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  • Wikipedia:  North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW) is a water mass that forms in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is largely formed in the Labrador Sea and in the Greenland Sea by the sinking of highly saline, dense overflow water from the Greenland Sea. The watermass can be traced around the southern end of Greenland and then, at a depth of 2000-4000 meters, down the coast of Canada and the United States where it turns a bit east. It continues southeast, past the eastern tip of South America and across the South Atlantic. Its path can ultimately be traced into the Southern Ocean and around the tip of Africa as it mixes with Circumpolar Deep Water. In the "conveyor belt" model of the thermohaline circulation of the world ocean, the sinking of NADW pulls the waters of the North Atlantic drift northward; however, this is almost certainly an oversimplification of the actual relationship between NADW formation and the strength of the Gulf Stream/N. Atlantic drift [1]. NADW's distinctive composition (particularly high-salinity) compared to other water masses allows its path to be traced as it mixes with Circumpolar Deep Water, which in turn fills the deep Indian Ocean and part of the South Pacific. It is believed that North Atlantic Deep Water formation has been dramatically reduced at times during the past (such as during the Younger Dryas or during Heinrich events), and that this might correlate with a decrease in the strength of the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic drift, in turn cooling the climate of northwestern Europe. There is concern that global warming might cause this to happen again. It is also hypothesized that during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), NADW was replaced with an analogous watermass that occupied a shallower depth known as Glacial North Atlantic Intermediate Water (GNAIW).
Environmental / Socially Responsible Investing
  • ACCION Giving People the Tools They Need to Work Their Way Out of Poverty
  • BBDS, Better Biodiesel, Inc. production from animal fats, virgin oils, vegetable sources, soybeans, rapeseed, palm and switch grass
  • BFI
  • Secrets of Money, Interest & Inflation
  • Biffa, Sustainable waste management, composting, reuse, millions of tons every year
  • Peter Camejo, Nader's running mate, founder of Progressive Asset Management Inc, socially responsible investments.
  • Clean Energy  news:  wind solar, ocean, biomass, hydrogen, fuel cell.
  • CSR Europe corporate social responsibility, Europe, LINKS
  • Cruelty Free Online
  • Eco Beetle  Jantzi Social Index, green, fun website, let your money speak, Jantzi Social Index
  • EcoMall a Place to Help Save the Earth.
  • go to NFU Environment pages
  • Eco-Web  SRI
  • Eco-Logical Investment Services ethical investment advisory group, links.
  • Ethibel  Advancing Socially Responsible Investing, SRI, CSR, ethical investments
  • GoWest, Al Gore, get rich on green tech
  • Green Investment & links
  • Grist "Forty-five senators and 186 representatives in 2003 earned 80- to 100-percent approval ratings from the nation's three most influential Christian right advocacy groups -- the Christian Coalition, Eagle Forum, and Family Resource Council. Many of those same lawmakers also got flunking grades -- less than 10 percent, on average -- from the League of Conservation Voters last year." more search terms: end time, son of god will return, righteous will return to heaven, sinners will be condemned to eternal hell, environmental disaster welcomed, coming Apocalypse.  231 Republicans received an average 80 percent approval rating or higher from the leading religious-right
  • Guardian green investing politics, 60% cut in carbon emissions by 2050, not far enough, Big Ask Online March, no interim upper limit, statutory or five year targets with annual 'milestones', national emission reduction targets, 80% rather than 60%, 
  • Democratic Underground forums, links
  • disk drive, lasers, increase write speeds one hundred times faster than current hard drives, heat recording surface, alter magnetic field, 5 micron-wide spot, detect binary ones and zeros, laser flash duration was 40 femtoseconds, 40 billionths of a millionth of a second.
  • Cornwall sex abuse scandal cover-up
  • notes: Jantzi Social Research (conservative organization) code words to hide environmental disaster of business in Canada.  RBC Asset Management, Balanced Fund, Canadian Equity, Global Equity, Canadian Bank, SRI, environmental, social and governance factors, should be primary consideration, investment decisions, clients include mutual funds, pension funds, money managers, investment advisors, foundations, religious orders, government, integrated into investment decision-making process, for customized portfolios, engagement strategies, risk / return analysis, research tools
  • London 21 Sustainable Network
  • Lux Investing links
  • Progressive Asset Management, New York
  • Rain Forest Action Network, Campaign against Merrill Lynch, TXU dirty coal power plants, Texas
  • Red Electrica, expertise in links of wind power generation sites, 
  • Rodale Institute
  • Schnitzer Steel uses 100% recycled raw materials, 
  • Sustainable Business  Progressive investor, working towards a green economy
  • Tearerist, Tearerism "Tear down this war on Terrorism" NFU file
  • TheocracyWatch  Notes: Christian Coalition positions on the environment: influence on key politicians, Zell Miller, Michch McConnell, Rick Santorum, Jon Kyl, Dennis Hastert, John Ashcroft.  55% of Americans believe prophecies in the Book of Revelations will come true.  1/4 believe the Bible predicted 9/11,  Apocalypse is a powerful force in American politics, Karl Rove hope to mobilize 20 million Christians, maintain 2004 Republican majority in Congress, 
  • vegetarian sites
  • Zenzibar Alternative Culture Directory  Social, Ethical and Environmental Investing
  • notes: participatory democracy, green politics, emphasis grass-roots level politics, direct role of citizens, a deliberative democracy, consensus decision making, unlike the theocratic influence on the right, Republican Party.  Consumer activity based on environmentally ethical standards, national governments should not tax strictly local products, increase local control, terms: urban secession, bioregional democracy.  Non-violence (as opposed to GOP war machine and 'strong defense'), non-violent strategies oppose the 'War on Terrorism' (see NFU Tearerism    Tear Down This War, Tear Down Terrorism).  Green politics is opposed to nuclear power, persistent organic pollutants, adherence to the precautionary principle (proven to cause no harm to living things or the biosphere),   Wikipedia 

