Kate Raworth offers reasoned, illustrated, and documented debunking of the fatally flawed theory behind economic policies that drive financial instability, environmental collapse, poverty, and extreme inequality

David Korten on Kate Raworth, in Yes! Magazine, 3 May 2017.  Kate Raworth will be at the Regenerative Future workshop in Boulder, CO next week. I see a lot of books presuming to explain what’s wrong with the economy and what to do about it. Rarely do I come across one with the consistent new paradigm frame, historical depth, practical …

The climate responsibilities of industrial carbon producers: starting places

Peter C. Frumhoff Email author, Richard Heede, and Naomi Oreskes. Climatic Change, September 2015, Volume 132, Issue 2, pp 157–171, The climate responsibilities of industrial carbon producers  First Online: 23 July 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s10584-015-1472-5 Cite this article as: Frumhoff, P.C., Heede, R. & Oreskes, N. Climatic Change (2015) 132: 157. doi:10.1007/s10584-015-1472-5 Responsibility for climate change lies at the heart of societal debate over actions to address it. The United Nations Framework Convention …

We need to plan now for good employment, alternatives to declining jobs – systems for people, democracy, job creation and knowledge sharing are a path forward

Excerpt from Ross Mayfield, originally published at NewCo Shift.com …50% of the jobs will be gone in ~20 years. Not from the great sucking sound of jobs to Mexico that can be stopped with a wall. Not from moving offshore to China. From automation that is moving quickly from blue collar manufacturing to white collar information work. Second only to …

Building new options to the extractivist sharing model

By Nathan Schneider, 21 Dec 2014 Image from OpenSource.com’s post, “Don’t Build a Better Mousetrap. Change the Business Model.“ One chilly morning last winter, I reconnected with an old friend, Joel Dietz, on a video chat. We hadn’t seen each other for years, and we’d each had several starts and stops in our lives since. He began telling me about his latest undertaking, …

Wind and solar cheaper, employ more – see where and how

We already published a great article from Nexus Media regarding Lazard’s new report showing the extremely low (and falling) costs of solar power and wind power. However, I’ve been wanting to highlight these awesome new findings since Larmion shared the updated report with us earlier this month, and I want to break out the amazing news in 5 specific ways. These are …

Picking up the tab: small businesses pay the price for offshore tax havens by the large and wealthy

RELEASED BY: U.S. PIRG EDUCATION FUND, RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015, READ NEWS RELEASE, DOWNLOAD REPORT (PDF) Every year, corporations and wealthy individuals use complicated gimmicks to shift U.S. earnings to subsidiaries in offshore tax havens – countries with minimal or no taxes – in order to reduce their federal and state income tax liabilities by billions of dollars. While tax haven …

Rooftop solar users and installers are givers, not takers, when it comes to the value they provide to society and the electric system

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Anna Hofmann Baltimore, MD – Solar panels provide pollution free energy that delivers far reaching benefits to the environment, the electric grid and all ratepayers, said a new report released today by Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center. The report outlines how solar panels on homes, schools and businesses often provide more benefits than they receive through …

PACE explained

Cross-posted from ILSR A promising energy efficiency program could get closer to reaching its massive potential after a federal policy tweak that tempers lenders’ concerns to allow more homeowners to cash in. Variations of the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, better known as PACE, already exist in more than 30 states. Until now, the program has skewed mainly toward commercial …

Multilateral Development Banks’ climate financing – $81 billion in 2015: where is it all going?

August 17th, 2016 by Joshua S Hill on Clean Technica A total of $81 billion in climate financing was mobilised for projects being funded by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks, according to a new report. According to the new report, the 2015 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance, the total $81 billion dedicated to financing climate change mitigation …

How India is putting together $100 billion for solar now, bypassing the banking system and bringing in creditworthy global investors

By Susan Kraemer, Correspondent, 2 Aug 2016, Cross-posted from Renewable Energy World Within the next six years, India needs $300 billion for renewables and grid efficiency, with $100 billion needed for solar alone to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious plan for energy growth in the country. “In the last months we’ve seen commitments of over $100 billon dollars from global companies …