REN21’s Renewables 2015 Global Status Report

a Newsletter – June 2015   In this issue News from the Secretariat | News from the Network | Upcoming Events   Dear Reader, As I write these lines, I am on my way back from the launch of this year’s Global Status Report in China. Over the past decade, China has established itself …

Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity of Fossil Fuels

Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity of Fossil Fuels Stephen Heintz, left, with Valerie Rockefeller Wayne and Steven Rockefeller on Tuesday. Hiroko Masuike / The New York Times ·        Share ·          ·          By JOHN SCHWARTZ September 21, 2014 John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. …

Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks. Municipal bonds, long considered safe liquid investments, have been eliminated from the …

CAE: 4 Ways Your City Can Be Cooler Next Summer

ACEEE BLOG POST   Media Contact: Patrick Kiker [email protected], (202) 507-4043     4 Ways Your City Can Be Cooler Next Summer   By Virginia Hewitt, Local Policy Research Assistant   This summer was a scorcher. Heat waves repeatedly struck the Midwest and South, sparing only sections of the Northeast. All …

Indian State Plans To Cover 300 Government Buildings With Rooftop Solar Power Projects

Governments across Indian states seem to be scrambling to launch programs to set up solar rooftop projects after the success of such projects in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state. The latest state to join the bandwagon is the southern state of Tamil Nadu, which has had years of supply-demand …

SECURING FOREST RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE

      SECURING FOREST RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE   Community Forests: An Undervalued Approach to Climate Change Mitigation  WRI’s Land and Resource Rights project, in partnership with the Rights and Resources Initiative, released a groundbreaking new report, Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forests Rights Mitigates Climate …

SMARTPLANET DAILY: Solar Roadways funding nears $2 million

  MANAGE | READ ONLINE | PREVIOUS   SmartPlanet Daily A DAILY BRIEFING OF THE NEWEST STORIES ON SMARTPLANET, FIVE DAYS A WEEK. June 06, 2014 FROM THE DESK OF … Halfway through their crowdfunding campaign, Solar Roadways has already doubled their funding goal and broken the Indiegogo record for …

Stemming the Transfer of Wealth from Main Street to Wall Street with Publicly-Owned Banks

Stemming the Transfer of Wealth from Main Street to Wall Street with Publicly-Owned Banks PBI Newsletter, November/December 2013 Stemming the Transfer of Wealth from Main Street to Wall Street with Publicly-Owned Banks From the Editor: As 2013 draws to a close, state, local, and federal governments are battling debt and interest …

Earth Policy Release – Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth

  Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth  J. Matthew Roney http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update120 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update December 11, 2013 In May 1975, rising concerns about overfishing and deteriorating ocean health prompted scientists and officials from 33 countries to meet in Tokyo for the …