Green chip stocks (GCS) refer to publicly traded companies in the earth friendly industry.
Green market includes
- Geothermal Energy – generated from the original formation of the planet and from radioactive decay of minerals.
- Solar Energy – technologies such as solar heating, solar thermal electricity, solar photovoltaics, artificial photosynthesis and solar architecture.
- Wind Energy – using wind turbines to make electrical power, windmills for mechanical power, windpumps for water pumping or drainage, or sails to propel ships.
- Water and Marine Energy – the energy carried by ocean waves, tides, salinity, and ocean temperature differences can be harnessed to generate electricity. The movement of water in the world’s oceans creates a vast store of kinetic energy, or energy in motion. Sometimes referred to as ocean energy or ocean power.
- Waste-to-Energy (WtE) – the process of generating energy in the form of electricity or heat through combustion.
- Green Building – a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. Also known as green construction or sustainable building.
- Smart Grid – a modernized electrical grid that uses information and communications technology to gather and act on information about the behaviors of suppliers and consumers, in an automated fashion to improve the efficiency, reliability, economics, and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity.
- Green Infrastructure – a network for solving urban changes by building with nature, including stormwater management, climate adaptation, heat stress, biodiversity, food production, air quality, sustainable energy production, clean water and healthy soils and quality of life through recreation.
- Green Transportation – Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) Vehicles utilize rechargeable batteries that can be restored to full charge by connecting a plug to an external electric power source, Hydrogen Fuel Cells convert the chemical energy from hydrogen into electricity through a chemical reaction with oxygen or another oxidizing agent.
- Organic Foods – produced using methods of organic farming with limited synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, and also not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.
- Carbon Trading – a form of emissions permit trading that specifically targets carbon dioxide. A common method countries use in order to reduce carbon emissions in an attempt to mitigate future climate change.