Posts Categorized ‘Fossil Fuel Free’

The Battle Between Beer and Fracking in Germany
By Michael Schweibinz

One of Germany’s most historically and culturally significant industries may be in jeopardy due to the negative externalities caused by energy producers. The town of Lünne is located in Lower Saxony in the northwestern part of Germany, where das Landhaus-Brauerei Borchert proudly produces over 800,000 liters of authentic German beer every year. Their key ingredient, Read more »

Posted: September 19, 2014

World Bank Calls for Carbon Pricing
By Dan Sherman

It is said that there is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Evidently UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon feels the time has come to discuss the idea of shifting to a low-carbon economy. The Secretary General has called for a summit to focus on climate change in advance of the climate Read more »

Posted: September 15, 2014

Profits over People? Earthquakes Rattle Oklahoma
By Dan Sherman

Oklahomans are tough; it’s in their blood. Many are descendants of relocated Native peoples, Dust Bowl survivors, and hearty pioneers. In addition, Oklahomans have grown accustom to an extreme climate. Tornados, droughts, ice storms, and sweltering heat and humidity are nothing new. However there is a new and growing phenomenon that is causing great concern: Read more »

Posted: September 10, 2014

Fossil Fuels: Divest AND Engage!
By Holly Testa, Director, Shareowner Engagement

The Unitarian Universalist Association, a faith-based community of more than 1000 congregations, has joined a growing list of institutions choosing to both divest AND engage. The Association recently passed a resolution that requires their $137 million endowment fund to cease purchasing securities in the Carbon Tracker 200—those companies with the largest proven carbon reserves—and to Read more »

Posted: July 24, 2014