Energy Efficiency

Ebay: A Sustainable Social Distancing Stock

by Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA Of the few survivors of the dot com bust, Ebay (EBAY) is a perennial also-ran.  It owned the market for consumer-to-consumer (C2C) transactions in 2000, but has since repeatedly lost market share.  Nevertheless, the company remains a profitable business that enables the ...

Bank report card: Three of Big Five banks fail to deliver ethical investment options

Once relegated to the fringes of crunchy granola credit unions, responsible investing is, as Fortune magazine put it, having a moment. From millennials looking to stash their retirement savings in line with their ethics all the way up the corporate ladder to the world’s largest investment houses ...

The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success - Now Available

The book is available in paperback, hard cover, Kindle/Kobo and Audible. Follow this link for reviews of "A Citizen's Guide to Climate Success"Buy from Cambridge University PressBuy from Amazon.comBuy from Amazon.caOr check other local and online retailers.  A free PDF version of this book is ...

The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success - available NOW

On February 6, 2020, my latest book will be published by Cambridge University Press Synopsis Humanity has failed for three decades to decarbonize our energy system to address the climate threat, yet average citizens still don’t know what to do personally or what to demand from their politic ...

Joining academic forces generates a win for sustainability

Kristin Skelton returned home from overseas in 2014 when the economy of her home province of Alberta was at a low ebb. “I was applying for a lot of jobs and not getting anywhere,” says Skelton, a sociology undergraduate with a work internship in Washington, D.C., and teaching experience in Asia ...

Divestment v Coronavirus: Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2020 January Update

by Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA January 2020- where do I start?  A year of market-shaking news in a month. The Brink of War The month started off with a literal bang when Trump decided that a good way to distract the public from his impeachment trial would be to try to start a war with Iran by assassina ...

Financing our future with a green building bonanza

If your financial advisor told you he had an investment that would give you a guaranteed 25 to 75% annual return, you would probably pounce on it. Most CEOs and their respective shareholders would also be keen to hear about that kind of opportunity. We are in the early stages of a boom in energy-ef ...

Researchers Develop Device to Purify Arsenic-Contaminated Water in a Single Step

A group of researchers has developed a new device that can purify and remediate arsenic-contaminated water in a single step. Using specialized polymer electrodes, the device can reduce arsenic in water by over 90 per cent while using roughly 10 times less energy than other methods. The findings of ...

The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success - coming late January 2020

In January 2020, my latest book will be published by Cambridge University Press Synopsis Humanity has failed for three decades to decarbonize our energy system to address the climate threat, yet average citizens still don’t know what to do personally or what to demand from their politicians ...

Richard Florizone Appointed President and CEO of IISD

Richard Florizone has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), a research organization dedicated to accelerating the global transition to clean water, fair economies, and a stable climate. “Richard is a recognized ...