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Two Important Errors in the Fossil Fuel Divestment Debate: A Response to Robert Stavins

November 10, 2014 by Benjamin Franta
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Is climate change a moral crusade? Robert Stavins argues that climate change is fundamentally a scientific, economic, and political challenge, and that viewing climate change as a moral crusade may increase the political polarization surrounding the topic. Does this package of arguments hold water?[read more]

Does Climate Disruption Change Everything? A Review of Naomi Klein's 'This Changes Everything'

October 9, 2014 by Johannes Urpelainen
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Naomi Klein‘s 'This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate' makes three basic claims. First, capitalism is the key reason for our addiction to fossil fuels. Second, current solutions are not solving the problem. Finally, grassroots mobilization against fossil fuels can solve the climate crisis.[read more]

Importance of Energy Sector Divestments in a Climate-Change-Driven Environment

September 26, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Divestment Efforts and Climate Change

Ernst & Young recently looked at a number of forces that are driving companies to shed assets thereby identifying four dimensions – deal strategy, cost management, speed and risk mitigation – as crucial for any successful divestment transaction.[read more]

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Fossil Fuel Divestment: A $5 Trillion Challenge or Opportunity?

September 2, 2014 by Silvio Marcacci
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Fossil Fuel Divestment

Skeptics dismiss divestment as a peripheral threat to fossil fuel’s dominance, but it’s a major opportunity in the fight to decarbonize our society and slow the expanding impacts of climate change. In theory, divestment works; in practice, at least so far, divestment has proven tricky.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Students are Camping Outside the Door in Some Cases...'

July 13, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Fossil Fuel Divestment Efforts

The logic advanced by climate activists is that as carbon pricing policies proliferate globally, companies that generate significant portions of their revenue from oil production or coal mining, for example, will increasingly face competitive disadvantages that weigh on their valuations.[read more]

Divestment and Arctic Development, Between Drilling and the Deep Blue Sea

May 5, 2014 by Sieren Ernst

“Unlike most of the planet, the Arctic still contains uncharted mysteries,” a recent Bloomberg article quoted Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners LLC as saying. The statement is no doubt true. The Arctic is among the last pristine wildernesses on the planet.[read more]

Should Anti-Fossil Expansion Movement Align with Pro-Nuclear Movement?

May 4, 2014 by Rod Adams
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Should Anti-Fossil be Pro-Nuke?

On April 11, 2014, Roger Annis, a member of the Vancouver Ecosocialist Group, gave a talk at the University of California Santa Barbara. The talk was titled 'Oil, tar sands, coal, natural gas: What’s behind the expansion drive of Canada’s and North America’s fossil fuel industries?'[read more]