Economics

Opposition to Fossil Fuels: A Study of Divestment Facts.com

By Larry Coble, Chicago 350 Overview Opposition to Fossil Fuel divestment campaigns developed a new front in April of 2015. In an effort to delegitimize groups such as those affiliated with 350.org on college campuses and active in American cities seeking the elimination of fossil fuel assets from university endowments, city operational budgets, and municipal (More...)

Divestment Economics

Scott Pruitt: Insult, Injury, and Iniquity

REPORTER ON NEW EMAIL DUMP THAT REVEALS SECRET INNER WORKINGS OF THE EPA May 9, 20182:05 PM ET Heard on Fresh Air TERRY GROSS New York Times reporter Eric Lipton says the response to a recent FOIA request shows that Scott Pruitt and his staff have gone to great lengths to keep the public and (More...)

Economics Politics

Blacks In Green: Village Hiring Hall

Interested in a clean energy career? Join us on May 8th ~ apply for our free solar installation & maintenance training course new market & equitable development overview placement & retention services included one year free membership in industry networking club  Also learn about other clean energy career tracks ~ technology, design, development electrical & (More...)

Economics Politics

Fossil Fuels Trump Water

Reposted for Poor People’s Campaign, Demands   Ecological Devastation Did you know 13.8 million U.S. households cannot afford water? Federal assistance to local water systems is currently 74 percent below its peak in 1977. This has contributed to the inability of public water utilities to address failing and aging infrastructure. It has also prompted utilities (More...)

Economics Pipelines

The Fiscal Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment

By Larry Coble and Joe Antoun, CFP   Executive Summary Human civilization is swiftly proceeding toward the culmination point of a long-developing and holistic revolution in the energy sector for power generation, transportation and storage technology. With renewable energy sources, such as Solar PV and Wind generation gaining market share and experiencing dramatic price drops (More...)

Divestment Economics

City of Chicago Skirts Divestment Commitment

                                                    Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers (Chicago Tonight file photo) Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers unveiled a plan Wednesday to redirect city investments toward companies that prioritize environmental responsibility and an array (More...)

Economics Politics

#FossilFree in Germany: Consumers paid to use surplus wind energy

Our first post in a new series on 350.org‘s new #FossilFree campaign. We will be highlighting initiatives around the world that are stopping fossil fuel projects and/or shifting our energy consumption to renewable energy. Here is a story about how Germany saw an extended period of negative energy prices due to an influx of wind energy. This wasn’t (More...)

Economics

Personal Divestment Resources

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu     Why Divest? The main culprit of climate change is fossil fuels. Divesting from the fossil fuel industry takes away​ its social license to operate.  And reinvesting those funds in (More...)

Economics