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Cities, Academia and Investors Divesting from Fossil Fuels

The fossil fuel divestment movement has come a long way and this increasingly includes mainstream institutions. Banks, insurance companies and investors are all making the case that fossil fuels are dying.  Now we are seeing another wave of divestment from municipal governments and academic institution that make it even harder to ignore the impending demise of fossil fuels. The city of New York is divesting roughly $5 billion in city workers’ pension funds from fossil fuel companies. Recently lawmakers that city introduced a resolution that formally demands that the banks, asset managers and insurance giants with which the city government...

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Coronavirus Related Stock Losses in 2 days Equal to the Cost of Climate Adaptation for the Next 10 Years

Stock market losses associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) equals the cost of climate adaption over the next decade.  Standard and Poor's 500 recorded a $1.7 trillion loss in two days of trading due to coronavirus. This is roughly equivalent to the estimated cost of climate adaption until 2030. This according to a 2019 report from the Global Commission on Adaptation which is led by former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, World Bank chief executive Kristalina Georgieva and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as well as and 31 other world leaders. The report indicated that investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation could yield benefits...

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The End is Near for Dirty Energy: Fossil Fuels are Being Abandoned by Investors, Insurers and Banks

“I’m done with fossil fuels. They’re done. They’re just done. We’re starting to see divestment all over the world.” - CNBC’s Jim Cramer The fact that investors, insurance companies and banks are abandoning the fossil fuel industry is a clear sign that coal, oil and gas are in the final stage of their energy dominance. Those who refuse to come to terms with this fundamental reality will by punished financially and in the court of public opinion. Jim Cramer is a stock market pundit and he sees the writing on the wall. "I’m done with fossil fuels. They’re done. They’re...

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Investor Warning: Fossil Fuels and the Risk of Stranded Assets

It is becoming increasingly apparent that fossil fuels represent a substantial risk that should make investors wary. Fossil fuel reserves, including oil, gas and coal will be rendered obsolete in the coming decades, leaving investors holding valueless investments. A plethora of peer reviewed science tells us the curbing fossil fuel use is key to climate mitigation. From widespread calamitous coastal flooding to devastating extreme weather events the need to urgently act on climate change has finally been accepted by every nation on earth. The economics of climate action is sound. A cost benefit analysis reveals the overwhelming logic. We must...

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Green Market Panic as Equity Disaster Hits Chinese Stock Market

While the focus may be on Greece an even bigger concern for the global economy may be the collapse of the Chinese stock market which has been a significant driver of the cleantech boom. China's stock market is the world’s second-largest outside the US, with a market capitalization of $6.9 trillion. So far Chinese equities have lost $3.2-trillion. Shares have declined in value by 30 percent since mid-June. Around 800 Chinese companies (one quarter of A listed companies) have halted trading in an effort to protect themselves from the worst stock market slide in China since 1992. This move has...

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Fourteen Clean Energy Stock Picks for 2015

There are reasons to be bullish on clean energy stocks in 2015. Despite significant headwinds, clean energy has achieved so much momentum that it cannot be stopped, it will keep moving forward despite transitory impediments. Midway through the first month of January, many investors are not looking favorably at the prospects for clean energy stocks this year. They have suffered from the plummeting price of oil at the end of 2014 and into the start of 2015. While this has caused heavy selling, some have argued that this is irrational. Here are 14 clean energy stock picks for 2015, four...

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Unimpressive Year for Canadian Cleantech Stocks: Top Performers

It has been an unimpressive year for cleantech stock in Canada. The S&P/TSX Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Index opened at 109.26 on January 3, 2014 and it closed at 110.47 on December 24, 2014. The index has just one solitary stock single stock with a triple digit gain.  Here are the top performing Canadian Cleantech stocks are reported by Cleantech Letter. A quarter of the way through the year, the story was at least a little different. The global fuel cell stock rally may have been initiated by U.S.-based Plug Power, but the movement had a decidedly Canadian bent,...

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Green Stock Outlook Post Santa Claus Rally

While markets have been generous once again this Christmas, there are some dark clouds on the horizon for green investors. Almost ever year Wall Street enjoys a "Santa Claus Rally" and this commonly includes green stock. This year, as markets fell in December, investors where wondering whether bearish sentiments were going to deny them a Christmas rally. Although it came late, the rally did come. The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index Composite plunged in December, only to rebound as Christmas drew near. This follows the movement of broader market trends including both the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the...

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Infographic – Why You Should Sell Your Fossil Fuel Stock Now (DC Divest)

Click here for fact check, sources and citation index. Source: DC Divest Related Why You Should Divest from Fossil Fuels and Invest in Clean Energy Video - Why You Should Divest from Fossil Fuels Video - Growing Momentum for Fossil Fuel Divestment Divesting from Fossil Fuels will Soon be a Fiduciary Duty Rockefeller Brothers Fund to Divest from Fossil Fuels The Global Divest-Invest Coalition and Campaign Divestment from Coal Foreshadows the Fate of All Fossil Fuels Climate Change is a Heath Problem and Divestment is the Cure Charitable Organizations and Philanthropists are Being Encouraged to Divest from Fossil Fuels Bill...

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