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February 13, 2019

At a recent climate conference at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University president Christina Paxson doubled down on the prestigious university’s prior rejection of divestment and quashed any suggestion that she’d renew divestment efforts in the future. “Nope. Nope. We rejected that,” Paxson rebutted flatly when asked about Brown’s consideration …

February 11, 2019

If at first you don’t succeed, try again. That appears to be the thought behind a “new” report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) that once again uses misleading claims to support fossil fuel divestment. The group (that just happens to be heavily funded by the pro-divestment Rockefeller Brothers Fund), has …

January 31, 2019

Environmental activist Bill McKibben recently took to the pages of The Guardian to boast about Middlebury College’s pledge to “divest” from fossil fuels, claiming it a change in the divestment tide. As far as we can tell, that tide is still waiting to come in. As both a professor at Middlebury and the leader of …

January 30, 2019

As temperatures drop below freezing across the country this week, Vermont’s Middlebury College released its Energy2028 plan, “a 10-year commitment that will put the institution on a path toward a complete shift to renewable energy to power and heat its central campus.” The commitment lays out a number of ways the college plans to transition …

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