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Renewable Energy Attracts Major Corporate Investments

By Ahnika LeRoy, Contributor

For quite some time, renewable energy has been a series of relatively small scale enterprises. But renewables have developed into industrial strength solutions that some large companies are utilizing to lower their costs for electricity.

Apple iPhone and ComputerThe United States now has two of the world’s largest solar plants, Desert Sunlight and Topaz, which both have the capacity to produce 550 megawatts.… Read More

Guardian Launches Campaign to keep Fossil Fuels Underground

By James Griffitts, Contributor

Guardian Campaign to keep Fossil Fuels UndergroundKeep it in the Ground is a recent campaign launched by The Guardian advocating that fossil fuels be left underground and sustainable energy sources be used instead. The campaign is centered around a petition to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, the world’s two largest charitable organizations, to divest themselves of all endowments from fossil fuel companies.… Read More

BP Calls for Meaningful Global Price on Carbon

By Ahnika LeRoy, Contributor

Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) are rising. Climate scientists tell us that the 2o Celsius average global warming target limit will soon be surpassed, changing the livability of the planet.

As such, the recent public call from BP—one of the largest fossil fuel extraction companies in the world—for a meaningful global price on carbon is big news!… Read More

New Socially and Environmentally Responsible Fracking Standards

By James Griffitts, Contributor

 

Responsible FrackingThe first independent social and environmental standards for shale oil and gas fracking operations have been published and the developers are looking for public feedback.

Equitable Origin is a non-partisan organization. Founded in 2009, Equitable Origin is currently the only independent standards and certification program exclusively focused on fossil fuels.… Read More

How to Become a Better Investor

By Kevin O’Keefe, CIMA®, AIF®

Better Investor 1The key is to separate your emotions from your investment decisions.

Becoming a better investor is about taming your emotions, not about fancy math or being able to predict the future. Here are five techniques to help you improve your investment behavior—and have more peace of mind.… Read More

White House Announces Emissions Cuts as Part of Global Deal

By James Griffitts, Conbributor

White House Announces Emissions CutsThe Obama Administration has released a plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States by 26% to 28% over the next ten years. Effective implementation of this plan will fulfill U.S.… Read More

Oslo Divests from Coal, Hopes to Inspire Other Cities to Follow

Oslo at Night, Oslo Divesting CoalOslo Norway is the first capital city in the world to divest from coal and may be paving the way for other cities to follow. The Norwegian capital city recently announced plans to sell all of the coal investments in its pension portfolio.… Read More

Policy Levers for Impact Investing

By Lauren Morrell, Contributor

Though we may overlook its importance, conditions in the public sector can often have a considerable effect on the success of private impact investments. In light of this, the White House has been adjusting policies to promote impact investing and has shifted focus from “what government can do, [to] what government can allow markets to do better,” explained Annie Donovan, the former Senior Advisor to Obama’s Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation during a presentation at the 25th annual SRI Conference.… Read More

Policy Levers for Impact Investing

Though we may overlook its importance, conditions in the public sector can often have a considerable effect on the success of private impact investments. In light of this, the White House has been adjusting policies to promote impact investing and has shifted focus from “what government can do, [to] what government can allow markets to do better,” explained Annie Donovan, the former Senior Advisor to Obama’s Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation during a presentation at the 25th annual SRI Conference.… Read More

Renewable Energy Calls for Action

By Ahnika LeRoy, Contributor

The future of green energy and economic prosperity rests in the hands of everyone—from small business owners to policy makers around the world. Together we can make a positive impact and promote renewable energy generation.

Renewable Energy Calls for Action - Petroleum Extraction by housesAccording to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to avoid catastrophic climate change we need to stay within 2 degrees centigrade of average warming around the world.… Read More