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Published on May 5th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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Divest It Like It’s Hot!

May 5th, 2014 by  

Originally published on Planetsave.

Many of us grow up with the assumption that stock traders are just rich people looking to make a quick buck (or 5 billion). However, investing is also a way to show your support for an industry and company. Aside from myself, I know several people who are now engaged in “impact investing,” investing in solar companies, electric car companies (ahem, Tesla), wind companies, energy efficiency companies, and other cleantech companies.

The other side of that coin is divesting from fossil fuel companies. To make that move hotter, some Santa Clara University rappers make a case for that while also having some fun:


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is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the typed word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor, but he's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession, Solar Love, and Bikocity. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in.



  • JamesWimberley

    Herd effects work in favour of the divestment movement. An amoral investor (“Harvard”) will divest if they think that other investors are about to do so. Let’s go out and destroy a few trillion in death certificates.

    • Yes, see a lot of potential here. Probably easier to get a snowball effect in this arena than in many others. And it’s a given with fossil fuels, just a matter of time. I think the time has come…

  • Bubba Nicholson

    Stop burning fossil fuels.

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