Economics

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

Chicago Workers Strike Back: September 4th

    This Labor Day, join the largest Labor Day rally in Chicago’s history to stand up for strong unions & living wages & against corporations and politicians that have rigged our economy! Workers from ALL sectors of our economy and across our communities are striking back– to join rallies, marches, and strikes to demonstrate (More...)

Economics Politics

Our Economy is Being Left Behind

Thank you Senator Duckworth! Thursday, June 01, 2017 [CHICAGO, IL] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States of America from the Paris Climate Agreement: “Climate change is one of the gravest environmental, economic and national security threats of our time, and (More...)

Economics Politics

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