  • Alternative Currents a leading social VC, support early stage private companies that drive a sustainable economy
  • BioSpace Industry beat, stock list
  • Bloomberg   Alternative Energy Indexes, info 
  • Ethical Investing
  • Equator Principles
  • Fast Company  Social Capitalist Awards
  • Google, privacy fears, 
  • GreenCentury green investing, news, shareholder advocacy, moral imperative, powerful tool to change the world, Social Investment Forum, (SIF), 
  • Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • GreenMoneyJournal  The GreenMoney Journal 
    James & James REW Database   of
  • Grist  "A kind of secular apocalyptic sensibility pervades much contemporary writing about our current world. Many books about environmental dangers, whether it be the ozone layer, or global warming or pollution of the air or water, or population explosion, are cast in an apocalyptic mold. - Historian Paul Boyer  ...  When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale; the sky vanished like a scroll that is rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place ... - Revelation 6:12-14
  •  Gisele Bundchen,
  • Hispanic Business popular market theme, earth-friendly, hug a tree, tax breaks on hybrid cars, make the planet a little healthier, 
  • notes: microloans, commercial banks won't loan less than $50k, high risk, start-up, micro-enterprise lending, micro-enterprise development, idea from third world countries, SBA Micro-Loan Demonstration Program, makes funds available to nonprofit community-based lenders (intermediaries), similar HUD programs, and Treasury Department, Dept of Agriculture, Association for Enterprise Opportunity       
  • Natural Business
  • Natural Investing short s
  •  World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers
  • PCWorld, future technology, prototype remote-controlled robot, military, police, 
  • Rain-Tree, cancer, graviola tree
  • Sector notes Eight sectors with the strongest growth opportunities include solar energy, wind power, biofuels and biomaterials, green buildings, personal transportation, smart electric grid, mobile applications like portable fuel cells, and water filtration
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, action, spam e-mail campaigns, targeting OTC stocks, traded on the 'Pink Sheets', over-the-counter, APWL.PK seeks restitution from parties identified in unsolicited e-mail barrage, APT cooperated fully, campaign did not involve APWL, ongoing investigation, APWL applauds actions of the SEC, 
  • Social Investment Forum, Advocacy & Policy Program, Uniting investors for corporate responsibility. 
  • Spectra Thousands of companies, hundreds of green technologies, just one planet to save, innovation, changing the world.  How to invest, prospectus, current research, performance.
  • The SmallCap Investor. "The Unofficial Directory of Nasdaq(r) SmallCap Stocks on the Web.

  • StockGuide.  data for OTC bulletin board and other small NASDAQ stocks.

