Month: May 2016

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Why the World Needs More Corporate Transparency

There are powerful social, environmental and economic implications associated with transparency. Corporations are not the only ones that should be concerned about transparency; governments, employees, consumers and the whole of civil society all have a stake. Transparency is about open access to an organization’s activities and this has implications for everything from climate change to the bottom line. Starbuck’s CEO […]Read More

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More than 8 Million Working in the Renewable Energy Industry

The number of people around the world employed in the renewable energy industry rose 5% year-over-year in 2015 to exceed 8.1 million, according to a research report released today by IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency). That stands in stark contrast to recent trends in the broader global energy sector, where jobs numbers have been falling.Read More

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EarthTalk: Can Trump Renege on the Paris Agreement?

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Why does Donald Trump think we should renegotiate the Paris climate agreement? And will he be able to pull it off if he does get elected President – Betsy Edgewater, Dayton, OH In a May 2016 […]Read More

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CEADIR Explores Linkages Between Mexico Clean Energy and Climate Change

USAID's CEADIR (Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience) recently organized and hosted an in-person and online discussion exploring ways Mexico can unlock its clean energy potential and realize its climate change mitigaton goals.Read More

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The Road to Marrakesh: Bonn Climate Talks Begin, After Paris

At the start of climate change talks this week in Bonn at UN headquarters for the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), outgoing secretary general Christiana Figueres called the historic Paris Agreement the beginning of a “new era of collaboration” for climate negotiations. The 10-day conference in Bonn is the first UN climate meeting since COP 21 in Paris […]Read More

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The Fracking Context for the EPA’s New Methane Rules

The Obama administration’s new rules to curb methane come in the wake of two reports that illustrate the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). These reports show that methane is leaking throughout the fracking process from extraction to the end users. The Environmental Protection Agency recently released the final version of their new federal rules to limit methane […]Read More