The US, as the largest consumer and highest emitter of carbon per capita, bears a critical share of the responsibility to facilitate a transition to sustainable practices. This article lays out the rationale and a pathway for the US to incentivize the apparel industry’s decarbonization. I propose a preferential tariff...
The author, an energy professional and Illinois resident, argues for transmission investment as a lynchpin of infrastructure investment. She makes the case that other infrastructure goals need robust clean-energy transmission to become real.
According to this consultant, Octopus Energy must build measurable positive momentum towards the customer-centric (and just) energy transition it implies in its branding. It should invest capital toward changes in marketing and customer support. By doing so, this memo suggests, Octopus can deliver more fully on its promise.
This September, on a sunny late summer morning in Chicago, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker signed a comprehensive piece of environmental legislation called the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA). Standing on the shore of Lake Michigan, just outside the world-famous Shedd Aquarium, Pritzker heralded the bill as a major...
This November 3 news report sums up the credulous take on a pledge from the United Kingdom and India to work with the World Bank and other financial intermediaries toward a clean international grid. The one comment hints at a contrarian view.
On October 21, this newspaper reported on a minister's warnings about a need for oil subsidy. On October 29, India spurned a net-zero goal two days before international leaders gathered to talk climate in Glasgow.
A developer with skin in the game (mostly) applauds an entirely bipartisan law that just passed in North Carolina to drive serious carbon reduction and solar + storage investment beginning next year. This October 12 op/ed deals in the blow-by-blow that led to success.
Are you learning to read and write climate-risk disclosures? Join the club - but get ready to learn to read between the lines. This October 7 paper from Nature Climate Change warns against magical thinking and suggests policy (ie rule) changes that can stoke more and more encouraging financing for decarbonization.