  • SustainableBusiness
  • UK Government Environmental reporting challenge
  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Web Pro Wire  internet pro newswire
  • Wired news, notes: none of these events stopped consumers: stock market correction of 2000, terrorist attacks of 2001, 2002 market troubles, 2003 Iraq war, rising energy prices 2004, housing slump 2006, election 2007, 
  • more below on anatomy of solar cell and see Specmat
  • Wikipedia Green_politics  More below
  • WindEnergyInvesting 
  • ------Track campaign contributions to verify CONSERVATIVE support of the below organizations.
  • One of the main groups of people subject to investment fraud are the fundamentalist Christians...???
  •   go to NFU Intelligent Design Jokes pages 1, 8 and 12 has no apologies for bashing fundamentalist Christians.  No other single group has as high a percentage voting record for Bush, and is highly responsible for enabling the Iraq War and the 3900 US military deaths, 30,000 plus wounded and hundreds of thousand of Iraqi victims.  Period.  Why are they so easily fooled, tricked, brainwashed.....???
  • ABN Amro, emissions trading, carbon marketing specialist.
  • AOL, Business Week Online, Green Investing, "buying stocks in so-called green companies ... yet to prove they can deliver solid results for investors ... earth day approaching ... look at companies offering products or technologies that may reduce pollution -- and pull in big bucks. ... 
  • Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investing in Asia  included in founding sponsors Domini Social Investments 
  • Bush and the Dobsons, Focus on the Family 'A Statement on the Environment'.  file and more below
  • Business Council for Sustainable Energy
  • Business Environmental Leadership Council notes: negative trade balance with China, force to revalue its currency, but should also consider increasing exports to China.  Global interest rate spreads have been narrowing between  developed markets and emerging markets, also spreads between corporate bonds and government bonds, and high-yield, and riskier bonds,
  • Carbon Disclosure Project  SRI
  • CNN CitiGroup, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, lead underwriters for a $10 billion plan to build 11 new coal fired power plants in Texas,  Merrill Lynch (Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, TXU) a lead underwriter for a $10-billion plan to build 11 new coal-fired power plants in Texas that is strenuously opposed by just about every major environmental group in the United States?   file
  • Christian Coalition notes: 2003, "Supreme Court spews forth many liberal decisions
  • Discovery Institute  see NFU Intelligent Design Jokes, and Creation Museum Jokes
  • Domini 400 Social Index  Investopedia "Approximately 250 companies in the S&P 500 2. 100 companies not in the S&P 500, but providing sector diversification and exceeding pre-determined market cap limitations 3. 50 companies that have shown excellence in their social and environmental dealings... "
  • DuPont
  • Exxon
  • Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park, State of Fear, global warming is a myth. 
  • Domini 400 Social Index, Social Index, includes McDonalds, Microsoft, Merck,...etc. ... sell in May and go away. ... weaker dollar boosts earnings of companies doing business overseas.  
  • Ethibel  Advancing Socially Responsible Investing, SRI, CSR, ethical investments
  • Focus on the Family, environment not a priority for  Fundamentalist 'Christians'
  • Forest Trends leaders from conservation orgs, forest product firms, multilateral investment banks...promote diverse trade.
  • FreeMoneyFinance "Investing money has been a source of debate among Christians for centuries. Some say that investing is unbiblical and any extra surplus should be given to the needy, while others argue that investing must be a part of every Christian's financial plan."
  • Forbes, Investopedia, values based investing, religious roots, biblical times, Jewish directives, invest according to ethical values, Quakers investing based on beliefs in human equality and non-violence
  • General Electric, pollution: 
  • Good Money SRI Links ... economic considerations: rising raw material and energy costs (crude oil, gasoline) higher consumer prices, CPI,  short term interest rates stalled at 5.25%, inflation and wage pressure benign,  China is breaking the mold.
  • Green Money Journal  ccc
  • Green Power Market Developing Group
  • Halliburton, Cheney
  • Headline Scanner, Economics, Trade Conservative news, headlines.  notes: housing market slump varies by region, worst in the sunbelt, strong spending among the very affluent, home prices flat line rather than decline,  betting against US consumer never wise, 
  • Institutional Shareowner SRI
  • Jantzi Social Index
  • Jantzi, corporate index March 2007
  • BNYJaywalk Bank of New York
  • Kinder, Lydenberg, Domini & Co. SRI, social research on corporations for institutional investors
  • KLD Research & Analytics
  • Light Green Advisers for financially conservative "green" investors, Eco Index.
  • Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, CitiGroup, TXU, CNN and file
  • Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, TXU, coal power plants, CNN file 'green' advertisements are just lies.
  • Social news
  • Washington Times  Tearerist, Tearerism "Tear down this war on Terrorism" NFU file
  • LiberalDemocrats "Responding to research by Shell which claims that developing new technologies to tackle climate change could generate up to 30bn for British business, Liberal Democrat Shadow Environment Secretary, Chris Huhne MP said:  "When a large fossil fuel company like Shell starts extolling green business opportunities, the world is beginning to change rapidly. "The business community has the key role in reshaping our economy to reduce its use of fossil fuels and boost renewables. But as Shell points out, the Government needs to set a framework to provide certainty for investment. This means a stronger emissions trading scheme and green taxes to guide behavior."
  • Wikipedia "Green politics or Green ideology is a political ideology which places a high importance on ecological and environmentalist goals, and on achieving these goals through broad-based, grassroots, participatory democracy and a consensus decision-making. Green politics is advocated by supporters of the Green movement, which has been active through Green parties in many nations since the late 1970s and early 1980s. The political term Green, a translation of the German Grün, was coined by die Grünen, the first successful Green party, in the 1970s. ... "Greens" claim that their ideology represents a fundamentally new way of addressing societal and political problems, and that green politics is therefore not classifiable along the traditional left-right political spectrum. While green parties are often characterized as left-wing parties, this is not always the case. In fact, different currents within green politics can be described as variously left-wing or right-wing. In addition to ecological issues, green politics is concerned with issues of social justice, civil rights, and nonviolence." notes: concepts, ecology, social justice, grassroots democracy, four pillars expanded to its 'Ten Key Values', Decentralization from national to local level, community-based economics, meaningful work with dignity, feminism, respect for diversity, personal and global responsibility, sustainability, future focus.  Global Greens, an international movement, charter, six guiding principles: see above plus participatory democracy, 

Algae to Energy Public Companies  &  Archive page

Stock Company News & Comments Date
PSUD, OTC Petrosun Drilling     
 OOIL, OTC Origin Oil    
PALG, OTC PetroAlgae Inc,     
 NGBF New Generation Biofuel Holdings     
GERS, OTC Greenshift     
NDPI, OTC Neptune Industries, Inc.     
BEHL, OTC Biocentric Energy    
 GGRN, OTC Global Green Solutions  develops and implements ecotechnology solutions for renewable energy and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.  
GPRE, NASDAQ Green Plains Renewable Energy -   in a joint venture to commercialize algae production as part of its commitment to “next” generation biofuels.  
 VCTPF, OTC Valcent Products -   Has developed a high density vertical bio-reactor for the mass production of oil bearing algae while removing large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.   

