Quality of Life Indicators in Context – October 2014

Focus on US Employment —  October 2014 Update By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment in September rose by 248,000 which lowers the unemployment rate to 5.9%. August’s jobs were revised from 142,000 to 180,000, and July rose by a revised 180,000 – a combined 69,000 jobs more than previously …

PRESS ADVISORY: U.S. CO2 Emissions Increase but Renewable Energy also Expands

SUN DAY CAMPAIGN (a campaign for a sustainable energy future) 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite #340; Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-6477 x.11 [email protected] Twitter: Follow @SunDayCampaign News Advisory LATEST GOVERNMENT DATA REVEAL U.S. CO2 LEVELS ARE 2.74% HIGHER THAN 2013 AND 5.96% HIGHER THAN 2012   EVEN AS RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION …

ACEEE: GERMANY, ITALY, EU, CHINA, AND FRANCE TOP GLOBAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RANKINGS

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Patrick Kiker, [email protected], 202.507.4043     ACEEE: GERMANY, ITALY, EU, CHINA, AND FRANCE TOP GLOBAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RANKINGS   U.S. Places 13th Out of 16, Behind Australia, India, and South Korea; Germany Wins “World Cup” of Energy Efficiency: 2nd International Scorecard Evaluates 16 Leading World Economies on …

Quality of Life Indicators in Context – July 2014

Focus on US Employment —  July 2014 Update By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by a healthy 288.000 in June, good news after the 2.8% drop in GDP-growth for Q1. The 224,000 jobs added in May followed April’s 304,000. Upward revisions: to 203,000 from the 192,000 reported for …

PRICE DISCOVERY, MARKET COMPLETION AND OTHER FANTASIES OF ECONOMISTS

PRICE DISCOVERY, MARKET COMPLETION AND OTHER FANTASIES OF ECONOMISTS By Hazel Henderson © 2013, for IPS Syndication Service While debating a high frequency trader (HFT) recently, I encountered the familiar rationalizations that HFT contributes to liquidity and price discovery in markets.  Assertions about liquidity are hard to justify after the …

REVIEW: THE FUTURE: SIX DRIVERS OF GLOBAL CHANGE by Al Gore, Random House, NY, 2013

THE FUTURE: SIX DRIVERS OF GLOBAL CHANGE by Al Gore, Random House, NY, 2013   Review by Hazel Henderson  © 2013   ?Author Al Gore, former US Vice President turned venture capitalist and media executive, would have become US President but for some 500 still contested votes in Florida and the …

Energy Efficiency works just fine. Debunking the naysayers.

“At last, a definitive confirmation of my de-bunking of the so-called “Jevons Paradox”, hat tip to Paul Ray, Hazel Henderson Editor Energy Efficiency Lives! Devastating Debunking of Rebound Effect and Breakthrough Institute Climate Progress: 12 Jan 2012 09:29 AM PST Our fact-checking revealed that empirical estimates of energy rebound cited …

Voting open in Environmental Finance market survey

Read on for the latest stories on solar finance, the Durban climate talks, sustainable cities, Korea’s emissions caps, WeatherBill’s rebranding, socially responsible investment and more… Voting open in Environmental Finance market survey Voting has opened in the annual Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance market survey – the largest and most …