The issue of universities divesting assets that pose climate risks can be a contentious one – even, it seems, among those of us who agree that it is an important goal.
Tag: "fossil fuels"
Under the Dome, a documentary on pollution in China that has been viewed by more than 200 million people, could turn the tables against fossil fuels in the world’s biggest polluter. Merrill Lynch says the video could have as big an impact Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”. Bad news for coal and oil; good news for solar, wind.
Following more than two centuries of fossil-fueled industrialization, an incipient era of carbon-pollution pricing is paying dividends to the climate.
Could 2015 be the year the ‘dam of denial’ blocking climate action breaks? If it is, it won’t be due to politics, but to the market waking up to the economic threat posed by climate change and the economic opportunity in the inevitable decline of fossil fuels.
The evidence stacks up that investing in coal is not just an environmental disaster but also a fundamentally myopic investment decision.
Clean energy is growing again in the U.S. as investments in renewables increased in 2014 after a two-year decline.
If built, the Keystone XL pipeline would send about 800,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands oil per day to refineries in Texas.
There are fairly easy ways to dramatically slow our methane emissions — if we make the commitment to do so.
Technological progress has been brutal to the yellow pages and compact discs. Coal may be headed the same way in the U.S.