55% support Inclusive Ownership Funds (IOFs), where 10% of shares are for employees

Inclusive Ownership Funds (IOFs), which would require corporations to place a percentage of shares into a trust operated on behalf of workers. Recently, The Democracy Collaborative partnered with YouGov to conduct polling on these types of policies and found that 55% of respondents would support a policy requiring companies with over 250 employees to put 10 percent of their shares …

30 reasons to get an EV

By the inestimable Zach Shahan, Editor of Clean Technica (“30 ways…”) Here’s a piece on 30 reasons that come to my mind. 1. It’ll save you time. Yes, despite the hype about charging times, there’s a good chance that driving electric will save you time. Imagine it like this: You have a gas station at your house. When you get home, …

Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a new large-scale study

Kayaking through a mangrove forest.Credit: Copyright Michele Hogan Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a new large-scale study. Research led by the University of Exeter, published in Scientific Reports and funded by NIHR, found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in nature a week are …

Climate crisis: aviation industry hears clamor for electric planes: Shift from fossil fuels top of agenda for Paris air show

By Jasper Jolly Sat 15 Jun 2019 The Guardian Faced with growing calls for action on the climate crisis, aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show next week are turning their thoughts to a future run on electricity rather than fossil fuels. The scale of the challenge is considerable. The target for net zero carbon emissions by 2050, recommended by …

Getting to 100% in the UK

There is continuing reaction to the UK’s new climate goal, announced last week by Theresa May, that emissions should be “net zero” by 2050. (Read Carbon Brief’s in-depth Q&A.) In the FT, Camilla Cavendish, who used to head the Downing Street policy unit under David Cameron, says the goal is “a great cause to fight for, and one that could unite …

Major global firms accused of concealing their environmental impact: More than 700 companies, including Amazon and ExxonMobil, lack transparency

A $10tn (£7.9tn) investor alliance has accused more than 700 companies, including Amazon, Tesco and ExxonMobil, of failing to reveal the full extent of their impact on the climate crisis, water shortages and deforestation. The major global companies, with a combined worth ofmore than $15tn, lack transparency over their effect on the environment, according to the intervention by some of the …

‘Our children and grandchildren should not have to pay the cost of our generation’s irresponsibility.’

‘Our children and grandchildren should not have to pay the cost of our generation’s irresponsibility.’ Pope Francis stressed this today, June 14, 2019, at the encounter on the theme ‘The Energy Transition and Care for our Common Home,’ promoted by the Vatican’s Dicastery for an Integral Human Development, with world oil executives, held in the Vatican’s Casino IV. Yet, he …

New Jersey’s decarbonization plan

Excerpt from Steve Hanley, Clean Technica, June 2019 A draft of the state’s plan (the final version is due in September), New Jersey will deploy 600 MW of energy storage by 2021 and proposes to have 330,000 light-duty electric vehicles on its road by 2025. It is also targeting 3.5 GW of offshore wind and 2 GW of energy storage capacity …