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Congress Passes Spending Bill With Solar, Wind Tax Credit Extensions

The U.S. Congress on Monday passed a massive spending bill that includes $35 billion in energy research and development programs, a two-year extension of the Investment Tax Credit for solar power, a one-year extension of the Production Tax Credit for wind power projects, and an extension through 2025 for offshore wind tax credits — a significant last-minute boost […]

Why Sustainable Forestry Is a Good Investment

A decade ago, 100,000 volunteers from the Senegalese villages of Casamance and Siné Saloum joined together to replant 80 million mangrove trees, the world’s largest mangrove restoration program. Ten years later, the mangroves have sequestered more than 160,000 tons of carbon, the equivalent of taking more than 100,000 cars off the road every year. The […]

Green Investing

Often conflated with socially responsible investing (SRI), green investments are investment activities that focus on companies or projects committed to the conservation of natural resources, the production and discovery of alternative energy sources, the implementation of clean air and water projects, or other environmentally conscious business practices. Green investments may fit under the umbrella of SRI, […]

Top Green Investing Opportunities

The world is going green, from recycling and power generation to organic groceries and sustainable fisheries. Everyone, it seems—including climate change scientists, businesses, consumers and politicians—is interested in easing the burden humanity places on the environment. If you are looking for ways to put a little green in your wallet by putting some green in your […]

Biofuels: Investing Essentials

Agriculture is the No. 1 source of methane emissions in the U.S., and a potential source of biofuels. Energy is the cornerstone of our modern world, and as the global population continues to expand, demand for energy is only going to grow. Take the increasingly difficult and expensive task of finding and extracting fossil fuels, […]

Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)

Socially responsible investment, or SRI, is a strategy that emphasizes not only the financial gains from an investment but also ethical or social change. Identifying which ventures to put their hard-earned money into can be difficult for potential investors. It is why such investors consider factors such as diversification, dividends, rate of returnRate of ReturnThe […]

Return on investment from wind turbines

The Return on Investment of a windpower scheme depends on the net income received and the capital costs of the project. Determining the income is complicated, it depends on: The proportion of electricity exported to the grid vs electricity consumed on site. The current and future cost of using electricity imported from the national grid […]

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