or go to NFU Stock List w/ Green Stocks and see 

Algae to Energy Public Companies, Research     top
Research Research Research
  • AltEnergy Stocks  Ponds or Reactors? There are two basic approaches to growing algae: open pond and closed reactor. The open pond method, which is what Petrosun Drilling (OTC:PSUD) recently announced they are pursuing, involves growing the algae in open ponds of water, much like it grows in nature. Open ponds are clearly quite cheap, but they require a reliable supply of water to replenish that lost from evaporation (making them impractical in all but the wettest parts of the country (Petrosun's first farm will be on the Texas coast, and use saltwater, which helps with this problem.) The lack of temperature and weather control can further decrease yields from the theoretical potential.   ...   The other problem with open ponds is that it is impossible to keep other types of algae (a.k.a. weeds) out, meaning that high percentages of oil in the final crop will be impossible to attain. This means that biofuel produced from pond algae will require much more extensive processing to be turned into fuel. It's easy to grow pond scum, but turning it into something useful is harder.    ...    The other option is the algae bioreactor, one type of which (from Solix biofuels) was referenced in the chart above. The Solix technology uses closed plastic bags agitated by rollers, has climate control with the use of controlled radiative cooling, and uses concentrated carbon dioxide emissions to enhance algal growth. (The best description of the technology is at Algae @ Work, a company which was started by Solix's former CTO seeking to apply the technology to carbon capture.)   ...   To me the bioreactor approach (Solix's technology is only one version) seems most likely to achieve the promise of extremely high yields, and even that is not without problems. Large scale bioreactors are complex systems. As such, they will be expensive and take great efforts to move from the lab to commercial scale.   
  • Origin Oil, Inc. is developing a breakthrough technology that will transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum. Much of the world's oil and gas is made up of ancient algae deposits. Today, our technology will produce "new oil" from algae, through a cost-effective, high-speed manufacturing process. This endless supply of new oil can be used for many products such as diesel, gasoline, jet fuel, plastics and solvents without the global warming effects of petroleum. Other oil producing feedstock such as corn and sugarcane often destroy vital farmlands and rainforests, disrupt global food supplies and create new environmental problems. Our unique technology, based on algae, is targeted at fundamentally changing our source of oil without disrupting the environment or food supplies. To learn more about OriginOil, please visit our website at Origin Oilmore
  • PetroAlgae  Micro-crops include macro-algae, micro-algae, diatoms, micro-angiosperms, cyanobacters and other small fuel- or food-producing organisms of extremely rapid growth. They are exciting because they are much more productive than macro-crops (soy, corn, etc.) since they can be harvested daily or even more frequently. Micro-crops thus are resource-efficient, making maximum use of land, water and energy. Because of this high productivity and land-use efficiency, they do not require widespread deforestation to provide large volumes of product (unlike, for example palm and jatropha). Since micro-crops typically only require water, nutrients, carbon dioxide and sunlight, arable land is not necessary for successful growth.
  • CNN Sapphire is one of the most promising companies in its class. Founder and CEO Jason Pyle, 38, is a molecular biologist on his third startup (he also founded two medical technology companies in San Francisco). Pyle and his team started off in 2007 with about 40 strains of oil-producing algae and have since genetically engineered 100,000 strains. Their goal: to isolate strains that create lots of oil very quickly.   ...   In September 2007, Sapphire found a winner - algae whose oil is molecularly similar to light, sweet crude. In other words, any refinery can take the algae oil, which looks a lot like molasses, and turn it into gasoline, jet fuel or diesel.   ...   "I can't wait 20 years to build a new infrastructure for liquid fuel," says Pyle. "We want to use the pipelines, refineries and gas stations we have now and get our fuel into cars, trucks and airplanes."   CNN
  • IStockAnalyst  GreenShift  GreenShift Corporation (OTCBB: GERS) today announced that it has received a grant award of $375,000 to further the development of GreenShift's patented and patent-pending algae bioreactor. The funding is provided through the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization, a unit of the Montana Department of Commerce. The objective of the grant award is to demonstrate the production of algae from an industrial source of carbon dioxide in Montana using GreenShift's patented and patent-pending bioreactor technology. GreenShift is to provide matching funds of $125,000.
  • Biofuels, no algae: MMBF Momentum Biofuels, , AFSE All Fuels
Algae energy companies. source PESWiki
  •  A2BE Carbon Capture - Jim Sears and Mark Allen founded A2BE Carbon Capture to take on the challenge of commercializing technologies that have meaningful prospects for rebalancing the carbon content of the atmosphere.
  •  AlgaeLink - Retailer of photobioreactors and commercial algae cultivation equipment. Offers full support for operations, potential distributorship opportunities.
  •  Algenol Biofuels - Algenol Biofuels is an innovative algae to ethanol company.
  •  Aquaflow Binomic Corporation (ABC) - harvests algae directly from the settling ponds of standard Effluent Management (EM) Systems and other nutrient-rich water. The process can be used in many industries that produce a waste stream, including the transport, dairy, meat and paper industries.
  •  Aquatic Energy - An Alternative Energy company specializing in the Louisiana Gulf area for turing algal oils into biofuel.
  •  Aurora BioFuels, Inc. A renewable energy company exploring new sources of feedstock for the production of biofuels. In particular, Aurora utilizes microalgae to generate bio-oil, which can be converted into biodiesel.
  •  Blue Marble energy - A company that converts algae biomass to energy by creating, centralizing, and harvesting wild algae blooms.
  •  Biocentric Energy - [Pinksheets: BEHL] possibly working with China to develop a CO2 sequestration algae project. Claims to have a demonstration algae system in California.
  •  Bionavitas - Utilizing its patent pending technology, Bionavitas is developing innovations for efficient and effective algae growth.
  •  Circle Biodiesel & Ethanol Corporation - Clean energy company specializing in renewable energy and manufacturing and consulting for algae biodiesel and algae biofuel processors for algae oil, biodiesel processors, jatropha oil, bioethanol, ethanol stills and methane digesters for the production of methane biogas.
  •  Diversified Energy - Developing and commercializing an algal biomass production system called Simgae™ (for simple algae). Claims to offer a low cost and simple approach to growing algae at large scale.
  •  Dynamic Biogenics - Developer and manufacturer of low-cost, scalable, portable algae bioreactors that utilize high yield algae that can be used for biofuels, ethanol, fertilizers, livestock feed and other bio-products. Units can be retrofitted to coal stacks or operated independently.
  •  Geovada - has designated over 4,000 acres for algae production, access to nearby coal fired power plant, geothermal heat available as a growth stimulate.
  •  Global Green Solutions - [OTCBB: GGRN] develops and implements ecotechnology solutions for renewable energy and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
  •  GreenFlight International - plans to have economically viable biofuels derived from algae a reality for the US growing energy needs in the near future.
  •  GreenFuel Technologies Emissions-to-Biofuels™ (E2B™) process harnesses photosynthesis to grow algae, capture CO2 and produce high-energy biomass. Retrofitting fossil-fired power plants and other anthropogenic sources of carbon dioxide, the algae can be economically converted to solid fuel, methane, or liquid transportation fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol.
  •  Green Plains Renewable Energy - [NASDAQ GM: GPRE] in a joint venture to commercialize algae production as part of its commitment to “next” generation biofuels.
  •  GreenShift - [OTCBB: GERS] has a license agreement with Ohio University for its patented bioreactor process based on a newly discovered iron-loving cyanobacterium (blue-green algae), through their subsidiary Veridium, for the purpose of air pollution control of exhaust gas streams from electrical utility fossil-fueled power generation facilities. Once the algae grow to maturity, they fall to the bottom of the bioreactor and are harvested for fuel or fertilizer.
  •  Green Star Products - [Pinksheets: GSPI] GSPI's HAPS Algae Systems & GSPI's Biodiesel Technology: A Real Solution To Peak Oil & Global Warming
  •  Inventure - We are applying our patent pending processes to develop and commercialize second generation ethanol and biodiesel technology utilizing a variety of feedstocks, including algae. Our expertise includes both process conversion and plant design/construction.



