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AXA, Other Mega-Investors Seek to Avoid Portfolios with Global Warming Potential – Insurance Journal

Article 0 Comments All good money managers expect to outperform their benchmark, and by one such metric the French insurer and investor AXA SA recently scored a market-beating success. Not by delivering higher returns, but by generating a lower level…

The Myth (And Fake Math) Of ‘Green’ Jobs

“Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of green jobs. During the 2020…

U.S. Officially Rejoins Paris Agreement On Climate Change – NPR

Smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the sky at sunset in September near Emmet, Kan. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption toggle caption Charlie Riedel/AP Smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal-fired power plant are silhouetted…

Texas flunks climate change test as its energy grid freezes up – CBS News

Four days after a massive snowstorm pummeled Texas, the state is still struggling with an unprecedented and deadly blackout. Nearly 3 million people in the state were without power on Wednesday morning while nuclear facilities, natural-gas plants and wind farms…

A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids – The New York Times

While analysts are still working to untangle all of the reasons behind Texas’ grid failures, some have also wondered whether the unique way the state manages its largely deregulated electricity system may have played a role. In the mid-1990s, for…

U.S. Offshore Wind Prospects: Overblown Promises And Blown-Up Costs

In energy policy, it is physics that matters above all else. Executive Orders from the Oval Office, Directives of the European Union, or Acts of Parliament driven through with fanfare by Her Majesty’s Government in London may give the plausible…

President Biden Issues Executive Orders on Climate Change Policy – Gibson Dunn

February 9, 2021 Click for PDF On January 27, 2021, Climate Day, President Biden issued two Executive Orders and a Memorandum addressing climate change policy and scientific integrity, which include a moratorium on new oil and gas lease permits on…

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‘Do-nothing document’: Australian electric vehicle strategy lets emissions keep rising

The Morrison government has ruled out subsidies to encourage people to buy electric or hybrid vehicles, and assumes they will be adopted at a pace that would lead to greenhouse gas emissions from transport increasing over the next decade. A…

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These Are the ‘Positive’ Tipping Points That Could Slow Global Warming – EcoWatch

<p> <br/> </p> <p>Many of these lines were built in just the past five years to carry natural gas from the Marcellus Shale region of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, where hydraulic fracturing has boomed. West Virginia alone has seen…

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EMISSIONS: Analysis: How Biden’s freeze on drilling leases affects CO2

A freeze on new federal oil and gas leases could earn goodwill for President Biden among environmentalists, but analysts said such a move likely would have a limited effect on U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.