Author Archives: Carol Pierson Holding (99 posts)

Who Gets Hurt From Fed’s Weak Fracking Rules?

By: Carol Pierson Holding   Regulation can be a great reason to behave well, though industry rarely sees it that way.   After five years of planning, 1.5 million comments, intense lobbying from the oil and gas industry, and innumerable … Continue reading

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Big Oil Talks the Talk Then Pulls an End-Run on Carbon Pricing

By: Carol Pierson-Holding   The Seattle Times ran an article whose headline was so unsurprising I almost didn’t read on: “Oil industry not buying Gov. Jay Inslee’s cap-and-trade plan.” No surprise right?   Big Oil’s actions tell us it not … Continue reading

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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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