“We did see that the industry accelerated its energy transition and many of the companies, during the height of the pandemic, were announcing their zero goals… and announced production cuts going forward over the next decade through automation and looking for opportunities to do this, and the pandemic was certainly an accelerator.” Katie Pavolvsky, Deloitte… Continue reading The Energy Industry Does ESG – Katie Pavlovsky, Deloitte Energy, Resources & Industrials
“There’s this amazing thing that we think should happen, which is right now physically impossible. That’s fine. Let’s talk about that. Let’s dig down to the technical gap that needs to be filled to enable that new disruptive pathway to start.” To truly address climate change, we need to pivot to a zero-carbon economy, and… Continue reading Disruptive Innovation in Energy – Jennifer Gerbi, ARPA-E
“This is very much a jobs plan….It deals with four interwoven challenges…The first is the post-pandemic reality, the second is the economic downturn, the third is the climate crisis, and the fourth is inequality and racial equity… The general theme is that the road to economic recovery is through climate action..” Anne Kelly on Electric… Continue reading Infrastructure, Jobs & Climate Change – Anne Kelly, Ceres Government Relations
This Labor Day when the world is swirling in a kaleidoscope of massive challenges, it looks like maybe a few of those challenges can be tackled at once by transitioning to be an economy that runs on renewable energy, versus primarily on fossil fuels. The massive and unexpectedly devastating damage from Hurricane Ida this past… Continue reading Help Wanted—Women In Renewable Energy. Saves The Planet And The Economy, Study Found
USAFacts.org is a nonprofit founded by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to collect and analyze data from all government sources across local, state and federal levels on various topics from race to immigration to covid and healthcare more broadly, to the economy, and on the environment. Sometimes they have to get very granular to do… Continue reading Hold Government Accountable With Climate Data From Nonpartisan Data-Collecting Nonprofit
“#MeToo as an idea isn’t new….(W)omen journalists (have been) shedding light on the obstacles, indignities, and violence women face in the workplace….(since) the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when a significant cohort of women entered the newspaper industry.” Lori Harrison-Kahan in an OpEd on CNN.com August 18th is the 101st anniversary of the 19th… Continue reading 101st Anniversary Of Women Voting – Lori Harrison-Kahan, Author of Book on Women’s Suffrage
Black women voters were a force in the 2020 election and are going forward and their rights are under attack in states anew today as a result of their power. Where did their activism start?
In commemoration of Black History Month, Listen to this remarkable interview with Marcia Chatelain – Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University – tell great stories about the black women suffragists who fearlessly helped women finally get their vote ratified, with the 19th Amendment 100 years ago. The Amendment did not explicitly grant black women their own voting rights.
“The part in this that is so important is the relationship building component, and that part takes time… (it) is the glue that brings cohesion across the issues and it enables a different form of listening and a different openness, in my view, that includes openness to hearing the science….. Science is the strongest tool… Continue reading Talking Science to Policy Makers – Michelle Wyman, National Council For Science and the Environment
“It worked really well with everyone concentrating on their area of strength.” Lee-Anne Walters What would you do if your water came out of the tap brown? As we congratulate Flint, Michigan residents for winning a big settlement recently for the lead contamination of their water supply, finally, after years of fighting for it. Listen… Continue reading Flint Residents Wins Water Funding! – Lee-Anne Walters, Flint Water Crisis Organizer
Black women suffragists were quite strategic though, as you’ll hear as you listen to professor Marcia Chatelain, professor of history and African American Studies at Georgetown University. Dr. Chatelain also has a fascinating take on the impact of Senator Kamala Harris as the Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee.