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It's time for the gloves to come off on climate change

It's time for the gloves to come off on climate change | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
In the information war on climate change, stealing the opposition's documents is not a way to achieve change, but stealing the methods from skeptics' playbooks might make a difference.

 

Great piece at GreenBiz.com by a Weber Shandwick communication expert on how to win the war against climate deniers. Time to change the game and get dirty.

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Greening the European Investment Bank

Greening the European Investment Bank | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
The European Investment Bank can help countries worldwide to make vital progress on reducing greenhouse-gas emissions at a time when political solutions based on international agreement remain elusive.

 

Manana Kochladze of  CEE Bankwatch Network on the EIB's investments in fossil fuel projects

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Military green investments could hit $10B by 2030

Military green investments could hit $10B by 2030 | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"Defense Department policy shifts toward using more clean energy in order to increase national security and save money, which could have far-reaching effects, according to Pew."

How the military is becoming the frontrunner towards sustainability.

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Greenpeace report: IT full of green rhetoric but little action

Greenpeace report: IT full of green rhetoric but little action | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
The tussle for the top of our Cool IT Leaderboard has taken its latest twist, with Google grabbing the top spot ahead of 20 other tech companies, including Cisco and Ericsson.

 

More interesting than who comes first is the fact that IT's energy footprint keeps growing and that the sector is not using its innovation power and its economic clout to push for more sustainability.

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Your Prius' Deepest, Darkest Secret

Your Prius' Deepest, Darkest Secret | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"Rare earth elements are useful in green technology—but mining for them can make a big mess." (Source: Mother Jones)


Good article on the environmental dangers of the rare earths used in green technologies.

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China leads world in green energy investment

China leads world in green energy investment | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Global investment in renewable energy jumped 32% in 2010 to a record $211bn (£130bn; 149bn euros), according to the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2011 report.

Published jointly by the UN Environment Programme and the Frankfurt School of Finance, it shows that China has become the largest investor in renewable energy projects.

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