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Oil Finance 101: What Every Climate Activist Needs to Know

Tim Donaghy | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Tim Donaghy

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dropped a bombshell on ExxonMobil yesterday. News reports revealed yesterday that the SEC is investi...

Stranded Assets Risks: Should Investors Heed Bob Litterman's Warning?

Kathy Hipple | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Kathy Hipple

Bob Litterman knows a thing or two about risk. After all, the Black-Litterman model, which was designed to measure and manage financial risk, is named...

Report: The Money Wasted On Stranded Coal Assets Could End World Energy Poverty

Nicole Ghio | Posted 03.29.2016 | Green
Nicole Ghio

Instead of solving a global crisis, those trillion dollars may go down the drain, supporting potentially stranded assets in the dying coal industry.

Investors Have A Big Opportunity for Accelerating Clean Energy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Paris has built upon emerging shifts towards a cleaner, greener and far smarter development path for the 21st century. It has sent a clear, unequivocal and determined low carbon signal to markets and economic sectors everywhere: The course is irreversible, but the pace and breadth must now be the focus.

Are We Heading Towards a Global Energy Proliferation Crisis?

Julian Popov | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Julian Popov

Our history is doted by the ups and downs of real or anticipated energy scarcity crises. The energy shortage tide however might be about to turn. The next energy crisis is more likely to be triggered by abundance of economically available energy resources rather than by their shortage.

Self-Interest Will Drive Fossil Fuel Divestment More Than Idealism

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

If anyone needed more proof that economics trumps sustainability: low gas prices are causing a plunge in electric vehicle and hybrid sales.

'Green News Report' - December 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Germany's biggest utility spins off its fossil fuel assets; Are fossil fu...

The Uncertain Future of Oil Demand

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Choosing that path would require countries shifting a good chunk of their tax base from personal and corporate income to carbon taxes collected from households and businesses. Of course, if our economies are to remain competitive while doing that it will also require the levying of carbon tariffs on goods from countries that don't tax emissions like we do.

Fossil Fuel's New Strategy - Will It Work?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

The Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) just released an analysis of the "Financial Impact of the Coming Low-Carbon Transition," which computed the potent...

State Sen. Downing Pioneers a Fossil Fuel Divestment Strategy for MA Pension Fund

Stacy Clark | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

You've read the headlines. Whether it's the exponential melt of glaciers, declining crop yields, loss of biodiversity, super-storms powered by warming oceans, or the increasing vulnerability of drinking water supplies to contamination, we are living well beyond our means.

How Exactly Will We Move Away from Fossil Fuels?

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

As the world migrates away from carbon-based fuels, trillions of barrels of oil and billions of tons of coal -- the assets sitting on the books of energy companies -- will become "stranded," or worthless. It's a compelling argument, but only if we can answer a key question.

The Largest Risk (and Opportunity) Investors Are Ignoring

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

How many investors got the timing right on the implosion of mortgage-backed security assets in 2008? Nearly none, and that systemic failure of vision contributed mightily to a global financial collapse.

'Green News Report' - December 10, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

'Green News Report' - December 5, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

'Green News Report' - December 3, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Harvard and Brown Fail Moral Leadership Exam

John Fullerton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
John Fullerton

At a time when institutions of business and government continue to fail society, two of our leading academic institutions missed the opportunity to provide essential moral leadership on the most pressing challenge ever faced in the history of human civilization.

Talking about Climate Change, Even if Politicians Aren't

Judith Samuelson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
Judith Samuelson

While Exxon, Shell and the rest of the industry continue to pour billions into gas and oil exploration, it is becoming clear that the planet cannot sustain the use of the assets already on the books, which would mean that the value of some fossil fuel companies is greatly overstated.