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Launching a New Way to Explore Energy and Human Development

November 11, 2014 by Yael Borofsky
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Energy for Human Development

Opportunities for innovation in economic growth are expanding in Africa, India, and southeast Asia while the conversation in the west is often stagnated around simple lighting solutions that address the most urgently poor customers, but not the underlying opportunities for sustainable power sector development.[read more]

World Bank: Fighting Climate Change Would Boost Global Economy Up To $2.6 Trillion A Year

June 26, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Climate Fight Economic Benefits

 

An important new World Bank report concludes that just a few key policies aimed at cutting carbon pollution would boost the global economy. The study, “Climate-Smart Development,” looks at the European Union plus Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and the United States.[read more]

Do Oil Spills Boost the Economy?

May 8, 2014 by Andrew Leach
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This week, Press Progress and the Vancouver Sun’s Peter O’Neil reported that Kinder Morgan had quantified the economic benefits of oil spills in its application to expand the Trans-Mountain Pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. Yes, the benefits of oil spills: they create jobs.[read more]

Nearly 40,000 New Green Jobs Created in Second Quarter of 2013

September 3, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Green Job Creation

Clean energy and sustainable transportation projects launched this year created nearly 40,000 green jobs in America during the second quarter of 2013. The transition to a clean energy economy is well underway, reports the latest green jobs report from Environmental Entrepreneurs.[read more]