Blog Posts - Business Climate



I rip this vertical farm critic to shreds

Let me start out by saying that this is actually one of the best critiques of vertical farming that’s out there. And I’m not surprised, the author, Stan Cox, works at the Land Institute, one of the most important groups for agricultural t...
by Pro Vertical Farm on Feb 18, 2016

Saving The Planet: Why Cap-and-Trade Is Not Fit For Purpose

Guest post by Tadhg Ó Laoghaire  "It's not easy being green"                                                                        -Kermit the Frog A consensus...
by The Philosopher's Beard on Feb 4, 2016

Did we just get the Apollo project for energy?

You may remember a few months ago I wrote about the proposal for a ‘global Apollo project for climate change‘, a big push for R&D with the specific aim of making renewable energy cheaper. If you can make it cheaper than fossil fuels,...
by Make Wealth History on Nov 30, 2015

Wind power is too expensive at any price, you fool

This morning, CityAM published a spectacularly silly article by Ben Goldsmith on energy provision in the UK (which is, as we know, looking pretty dicey right now).Upon reading the first part of Goldsmith's piece—which dwells on the mind-bendingly h...
by Devil's Kitchen on Oct 22, 2015

What does sustainable Lego look like?

That’s a question Lego are asking themselves, with the announcement last week that they are putting aside $150 million to find out. It will fund the development of the Lego Sustainable Materials Centre, where an estimated 100 employees will wor...
by Make Wealth History on Jun 29, 2015

Three reasons to divest from fossil fuels, from HSBC

We’ve had warnings about the risks of fossil fuel investments from Carbon Tracker, and from climate change campaigners 350.org. The former have raised the issue of fossil fuel assets being stranded, and burning a massive hole in the economy. Th...
by Make Wealth History on Apr 27, 2015

Worth Saving

Once we speed past Easter/Passover, holidays start to fall by the wayside as we try to get back to the serious business of either finishing up school for the year or, in a more pedestrian view, just plain business. Holidays … Continue reading &...

What is carbon insetting?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about ‘carbon onsetting’ as a creative alternative to carbon offsetting. And then no sooner was the metaphorical print dry on that blog post, I came across ‘carbon insetting’. So what’s that when it’s at home...
by Make Wealth History on Feb 17, 2015

Shareholder activism or divestment?

In a couple of weeks the inaugural Global Divestment Day will take place, calling on investors and organizations to divest from fossil fuels. Universities have been the main target of the divestment campaign so far, and I was pleased to see that my l...
by Make Wealth History on Feb 3, 2015

Better growth, Better climate – but not better enough

With Ban Ki-Moon’s climate summit kicking off tomorrow, we’ve had a spate of climate related reports over the last week or so. I might do a round-up at some point, but the one I’ve been browsing on the train is the New Climate Economy report, f...
by Make Wealth History on Sep 22, 2014

Australians for Coal

Remember the term ‘astro-turfing’ that was coined a while back to describe fake grassroots campaigns? Last week I came across perhaps the most shameless example of such a thing – the Australians for Coal campaign from the Minerals Council of Au...
by Make Wealth History on Apr 30, 2014

EUR/USD – Steady After Strong German Business Climate

The euro is showing little movement to start off the week, as EUR/USD trades in the mid-1.37 on Monday. Eurozone releases jumped out of the gates on Monday, as German Ifo Business Climate improved in January, posting its best showing in over two year...
by Forex Trading System Blog on Feb 24, 2014

Businesses call for a low-carbon economy

There was an interesting advert placed in some newspapers yesterday. It’s a call for the government to take its climate change promises seriously and stop ignoring the need to create a low-carbon economy. But it’s not from the green lobby...
by Make Wealth History on Dec 12, 2013

Gains and Losses

It would in all probability be ideal if business and life were as straightforward as manufacturing merchandise, commerce them and recording the profits. however there square measure typically circumstances that disrupt the cycle, and it's a part of t...

Steel sector needs healthier business climate

There is growing concern that underhanded and unhealthy competition by many businesses to clear their excessive stocks is damaging the steel industry. The Vietnam Steel Association (VSA) says around 400,000 tonnes of steel were consumed in May, just...
by Vietnam Business News on Jun 17, 2013

The carbon black hole in the economy

There is an aspect to climate change that I have been aware of but have not given much thought to – the potential for climate change action to trigger a financial crisis through stranded carbon assets. The problem has been explored by Carbon Tracke...
by Make Wealth History on May 8, 2013

The web of power

On monday I wrote about how bad forecasting by the energy agencies could be giving us a false sense of security about oil and how sustainable our lifestyles are. But there are other reasons why governments continue to find funding for roads and bailo...
by Make Wealth History on Mar 14, 2013

Mekong Delta city boosts rice and seafood exports

Can Tho exported 76,660 tonnes of rice and 14,166 tonnes of seafood in January, earning more than US$82 million, a year-on-year increase of 3.3 percent. The city is expected to ship 860,000 tonnes of rice and 170,000 tonnes of seafood abroad by the e...
by Vietnam Business News on Feb 5, 2013

KENYA: Vast "Technology City" Envisioned as East Africa's Business Hub [world politics news]...
by World Politics News on Feb 2, 2013

2011’s public debt accounts for 54.9 percent of GDP

The Finance Ministry has announced Vietnam’s public debt hit VND1,392 trillion by the end of 2011, equivalent to 54.9 percent the GDP for that year. It said Government debt hit VND1,096 trillion, or 43.2 percent of GDP. Of the total, about VND429 t...
by Vietnam Business News on Jan 24, 2013


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