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Larry Fink and the then-chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, courtesy the Financial Times

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, the world's leading asset manager, has called on all managers to align with climate goals. Do ESG metrics do that? (This photo shows Fink with the then-chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, Duncan Niederauer, at the FT CNBC Nightcap in Davos in 2014. Courtesy the Financial Times.) 

ESG Isn't Perfect (Quite Far From It) - But it is Progress

There’s an elephant in the fund: Earlier this year, some of the most vocal and proactive ESG firms, each with multiple commitments towards a net-zero future, actively funded lobbying efforts against President Biden's infrastructure bill and Build Back Better Act. These bills contain some of the most assertive climate provisions...
Signing the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act in Chicago

Illinois Achieved a Broad Climate Law. How Do Supply and Demand Respond?

This September, on a sunny late summer morning in Chicago, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker signed a comprehensive piece of environmental legislation called the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA). Standing on the shore of Lake Michigan, just outside the world-famous Shedd Aquarium, Pritzker heralded the bill as a major...
Goods that cross the ocean get crossed up in the supply crunch (photo courtesy Ana Ulin)

A container ship on its way to a commercial port...or is it? (Photo by Ana Ulin, courtesy Creative Commons.)

If You Smell Gas, Leave for Fresh Energy Sources: Geopolitics Pinch Transition Plans

With slowdowns affecting shipping and severe weather affecting demand, the price of natural gas soared and overwhelmed all other energy strategies across Asia and Europe this fall. The price crisis reveals how the world's decarbonizing economies remain tethered to fossil fuels and to the antidemocratic states that often control them...
Hear stories from the coast, the cities and the Western United States on Yale Clean Energy Future

The first four episodes tell an evolving story of a transforming world. 

Yale Clean Energy Future: We See the Future, And It Works - For Everyone

The first episodes tell an evolving story of a transforming world. This podcast is one of the many tools in our CBEY toolbox to foster greater dialogue, educate the general public on energy, justice, and the transition, and a great excuse for us to keep learning from experts at Yale...
Joseph FIordaliso, looking to the ocean and the roads to power the Garden State

For Joseph Fiordaliso, progress toward a fossil-free economy flows from top-level leadership to street-level entrepreneurship. 

Joseph Fiordaliso on New Jersey's Energy Master Plan (Updated as the Plan Moves Forward in '21)

When we spoke with Joseph Fiordaliso, the president of the state's Board of Public Utilities, lockdowns were still only happening overseas and states were the only serious partners for renewable developers. Now, New Jersey is moving forward on transmission investment- making Fiordaliso's cheery appeals to the next generation and the...