Tag Archives: fossil fuel divestment

College fossil fuel divestment: the view from the lectern

I have taught courses in the energy and environmental sciences at Boston University for 27 years. For most of that time I have remained “above the fray” when it comes to activism, preferring to let others, including many of my students, engage in the political process. I can no longer stand on the sidelines. Climate […] … learn more→

The strengthening economic case for fossil fuel divestment

The controversy ignited by the Australian National University in October, when it decided to sell its shares in seven resources companies, has raised two important questions about divestment from assets such as fossil fuels. The first is whether divestment is an economically prudent choice, and the second is whether there is anything special about universities […] … learn more→