Fossil Fuels

Does divestment even work?

Anti-fossil fuel activists frequently point to the divestment campaign that targeted South African Apartheid is often cited as the prime example of the effectiveness of their tactics divestment campaigns by the folks behind the fossil fuel divestment movement.

/ July 19, 2016

There’s No Investment in Divestment

Washington, D.C. is a college town bustling with student activists embracing their First Amendment rights. During our college years we all latch on to various movements or beliefs (myself included)—for one reason or another—that perhaps remain when we leave university...

/ June 9, 2016

New Research Makes Divestment Folly Even Harder To Ignore

Further research from Arizona State University has been released today which highlights – yet again – just how damaging divestment will be for universities that bow to pressure from narrow-minded pressure groups, and shed their investments in fossil fuel companies.

/ May 31, 2016

Economics of a Carbon Tax

In response to an op-ed in the Washington Post by Robert Samuelson, a letter to the editor from Citizens’ Climate Lobby published on January 1 stated that private investors have no economic incentive to fund research and development in low...

/ January 27, 2016