Posts Categorized ‘Fossil Fuel Free’

Are Coal Companies in a Death Spiral?
By JJ Jahania

The First Industrial Revolution in the United States, between about 1820 and 1870, was a period of extraordinary growth. Our nation's entire economy transformed dramatically as technological developments allowed businesses to expand their production systems in a big way. Traditional hand tools and other manual processes were replaced with powerful machinery. Of course, a reliable Read more »

Posted: July 18, 2016

Are we Winning the War on Coal?
By James Griffitts, Contributor

In Washington, tightening EPA restrictions and policies favoring cleaner energy have led some to characterize present policy as a war on coal. Whether or not an actual war on coal is underway, a recent report released by the Carbon Tracking Initiative indicates that the decline in the US coal sector is not cyclical, but structural. Read more »

Posted: May 13, 2015

Oslo Divests from Coal, Hopes to Inspire Other Cities to Follow
By Ahnika LeRoy, Contributor

Oslo Norway is the first capital city in the world to divest from coal and may be paving the way for other cities to follow. The Norwegian capital city recently announced plans to sell all of the coal investments in its pension portfolio. That will reallocate about $7 million from coal investments into more worthy Read more »

Posted: April 10, 2015

What the Frack! Investor Coalition Seeks Environmental Impact Disclosures from Oil and Gas Companies
By James Griffitts, Contributor

An investors coalition representing members of the Investor Environmental Health Network, including Green Century Capital Management, As You Sow, Mercy Investment Services, Calvert Investments, and the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia has filed shareholder proposals at six large oil and gas companies which engage in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Many investors are dissatisfied with an Read more »

Posted: March 16, 2015

The Utility Death Spiral
By Michael Schweibinz

Solar and wind energy solutions are sweeping across the nation. This trend has left traditional utility providers concerned about their ability to compete economically and environmentally. This was a hot topic at the 25th annual SRI Conference. Solar panels, distributed storage, electric vehicles, and home energy management platforms are providing consumers direct technology and causing Read more »

Posted: March 11, 2015

States Leading the Charge: Toward a New Energy Economy
By Lauren Morrell

  Bill Ritter’s 2007 run for Governor of Colorado was distinguished by the conversation he created around the potential he believed Colorado has to develop a new, clean energy economy. Ritter served for four years as Governor of Colorado, signed 57 bills advancing a clean energy agenda, and delivered a keynote presentation at the 25th annual Read more »

Posted: February 9, 2015

Green Following Green
By Michael Schweibinz

Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, stepped on stage at the 25th annual SRI conference and presented optimistic findings and forecasts for clean energy development in 2014. At the time of his presentation, there were only two months left in the calendar year. With 2014 now behind us, Read more »

Posted: February 4, 2015

Shareowners Press for ALEC Exodus
By Holly Testa, Director, Shareowner Engagement

Why do progressive companies that have heavy investments in renewable energy, forward-looking environmental policies, and publicly acknowledge the need to tackle climate change still belong to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)? Shareowners, including First Affirmative, have been asking this question of companies in their portfolios through letters, dialogue, and resolutions. The good news is Read more »

Posted: December 17, 2014

Rockefellers Divest From Fossil Fuels
By Michael Schweibinz

The entirety of the eco-conscious world has now turned its attention toward the United Nation’s Climate Change Summit, which commenced on September 23, 2014. However, for many, climate change calls were already answered the day before, when the Rockefeller family, whose fortune was made in oil in the late 1800s, announced that they would divest Read more »

Posted: September 29, 2014

Climate March Echoes Around the World
By Michael Schweibinz

When was the largest organized event against climate change in the history of our planet? If you’re scrambling for an answer, stop, because you won’t find it in a history book. Instead, flip open just about any newspaper published within the last week, and there it will be—the “People’s Climate March.” Just this past Sunday, Read more »

Posted: September 23, 2014