By Tsvetana Paraskova – Jul 27, 2020, 2:30 PM CDT
Deutsche Bank is ending financing for new oil and gas projects in the oil sands and the Arctic region effective immediately, becoming the latest major bank to reconsider lending money to fossil fuel projects in sensitive areas.
Deutsche Bank will no longer finance any new […]
Protest at the Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington. Ted Nation, an activist for several decades, sits beside the protest sign. Image: Wikipedia Commons.
This year I am searching for solutions to the climate and extinction crises, because time has run out. As society is focused on the COVID-19 crisis, the federal […]
The fix is in for politically favored oil, gas and coal companies.
California oil pumps. Does the oil industry need a bailout? Photo: CGP Grey, Wikimedia Commons, https://bit.ly/3fwCQwu
The huge financial aid package enacted by Congress this spring entailed a sprawling array of programs to direct funding, guarantee loans, […]
Dr. Roger H. Bezdek
In the USA and other nations there is intense interest in the Green New Deal (GND) and its jobs implications. However, there has not be a comprehensive analysis of the potential jobs impacts of the GND. This paper remedies this deficiency and provides estimates of the jobs likely to be […]
Polar Bear in the Arctic. Image: oceantoday.noaa.gov
JPMorgan Chase, America’s biggest bank, has committed to not funding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! The bank’s updated energy policy rules out financing for new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including the refuge.
“The Trump administration is pulling out all […]
Bean-counting toward sustainable living
This year, G.E.T. motivated an attempt, on my part, to study and summarize two very important reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is a group of scientists from everywhere, and they organize through the UN. Participants number in the thousands.
After being familiarized […]
Our tax code provides many potential tax benefits for investments in renewable energy systems, whether you are investing for the first time or expanding an existing system. If you can overcome the many hurdles imposed by our tax laws and utilize the tax benefits, the rates of […]
Business and pollution as usual have unleashed a rapidly worsening global ecological crisis. We must choose quickly between accepting the dire consequences of global climate disruption, or the embrace of a global ecological reformation.
At bottom, an ecological reformation is expressed by two themes that will define the ecological turn […]
The way we divide up and use the land matters very much to climate change, says the IPCC. Image: Thomas Ehrhardt, Pixabay.
J. D. Kaplan
“Governments challenged the IPCC to take the first ever comprehensive look at the whole land-climate system.” ––Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair
In the July 2019 issue of G.E.T. (“Movement On […]
By Jeffrey Gephart, Real Estate Trade Ally Outreach, Efficiency Vermont
The benefits of a high-performance home include affordability, comfort, and durability. These homes have lower energy bills resulting from high insulation values, low air infiltration, high efficiency mechanical systems, and in some cases renewable energy. They’re also healthier due to ventilation systems that reduce pollutants, […]