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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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Denver Votes to Require Green Roofs

Posted: 11.17.2017 no comments


  Read the entire article at The Associated Press.   Denver became the latest city to require rooftop gardens or solar panels on big new buildings, which backers say will keep the outdoor air cooler, make storm water easier to manage and reduce the amount of energy burned by air conditioners.     A ballot initiative […]


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Seven Megatrends that could Beat Global Warming

Posted: 11.15.2017 no comments


  The tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric airplanes.   Read the entire article at The Guardian.   It is becoming increasingly clear that it does not need to be all bad news: a series of fast-moving global megatrends, spurred by trillion-dollar investments, indicates that humanity […]


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Energy Storage is Economically Attractive for Commercial Sector

Posted: 11.13.2017 no comments


  While energy storage is generally cost-prohibitive for the residential sector, it can be economically attractive for the commercial sector because it is subject to a different billing structure.   Read the entire article at GreenBiz.    A study published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in partnership with Clean Energy Group (CEG) found that […]


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A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program

Posted: 11.10.2017 no comments


  An unusual coalition of insurers, environmentalists and fiscal conservatives is seeking major changes in the National Flood Insurance Program.   Read the entire article at the New York Times.   Congress must decide by Dec. 8 whether to keep the program going. An unusual coalition of insurers, environmentalists and fiscal conservatives has joined the Trump administration in calling […]


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Oil and Gas Industry Launches Climate Initiative

Posted: 11.08.2017 no comments


  Ten CEOs of some of the world’s largest and most profitable companies (including Shell, Saudi Aramco, Statoil and BP) are moving quickly to embrace the low-carbon transition.   Read the entire article at GreenBiz.   “Looking back over the past three years, I’m struck by just how far we’ve come with the OGCI, and how […]


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Insuring the Future

Posted: 11.06.2017 no comments


  Insurers forecast risk by extrapolating from the past. How can they continue to do so in an era of rapid volatility?   Read the entire article at HuffPost.   Insurance is the economic tool we use to manage many of the key risks we face – to health, to property and to a range of […]


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A World Without Plastic Waste: generating sustainable packaging ideas from nature

Posted: 11.03.2017 no comments


  Read the entire article at Synapse.   It’s estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. That’s one of many haunting statistics that makes it clear that plastic and packaging waste is a pressing global challenge that won’t be solved without sustainable innovation and collaboration across industries.     That’s […]


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