That might sound crazy. These days, with the Trump gang on a smashing spree through America's science and environmental laws, it's easy to feel pessimistic. It's easy to think that with progress
The fossil fuel divestment campaign has so far persuaded only a handful of universities and investment funds to change their policies. But if the movement can help shift public opinion about climate change, its organizers say, it will have achieved its primary goal.
Enel chiude 23 centrali e le riconsegna al territorio: un'occasione straordinaria per il paese di recuperare aree progettandone nuovi usi. Ma finora silenzio tombale! Con l'avvento di Francesco Starace alla guida di Enel (maggio 2014), la politica dell'ex monopolista elettrico ha subito una decisa sterzata. Il nuovo amministratore delegato, in una audizione al Senato nell'ottobre
By addressing the threat of climate change so forcefully, Pope Francis is likely to add momentum to the movement by big institutions to sell holdings tied to fossil fuels.
Cardinal Peter Turkson addresses participants of international conference on climate change.
Technocrats have failed to fix climate change. Now activists are trying moral appeals.
This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for climate activists to attack Big Oil while it's weak and shift us toward cleaner energy.
Carbon Tracker Initiative's Anthony Hobley argues that far from being a disaster for clean tech, low oil prices could aid decarbonisation efforts
2014-12-02: A major threat to fossil fuel companies has suddenly moved from the fringe to center stage with a dramatic announcement by Germany’s biggest power company and an intriguing letter from the Bank of England.
A growing minority of investors and regulators are probing the possibility that untapped deposits of oil, gas and coal -- valued at trillions of dollars globally -- could become stranded assets as governments adopt stricter climate change policies.
The concept gaining traction from Wall Street to the City of London is simple. Limits on emissions of carbon dioxide will be necessary to hold temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius, the maximum climate scientists say is advisable. Without technologies to capture the waste gases from combusting fossil fuels, a majority of known oil, gas and coal deposits would have to stay underground. Once that point is reached, they become stranded.
Glasgow recently became the first European university to join the rapidly-expanding fossil free divestment movement. Following hot on the heels of the Australian National University, Glasgow promised to
Guardian Australia: That the university's investment decision escalated so quickly into a national issue has fossil fuel companies worried
Dropping shares in fossil fuel companies might not make a huge difference on its own, but it can help lay the groundwork for other types of climate progress.