Now that we are back, you will find, in today’s edition, some news about Siemens and Gamesa, which are to form biggest wind power firm. Also, find out why Cox is investing $25 Million in Cleantech Companies. Finally, in the Carbon section, find out about China’s plan to cut meat consumption by 50% and join climate campaigners in cheering the initiative!

Quote of the day 

“Through this kind of lifestyle change, it is expected that the livestock industry will transform and carbon emissions will be reduced.”
Li Junfeng, director general of China’s National Center on Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, in the Guardian’s story China’s plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners

Lead stories 

Siemens, Gamesa to form biggest wind power firm
By K. T. Jagnnathan – The Hindu 
Siemens of Germany and Gamesa of Spain have decided to come together to form the world’s biggest wind power company. 

Why Cox Is Investing $25 Million in Cleantech Companies and How to Get in on the Action 
By  Jessica Lyons Hardcastle – environmental leader 
Cox Enterprises has pledged to invest $25 million in environmentally sustainable companies and technologies — good news for cleantech startups as well as established companies looking for funding and also good for Cox’s business and environmental efforts, its executives say.

It’s boom time for clean tech stocks 
By Willow Aliento – The Fifth Estate 
Companies on the Australian CleanTech index are outperforming the ASX200 and the ASX Small Ordinaries index, according to data released today by Australian CleanTech.

5 Cleantech Stocks for your Portfolio 
By Jeremy Mullin  – Zacks 
Due to raised awareness of climate change and global warming, there have been increased consumer, government, and industrial interest in the human impact on our planet. 

Why Apple’s new energy business should scare utilities 
By Lauren Hepler – GreenBiz 
As the latest corporate energy user to jump into the wholesale electricity business, the tech giant shows how the tide may be turning away from power monopolies.


China’s plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners
By Oliver Milman – The Guardian  
The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in a move that climate campaigners hope will provide major heft in the effort to avoid runaway global warming. 
***LB: Also in this story “New dietary guidelines drawn up by China’s health ministry recommend that the nation’s 1.3 billion population should consume between 40g to 75g of meat per person each day. The measures, released once every 10 years, are designed to improve public health but could also provide a significant cut to greenhouse gas emissions.”

Natural gas / coal 

Natural gas giant to build another plant, pipelines 
By Jack Witthaus – Houston Business Journal 
Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE: EPD) continues to expand its natural gas footprint as natural gas production and piping continues to grow in the U.S.

Natural Gas: Fundamentals Take Over 
By Andrew Hecht – Seeking Alpha 
Last week natural gas futures broke out to the upside. This week, it was eerily quiet. Markets move for myriad reasons.


China to generate a quarter of electricity from wind power by 2030 
By Arthur Neslen – The Guardian  
China is on track to generate more than a quarter of its electricity from wind power by 2030, and the figure could rise to nearly a third with power sector reforms, a new study has found.

Clean tech

Shanghai Said to Be Front-Runner for Tesla China Production Site 
Bloomberg News  
Shanghai has emerged as the front-runner to become the production base for Tesla Motors Inc. in China in an investment that may be valued at about $9 billion, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.


Should California limit the number of small, new water systems? 
By Paul Rogers –
California’s drought has revealed that when it comes to water, not every community is equal.

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