Author Archives: Carol Pierson Holding (97 posts)

Utilities to Scale Electric Cars and Distributed Solar

By Carol Pierson Holding   Electric Vehicles (EVs) aren’t selling because retail charging has stalled and people are afraid of being stranded with no power source. According to the US Census, there are 121,000 gas stations in the U.S. and … Continue reading

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Today, Sustainable Nylon. Tomorrow, the Planet

By Carol Pierson Holding   “Optimism is a political act. Those who benefit from the status quo are perfectly happy for us to think that nothing is going to get any better.” —     Alex Steffen, The Bright Green City   … Continue reading

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How Fossil Fuel Divestment Will Hurt Fossil Fuel Stock Prices

By: Carol Pierson Holding   If anyone needed more proof that economics trumps sustainability: low gas prices are causing a plunge in electric vehicle and hybrid sales.   The same phenomenon is happening in the divestment movement. Moral outrage pushed … Continue reading

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China’s New Economic Dominance May Offer Silver Lining to Environmentalists

By: Carol Pierson Holding   The International Monetary Fund declared that the GDP of China has, as expected but ahead of forecasts, surpassed the GDP of the United States. MarketWatch called it a “major economic earthquake” that will “change almost everything … Continue reading

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Six Events That Tilt the Economy to Favor the Planet

By Carol Pierson Holding   When we hear about the recent Federal spending bill cuts to environmental initiatives, we can’t help but think of the potential disaster when climate denying forces really take power next year. We might yearn for … Continue reading

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