thursday, February 01, 2007

EnvironmentStocks.com: “Insiders Place Bets on Global Warming Play”

EnvironmentStocks.com: “Insiders Place Bets on Global Warming Play”

EnvironmentStocks.com Reminder: Upcoming Conference "Investing in the Environment: Global Warming, Global Warning – Investing Today for Tomorrow’s Future"

www.EnvironmentStocks.com (ES), an investor and industry news portal for the environmental and cleantech sector within the InvestorIdeas.com umbrella, presents the timely exclusive 'Insiders Corner', by Michael Brush on how investors can participate in a changing climate, both in the stock market and in the global environment.

“Insiders Place Bets on Global Warming Play”

By Michael Brush, Insiders Corner http://www.investorideas.com/insiderscorner/Exclusively for InvestorIdeas.com®

Ever since Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth” hit the circuit last year – and spooky-warm weather seemed to confirm his thesis – many investors have been on the hunt for climate change stocks.

What’s more, reports of bizarre weather persist – most recently in Europe which was struck by unusually severe wind storms in January. Since bizarre weather patterns are a symptom of global warming, according to Gore, I’ll nominate Home Solutions of America (HSOA) as my Insiders Corner climate change stock.

More: http://www.investorideas.com/insiderscorner/Articles/020107.asp

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 InvestorIdeas.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. Greentech Online Investor and Industry Conference "Investing in the Environment: Global Warming, Global Warning – Investing Today for Tomorrow’s Future" 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 is a global investor and industry research portal for the environmental and socially responsible investing sector, within the InvestorIdeas.com Greentech umbrella. The website does not make stock recommendations, but features industry and stock news, exclusive articles and financial columnists, audio interviews, investor conferences, Blogs, and a directory of stocks in the sector.

Featured Sponsors for the EnvironmentStocks.com Portal Participating in Upcoming Conference:

International Barrier Technology Inc. (OTCBB: IBTGF; TSXV: IBH) 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

ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) is at the forefront of alternative energy vehicles with new technologies including energy efficient gas systems, hydrogen, electric, fuel cell, ethanol, hybrid and other innovative power systems. ZAP currently offers the entirely electric street-legal vehicle, the XEBRA sedan and PK. ZAP is also offering the ZAP Recharge-It-All brand of 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

The portal is compensated by sponsors; see disclaimer.

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Source: EnvironmentStocks.com, InvestorIdeas.com, ZAP, Rotoblock Corporation, International Barrier Technology