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Psychology Economy Money

One Way To Leave The World A Better Place

I always told myself I should leave the world a better place than I found it. So do a lot of people,…

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Climate Justice Economy Personal Carbon Trading Policy

How A Carbon Currency and Markets can work for Climate Justice

The BBC started this train of thought about a carbon currency recently with an article describing how the world’s wealthiest are at…

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Money Economy

Abundance Q&A on their Sustainable Investments

I recently put some savings into bonds using the UK’s Abundance platform which offers various methods of sustainable investment. At that point,…

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Policy Climate Justice Economy

Compte Carbone in France also Want to See a Carbon Currency

Compte Carbone is a French NGO that promotes carbon quota or rationing frameworks as the preferential climate policy over regulatory or taxation…

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Transport Economy Energy

Growth of Low Carbon Freight on UK Railways during COVID-19

The drop in passenger numbers on trains due to COVID-19 is boosting UK low carbon freight – they’re running 10% longer trains,…

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History Economy Energy Podcast Psychology

Days of Coal in Calgary, Canada

Hugh Archibald White was born and brought up in Calgary, Canada in the 1940s and 50s. He gave me a run-down on…

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Podcast Carbon Capture Economy Reefs, rainforests, glaciers Trees

Mangroves – vital coastal forests – with Bremley Lyngdoh of Earthbanc

Dr. Bremley W.B. Lyngdoh is Director Microfinance & Ecorestoration of Earthbanc, which enables smallholders to plant mangroves and build sustainable livelihoods by…

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Transport Economy

All the electric vehicles

In the USA, the UK and the countries of western Europe, about 80% of adults own a car. These must all become…

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Economy Energy

The Humble Flywheel – Energy Storage part 2

The flywheel, feature of every Industrial Revolution museum, could save the electricity grid with its energy storage capabilities. If you’re not an…

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Carbon Capture Economy

Heavy Industry CO2 Emissions

BBC Futures ran an article on carbon capture from aluminium smelting in Iceland. Heavy industry CO2 emissions make for a heavy carbon…

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Personal Carbon Trading Economy Trees

How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of a City by 25%

In 2017 the Finnish city of Lahti declared they would become carbon-neutral by 2025. Now they must get each citizen to reduce…

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Economy Politics

COVID-19-driven Green New Deal

There are two big “Green New Deals” on the table: the US Democrats want one and are planning to bring it in…

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Personal Carbon Trading Economy Policy

Personal Carbon Trading

Personal Carbon Trading or PCT is a mechanism for increasing flexibility and efficiency in a carbon rationing or cap-and-trade scheme. In a…

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Energy Climate Denial Economy

The Energy Storage Issue

Houston we have a problem. It turns out that all those climate deniers who didn’t want us to invest in renewable energy…

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Economy

Clear Blue Skies in Lockdown

The last time so few planes were in the air was in the 3 days following the 9/11 attacks. Air traffic over…

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Policy Economy Politics

Australian Bushfires Crisis of 2020 demands a new Political Strategy

Photo by Jack Bassingthwaighte on Unsplash The unprecedented Australian bushfires in 2020 followed the lost 2019 ‘Unloseable Climate Election’ As we enter…

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Climate Justice Economy Global Action Policy

Can the World Reduce CO2 Emissions Fairly? Contraction and Convergence

Our personal CO2 emissions might be produced anywhere in the world, with the modern world’s globalised supply chains. Contraction and Convergence (of…

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Economy Watchdog Progress

Endorsement from economist Prof Steve Keen

Prof Steve Keen gave his endorsement to TCR, saying ‘Total Carbon Rationing should replace attempts to set a carbon price. We roughly…