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November 27, 2013 Jigar Shah on why hybrid cars are overrated
Fortune Tech - 1. What alternative energy projects are you most excited about' Originally my inspiration came from solar energy. While that is still near and dear to my heart, my work at the îCarbon War Roomî showed...
November 19, 2013 Wealthy nations pledged billions to help the poor adapt to climate change. Where did it all go?Source: Washington Post
One of the cruel ironies of climate change is that the poor countries that have contributed the least to the problem are expected to get hit the hardest. That's why, in recent years, many of the world's wealthier nations —...
November 8, 2013 Nuclear: A surprisingly progressive solution to climate changeSource: CNN
Last week a leaked draft of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that climate change will have severe ramifications for the global food supply, making it harder for crops to survive and leading to...
November 1, 2013 COLUMN-Harvard deals blow to fossil fuel divestment campaign:Wynn
Reuters - Harvard's rejection of the campaign on additional grounds undermines momentum in the short term. The university's president, Drew Faust, said fossil fuel divestment would not only cut fund returns - used to support...
October 18, 2013 Is fracking appropriate for ethical investing?Source: FT Adviser
The link between ethical investing and environmental investing should be fairly natural and obvious. Investing in the environmental sector should be ethical, and investing ethically should take the environment into consideration.
October 7, 2013 A Fracking Rorschach TestSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
A few weeks ago, a group of scientists led by David T. Allen of the University of Texas published an important, peer-reviewed paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The subject was our old friend hydraulic...
October 3, 2013 China’s Poisoned Air Prompts Woman to Devise Green TaxSource: Bloomberg
Reading in her hotel room in 1996, geology student Cao Jing noticed something alarming: the pages of her book were being coated with brown coal dust. Her realization -- in Qinhuangdao, a tourist city where China’s Great Wall...
September 17, 2013 The era of unlimited carbon pollution is overSource: Politico
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency will move against climate change by continuing the job it was created to do, 40 years ago, by a bipartisan Congress. Some will, and already are, treating this as a deplorable event...
September 16, 2013 Wall St. Exploits Ethanol Credits, and Prices SpikeSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
It was supposed to help clean the air, reduce dependence on foreign oil and bolster agriculture. But a little known market in ethanol credits has also become a hot new game on Wall Street.
September 9, 2013 How I learned to stop worrying and love frackingSource: Christian Science Monitor
Critics of hydraulic fracturing say economic and energy security shouldn't come at the expense of the environment. The controversial practice, dubbed fracking, has become the cause du jour in advocacy circles. A report from...
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