Helping America Navigate a New Energy Reality

Quote – 8 Jun 2015

By on 8 Jun 2015 in quotes

“This week, Georgetown University’s board voted to sell off its investments in coal, and Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the largest pool of investment money in the world, announced it would do the same…Divestment won’t move Exxon Mobil directly — that’s impossible; the company is dug in, and someone else will simply buy the stock when it’s sold. But divestment will undercut the industry’s political power…Divestment is one tool to change the zeitgeist, so that the day arrives more quickly when the richest and most powerful can no longer mock renewable energy and play down climate change.”

–Bill McKibben, distinguished scholar at Middlebury College, founder of the group 350.org (in the Washington Post)

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