Harvard To Divest Fossil Fuels, Sets Example For Other Institutions

By The Energy Mix. -

Climate activists are hailing Harvard University’s move to divest from fossil fuels as a profound shift in the status quo and a model for other institutions. The iconic and wealthy [...]

Global Call On Banks To Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

By Fossil Banks No Thanks!. -

To stop the world descending into full climate chaos, the continued burning of fossil fuels must be brought to an end as soon as possible. Even burning all coal, oil, and gas reserves already in [...]

New Study Decodes ExxonMobil’s ‘Modern’ Climate Misinformation

By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog. -

What’s the single word that fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil’s flagship environmental reports to investors and the public tie most closely to climate change and global warming? According to newly [...]

Divest Harvard Protesters Arrested At Investment Building

By Luca F. Scroeder, www.thecrimson.com -

By Luca F. Scroeder for the Crimson. Police arrested several members of the student activist group Divest Harvard after they staged a sit-in within the lobby of the Boston Federal Reserve Tuesday [...]

Largest Coal Port In World Votes To Divest From Carbon

By Amanda Saunders, www.smh.com.au -

By Amanda Saunders in The Sydney Morning Herald - Newcastle, home of the world's biggest coal port, has joined the global fossil fuels divestment push after the city's council voted on Tuesday [...]

Oil Company Bonuses Linked To $1tn Spending On Extraction

By Simon Bowers and Harry Davies, www.theguardian.com -

Bosses at the world’s big five oil companies have been showered with bonus payouts linked to a $1tn (£650bn) crescendo of spending on fossil fuel exploration and extraction over nine years, [...]

Alumni Occupy Oxford Uni To Protest Fossil-Fuel Indecision

By Ric Lander, www.bright-green.org -

Alumni of the University of Oxford are occupying the university in protest over its failure to divest from fossil-fuels. The University, under pressure to act on its major investments in [...]

Protestors Bring Ongoing ‘Situation’ To New FERC Chairman

By Anne Meador, www.dcmediagroup.us -

At his first meeting as FERC Chairman, Commissioner Norman Bay gave the cold shoulder to demonstrators who repeatedly interrupted him to protest what they say is the Federal Energy Regulatory [...]

Tulane Students To Occupy President’s Office For Divestment

By Jed Lipinski, www.nola.com -

Tulane students and alumni are planning to stage a sit-in at the office of university president Michael Fitts this week to demand the school divest its $1 billion endowment from fossil fuels. The [...]

With Sit-Ins Around Country, Students Escalate ‘Divestment Spring’

By Deirdre Fulton, www.commondreams.org -

With campus sit-ins taking place in several states, and more direct actions planned for the days and weeks ahead, a new generation of climate activists is taking the reins in an escalating fight [...]

Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Brief History

By Adam Vaughan, www.theguardian.com -

“We are quite convinced that if he were alive today, as an astute businessman looking out to the future, he would be moving out of fossil fuels and investing in clean, renewable energy,” said [...]

Anti-Fracking & No-Nukes Activists Join Forces For Renewable Energy

By Harvey Wasserman, www.commondreams.org -

In the wake of Fukushima, the global campaign to bury atomic power has gained enormous strength. All Japan’s 54 reactors remain shut. Germany is amping up its renewable energy generation with a [...]

Banks Fear Risk Of Investment In Fossil Fuels

By Kieran Cooke, www.ecowatch.com -

In a move that’s likely to cause consternation in some of the world’s most powerful corporate boardrooms, the Bank of England has disclosed that it is launching an inquiry into the risks fossil [...]

Why Oil Train Activists In Seattle Took Direct Action

By Kevin Gosztola, www.dissenter.firedoglake.com -

Five residents from the Seattle area took direct action on September 2 and constructed a massive tripod that blocked trains transporting crude oil through a rail yard in Everett, Washington. The [...]

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Why A Movement Is Never A Farce

By Kate Aronoff, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

There’s a well-known quote from Mohandas Gandhi that, like many of his, is now common enough to verge on cliché: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you [...]