CSRwire News Alert – A $147 Billion Opportunity for New York City

A $147 Billion Opportunity: Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Sets Sights on NYC Pension Funds “Were New York City to divest its four pension funds of fossil fuel holdings, it would be a major turning point for the divestment movement.” On February 26th, a forum on “Fossil-Free NYC,” kicked off a …

Climate regulations could cost fossil-fuel firms trillions. Should they be worried? By Brad Plumer, Published: October 25 at 1:17 pmE-mail the writer If the world ever got serious about addressing climate change, fossil-fuel companies could stand to lose billions of dollars — maybe trillions. These firms all have large reserves …

The UN IPCC backs carbon budget approach

The UN IPCC backs carbon budget approach The potential for unburnable carbon and stranded fossil fuel assets has today been thrust into the limelight with the IPCC’s carbon budget analysis in its latest report. ‘The Carbon Tracker Initiative welcomes the IPCC’s dialogue on carbon budgets. Their findings are consistent with …

TBLI Conference: Climate Change, Carbon Bubble and New York’s Green Bank

EMBARGO TILL MAY 22, 9 AM ECT Time Climate Change, Carbon Bubble and New York’s Green Bank ESG Environmental, Social and Governance investment industry shines the spotlight on New York Amsterdam, May 22, 2013 – The 1st edition of the TBLI CONFERENCETM USA 2013 in New York, USA from June …

Ten Economic Risks of Fossil Fuels : AltEnergyStocks.com

Ten Economic Risks of Fossil Fuels : AltEnergyStocks.com Ten Economic Risks of Fossil Fuels Posted: 16 May 2013 07:19 AM PDT Garvin Jabusch A train, loaded with coal, crashed into the back of a passenger train in Czechloslovakia in 1868. Securities of fossil fuels firms, as an economic sector, may soon …

Measuring the Sustainability of Business: From Economism To Earth Systems Science

By Hazel Henderson When US astronaut Dr. Sally Ride returned from her space trip in 1983, she exclaimed that NASA should have a Mission To Planet Earth! This led to NASA’s “Earth”, an ongoing program of research into how our planet functions based on Earth Systems Science. I was a science …

Citizens Urge EPA to Finalize Cleaner Fuel Standards | The Energy Collective Daily

Citizens Urge EPA to Finalize Cleaner Fuel Standards | The Energy Collective Daily Citizens Urge EPA to Finalize Cleaner Fuel Standards Climate Change: Extreme Weather, Insurance Companies, and Taxpayers [VIDEO] Renewable Energy Standards: North Carolina 1, ALEC 0 Are Fossil Fuel Companies Pouring Money Down the Drain? Climate Change and …

Investors risk $6tn carbon ‘bubble’, warns report

Investors risk $6tn carbon ‘bubble’, warns report  Economies will see over $6tn in wasted capital as investments exploiting coal, oil and gas reserves are proved stranded as policies aim to limit global warming. New research by Carbon Tracker Initiative and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment …

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Has Colleges Weighing The Stakes

“It’s wrong to profit from wrecking the planet.” That’s what thousands of young people are saying across the U.S. who are demanding their colleges and universities strip fossil fuel investments from their endowment portfolios. They are arguing with passion — and a considerable amount of organizing savvy — that the …

The 14 worst fossil-fuel projects for the climate

The 14 worst fossil-fuel projects for the climate By David Roberts | Grist, Jan 22, 2013 In a justly famous Rolling Stone piece, Bill McKibben popularized the notion of “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math.” We have a “carbon budget,” between now and 2050, of roughly 565 gigatons of carbon dioxide. If we emit …