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Climate Leadership Council disappoints

October 20, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

It was disappointing to see the Climate Leadership Council’s (CLC) plan for dealing with the climate crisis. The group is made up of former senior members of recent Republican administrations, some with ties to the oil industry. When the group announced its formation, it seemed like the GOP had developed some...
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The free market and the Paris Accord

October 19, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

Climate change has become a free market issue as business adapts to profit-making opportunities. Beagle Research chief Denis Pombriant said today that the free market has become inextricably involved in the climate change debate with a decided interest in actions that will result in profits. The Paris climate accords are...
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The great, irrelevant beer battle

October 18, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

Thomas L. Friedman is one of the savviest op-ed commenters on the scene today. He writes of the intersection of business, society, technology, and global movements fluidly and is especially insightful when discussing the middle east, a topic he’s written about at book length several times. In his post at...
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Beagle Research Sees Long-Term Economic Cycle Starting

October 16, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

AKA a K-wave forecasting an economic boom that could last 30 years. October 13, 2017, Stoughton, MA—Beagle Research Group, LLC announced today the beginning of a new economic cycle or K-wave oriented toward sustainability and environmental protection. This is the sixth K-wave to form in the capitalist system since the...
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End of the beginning in sustainability

October 04, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

Earlier this week both Ford and General Motors announced big plans to revamp their entire fleets by the mid 2020’s using electric vehicles. According to the New York Times, GM’s CEO Mary Barra, “…announced plans for 20 new all-electric models by 2023, including two within the next 18 months.” And...
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Scott Pruitt can’t hurt you

October 04, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

It's garbage time for coal. Garbage time in pro basketball is that point in a game when the outcome is decided despite the fact that there’s still time on the clock. Usually the score is out of reach for the losing team except for a super human effort and probably...
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Supply and demand

September 26, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

What happens when the supply of any product continues to dwindle is predictable? First prices rise because of simple supply and demand economics. If demand is not that elastic as is the case for energy, consumers will have to find ways to pay the price. Even when supplies dwindle and...
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eROeI–energy accounting 101

September 26, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

In business there’s a concept called return on investment (ROI), and it’s pretty simple. When ROI is a positive number you can make a profit, when it’s negative, you lose money. If you invest $10, say in marketing, to sell a $1,000 product, your ROI on the marketing program is...
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Economics and Climate Change

September 26, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

There are plenty of analyses of the costs associated with a warming planet including those associated with major weather incidents like hurricanes and tornadoes, crop failures, greater demand for electricity to control personal climate, and much more. This piece is not about that because there are other unexplored issues to...
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Another facet of climate, refugee crisis

September 26, 2017 by Denis Pombriant

Climate refugee is an odd term, one that many people are not familiar with but climate refugee status is something we’re already dealing with. The question is how bad we let the situation become before recognizing it as a major event that’s part of the climate crisis and not some...
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