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Impact Investing And Employee Ownership

Impact Investing And Employee Ownership
With income inequality in the United States at record high levels, employee ownership is increasingly being lauded as a potential solution to spreading wealth more broadly. Most recently, research from the National Center for Employee Ownership released in May shows that employee owners have a household net worth that is 92 percent higher than non-employee owners. They also make 33 percent higher wages, and are far less likely to be laid ... Read more

Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer

Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer
Above Photo: Kite Power Systems (KPS). Source: KPS Power from kite would work more often than wind turbines Start-up received funding from Shell, Schlumberger, EON Power-generating kites backed by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Schlumberger Ltd. and EON SE will start tests in the U.K. this summer, with the aim of developing a technology that could eventually replace offshore wind turbines. Kite Power Systems, known as KPS, is working on a 17-meter ... Read more

Reflections On A Visit To Cuba’s Urban Cooperatives

Reflections On A Visit To Cuba’s Urban Cooperatives
Above Photo: From geo.coop Note : Include a “New Economy” TAG — that will ensure the article also goes on the ItsOurEconomy.US page as well as its Facebook page. Let me start by summarizing why I wanted to go to Cuba now. My learning objectives were the following: It seemed important to me to visit Cuba before it is overrun with American tourists and global businesses entering its economy. I wanted to understand the impact of years of the ... Read more

U.S. Renewable Energy Jobs Employ 800,000+ People And Rising: In Charts

U.S. Renewable Energy Jobs Employ 800,000+ People And Rising: In Charts
Above Photo: China leads the world in renewable energy jobs. In the U.S., solar and wind industry employment has skyrocketed in recent years, but now the Trump administration is trying to stop it. Credit: Kevin Grayer/Getty Note: Some of the renewable energy sources included in this article are controversial. For example, biomass which often involved growing plants for energy puts energy production in competition with food production at a ... Read more