  •  Infinifuel Biodiesel - Wabuska Nevada is home to the world's first geothermally powered and heated biodiesel plant. We have over 300 acres to grow oilseed and develop algae ponds on site.
  •  Inventure Chemical - Pioneered the processes that allow biofuel developers to ultimately make the dream of affordable biofuels a reality by the application of cost effective conversion and processing methods working with a variety of feedstocks - from algae produced from CO2 emissions to exotic and not so exotic oil seeds and biomass.
  •  Kai BioEnergy - Kai BioEnergy Corp. (KAI) is an alternative biofuel company competitively positioned to become a leading large scale commercial producer of economical biodiesel crude oil from micro-algae biomass using KAI’s patented and proprietary cost efficient open reactor technology and fully integrated continuous production system.
  •  LiveFuels - A national alliance of labs and scientists dedicated to transforming algae into biocrude by the year 2010. Working on breeding various strains of algae, driving down the costs of harvesting algae and extracting fats and oils from the algae. Theoretically, the U.S. could grow enough algae on 20 million acres to replace imported oil.  Neptune Industries, Inc. - [OCTBB: NPDI] Neptune’s business focus is to integrate related food businesses to create value through operational and product synergy, and cost reduction, as well as to provide new technology to solve industry bottlenecks.
  •  OriginOil - [OTCBB: OOIL] Novel technology at the microscopic scale can enhance the efficiency of algae production as a high-yield, cost-competitive replacement for petroleum. In the growth phase, nutrients are fractured and injected into algae culture. In the extraction phase, fracturing breaks the tough outer membrane of the algae in an energy-efficient manner.
  •  PetroAlgae - [OTCBB: PALG] Commercializing an environmentally-friendly algae developed by a research team at ASU that generates over two hundred times more oil per acre than crops like soybeans. Using a cost-effective, modular cultivation process that can be massively scaled, PetroAlgae will produce renewable feed stock oils for use in applications such as transportation fuels (e.g. biodiesel), heating oil, and plastics.
  •  PetroSun - [Pinksheets: PSUD]Through their wholly owned subsidiary Algae BioFuels and industry partner Electratherm, is committed to becoming a worldwide leader in the development and deployment of renewable energy resources.
  •  Sapphire Energy - Sapphire Energy is at the forefront of an entirely new industrial category with the potential to radically change America's energy landscape.
  •  Seambiotic - As they have already developed and produced algae, their main goal is to market algae as a nutritional supplement for humans as well as animals and bio-energy concentrating on a few marine unicellular algae containing high value products.
  •  Solazyme - Devoted to harnessing the energy-harvesting machinery of various species of algae to produce valuable products. The Company utilizes proprietary genetic engineering methods to develop and optimize commercially relevant biochemical pathways for production of hydrocarbons (for energy and specialty chemicals) & bioactive compounds.
  •  Solena Group - Uses high temperatures to gasify algae and other organic substances with high-energy outputs.
  •  Solix Biofuels - A developer of massively scaleable photo-bioreactors for the production of biodiesel and other valuable bio-commodities from algae oil. Solix’ closed photo-bioreactors allow fossil-fuel power plant exhaust to be captured through the growing system. The algae growth rates increase in the presence of the carbon dioxide that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere.
  •  Texas Clean Fuels - Our algae bioreactor is called the "MOPS" - an acronym for Micro-Organism Production System, which also reflects its function as a carbon dioxide "mopping" technology. The MOPS can be used for both carbon dioxide sequestration and biofuel feedstock production simulateously.
  •  Valcent Products - [OCTBB: VCTPF] Has developed a high density vertical bio-reactor for the mass production of oil bearing algae while removing large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. This new bio-reactor is tailored to grow a species of algae that yields a large volume of high grade vegetable oil, which is very suitable for blending with diesel to create a bio-diesel fuel.


