Sunday, April 19, 2015
  1. ExxonMobil’s Dangerous Business Strategy

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    ExxonMobil’s Dangerous Business Strategy

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     takes the company to task for advocating the development of Arctic oil reserves.

    Arctic drilling in the Alberta Tar Sands kris krüg/Flickr

    This week, the National Petroleum Council’s Arctic Committee, chaired by the CEO of ExxonMobil, released a report calling on the US government to proceed with Arctic drilling for oil and gas, without mentioning climate change. This is just the latest reminder of the threat that ExxonMobil’s business model poses to the world. READ MORE

  2. Sustainable Energy Now

    Anita George

    Sustainable Energy Now

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     forecasts perfect conditions for developing countries' transition to renewable sources of power.

    Solar renewable energy Magharebia/Flickr

    Renewable energy from the wind and sun is becoming competitive with fossil-fuel-based power generation, and oil prices are hitting lows not seen for years. These developments put us at the edge of a global energy transformation – as long as we get the next steps right. READ MORE

  3. Citizens for a Clean Economy

    Monica Araya

    Citizens for a Clean Economy

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     urges governments to listen to their citizens when crafting environmental policy.

    Child clean community sweep Marshal Hedin/Flickr

    Over the past 20 years, environmental policies have been decided behind closed doors – with little input from the people who will be most affected by the negotiations. The good news is that a new pattern of citizen participation is emerging, especially in developing countries, as new voices and fresh ideas enter the debate. READ MORE

  4. The Solar Price Revolution

    Klaus Töpfer

    The Solar Price Revolution

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     highlights the potential of falling renewable-energy costs to transform production and consumption.

    Solar panel parking garage JN Stuart/Flickr

    We should not underestimate the tremendous potential of renewable energy to build global wealth and fight poverty. As solar power becomes increasingly cost-effective, putting in place policies to favor its adoption will drive economic development and help fight climate change. READ MORE

  5. Chinese Coal Cuts

    Mark L. Clifford

    Chinese Coal Cuts

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     praises the country's progress toward reducing carbon-dioxide emissions.

    Coal workers China environment Bert van Dijk/Flickr

    China’s recent progress in reducing carbon-dioxide emissions shows that, with the right combination of government policies, corporate initiatives, and public pressure, even the largest and most polluted countries can clean up their economies and help fight global warming. But China still has a long way to go. READ MORE

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