User: flenvcenter Topic: Economics and Jobs-Regional
Category: Sustainable Business :: Socially-Responsible Investing
Last updated: May 29 2016 14:09 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Harnessing the sun 29.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
From a hillside along Moffat County Road 177 in Craig, it is clear who the big energy player is in the region. In 2015, 2.1 million tons of coal were recovered from the Trapper Mine, where a dragline could be seen removing dirt from the underlying coal seam. At the $1.2 billion Craig Station power plant, sitting on 1,120 acres, the capacity exists to produce 1,303 megawatts of power at any time. That is enough to power more than 200,000 homes. The two operations dwarf what lies between them at the community solar garden — a 577-kilowatt system that sits on four acres. Given how much land the solar garden uses, it would need to be 9,033 acres to produce as much power as the neighboring power plant. “That hillside is only going to produce so much (coal),” Yampa Valley Electric Association foreman John Cromer said while walking through the solar garden. “We have a lot to gain by being a part of a facility like this.” It is evident that some residents do not like the idea of green energy being produced in ...
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Denver gets 3rd place biz-innovation honor -- and criticism 11.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Innovation That Matters, a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others, puts Denver in the top 3 cities for innovation.
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On Philanthropy: Plan well to avoid random acts of giving 8.5.2016 Denver Post: Business
Well-off individuals and families recognize the need to plan for their future security and their legacies — and often go to great lengths to do ...
Foreign investors in Vermont project at wit's end 6.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Montpelier, Vt. • Foreigners who had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility and a hotel and rental cottage project in Vermont to get green cards are scrambling to find a backup now that the project’s developers are accused of misusing hundreds of millions of dollars in what investigators called a “massive eight-year fraud scheme.” Wei Wang and his wife, who are from Beijing and living in Houston after graduate school, had hoped their investment of more than a half-mi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Foreign investors in fizzled development at wit's end 5.5.2016 Durango Herald
Foreigners who had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility in northern Vermont to get green cards are scrambling to find a backup
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Germany investing $1B to subsidize electric cars 27.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Berlin • Germany’s auto industry risks being overtaken by foreign competitors unless it receives greater domestic support, the country’s economy minister said Wednesday, announcing a $1.13 billion plan to subsidize electric cars that are seen as the technology of the future. Electric vehicles have had a sluggish start in Germany, the country where the combustion engine-powered automobile was born. A government plan to get 1 million e-cars on the streets by 2020 is far behind schedule, with just ...
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Due diligence still needed for ESG investments 24.4.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
It's easier than ever to invest with the goal of helping the environment or society. But easy doesn't mean simple.
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Want sustainable investments? Now what? 22.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • It’s easier than ever to invest with the goal of helping the environment or society. But easy doesn’t mean simple. The investment industry is unveiling ever-more options that steer money toward companies that are leaders in cutting pollution, pushing for better labor conditions or protecting shareholders’ interests. The mainstreaming of this environmental, social and governance approach, or ESG, is great for investors who want their money to do good and do well, but it also creates an... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Rep. Mia Love's first bill to pass the House focuses on small banks 16.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
For the first time, the House passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah. It would allow community banks and their owners to grow larger without triggering increased federal regulation. Love, a freshman member of the Financial Services Committee, said expanding the asset threshold from $1 billion to $5 billion would make it easier for community banks that are growing to lend more money. “These small banking institutions are critical to the people and the local communities in which they res...
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Jibson to get 'Giant in the City' award Tuesday 12.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Ron Jibson has spent more than three decades helping to ensure Questar Corp. delivers natural-gas supplies to Utahns and some residents of Idaho and Wyoming. For that dedication, he will be honored Tuesday night by the Salt Lake Chamber as its 37th “Giant in our City.” The award recognizes individuals who have provided “exceptional and distinguished service and extraordinary professional achievement.” It is the most prestigious business award in Utah, said chamber president Lane Beattie. He and ...
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Denver council faces marijuana question worth millions to investors 10.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
When the Denver City Council introduces a proposal Monday that would cap the number of locations of pot shops and grow houses, Truman Bradley will be among dozens of investors waiting ...
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Community bankers resist JPMorgan advice 9.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Thanks, but no thanks. That was the response of small banks after Jamie Dimon called for a truce this week between large and small lenders. The JPMorgan Chase & Co. chief executive said the industry needs to work together, particularly in Washington, to achieve its policy goals with Congress and regulators. “Just because Jamie Dimon says ‘let’s sing “Kumbaya” ‘ doesn’t mean community banks are going to just line up like a Greek chorus,” said Camden Fine, president of the Independent Community Ba...
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Small towns rocked by shutdown of Community Banks of Colorado branches 27.3.2016 Denver Post: Business
Residents of southern Colorado's most remote outposts are bracing for life without a local bank after Community Banks of Colorado said it will close seven small-town branches next ...
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Philanthropic gifts that generate income and other benefits 15.3.2016 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
Philanthropic gifts that generate income and other ...
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Top 5 luxury home sales in Phoenix last week 15.3.2016 azcentral.com | business
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is a buyer of one of this week's top five luxury ...
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Jordan test ground for large jobs program for Syria refugees 4.3.2016 Durango Herald
Jordan is the test ground for an ambitious program to find jobs for 200,000 Syrian refugees
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After 51 years, Denver Philharmonic moves up street to Central Presbyterian 28.2.2016 Denver Post: Entertainment
The Denver Philharmonic and Central Presbyterian Church share a similar sort of respect as two of Capitol Hill's most durable, and treasured, institutions.
City proposes a massive overhaul to Denver Performing Arts Complex 25.2.2016 Denver Post: Entertainment
City officials unveiled an ambitious plan Wednesday aimed at transforming the Denver Performing Arts Complex from a night-time cultural destination to an urban hub where people live, work, learn and play 24 hours a day.
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Our view: City sidewalks, busy sidewalks 24.2.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Ed MacArthur, community representative Enimie Reumaux, community representative In our opinion, uniform and safe sidewalks are a key piece of public infrastructure that is missing from downtown, especially along Yampa and Oak streets. According to the city’s 2015 community survey, less than half of respondents — 44 percent — described the quality of the city’s sidewalk system as good or excellent, which means 56 percent rated the sidewalks as less than adequate. This rating placed sidewalks in the bottom third of the survey’s ranking of Steamboat’s community characteristics that were considered good or excellent. New sidewalks in the downtown business district will improve walkability, boost public safety and could alleviate some parking issues by helping make visitors and locals feel more comfortable walking longer distances with adequate sidewalks in place. This kind of new infrastructure can also serve to attract new business, enticing developers to make investments in Steamboat’s historic downtown ...
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On-demand meal delivery market boils over in metro Denver 6.2.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
With investors and consumers showing voracious appetites for meal-delivery service, the menu of companies competing for mouths and money is large.
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