Review Of ‘The Energy Of Nations’ By Jeremy Leggett

The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance   Banks and financial sector firms are still held in low repute by public opinion in many countries. Taxpayers and retail investors along with average citizens still distrust stock markets, high frequency trading and resent their banks, brokers and …

Beyond GDP: Robert Manchin, Managing Director of the Gallup Organisation Europe, on measuring well-being and social progress

Click here to view this newsletter in your web browser  Interview Quote Spotlight In brief Agenda July 2013 In this edition of the Beyond GDP newsletter: Interview with: Robert Manchin on measuring well-being and social progress Quote from: Robert F. Kennedy (1968) Spotlight on: Strong public support worldwide for going …

Novethic Research: Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses

Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses Paris, 18 June 2013.  Novethic, a research centre, has published a pioneering study looking at the influence that responsible investors can exert by refusing to invest in multinationals involved in human rights violations. Blacklists published by 19 Northern European investors managing €1.5 trillion …

Earth Day Press Release: Weather Drives American Public’s Climate Concern

Weather Drives American Public’s Climate Concern   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2013   As Earth Day approaches (Monday 22 April), a GlobeScan poll of American public opinion has found that Superstorm Sandy last October appears to have increased the perceived seriousness of climate change, much as Hurricane Katrina affected …

Global Polling Results for your Rio+20 Earth Summit coverage

Hello, As the Rio+20 Earth Summit kicks off in Brazil this week, I wanted to provide you with a couple recent press releases containing research results that could complement coverage you may be preparing: Consumers Call for Ambitious Leadership from their Governments at Rio+20 Earth Summit: http://www.globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/84-press-releases-2012/205-consumers-call-for-ambitious-leadership-from-their-governments-at-rio20-earth-summit-global-poll.html · Only 1 …

EU Wind Energy Capacity Grew 11 Percent in 2011, Report Says

EU Wind Energy Capacity Grew 11 Percent in 2011, Report Says Posted: 07 Feb 2012 03:00 AM PST Filed under: Energy News Ryue Nishiziwa?s Gorgeous Vertical Garden House Takes Root in Tokyo Posted: 06 Feb 2012 11:00 PM PST Filed under: Energy News New Record for High Concentration Phovoltaic Solar …

Climate engineering: Technical status, future directions, and potential responses

There are two new reports out on geoengineering that we would like to bring to your attention. First of all the long-awaited “technology assessment” done by the US Government Accountability Office has just been released in Washington – as hundreds of protestors continue to be arrested for opposing the Keystone pipeline that will carry …

Gas Prices Up Because of LEGAL Speculation; Not Manipulation, Consumer Advocate Says

An article from Yahoo! Finance By Stacy Curtin | Daily Ticker – Mon, Apr 25, 2011 1:48 PM EDT The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline stands at $3.86 — more than 30 cents higher than just one month ago, according to AAA’s fuel gauge report. In …