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Fossil Fuel Dependence

Why Sterling College Divested from Fossil Fuels

Matthew Derr | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Matthew Derr

Our legacy and focus on protecting the environment and sustainable agricultural practices absolutely compels us to take this action. Our investment strategy is now fully informed by our values.

Problems With the Math: Is 350's Carbon Divestment Campaign Complete?

Christian Parenti | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green
Christian Parenti

I am all for dumping carbon stocks, if for no other reason than a sense of decency and honor. And the spectacle of targeting the enemy -- giving them a name and an address -- is great, but it needs to be linked to other forms of leverage.

Interview: Bill McKibben on Divestment From Fossil Fuels

Anne Butterfield | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green
Anne Butterfield

The popular notion is that Americans are addicted to fossil fuels but I find that's not true," says Bill McKibben. "The addicts are the big fossil fuel companies that are just fatally addicted to the level of profit they are able to deduce."

Energy Addiction or Gluttony?

Christopher F. Jones | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Christopher F. Jones

Although calling Americans energy gluttons doesn't suggest the same sense of crisis as addiction, it better captures how we should treat the problem. We don't need a detox program; we need a healthier relationship with energy consumption.

The Class of Talkers Playing Down the Cost of Fossil Fuel Dependence

Gabe Elsner | Posted 04.12.2012 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The fossil fuel lobby aggressively uses propaganda to block public health protections, manipulate the energy debate, defend their massive government handouts and attack clean energy sources that threaten to displace them.

Message For Obama: Gulf Spill Is Your Big Chance To Tout Alternative Energy

Grist | Jonathan Hiskes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Barack Obama so far has said nothing about the screamingly obvious connection between the spoils of fossil-fuel dependency and the vision of...