Emissions Trading    top
  • Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Sustainable Business  Progressive investor, working towards a green economy
  • Notes on evaluation criteria of  'green' companies: a company should understand the ecological impact of its product / services and reduce harmful, including product life-cycle analysis, raw materials, supplier requirements, packaging, transportation, recycling, energy efficient production, superiority to its competitors.  Also consider superiority of products / technologies, new manufacturing plants and processes, advanced environmental equipment, environmental impacts are important considerations long-term success of a business.


  • Bloomberg "George W. Bush, who's lately warmed to the notion that nations must cut greenhouse gases, has stopped short of endorsing mandatory caps. That hasn't prevented the world's biggest banks from plotting ways to eventually rake in winnings off emission limits in the U.S.  The banks are rushing to hire traders for the U.S., betting it will enact caps, combined with emissions permit trading, after Bush leaves office in January 2009. In the European Union, emissions trading tripled in value to $24 billion in 2006 from a year earlier, when the market started, World Bank figures show. ``The growth is phenomenal,'' says Seb Walhain, who runs the world's biggest emissions trading desk at Fortis, Belgium's No. 1 bank.  The U.S., which produces more greenhouse gases than any other country, promises to be an even bigger market, says Stephen Welham, a trader at Ambrian Capital Plc in London.  ``The EU emissions trading scheme is going to look like a sideshow to the U.S. and other embryonic programs in a few years' time,'' Welham says."
  • Notes:  Leadership in environmental company efforts: management understanding of magnitude of ecological crisis, views sustainability as a business opportunity, employee, customer, supplier education.  Understands and promotes progressive  regulation and legislation. Environmental risk / liabilities: id business activities with greatest environmental impact, public reporting of methods to address impacts.  Resource efficiency: pollution prevention good for company profits and risk aversion, waste reduction, minimize impact on local community.  Climate destabilization, global warming is on of greatest risks, reduce green house gas emissions, decrease exposure to liabilities including superfund sites, toxic spills, and resulting fines / penalties.  Specific company areas to avoid: nuclear energy, tobacco, gambling and weapons.
Europe SRI    top
  • CSREurope "From Poland to Portugal, from Norway to Greece: The CSR Europe National Partner Network is made up of 23 individual and independent organizations from 20 European countries. The National Partner Organizations (NPO) are membership-based organizations led by business, for business. Together the network represents more than 1800 of Europe’s most progressive companies and LINKS
  • Climate Change Capital  Merchant banking, response to threats posed by climate change and unstable energy markets.
  • Climate Leaders
  • JantsiSocialIndex Canadian worst performing companies in CSR index: Pfizer, Roche, Biovail, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Canadian Natural Resources, Husky Energy, Imperial Oil, EnCana, Sherritt International, Hudbay Minerals, Goldcorp, Kinross Gold, Inmet Mining, Interfor, West Fraser Timber, Abitibi-Consolidated, TimberWest, Cantor, DaimlerChrysler, Hyundai, Ford, Volkswagen, General Motors GM, Mazda.  
Corporate Responsibility    top
  • Business for Social Responsibility
  • GreenPages Environmental Investors Network
  • LiberalDemocrats
  • The Power of Green
  • Rollingstone Halliburton
  • Notes: flower child, children of the 79's helped initiate SRI, tobacco industry seen as most detrimental, SRI strategies: screening, filtering process to identify SRI positive investments, and ... negative screening of tobacco, gambling, alcohol, weapons / firearms manufacturers.  Divesting, ... and shareholder activism, positively influence corporate behavior, voting proxy resolutions, 
  • notes: Pluristem Life Systems Inc, Frank Carlucci, former Defense Secretary, auto-immune indications, heading its Strategic Business Advisory Board,  Chairman Emeritus, The Carlyle Group, bone marrow transplantation, Parkinson's Disease, heart disease. Iraq War, weapons of mass destruction, planted WMD, Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson, Leakgate, Cheneygate, mercenaries, black ops, Judith Miller, Libby, Bush, Cheney, John Hannah, Larry Franklin, Rosen, Weissman, AIPAC, Amdocs, Israeli Art students, 


