NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, March 26: Customer Pushback Spurs Climate Fight; The Way To 100% New Energy

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    Tuesday, April 02, 2019

    QUICK NEWS, March 26: Customer Pushback Spurs Climate Fight; The Way To 100% New Energy

    Customer Pushback Spurs Climate Fight The Best Way to Fight Climate Change Comes From an Unlikely Place; Investors are pushing companies to reckon with their environmental impacts.

    Carl Segerstrom, March 30, 2019 (High Country News via Mother Jones)

    “…Methane leaking from oil and natural gas operations is [bad business practice] on a multi-million dollar level that also contributes to climate change…[Concerned shareholders are] trying to use the tools of capitalism to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change…[Resistance from investors and shareholders] has a long history. During the Vietnam War, activist shareholders pushed Dow Chemical Company to stop producing napalm, throughout the 1980s investors pressured companies to divest in apartheid South Africa, and last year shareholders impelled McDonald’s to ditch polystyrene foam packaging and Costco to limit antibiotics in the meat it sells…Investors typically rely on three approaches to drive change…

    The carrot is a dialogue…If that doesn’t work, investors can turn to the metaphorical sticks—non-binding resolutions voted on at annual shareholder meetings pushing a company…[But in] February, ExxonMobil asked the SEC to nix a climate-oriented shareholder resolution…That could leave investors no choice but to pull out the ax: divestment. The divestment movement claims to have pulled more than $8.5 trillion out of fossil fuel companies…[and Goldman Sachs] analysts cite the divestment movement as a reason for fossil fuel companies to reduce emissions…[The White House] has shown its allegiance to fossil fuel interests...[and] is making it as comfortable as possible for fossil fuel companies and their financiers to continue to sow climate chaos…[But] some corporations are bending to their shareholders’ will…" click here for more

    The Way To 100% New Energy Path to 100 Percent Renewable Energy Is Here

    Monica Amarelo, March 26, 2019 (Energy Working Group

    “…[A U.S. electricity grid powered entirely by renewable energy] can be achieved if Congress commits to investing in clean energy production and storage…[Environmental Working Group (EWG)] analysis of government data and expert studies shows…Solar capacity has almost tripled in recent years, from 19,000 megawatts in 2015 to 48,000 megawatts in 2018…Wind production has also almost tripled since 2009, from 35,000 megawatts in 2009 to more than 90,000 megawatts in 2018…

    Growth in wind and solar has lowered the cost of solar and wind by 88 percent and 69 percent, respectively, since 2009…There are now three times as many renewable energy jobs as coal, nuclear and natural gas jobs…The true cost of green energy sources is now less than the cost of coal, natural gas and nuclear…Total solar and wind potential is 14 times current electric power capacity. But rather than adopting policies to dramatically accelerate wind, solar and battery storage, Republicans are promoting policies to protect fossil fuels and slow the growth of renewable energy…” click here for more

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