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A major threat to fossil fuel companies has suddenly moved from the fringe to center stage with a dramatic announcement by Germany’s biggest power company and an intriguing letter from the Bank of England.A growing minority of investors ...
Soon after reporting on the 2010 BP oil spill, Naomi Klein found she was pregnant – and miscarried. Was there a connection? She looks at the 'greenwashing' of big business and its effects Share Tweet this Email Naomi Klein The Guardian,
The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for "tightening belts" has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy.
No doubt the planned tax increases (introduction of a sales tax and ...
A transition to a sustainable economy requires not only population stabilization, breakthroughs in resource productivity and checks on material consumption, but also constraints on aggregate investment
. Built into the DNA of finance is the goal ...
We hear a lot about climate change, especially now that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently published another report. At the same time, oil is reaching limits, and this has an effect as well. How do the two issues ...
Seven billion people and growing. A quarter of them living in poverty. Unsustainable -- and unequal -- resource use. Landscapes vanishing, along with their nonhuman inhabitants. Global warming upending natural systems. These are tough times on ...
As UN climate negotiations rumbled on in Warsaw, big business came together with conservation groups in Edinburgh last week at the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital to put a price on nature.
The idea goes back to the Rio+20 ...
The world is on the brink of the "largest bubble ever" in finance, because of the undisclosed value of high-carbon assets on companies' balance sheets, and investment
managers who fail to take account of the risks are failing in their fiduciary ...
- The Climate Change Fund set up in November in Mexico faces enormous challenges such as the enforcement of anti-corruption standards, which make it unlikely that concrete actions will begin this year, according to civil society ...
Nature underpins global wealth creation. The renewable
flow of goods and services provided by the earth's ecosystems buttress our economy and yield benefits for business. But this stock of ecosystems -- also known as "natural capital' -- is ...
Wind power expanded by almost 20% in 2012 around the world to reach a new peak of 282 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity. Of the 45GW of new wind turbines that arrived in 2012, China and the US led the way with 13GW each, while Germany, ...
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Superstorm Sandy. Massive droughts. Devastating tornadoes. Horrific wildfires. The United States has certainly seen the dramatic weather-related effects of climate change in 2012, and every American has in some way been negatively impacted. ...
This election season it's unusual for candidates in any race to talk about clean energy
as a solution to the jobs crisis
let alone the climate crisis
. The Washington state governor's race gets about as close as any to talking about the ...
UK green and ethical funds are worth nearly £11bn and are on track to return to record investment
levels, according to new figures released to mark the start of National Ethical Investment
Not-for-profit sustainable investment
President Obama told the Democratic Convention on September 6th 2012: '...climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They're a threat to our children's future. And in this election, you can do something ...
Bangladesh's prospect to turn its vast dark areas with sunlight has been bright by meeting its future power demand as solar panel installation is becoming gradually affordable with the development of business models, experts said.
The United States has won the lottery on natural gas. According to the most recent estimates by the Energy
Information Administration, the U.S. has some 2.2 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable natural gas -- enough to satisfy all of ...
Over a beer or two, Danes like to tell a story that goes like this: One night the energy
ministers of the countries around the North Sea got together to divide up its oil and gas wealth. The Danish minister got very drunk, but the Norwegian ...
IRA FLATOW, HOST:
This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. When you fill up, is it regular, premium or high-voltage? When you bought your electric car or hybrid, people laughed at you as a tree-hugger, didn't they? But with the price of ...
Struggling solar manufacturers will likely be driven into mergers with rivals to survive a sector squeeze, a trend that could draw major Asian conglomerates deeper into the renewable energy
Solar makers have seen their profit ...
Caribbean farmers are struggling to maintain production of key crops, including bananas and vegetables, in the face of more extreme weather, which could leave the region short of food and the foreign exchange earnings needed to pay for rising ...
Wind-turbine makers have seen profit margins wiped out, and the potential end of tax credit
s in the U.S. will see its “boom-and-bust” market persist, Suzlon Energy
Ltd. (SUEL) Chairman Tulsi Tanti said today.
“Today everyone is selling ...
The prediction comes in a report which shows that the country's carbon footprint is expanding far faster than predicted.
A combination of an infrastructure building spree and the ramping up of carbon-intensive industries after the 2008 ...
Uwe T. Schmidt, chief executive of Solar Trust, says he is a fan of the Energy
Department’s loan-guarantee program. He met with Energy
Secretary Steven Chu and the program’s director, Jonathan Silver, when his company was seeking support for a ...