  • Ethical Investing
  • GreenMoneyJournal  The GreenMoney Journal, clean-tech investing, balance interaction between humans and environment, South Africa anti apartheid and divestiture movement helped initiate SRI, the flower
  • Forbes, Investopedia, values based investing, religious roots, biblical times, Jewish directives, invest according to ethical values, Quakers investing based on beliefs in human equality and non-violence
  • Pioneer Fund, SRI, one of first, avoids alcohol, tobacco, 
  • Trex, (TWP), sells a composite of reclaimed wood and plastic, for decks, fences, outdoor structures. ... recycled polyethylene prices climbed 40% to around 30 cents a pound, most decks built onto existing homes, the composite is more durable, less maintenance, no staining, paint fumes, no splinters
  • Track campaign contributions to verify CONSERVATIVE support of the below organizations.
  • Focus on the Family policy statement on the environment pdf file
  • free market philosophy, Rev. D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Ministries, Jerry Falwell (R.I.P), Robert Sirico (Catholic priest, alignment to free market principles).
  • FreeMoneyFinance "Investing money has been a source of debate among Christians for centuries. Some say that investing is unbiblical and any extra surplus should be given to the needy, while others argue that investing must be a part of every Christian's financial plan."
  • IBM Big Green
  • Illegal Iraq War, Whitehouse, National Security Agency, wiretap, Roosevelt Room, War on Terror, Tearerism, 
  • Inhofe, views same as ICES, 
  • Interfaith Council for Environmental Stewardship, Dobson
  • Halliburton Cheney, Bush, Iraq War, Conservative Republican GOP War machine, no regard for the environment.  95% of Black Americans shun the GOP, Rove successfully tricked the fundamentalist Christians to fill this void.  Why are they so easily tricked?
  • Dobson, Focus on the Family, staunchly anti-environmentalist.  More interested in divesting in Iran than promotion of global warming initiatives.
  • CSREurope notes, search terms: corporate social responsibility differs greatly from country to country, national partner organizations, network, pool of knowledge, experience, respect national diversity, cutting edge, ethical media. eco efficiency, LINKS ...  "Europe needs a public climate in which entrepreneurs are appreciated not just for wealth creation but also for addressing the challenges of increasing global competition, demographic trends and a sustainable future While enterprises are the primary actors on CSR, dialogue & engagement with relevant stakeholders are essential as they can help companies to anticipate and deal with social and environmental issues which may affect future competitiveness" ... 
Green Microcap Research    top      
Sustainable Development   top    
  • Bioneers  Gathers together people, organizations, and companies who are working on a sustainable and restorative future.
  • Brundtland Commission
  • CoopAmerica
  • Earth Institute Sustainable development is defined as "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (Brundtland Commission, notes:  global pandemics, climate change, natural disasters, poor soil conditions, all at the heart of sustainable development.  threats: rising sea levels, extreme droughts, erosion and loss of forests, higher slum populations, species extinction, collapsing fisheries, 191 nations agreed to pull together to eradicate extreme poverty, hunger and disease, United Nations published a science-based blueprint for how these goals — called the Millennium Development Goals — can be accomplished.
  • Millenium Project  UN, UN Development Group, 2002, to reverse grinding poverty,  headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, technology exists to face problems of poor countries, one billion people live in extreme poverty, without safe drinking water, proper nutrition, basic health care or social services, life expectancy is 40 years.  Recommendations: plan for 2015 horizon, PMG as minimum targets, donor countries commitments and follow through of aid, tackle ground-level challenges of development, 
  • CorporateInformation Thermo Tech Technologies, waste management, "Thermo Tech Technologies Inc.. The Company's principal activity is to develop web organic waste into a marketable end product, such as a feed supplement or an organic fertilizer and soil conditioner, for the agriculture industry."
  • EPOD, ePOD Inc.   Is an International Solar Electric Energy Company that Engineers, Manufacturers and Installs Solar Systems and Electrical Power Storage Systems. notes: proprietary process, thin film amorphous silicon, new solar panel assembly-manufacturing process,
  • Ethical Investing
  • GreenMoneyJournal  The GreenMoney Journal
  • Molecular Mechatronics Group, alternatives to conventional lead-acid battery, super capacitor electric storage battery, large scale commercial and industrial applications, environmentally benign.  
  • Thermo Tech Technologies, waste management
  • UN Environment Programme

  • Worldwater & Solar Technologies Inc.  WWAT, international solar engineering and project management company, fixed and mobile equipment,  variable frequency drive (VFD) applications, emphasis on California, New Jersey, Delaware, residential, commercial, industrial customers

  • Urban Sprawl notes, health systems overburdened, homelessness, drug use, and alcoholism rising rapidly in oil sands boomtowns, Fort McMurray.

