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Warren Buffett Ready to Double his Green Energy Investments to $30 Billion

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Very large investments in renewable energy are needed as the U.S. progresses on the path of reducing dependence on fossil fuels. According to the EPA, electric utilities face cuts of 30 percent on carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 compared with 2005. On the other hand, costs continue to fall in wind and solar power generation, making them increasingly attractive energy investments.

Innovative Energy Storage Companies Get Big Financial Backers

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In 2014, wind turbines accounted for 45 percent of new power production in the U.S., while solar made up more than a third of the world’s fresh energy capacity. However, an expensive hurdle that continues is how to store this energy when the breeze is not blowing or the sun is not shining.With more than $5 billion invested in cutting-edge battery technologies over the past decade, this situation is set to change.

Innovative Energy Storage Companies Get Big Financial Backers

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In 2014, wind turbines accounted for 45 percent of new power production in the U.S., while solar made up more than a third of the world’s fresh energy capacity. However, an expensive hurdle that continues is how to store this energy when the breeze is not blowing or the sun is not shining.With more than $5 billion invested in cutting-edge battery technologies over the past decade, this situation is set to change.

PwC Offers Free Online Courses to Promote Financial Literacy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Financial literacy is not only the key to a nation’s economic progress, but also serves as a crucial tool in the battle against economic inequality. The IMF chief, Christine Lagarde, has said that financial inclusion can be a powerful agent for growth for over 2.5 billion people around the world who lack access to basic financial services.

The Role That Good Money Habits Play For Children

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We need to encourage children, supported by their families, to learn about good money habits, especially in today’s complex financial world. T.

China’s New Bank To Fight Poverty With The World Bank

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – So far, more than 50 countries have either joined or applied to be members of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The bank's progress demonstrates China’s approach to shaping the Asia-Pacific region. The forming of the AIIB is a leading-edge geopolitical, economic story.

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month: Make It Matter

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – These are stark, grim figures from the U.S government: an estimated 1,770 children were killed as a result of maltreatment in 2009, while a 2011 congressional report concluded the real number could be nearer 2,500. Disturbingly, America has one of the worst child abuse record in the industrialised world.

Toy Business Going Eco-friendly as Kids Make Greener Choices

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – While globally toy sales are on the rise due to burgeoning demand from middle class consumers in China, India and other economies, American sales are expected to grow only marginally from $22.6 billion in 2014 to $23.9 billion in 2018, according to Forrester Research. In this scenario, U.S. toy manufacturers are looking to expand the market with a focus on the environmentally-conscious consumer segment.

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