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 …

Inaction on Climate Change: The Cost to Taxpayers

Inaction on Climate Change: The Cost to Taxpayers When we examine the full costs of public programs that pay for disaster relief and recovery from extreme weather events—ad hoc disaster assistance appropriations, flood insurance, crop insurance, wildfire protection, and state run “residual market” insurance programs—we can begin to understand the price to U.S. …

What We Could Do with a Postal Savings Bank: Infrastructure that Doesn’t Cost Taxpayers a Dime

We at Ethical Markets  fully support    restoring this  savings bank function to  our US Post Office  and funding new infrastructure at no cost to taxpayers, as in many other countries in Europe and  in Japan . –  Hazel Henderson, editor  What We Could Do with a Postal Savings Bank: Infrastructure …

Last Week from ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States: Why Master Limited Partnerships are a Lousy Policy for Solar, Wind, and Taxpayers

A thorough explanation of what’s in Minnesota’s new solar law (net metering, CLEAN/FIT, and more!) and why I think Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) would be a lousy idea for renewable energy. Sincerely, John Why Master Limited Partnerships are a Lousy Policy for Solar, Wind, and Taxpayers If you follow the renewable energy industry …

GDP: STILL A GROSSLY DISTORTED PICTURE

GDP: STILL A GROSSLY DISTORTED PICTURE   By Hazel Henderson © 2013 forthcoming in CSRWire June 2013 Obsolete metrics like GDP not only map vanished territory and back societies into the future looking through their rearview mirror, they cause unnecessary human suffering as we see in Europe through imposing “austerity” …

Today’s Study: Alternatives To Coal In Arizona

NewEnergyNews Daily Headlines click here for main page: http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/ Today At Newenergynews, August 8: * Today’s Study: Alternatives To Coal In Arizona * Quick News, August 8: Bipartisan Senate Vote Boosts New Energy; New Energy Long Balls For Grid, Storage; $64 Mil From Banks To Back Sun Installer Yesterday * …

Recession, Sustainability & Money: The Hidden Variable

We can avoid future recessions by shifting the money paradigm from greed to good. By Hazel Henderson Recession to Austerity To More Recession The recession imposed by the financial debacle of 2007-2009 still plagues the world. The deeper reason lies in the murky secrets of money-creation and how financial sleight-of-hand …

Helping to save our future by creative public building construction

TheOptimisticFuturist March 4, 2012 Saving our future using creative building techniques Taxpayers own lots of governmental , educational and non-profit buildings in this country. Studies show that nearly 1/3 of all energy used in public buildings is wasted. [i] We are not talking small dollars here -for example, in most …

OECD and IEA recommend reforming fossil-fuel subsidies to improve the economy and the environment

OECD and IEA recommend reforming fossil-fuel subsidies to improve the economy and the environment 04/10/2011 – Governments and taxpayers spent about half a trillion US dollars last year supporting the production and consumption of fossil fuels. Removing inefficient subsidies would raise national revenues and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, according to OECD …