fossil fuels

How Well Does Fossil Fuel Divestment Combat Climate Change?

How Well Does Fossil Fuel Divestment Combat Climate Change?

October 1, 2018

As the fossil fuel divestment movement grows around the world, a new study suggests its economic impact might be overstated. Leaders in the environmental movement respond to PERI economist Robert Pollin

Climate Activists Target $6 Trillion Asset Manager BlackRock

Climate Activists Target $6 Trillion Asset Manager BlackRock

September 27, 2018

Organizers held actions in New York to say that though their CEO claims to be environmentally conscious, BlackRock contributes more to climate change than almost any other company on Earth

When Does Weather Become Climate Change?

March 8, 2018

As extreme weather intensifies around the word with record winds, rain storms, and flooding, is it time to build infrastructure to handle the coming storms?

Congressional Candidates Pledge to Move Off Fossil Fuels

January 17, 2018

More than 100 House and Senate candidates around the country are pledging to support the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act if they are elected, says Mark Schlosberg of Food & Water Action

Activists Crash Press Conference to Challenge Trudeau on Climate Policy

November 22, 2017

Former Trudeau supporters Hayley Zacks and Jake Hubley were arrested after confronting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his support of the Alberta tar sands and approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, despite posturing as a ‘climate crusader’

Report: Investing in Clean Energy Would Boost NY’s Economy

November 19, 2017

A 40% reduction in New York’s carbon emissions by 2030 is “extremely ambitious, but it is achievable,” says PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin

Is Carbon Trading Just a License to Pollute?

November 15, 2017

Market-based pollution credit schemes undermine environmental laws and disproportionately affect lower-income neighborhoods and communities of color, says Food & Water Watch’s Scott Edwards

What Happened to Trump’s Trade War With China?

November 14, 2017

Despite all his posturing, President Donald Trump’s maiden trip to China was mostly just symbolic, says author and scholar Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Indigenous Activists Fight the ‘Standing Rock of the North’

November 2, 2017

The proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion would run through 518 kilometers of Secwepemc territory. Kanahus Manuel of the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society discusses Indigenous activists’ struggle to stop the expansion

Clean Energy is a ‘Powerful Engine of Job Opportunity’

October 13, 2017

Contrary to what EPA chief Scott Pruitt says, investing in clean energy ‘is an enormous source of job creation relative to maintaining our fossil fuel economy,’ says economist Bob Pollin