Wind Farms Boost Tax Base For Local U.S. Governments

By Hilary Russ, Reuters.com -

NEW YORK, May 7 (Reuters) - Wind farms have boosted local tax bases and generated new revenue as they expand across the United States, especially for rural areas, Moody’s Investors Service said [...]

Theresa May’s Husband’s Investment Firm Made A Financial Killing From The Bombing Of Syria

By Tom D. Rogers, Evolvepolitics.com -

It is common knowledge that Theresa May’s husband Philip essentially acts as the unofficial advisor to the Prime Minister – a fact proven by the former Conservative MP for Chichester, Andrew [...]

FANG Collective Declares Victory In The Shame On Citizens Campaign

By Steve Ahlquist, Upriseri.com -

On Thursday activists and organizers with The FANG Collective, the Shame On Citizens campaign and other groups celebrated after learning that Citizens Bank had ended their financing of Energy [...]

Oil Investors Call For Human Rights Risk Report After Standing Rock

By David Hasemeyer, Insideclimatenews.org -

The clash between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and backers of the Dakota Access pipeline unfolded in news clips of violence, intolerance and humiliation. Demonstrators against the pipeline were [...]

China Is Financing Petrochemical Hub In Appalachia

By Steve Horn, Desmogblog.com -

Over the past year, oil and gas industry plans to build a petrochemical refining and storage hub along the Ohio River have steadily gained traction. Proponents hope this potential hub, which [...]

Public Bank: Time For Philadelphia To Invest In Philadelphia

By Tivoni Devor, Generocity.org -

From what magic bucket of money are we supposed to use to pay for all of this? The Philadelphia Municipal Pension Fund, which covers the pension costs of city workers. This $4 billion fund is [...]

Learn More About What Your Town Is Investing In

By Beryl Lipton, Muckrock.com -

Between government and private business, a lot of dollars exchange hands. This isn’t limited to the billions of dollars that get spent on government contracting - from purchasing bulk orders of [...]

Investors Finally Facing Up To Climate Change

By Frank Jordans, apnews.com -

Over 200 companies have pledged greater transparency on reporting climate-related risks in their businesses as part of a voluntary program led by U.S. billionaire Michael Bloomberg. The former [...]

Exxon To Disclose Climate Risks Under Pressure From Investors

By John H. Cushman Jr., insideclimatenews.org -

Under pressure from investors, prosecutors and global regulators, ExxonMobil Corp. agreed on Monday to strengthen its analysis and disclosure of the risks its core oil business faces from climate [...]

West Virginia Signs Investment Pact With China Energy

By Staff, AP.org -

By Staff for Associated Press - West Virginia officials announced an agreement on Thursday with China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd. for the company to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development [...]

Norway Reviews Ethics Of Energy Investments

By Staff, www.stopetp.org -

By Staff of Stop ETP - The Council on Ethics for Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is assessing whether Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) violated the fund’s guidelines for responsible investment, [...]

Impact Investing And Employee Ownership

By Mary Ann Beyster, www.democracycollaborative.org/ -

By Mary Ann Beyster for the Democracy Collaborative. With income inequality in the United States at record high levels, employee ownership is increasingly being lauded as a potential solution to [...]

Under Activist Pressure, Portland Agrees To End All Corporate Investments

By Mike Ludwig, www.truth-out.org -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout - In a sweeping move that follows a wave of divestment activism in Portland, Oregon, and across the country, the Portland City Council voted last week to pull all of [...]

Will Donald Trump Be Forced To Battle The Bond Vigilantes?

By Tim Fernholz, www.qz.com -

By Tim Fernholz for Quartz - There are men and women alive today who have never felt the cold touch of the bond vigilantes. These semi-mythical figures threatened to arise during the Obama [...]

Seattle Urged To Drop Wells Fargo Over DAPL

By Amanda Froelich, www.trueactivist.com -

By Amanda Froelich for True Activist - A few weeks ago, actress and activist Susan Sarandon made headlines when she asked supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe – who are protesting the [...]

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