Emissions Trading    top



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Conservatives, Global Warming Deniers List climate change skeptics

  • George Bush
  • James Dobson
  • James Inhofe
Dennis Avery, Sallie L. Baliunas, Tim Ball, Robert C. Balling, David Bellamy, Robert (Bob) Carter, Ian Castles John R. Christy, Ian Clark , Alexander Cockburn, Martin Durkin, Paul Driessen, George Fox, Bill Gray, Andrei Illarionov Aynsley Kellow, William Kininmonth, Lord Lawson, Richard S. Lindzen, Bjorn Lomborg, Stephen McIntyre Ross McKitrick, Patrick J. Michaels, Alan Moran, Alan Oxley, Garth Paltridge, Tim Patterson , Ian Plimer S. Fred Singer, Roy Spencer, Carlo Stagnaro, Philip Stott, Wolfgang Thüne, Jan Veizer, Len Walker  SourceWatch
  To be on list -- had to at some point deny global warming existed or facilitated misinformation campaigns about global warming. Otherwise known as climate change skeptics. MORE at NFU Environment page
  • The people who endorse Intelligent Design also endorse the following:
  • Interfaith Stewardship Alliance  Fundamentalist Christian right wing (Bush) view of environmental issues: "....scientific evidence better supports the view that climate change in the past 30 to 150 years, as well as what may be projected with reasonable confidence into the foreseeable future, has been and will be: 
    • well within the bounds of natural variability, in which Earth’s climate has warmed and cooled cyclically throughout its history; 
    • largely natural in origin; 
    • unlikely to be catastrophic to humanity or the rest of the biosphere; 
    • not susceptible of significant reduction by any actions we take; 
    • far from the most serious threat to humanity and the rest of our environment. Further, we believe: 
    • the costs of achieving even tiny mitigation of future temperatures through any policy of greenhouse gas emissions reductions would far outweigh the benefits, and 
    • the benefits of adaptation to whatever temperatures the future brings–warmer or cooler (and geologic history assures us that they will be both)–can outweigh the costs." and printscreen and pdf  (for the record)
  • Is there a connection?
Mutual Funds, Social Screened    top
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  • Notes: economy,  cycle of inability of companies to forecast end demand, carry overproduced inventories on balance sheets, either cut prices or employees, workers, economic death spiral, now its 'just-in-time' production, lean, maintain profitability,
  • Top performers: Occam Networks, Orbcomm, Metabolics Inc, Timberland, Bioteq Environmental Tech, Ceco Environmental Services, Comverge, EnerNOC Inc, Fuel Tech, Inc, Metretek Tech, Questair Technologies, Covanta Holding, Canadian Hydro Developers, Ormat Tech, First Solar Inc, Sunpower Corp, Nova Biosource Fuels, U. S. Geothermal Inc. WFI (Water Furnace Industries), Infinity Bio-Energy, Protonex Technology Corp, Biomarin Pharmaceutical, Combinatorx Inc, Unigene Laboratories Inc, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Gaiam Inc, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc, Nutri/Systems Inc, United Natural Foods, Whole Food Markets Inc, Interface Inc, Tomra Systems AS, Bankrate Inc, Callidus Software Inc, Sourceforge Inc, Staar Surgical, Surmodics Inc, Thermogenesis, Infinity Bio-Energy Wts, Nova Biosource Fuels Inc, Quantum Fuel Systems, Fuel Tech, First Solar Cell, First Solar, Whole Foods,
  • industry specific notes: Steel manufacturing, extremely polluting and energy intensive, high impact throughout supply chain, efficient electric furnaces reduce impacts, mini-mills, using auto parts, metals recycling, steel manufacturing, encouraged to track and disclose greenhouse gas emissions, set targets, make public.  
  • Solar cell, anatomy: photovoltaic cell, PV, create electricity from photons. Specmat "A photon causes the photoelectric effect.  The photon's energy transfers to the valance electron of an atom in the n-type Si layer. That energy allows the valance electron to escape its orbit leaving behind a hole. In the n-type silicon layer, the free electrons are called majority carriers whereas the holes are called minority carriers. As the term "carrier" implies, both are able to move throughout the silicon layer, and so are said to be mobile. Inversely, in the p-type Si layer, electrons are termed minority carriers and holes are termed majority carriers, and of course are also mobile.   The pn-junction.  The region in the solar cell where the n-type and p-type Si layers meet is called the pn-junction.   As you may have already guessed, the p-type Si layer contains more positive charges, called holes, and the n-type Si layer contains more negative charges, or electrons. When p-type and n-type materials are placed in contact with each other, current will flow readily in one direction (forward biased) but not in the other (reverse biased).  An interesting interaction occurs at the pn-junction of a darkened photovoltaic cell. Extra valance electrons in the n-type layer move into the p-type layer filling the holes in the p-type layer forming what is called a depletion zone. The depletion zone does not contain any mobile positive or negative charges.  Moreover, this zone keeps other charges from the p and n-type layers from moving across it.  So, to recap, a region depleted of carriers is left around the junction, and a small electrical imbalance exists inside the solar cell. This electrical imbalance amounts to about 0.6 to 0.7 volts. So due to the pn-junction, a built in electric field is always present across the solar cell.  P = V × I   ...When photons hit the solar cell, freed electrons (-) attempt to unite with holes on the p-type layer. The pn-junction, a one-way road, only allows the electrons to move in one direction. If we provide an external conductive path, electrons will flow through this path to their original (p-type) side to unite with holes.  The electron flow provides the current ( I ), and the cell's electric field causes a voltage ( V ). With both current and voltage, we have power ( P ), which is just the product of the two. Therefore, when an external load (such as an electric bulb) is connected between the front and back contacts, electricity flows in the cell, working for us along the way.
  • Focus on the Family, environment: notes: "Scripture repudiates any view that exalts creation above the Creator or trivializes human suffering.  Though we oppose greed, covetousness and environmental "gluttony", "basic human welfare--at home and abroad--must be preeminent in all environmental proposals." ... file


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