Category Archives: Policy

Despite Losses, Green Investment Sector Looks to Brighter Days Down the Road

Green investment insiders concede that climate change-focused and clean energy funds will get tossed around just like any other set of stocks – and are sometimes even more vulnerable.

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A Public Transit Revolution is Afoot:
Ridership Numbers Rising

Candidate Barack Obama’s campaign has bragged that running mate Senator Joe Biden is a down-to-earth family man who commutes by Amtrak train from Wilmington to Washington. The Democratic Delaware Senator has been commuting by Amtrak for decades. He has long [...]

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Author and Suburbs Naysayer James Howard Kunstler

Writer, commentator, news source, and most of all critic, James Howard Kunstler combines an unforgiving disdain of America’s fossil fuel-based way of life with a scalding rejection of modern architecture, suburban zoning laws, and what he sees as much of the media’s complicity in the whole thing. A news junkie and major force behind the nascent “beyond the oil age” movement, Kunstler pulls no punches with his sharp tongue and engaging prose damning Americans’ over-reliance on their automobiles. His seemingly endless cheerless scolding doesn’t make him a pessimist, however, and certainly not a shy and retiring one. It’s just that the future he sees is a lot different from the one we have and the one that so many of his fellow citizens seem unable to see beyond.

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The U.S. Voluntary Carbon Offset Market (Pt.2 of 2)

A voluntary market for carbon offsets has emerged in recent years in the United States that in many ways parallels the global compliance carbon market in countries that have signed onto the Kyoto Protocol. In contrast to the strict regulatory [...]

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Fossil Fuel P.R./Ad Campaigns Reaching Crescendo in Election Season

On May 13, the date of West Virginia’s presidential primary, CNN launched what the progressive group, Think Progress, called a “coal fest”. “ISSUE #1: MAKING GAS FROM COAL: REDUCING DEPENDENCE ON OIL” flashed across the television screen as senior business [...]

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Kyoto Accord Compliance Markets: Can Emission Trading Offsets Work? (Pt.1 of 2)

The global market for carbon reductions is growing rapidly, having doubled in value in the last year alone to more than $64 billion. The European Union Emissions Trading System (EUETS) comprises most of the market, with the Clean Development Mechanism [...]

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2025 Greenhouse Capping Proposal Rejects 2 Degree C ‘Dangerous Warming’ Threshold

President Bush, well into what is widely seen as his lame-duck period, last month proposed his administration’s first concrete plans to cap U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Policy makers and many in the news media appear to have largely written-off the [...]

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