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Why Is Samsung Still In Coal When Everyone Else Is Moving Towards Clean Energy?

September 15th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

2020 has been called a defining moment to fight the climate crisis, and many tech companies are amping up their efforts to do so. This year, Apple announced that it would cut its emissions by 75 percent and become carbon neutral by 2030. Amazon made a similar pledge, saying it would become carbon neutral by 2040, and set a goal of running 100% percent on renewables by


BlackRock Has A New Attitude About Fossil Fuel Investing

January 15th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

In his annual letter to business leaders, the head of BlackRock, the world's largest asset management firm, says sustainability and climate change will now be part of all investment decisions. Is this a watershed moment in the campaign to rid the world of the scourge of fossil fuels?


Hints of EV Revolution Rising

February 3rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Just after Thanksgiving in late Nov 2018, General Motors (GM) announced that it was shutting down 5 factories and laying off 14,800 employees. While President Trump expressed his disapproval, the stock market approved, giving GM’s stock a modest boost. While the layoffs made headlines, many reporters, and readers, missed the prime reasons for the announced factory closures


Much Of Tesla’s Stock Is Held By Institutional Investors. Why Do Short Sellers Claim Otherwise?

April 29th, 2018 | by James Ayre

Many of the talking points used by those short selling Tesla's stock revolve around the idea that the company's stock is largely held by individual investors who don't understand that the company: is (permanently apparently) on the verge of collapse; is actually in need of funding that it says it doesn't need; and/or doesn't make the margins on the cars it sells that it reports it does


Largest Investors In Utilities Are Voting Against Climate Risk Disclosure

December 7th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Exxon Mobil shareholders earlier this year successfully voted to demand climate risk disclosure in a move which was widely held as a bellwether for similar moves across the sector, but a new report from Preventable Surprises has revealed that some of the largest investors in utilities are voting against climate risk disclosure, preferring private engagement over public proxy votes. 



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