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4 Ways to Shift from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy 15.1.2019 WRI Stories
4 Ways to Shift from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy Comments|Add Comment|PrintRooftop solar panels in Yokosuka, Japan. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Matthew R. Cole/U.S. Navy The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030. This groundbreaking research, produced by the Global Commission... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Utilities are accelerating microgrid investments in innovative and strategic ways 26.12.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In particular, keep tabs on several programs from Duke Energy.
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Harvard Management Company: Private equity has opportunity to step up on methane 20.12.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Harvard Management Company: Private equity has opportunity to step up on methane
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Private equity has opportunity to step up on methane, says Harvard Management Company 20.12.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Private equity has opportunity to step up on methane, says Harvard Management Company
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Johannesburg Fights Inequality with Transit-Oriented Development 20.12.2018 THE CITY FIX
While most cities around the world struggle with inequality, in Johannesburg, South Africa, the challenge is compounded by the legacy of apartheid. In the apartheid era, black populations were relocated to the poorly serviced areas far away from job opportunities. ...
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Johannesburg Fights Inequality with Transit-Oriented Development 19.12.2018 WRI Stories
Johannesburg Fights Inequality with Transit-Oriented Development Comments|Add Comment|PrintContrasting high and low income housing juxtaposed in Bloubosrand, Johannesburg, June 2016. Photo: Christina Culwick While most cities around the world struggle with inequality, in Johannesburg, South Africa, the challenge is compounded by the legacy of apartheid. In the apartheid era, black populations were relocated to the poorly serviced areas far away from job opportunities. Though apartheid... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Johannesburg: Confronting Spatial Inequality 19.12.2018 WRI Stories
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A Carbon Price Can Benefit the Poor While Reducing Emissions 16.12.2018 WRI Stories
A Carbon Price Can Benefit the Poor While Reducing Emissions Comments|Add Comment|PrintWhen designed correctly, carbon prices can ensure that the low-carbon transition is also a just transition. Photo by Biswarup Ganguly/Wikimedia Commons The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030. This... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Why companies should pay for biodiversity 10.12.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It's all a part of their bottom line.
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Grid-integrated buildings: a profitable linchpin to decarbonization 27.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Here's how building owners can unlock significant revenue streams.
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Whole-System Sustainability — a new CSR paradigm 19.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A frameworks offering perspective and practical first steps needed to effectively engage companies and investors in system change.
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3 reasons why it's time to install solar in the Sunshine State 1.11.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
With some of the highest solar capacity in the nation, there's clear demand for the clean energy job potential in Florida.
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Trump’s New Opportunity Zones Look Great for Investors 29.10.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Julio Cortez A man walks by a closed restaurant along Bergen Street in a so-called opportunity zone in Newark, New Jersey. trickle-downers_35.jpg Like kids before a piñata, investors and real-estate developers have been lining up to cash in on a new suite of tax cuts for investments in low-income areas, known as “opportunity zones.” Now, with the release of much-anticipated guidelines by the Trump administration, the party can finally begin. The opportunity zone program, one of the rare provisions in last year’s Republican tax overhaul to receive some Democratic support, is the latest spin on a decades-old policy intended to attract capital to economically distressed areas by offering a range of financial goodies, such as tax benefits and subsidies. With sufficiently lucrative incentives available, the theory goes, wealthy investors will happily put their dollars into small businesses, local infrastructure, and housing in areas otherwise starved of investment.  Sounds like a win-win for all. ...
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Private Equity Pillage: Grocery Stores and Workers At Risk 26.10.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Since 2015 seven major grocery chains, employing more than 125,000 workers, have filed for bankruptcy. The media has blamed “disruptors”—low-cost competitors like Walmart and high-end markets like Whole Foods, now owned by Amazon. But the real disruptors in this industry are the private equity owners who were behind all seven bankruptcies. They have extracted millions from grocery stores in the last five years—funds that could have been used to upgrade stores, enhance products and services, and invest in employee training and higher wages. As with the bankruptcies of common household names like Toys “R” Us, private equity owners throw companies they own into unsustainable debt in order to capture high returns for themselves and their investors. If the company they have starved of resources goes broke, they’ve already made their bundle. This is all perfectly legal. It should not be. The bankrupted private ...
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The Trade Strategy We Need 24.10.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine.  Subscribe here .  Hardly a week goes by without another U.S. tariff hike on China, Mexico, Canada, or one of our European allies. Different justifications are given each time: to stop Mexicans from immigrating to the United States, to shrink the trade deficit, to make China and Germany play by the rules, and of course, to “make America great again.” But Trump’s tariff tantrum is doomed to fail because it isn’t driven by a clear idea of what is wrong with the system. His policies will inflict pain on the United States and across the global economy, and crack the foundations of the international system. Worse, they are not part of an underlying economic strategy to restore balanced and equitable growth in the U.S. and world economy. The one real bright spot is that Trump’s actions have revived an overdue debate about reform of the global trading system. Argument has been going on for decades, while trade policy was made by a ...
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Opportunity Zones: a $100 billion investment for the clean economy? 23.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A new provision of last year's tax law could be a boon to bringing renewable energy to economically distressed communities — but only if we act.
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The Silver Lining of the New Gilded Age: Fewer Targets 22.10.2018 American Prospect
At noon on January 17 of this year, activists began protesting outside the Blackstone Group’s New York City headquarters over the private equity giant’s foreclosures in Puerto Rico. Simultaneously, a social justice group in California released a report detailing Blackstone’s alleged mistreatment of thousands of the state’s tenants. The timing was no coincidence. The extreme concentration of economic ownership and power in 21stt-century America is creating more opportunities for disparate groups—from renters and unions to community groups and financial reform organizations—to ally against common adversaries and pressure them for broad concessions. This growing collaboration points to what some see as a necessary reaction and potential silver lining to the New Gilded Age. “The same guys own everything,” Stephen Lerner, a veteran community and labor organizer, told a crowd of labor leaders in New York City late last year. “We can align our forces in a different way because we have the same enemy.” Nurturing ...
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Financing an equitable, sharing city 20.10.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
With private economic inequity at a high, public financing for community health and wealth is more important than ever.
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Hurricane Michael highlights urgent need for more solar opportunities in Florida 19.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Hurricane Michael highlights urgent need for more solar opportunities in Florida
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Hurricane Michael highlights urgent need for more solar opportunities in Florida 19.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Hurricane Michael highlights urgent need for more solar opportunities in Florida
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