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Bill Gates, Energy & Integral Venture Capital

Robert Wilson | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Robert Wilson

Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC), launched during the recent Paris climate change proceedings, is a globally disseminated public statem...

How Melting Giant Icebergs May Help Slow Climate Change (Just A Little)

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.12.2016 | Science

Melting icebergs may be fighting against the very forces that cause them to melt, a new study suggests.  Water dripping off icebergs and into th...

2016: The Year to Take Action

David Saddington | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
David Saddington

By November it is expected that most countries will have signed up to ratify the Paris agreement and will be well underway implementing their national mitigation and adaptation plans.

Hillary Clinton Says She's Unaware Of Receiving $150,000 In Oil & Gas Contributions

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

At a campaign stop in Iowa on Wednesday, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton claimed to be unaware that she'd ever received campaign...

A Weapon Against Climate Change May Be Right Under Our Feet

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

Scientists battling to slow climate change and cope with its effects are harnessing an overlooked, yet potentially powerful partner -- one that happen...

Why Is the New York Times Misleading the Public About a Carbon Tax?

Charles Komanoff | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Charles Komanoff

As the UN climate summit in Paris hits the halfway point, support is building for basing climate policy on carbon taxes.

Public Health Gains Will Follow When Countries Take Steps to Cut Carbon

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

The health benefits from action to cut carbon emissions are potentially huge -- giving countries a tremendous added incentive to bring health into the equation at COP21 and as they redouble efforts to fight climate change.

3 Signs We're Entering a Golden Age for Carbon Markets

Fred Krupp | Posted 11.20.2015 | Green
Fred Krupp

This is an adaptation of an essay by Fred Krupp and Nat Keohane for the International Emissions Trading Association's Greenhouse Gas Market 2015/2016 ...

Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

A Great 24 Hours for the Climate

Keith Gaby | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

The leaders of the world's two largest economies and greatest sources of climate pollution, each leaning into the environmental challenge of our times, pushed the world forward.

Interior Secretary Defends Fossil Fuels: 'You Can't Just Cut It Off Overnight'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday defended fossil fuel development on public lands, as the Obama administration faces incr...

August May Go Down As the Month We Woke Up to Smell the Carbon

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 08.31.2015 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

Perhaps after this record breaking hot summer we will set a new normal for climate change coverage as well. To date, we have not seen a majority of serious environmental developments covered regularly and with sufficient context and depth on the evening news or on any recurring talk shows. It's time for the news networks to step up their game.

Why Obama Is Still Missing A Key Step When It Comes To Climate Change

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 08.28.2015 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

This is a step in a very positive direction. However the president can't get an "A" in my book until his administration does something to address the eco-education gap among adults.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP Debates, Round One

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone's talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column to our reactions.

Three Things You Need to Know About Carbon

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Part II of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, managing principal of The Stone House Group You may recall learning ab...

Why We Need to Keep Talking About 2 Degrees

David Saddington | Posted 07.13.2015 | Green
David Saddington

We must keep aiming for 2 degrees, in the same way that organizations aim for zero waste targets or zero workplace accidents as this reinforces that results above these thresholds are unacceptable and can be improved.

Climate Action Is Our Business Too

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Feike Sijbesma

In order for scientists to continue to develop these non-fossil based alternatives and for business to scale these solutions, we need the right economic incentives. Now, with relatively low oil prices, is an excellent time to introduce a carbon price system.

Modi's Oxymoronic Stance on Climate Change

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 06.10.2015 | World
Chaitanya Kumar

Yes, the world doesn't need to tell India what to do because of our unique cultural value to the environment and our minimal contribution to historic carbon emissions, but neither can India's Prime minister continue to dwell in rhetoric and falsely lead the public into thinking he is doing enough to protect them.

How to Use Climate Finance to Promote Clean Water

Renat Heuberger | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Fresh water is vital to human society -- not simply for drinking, but also for washing, farming and producing energy. In the future, this crucial resource is expected to become increasingly scarce. This is partly due to climate change.

An Awesome, Under-Recognized Opportunity to Act on Climate

Diana Donlon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Diana Donlon

As a plant-lover I've always appreciated healthy soil, but it wasn't until I heard a rancher named Richard King explain how rebuilding the organic matter in soils has the potential to store tons of atmospheric carbon that I got true religion.

Climate Change: The Need for Pro-Inventor Legislation (PIL)

Robert Wilson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green
Robert Wilson

This post makes the case for a new role for government in the context of technology innovation that impacts climate change. In particular, inventors and new innovative and truly disruptive energy generation and distribution devices and technologies need additional protection.

Carbon Shock: How Global Warming Is Changing the Cost of Everything

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Nancy Graham Holm

Chaos and uncertainty: These are the first two words of Carbon Shock. And this is what faces us, if we don't pay attention.

An Introduction to Carbon Cap-and-Trade Systems Around the World

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

Carbon markets are being established around the world, but how exactly do cap-and-trade systems work? By answering a few questions on cap-and-trade systems, this piece illustrates why and how such systems are being adopted in practice.

How To Navigate The Climate Change "Culture Clash"

Keith Gaby | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

If both sides in this culture clash focus less on people who drive them nuts, and more on goals we share, we could probably make progress more quickly.

Hope Is Coming

Matthew J. Kiernan | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Matthew J. Kiernan

Flux and change will define the coming decades. We better get used to it and learn to innovate and adapt - something we expect the companies we invest in to do as well.