Activists Are Superfans, and Other Roundtable Revelations

July 16, 2015 by Matt Stewart

Activism is rarely thought of positively. We usually associate activists with customers (or shareholders) who don’t like the way a company is going and will petulantly alert stakeholders, and disrupt the normal flow of business until they’re outmaneuvered, ignored or victorious. But activists are, fundamentally, superfans.[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]

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

May 4, 2014 by Rod Adams

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]

Colorado Anti-Fracking Activism: A Game for Millionaires and Billionaires

May 2, 2014 by Simon Lomax

San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer is reportedly interested in bankrolling “ban fracking” activists in Colorado. This is just the latest evidence of national environmental groups and the ultra-rich playing extreme political games with our economy, state budget and the livelihoods of working families.[read more]

Civil Society Walkout as COP19 Comes to Disappointing Conclusion

November 26, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

COP 19 and Protest

Even going in with low expectations, there is a profound sense of disappointment in Warsaw as the COP19 climate talks wound down. Representatives from more than 800 environmental groups, NGO’s and civil society walked out of the meeting hall in protest of the lack of progress in Warsaw.[read more]

'Ban Fracking' Activists Go Local Because They Are Losing Everywhere Else

November 8, 2013 by Simon Lomax

Tuesday, a handful of cities in Colorado and Ohio voted on local ballot measures aimed at banning oil and gas production. These ballot measures were sponsored by national environmental activist groups, such as Food & Water Watch and Water Defense.[read more]

Climate Change, Public Policy, and the University

October 24, 2013 by Robert Stavins

Over the past year or more, on campuses across the United States, there has been a groundswell of student activism pressing colleges and universities to divest their holdings in fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios.[read more]

Nobel Laureates Speak Out Against Keystone XL Pipeline

July 17, 2013 by Danielle Droitsch

Nobel Laureates

An advertisement in the Washington Post featured a letter from ten Nobel Laureates who are asking President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry to reject the Keystone pipeline based on its significant impact to the climate.[read more]

Thousands Protest Fracking in Albany

June 21, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

Thousands of citizens and celebrities embarked upon New York’s Capitol building in Albany to protest the possibility of lifting the state-wide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.[read more]

Fossil Fuels Divestment Fever: Canadian Students, Doctors Launch New Campaign

March 28, 2013 by Tyler Hamilton

fossil fuels divestment

Calls in the United States for universities to divest their fossil-fuel holdings are starting to spread into Canada, where students and doctors are beginning to speak out.[read more]

10 Myths About Keystone XL from Both Sides

February 19, 2013 by Scott Edward Anderson

As some 35,000 opponents to the Keystone Pipeline gathered in front of the White House yesterday trying to persuade President Obama to just say no to the pipeline, I reflected upon some of the myths about the pipeline that have been bandied about by both sides on the issue.[read more]

Thousands Gather In Berlin To Force Millions To Pay More For Electricity That Pollutes More Than Nuclear

September 6, 2009 by Rod Adams

On September 5, 2009, a group of people gathered in Berlin, Germany to encourage the German government to stick with its plan to phase out the 17 nuclear power plants that current provide about 1/3 of its electricity supply. The organizers claim that the gathering included between 30,000-50,000 people from all across Germany and its...[read more]

Will Protest Bring Down Cost Of Oil??

June 10, 2008 by Simon Tay

Everywhere you listen from radio, television, newspapers and friends is about the surge in oil prices and inflations.My friend from Malaysia who knew about "peak oil" about the same time as me brushed off invitation to protest by many ladies there. He had been praised for his "ability predict the future" and even wrongly accused as...[read more]