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Oil Companies Gambling Billions of Dollars Ignoring Climate Change Realities

Kevin Grandia | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Kevin Grandia

You don't need to look much further than the years of delays on the Keystone XL pipeline to see that governments are starting to second-guess these big cash layouts on climate risky projects.

Big Investors Retreat From Fossil Fuels

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.16.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Last week's news seemed to show the market moving towards an acceptance of climate change's negative impact on corporate earnings -- and a rejection of fossil fuel investments on purely financial terms.

The Gigantic Hole In ExxonMobil's Doughnut

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Bevis Longstreth

ExxonMobil, in negotiations with shareholder activists that led to withdrawal of their shareholder proposals, agreed to report to shareholders on climate change. I hope scientists the world around will deconstruct the edifice ExxonMobil has erected.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone XL Would Have Much Larger Impact Than State Department Suggests, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The State Department's final environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline downplays the significance the pipeline...

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.

How Markets Fail

Carl Pope | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

It is clear that there are far cheaper fuels -- efficiency, solar and wind to replace coal and natural gas in the U.S., and biofuels or electricity elsewhere to reduce oil intensity. So how much $100 fossil fuel can the world afford, climate aside?

Not a Fake Tweet: Fossil Fuel Companies' Balance Sheets Contain Toxic Carbon Assets

Mike Sandler | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Mike Sandler

This is real and could affect markets more than a fake tweet. Oh, and the fate of the planet is at stake too. A new report shows that publicly listed fossil fuel companies hold more reserves than can be safely burned this century, and investors have not included this in market valuations of those companies.

The Social Stock Exchange

Justin Guay | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Justin Guay

To deliver on their lofty goal the SSE forces companies to prove their commitment by completing a Social Prospectus (SP) that discloses principles of social value creation. That may not sound groundbreaking but can you imagine a coal or oil company attempting to do that?

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.