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Debunking “Clean” Natural Gas

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August 17, 2012

I was riding my bicycle to work the other day and a city bus went blasting past me. As it did so, I couldn’t help but see the words “Powered by CLEAN BURNING natural gas!” emblazoned on its rear end. Natural gas is a fossil fuel, it isn’t clean burning,…  

Categories: global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, natural gas, risk

Stop the Frack Attack

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August 10, 2012

Across the United States, the development of natural gas via hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling currently occurs in 32 states.  As the development of shale gas has increased, so has the number of community groups united in an effort to end hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in their communities.  Last week, more…  

Categories: environmental justice, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, natural gas

Global Warming by the Numbers

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July 26, 2012

Bill McKibben believes that we’re losing the fight against global warming.  In his recent article in Rolling Stone (Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math… in the August, 2, 2012 issue), McKibben writes “we're losing the fight, badly and quickly – losing it because, most of all, we remain in denial  

Categories: climate change, environmental investing, fossil fuel-free investing, fossil fuels, fossil-free investing, global warming, green investing, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable investing

Ethical to Impact Investing

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July 20, 2012

This is my 30th… year in the field of “screened” investing.  Over the last three decades, this approach to investing has been nuanced with many labels.  In 1984, Amy Domini and Peter Kinder wrote one of the first books on the subject and called it “Ethical Investing.”  In the  

Categories: corporate governance, environmental investing, ethical investing, green investing, impact investing, socially responsible investing, sustainable investing

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