University of Toronto endowment to eliminate fossil-fuel investments

Good News Notes: “The University of Toronto will eliminate fossil-fuel companies from its endowment fund, beginning immediately, according to a news release issued Wednesday. The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp., the investment manager of the C$4 billion ($3.2 billion) endowment fund, said in the release it will divest all direct investments in fossil-fuel firms…

Tampa Convention Center to get solar panels as TECO pivots from fossil fuels

Good News Notes: “The Tampa Convention Center will soon play a key role in providing clean energy to the city, with the building’s roof presenting a 250,000-square-foot opportunity. Monday morning, the mayor and TECO announced plans for a large solar array on top of the waterfront building. “Looking down from a tall building at the convention center, wide-open space,…

Boston University to Divest from Fossil Fuel Industry

Good News Notes: “Boston University will divest from fossil fuels, starting immediately, President Robert A. Brown announced on Thursday, a decision reached amid increasing proof that burning fossil fuels is accelerating the harmful effects of climate change—and after nearly a decade of campus activism and protests. “This has been a long journey within the BU…