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November 6, 2008

U.S. States Anticipate Auction Success

In the first-ever US auction of carbon allowances by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), on 25 September, all of the 12.6 million vintage 2009 allowances offered by participating states...were sold


October 16, 2008

Making Carbon Offsets Actually Work. Affordably.

Carbon offsets are a great idea, in theory. Buy an offset, which goes to renewable energy or carbon absorbing projects, and increase the health of the planet... Read more

True Carbon

October 11, 2008

SF Company Claims Carbon Transparency

The carbon offset market, long plagued by skepticism, is about to get a breath of fresh air. Village Green Energy, a San Francisco-based company, launched a brand new carbon offset today that may reshape the voluntary carbon offset market... Read more


October 10, 2008

Carbon Offset Company to Buy RGGI Permits and Force US Power Majors to Cut Emissions

Village Green Energy has announced the launch of a new carbon offset product that enables consumers to buy carbon permits out of a newly launched carbon cap and trade system in the Northeast United States. This creates a more credible product at a fraction of the cost of the options offered by existing offset providers... Read more

The New York Times

October 7, 2008

Virgance Gives Philanthropy a Proletarian Twist

For many years, giving large amounts of money to charity, or affecting the moral choices of major companies, has mainly been the province of elite donors and the corporations themselves... Read more

U.S. Department of Energy

September 5, 2008

Facebook Launches Green Energy Application

Facebook, the online social networking site, launched an application designed to promote renewable energy awareness and participation. Village Green Energy designed the Facebook application... Read more

The Green Skeptic

August 9th, 2008

CleanTech: Village Green Energy and Wineries Team Up to Promote Renewable Energy on Facebook

Four Sonoma and Napa County, California, wineries are trying to power their operations with renewable energy. Now you can help them by loading the "Green My Vino" application on Facebook... Read more


August 9th, 2008

Green My Vino Encourages Renewable Energy via Facebook

A new Facebook application has been launched to help winelovers go green... Read more

The Press Democrat

August 8th, 2008

Send Some Clean Power Online

Social networkers can now spend their time on Facebook helping four Sonoma and Napa county wineries give back to the environment thanks to a new application called "Green My Vino." Read more

The Cork Board

August 8th, 2008

Wineries Tap Facebook for a Good Cause

It's Friday, we're ready for some rest and relaxation and have just caught up on our Napa Valley reading. What caught our eye? Here goes... Read more

Alternative Energy Foundation

August 8th, 2008

Wineries Accept Challenge on Renewabl Energy with Facebook Application

The Facebook application, called Green My Vino, enables users to give each other free online gifts. If enough gifts are given, the wineries promise to convert their entire operations to renewable energy through application developer Village Green Energy.... Read more

GreenHome on Huddler

August 8th, 2008

Very cool new Facebook application from Village Green Energy

So our friends over at Village Green Energy (two of whom are huddlers, mjacks3 and robby) just launched a very sweet Facebook application. I recommend it highly.... Read more

CleanTech Blog

August 7th, 2008

Send some clean power with Green My Vino

My favorite green product of the week: Green My Vino Facebook application from Village Green Energy... Read more


August 7th, 2008

New Facebook Application, Green My Vino, Helps Vineyards Go Green

I just generated 20 minutes of green power. It took me less than five minutes. How did I do it? I added the Facebook application Green My Vino to my Facebook account and then sent one green power minute to 20 of my Facebook friends.... Read more


August 6th, 2008

Green marketing spreads on Facebook with winery application

Over the past year, it has become difficult to read business news without finding a mention of how one company or another has launched a recycling initiative or installed solar panels.... Read more

Wine Business.com

August 6th, 2008

Wineries Launch "Green My Vino" Facebook Application

Four Napa and Sonoma County Vineyards are launching a Facebook application today to generate awareness about renewable energy and provide a way for Facebook's 90 million users to actively participate in motivating wineries to go green... Read more


August 6th, 2008

Green Business News: Where Renewable Energy and Facebook Meet

Village Green Energy and 4 Sonoma wineries are launching a Facebook application tomorrow, August 6th, that will enable users to use the power of social networks to force environmental change in the business world, by sending free gifts of renewable energy

bub.blicio.us and My Wine Education

August 6th, 2008

Green My Vino on Facebook

Truthfully, I usually ignore Facebook Apps. I don't want to hunt vampires or play Scrabble. Honest. I have a lot of fan pages and Causes, but that's about it. But Green My Vino, by Village Green... Read more

GreenTech Media

August 6th, 2008

Turning Wine Green

If Facebook users send enough free "Green My Vino" buttons to their friends, four California wineries will uncork their pocket books and buy more than 1.2 million kilowatt-hours of renewable-energy credits.... Read more