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Harness the Market to Manage the Climate 16.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The problem is dire, but the solution isn’t command and control.
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Financing a new, climate-friendly metropolis 7.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
Will smart city projects with longer-term benefits weaken credit ratings?
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How New Jersey can finance its bold new clean energy targets 23.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How New Jersey can finance its bold new clean energy targets
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Can we do business in the doughnut economy? 11.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
5 ways businesses can go from "do what pays" to "do no harm" to "do more good."
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What’s the value of a clean beach? Here’s how economists do the numbers 8.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Dirty or dangerous beaches don’t just cost to clean up — they also cost in lost recreational spending.
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From 'care of creation' to boardroom value creation 7.8.2018 GreenBiz.com
What we talk about when we talk about "love" to a corporate boardroom. Plus, four thoughts to inspire corporate action on climate.
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Policy News: July 23, 2018 24.7.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue:   103 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America convenes in New Orleans, LA The Opening Plenary talk by Robert Twilley, “Ecosystem design approaches in a highly engineered landscape of the Mississippi River Delta” will be live-streamed – watch it here on Sunday, August 5 at 5 PM ...
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Open letter to York University: Settle with CUPE 3903 now! 7.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar The recent strike at York University is being called the longest labour dispute at the institution, and the longest strike at an English-speaking university in Canada. It has been used by the provincial Liberals to attack the NDP, however the issues are about precarious work and need to be addressed . Instead of taking on these issues, the York University administration has been acting unilaterally and recently walked away from a CUPE 3903 offer which was essentially most of what they wanted.    Over 300 university full-time or retired professors, librarians and archivists at York University have signed the letter below demanding that the York University President and Board of Governers settle with CUPE 3903 now. They shared this letter with rabble.ca.   Open letter to the President of York University and the Board of Governors:  Settle with CUPE 3903 now! We, the undersigned full-time or retired professors, librarians and archivists at York University, are deeply concerned with the ...
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2 economic concepts every sustainability professional should know 8.5.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Take heed of these models for decision-making in a complicated world.
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Catching a Breeze 20.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. His Danish parent company, formerly DONG Energy, has built more offshore wind farms than any country in the world. Cape Wind, the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt brainchild of clean energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon, was litigated to the grave by local residents as too ruinous to the Cape Cod seascape. It was resisted by liberal Kennedys and right-wing Kochs alike. Despite its environmental benefits, the project also was persistently criticized as a noncompetitive boondoggle with outrageous power costs. The death knell of America’s first would-be offshore wind farm was arguably most felt in New Bedford, Massachusetts. That city, despite being the richest seafood port in the United States, has long been beset by ...
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Catching a Breeze 20.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. His Danish parent company, formerly DONG Energy, has built more offshore wind farms than any country in the world. Cape Wind, the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt brainchild of clean energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon, was litigated to the grave by local residents as too ruinous to the Cape Cod seascape. It was resisted by liberal Kennedys and right-wing Kochs alike. Despite its environmental benefits, the project also was persistently criticized as a noncompetitive boondoggle with outrageous power costs. The death knell of America’s first would-be offshore wind farm was arguably most felt in New Bedford, Massachusetts. That city, despite being the richest seafood port in the United States, has long been beset by ...
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Trump energy adviser, fossil fuel champion, resigning 17.4.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top White House adviser for energy and environmental policy is resigning....
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Tips for ensuring governments are truly switched on to the energy transition 27.3.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Policy decisions today on issues of innovation and access will determine whether the system of the future can deliver.
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Why economic 'degrowth' is an ethical imperative 24.3.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The Global North's economy has created a dire global ecological predicament. Now, we must shift to an economy that respects planetary boundaries.
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When will an ocean debris solution float to the surface? Let's change the debate 23.3.2018 GreenBiz.com
It’s time to acknowledge that the concept of circularity may need to be defined differently depending on the material.
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GDP leaves out a lot, but that doesn't mean economists don't care about the environment 4.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: David Pilling says some accurate things about gross domestic product but derives unsupportable conclusions from it. His main argument is that GDP excludes environmental damage and therefore is substantially to blame for such harm. (“GDP, the yardstick of economic success, is choking...

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Judge explains order halting Louisiana pipeline construction 28.2.2018 AP Business
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A federal judge who halted construction of a crude oil pipeline through a Louisiana swamp says the project's irreversible environmental damage outweighs the economic harm that a delay brings to the company building it....
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Before the US Approves New Uranium Mining, Consider Its Toxic Legacy 28.2.2018 Truthout.com
Support from readers keeps Truthout 100 percent independent. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! Uranium -- the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons -- is having a moment in the spotlight. Companies such as  Energy Fuels, Inc.  have played  well-publicized roles in lobbying the Trump administration to reduce federal protection for  public lands  with uranium deposits. The Defense Department's Nuclear Posture Review calls for  new weapons production  to expand the US nuclear arsenal, which could spur new domestic uranium mining. And the Interior Department is advocating more domestic uranium production, along with other materials identified as " critical minerals ."  What would expanded uranium mining in the US mean at the local level? I have studied the legacies of past uranium mining and milling in Western states for over a decade. My  book  examines dilemmas faced by uranium communities caught between harmful legacies of previous mining booms and the potential promise of new ...
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What could have prevented the Cape Town water crisis 28.2.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
It's better than your usual cost-benefit analysis, and other water-stressed parts of the world should pay attention before they also near Day Zero.
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force 22.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal. A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon ) Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor ...
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