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Japan to phase out nuclear energy by 2040

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September 27, 2012

Following the earthquake and tsunami that forced the Japanese government to shut down all of Japan’s nuclear power plants last March, the country has significantly shifted its energy sources.  Today, just two of the country’s 50 nuclear reactors have recommenced operations.  Prior to the natural disaster, Japan depended on its…  

Categories: environmental health, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, regulations, renewable energy, risk

Carbon Disclosure Project to U.S. Government: Set carbon price

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September 19, 2012

Last week, at the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Global Climate Change Forum, the organization issued a challenge to the United States to match the leadership of many corporations by moving forward on climate regulation.  The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a London-based research organization that represents 650 institutional investors, including Portfolio…  

Categories: energy, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, regulations

Upcoming SRI Conference

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September 12, 2012

In a couple of weeks, I’ll be attending the annual SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing in Connecticut. The three-day event is for investors and investment professionals “working to make money and enhance the common good.” The dates are October 2-4 at the Mohegan Sun Conference Center in…  

Categories: company news, conferences, environmental investing, ethical investing, events, green investing, impact investing, socially responsible investing, sustainable investing

Safer Products from Sunscreens to Eye Shadow

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August 22, 2012

The Environmental Working Group… (EWG) is an environmental non-profit focused on protecting public health and the environment.  The organization concentrates on preventing health problems in children, babies, and infants in the womb attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants.  While the non-profit is active in many different campaign areas,  

Categories: environmental health, environmental investing, green investing, risk

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