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Wind Power Blows Past Coal in Texas

Posted: 12.11.2017 no comments

 

  Wind power surpassed coal last month to become the second-largest electricity source in Texas, yet another milestone in the state’s march toward greater reliance on renewable energy.   Read the entire article at the Houston Chronicle.    When a 155-megawatt wind farm in West Texas began commercial operation this month, it helped push the state’s […]

 

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Stella McCartney calls for overhaul of “incredibly wasteful” fashion industry

Posted: 12.08.2017 no comments

 

  Clothes must be designed differently, worn for longer and recycled as much as possible to stop the global fashion industry consuming a quarter of the world’s annual carbon budget.    Read the entire article at The Guardian.   Fashion designer Stella McCartney condemned her industry as “incredibly wasteful and harmful to the environment” as she […]

 

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Driverless Cars Could Help Solve Climate Change

Posted: 12.06.2017 no comments

 

  Driverless vehicle use worldwide could lower traffic congestion and emissions contributing to climate change by 50 percent or more in 2050, according to a 2017 report led by global transport expert Lewis Fulton at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis.   Read the entire article at The Washington Post.   In an ideal […]

 

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The Climate is Changing – So Must Architecture

Posted: 12.04.2017 no comments

 

  Climate change is the fundamental design problem of our time. Not style, not fees, not education, not community, not health, not justice. All other concerns, many of them profoundly important, are nonetheless ancillary. The threat climate change poses is existential, and buildings are hugely complicit.   Read the entire article at Architect Magazine.    As […]

 

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Business Risk from Climate Change Top of Mind for Corporate Boards

Posted: 12.01.2017 no comments

 

  The lack of consistency between how companies measure and disclose climate risk often leaves investors comparing apples with oranges.   Read the entire article at The Globe and Mail.   Michael Sabia has a message for Canada’s corporate directors as he weighs how to deploy one of the biggest pools of investment capital in the […]

 

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We Need Designers to Change Our World

Posted: 11.29.2017 no comments

 

  Designers have the power to solve the world’s problems, but it means creating more systems and less stuff, says Dutch designer and environmentalist Babette Porcelijn.   Read the entire article at Dezeen.      According to Porcelijn, designers are better equipped than any other profession to offer solutions to issues such as pollution, climate change […]

 

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Climate Risk in Equity Portfolios

Posted: 11.27.2017 no comments

 

  Four Twenty Seven and Deutsche Asset Management jointly released a white paper featuring a new approach to climate risk management in equity portfolios. It identifies hotspots in investment portfolios by assessing the geographic exposure of publicly-traded companies to climate change.    Read the entire article at Four Twenty Seven Climate Solutions.    Measuring Physical Climate Risk […]

 

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World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund Advises Ditching Oil and Gas Holdings

Posted: 11.22.2017 no comments

 

  Energy industry jolted by advice to Norwegian government from its central bank, which runs $1 trillion fund.   Read the entire article at The Guardian.     The Norwegian central bank, which runs the country’s sovereign wealth fund – the world’s biggest – has told its government it should dump its shares in oil and gas […]

 

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Natural Gas has No Climate Benefit and May Make Things Worse

Posted: 11.21.2017 no comments

 

  Study concludes that the methane emissions escaping from New Mexico’s gas and oil industry are “equivalent to the climate impact of approximately 12 coal-fired power plants.”   Read the entire article at ThinkProgress.   If the goal is to avoid catastrophic levels of warming, a recent report by U.K. climate researchers finds “categorically no role” […]

 

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Climate Change in the American Mind

Posted: 11.20.2017 no comments

 

  Recent Yale national survey finds that the number of Americans “very worried” about global warming has reached a record high.   Download the entire report at Yale Climate Change Communication.     Americans increasingly view global warming as a threat. Since Spring 2015, more Americans think it will harm them personally (50%, +14 points), their […]

 

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