Electrifying Africa–But at What Cost to Africans?

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

Electrifying Africa–But at What Cost to Africans? Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs. By Elizabeth Bast, Emira Woods and Janet Redman, September 16, 2013. A liquefied natural gas carrier near Sea Point, South Africa. (Derek …

‘Liconomics’: China’s Green Revolution Arrives

Jay Owen Trendspotting

Hat tip to Paul H. Ray for this  news . Encouraging , except to see the Chinese still wasting billions on nuclear power , the stupidest , most wasteful, dangerous and expensive way to  boil water !   As we report in our Green Transition scoreboard® Update , coming out  August …

The Leveraged Buyout of America

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

The Leveraged Buyout of America Posted on August 26, 2013 by Ellen Brown Giant bank holding companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all sorts. They are systematically buying up or gaining control of the essential lifelines of the economy. …

The Way Out: Employee Engagement 2.0 – Webinar

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Sustainability News

Dear Friends, There is constant balance in my life between supporting my kids as they grow and being part of the growth of Natural Capitalism. My four year old, Calvin, is now asking questions that are hard to answer and someday soon he’ll quiz me about what I do at …

Climate Change is the Next $10 Trillion Opportunity

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

By Jigar Shah, July 2, 2013   With a 20% shift in our annual infrastructure spending from 20th century technology to 21st century technology we can drive a new global $10 trillion economy by 2020.   That was an undercurrent in a powerful speech President Obama delivered last week, demanding EPA …

Business Leaders Continue Call to Action on U.S. Climate Policy by Signing the Climate Declaration

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

http://www.ceres.org/press/press-releases/business-leaders-continue-call-to-action-on-u.s.-climate-policy-by-signing-the-climate-declaration FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Business Leaders Continue Call to Action on U.S. Climate Policy by Signing the Climate Declaration The Weather Company, K2 Sports and Others Join More Than 600 Companies in Push for National Action on Climate Change For more information, contact ·        Brian Bowen — Ceres | [email protected] | phone: 617-247-0700 x 148 | cell: 617-257-6626 BOSTON, MA Jul 10, …

New Poll of Small Business Owners Reveals Strong Bipartisan Support for Clean, Safe Energy and Environmental Stewardship

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: American Sustainable Business Council Bob Keener, [email protected], 617-610-6766   New Poll of Small Business Owners Reveals Strong Bipartisan Support for Clean, Safe Energy and Environmental Stewardship   Large Majorities in Both Parties Want Increased Limits on Carbon Emissions, Energy Efficiency, Disclosure of Chemicals Used …