Carbon Dividends: The Hottest Idea in Climate Policy

January 03, 2019

While the premise is simple, the details of implementing carbon dividends are complex. Carbon dividends are the hottest idea in climate policy. A diverse mix of progressive and conservative voices in America are backing the idea of returning carbon tax revenues to households in the form of...

The Myth of Renewable Energy

December 12, 2016

The way we think about saving our planet is entirely wrong. This culture will not act to stop or significantly slow global warming. This culture will sacrifice—read kill—the planet rather than question the socioeconomic system that is killing our only home. How do we know that? Well, here...

Corporate Sponsors of Climate Conference Raise Eyebrows

December 11, 2015

COP21 aims to end a four-year impasse. But the climate talks are sponsored by companies without an interest in climate protection. In 2013, when world leaders met in Warsaw, negotiations over a new climate treaty had already been ongoing for two years. The 19th session of the Conference of...

Can the US Energy Sector Be Mostly Green in 10 Years?

December 15, 2014

Thanks to plummeting costs and state support, America’s energy sector could go mostly green within a decade. A quiet revolution in alternative energy is underway that has the potential to wean the United States off most carbon-based fuels in just ten years, says Reed Hundt, CEO of the...

Transition Movement: The Engagement for a Resilient and Low-Carbon Society

May 12, 2013

Founded seven years ago in Ireland, and now spread throughout the world, the Transition Movement aims for the creation of an alternative system based on resilience and happiness as a response to current environmental and economic instability. To switch from a world based on oil resources and...

Climate Change: So What’s the Big Deal?

May 12, 2013

As the last significant climate change conference took place six months ago, it is essential to observe developments and create awareness about the issue. Background It was not until after the efforts of a few highly committed scientists in the 1950s and 1960s, such as Hubert Lamb in England and...