CNN Money: Leonardo DiCaprio breaks up with Big Oil

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Original story here Leonardo DiCaprio has joined a growing consortium of investors that is breaking ranks with fossil fuels. The movie star tweeted that he joined the ranks of Divest Invest. And he’s not alone. The divestment movement, according to a report from Arabella Advisors, has grown to 2,040 individuals and 436 institutions from 43… Read more »

The Huffington Post: To Fight Inequality, Turn On Clean Energy Everywhere

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By Mark Ruffalo; Original story here As the nations of the world tackle the problem of inequality, remember this: clean energy is part of the solution. Much of the world is still held captive by last century’s dirty-energy system that has a long history of locking inequality into place, economically and politically. Look across the… Read more »

Inside Philanthropy: Mark Ruffalo’s Clean Energy Outfit is Growing, and Drawing A-List Funders

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By Tate Williams; Original story here Mark Ruffalo picked up a big ally when Leonardo DiCaprio joined his clean energy campaign this summer. But Ruffalo’s the Solutions Project already had quite a list of funders and investors behind it. Oscar-nominated actor and Incredible Hulk Mark Ruffalo has built a name for himself as the rare… Read more »

Miami New Times: Here’s What It Would Take For Florida to Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

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By Jessica Weiss; Original story here Think oil and gas drilling and nuclear power plants are only way to power South Florida’s economy? Think again.A group of Stanford scholars say they’ve proven that it is “technically and economically feasible” to run Florida’s economy 100 percent on renewable energy. And they’ve already done all the hard work… Read more »

The Huffington Post: Opening The Door To Solar Power For All

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By Mark Ruffalo; Original story here For a long time, everybody thought of solar panels as something only rich people could afford. But when you think about it, the fuel — sunlight — is free. So if you can make the equipment affordable and accessible, in theory, solar should be a great option for all… Read more »

The Buffalo News: Another Voice: It’s time for solar power to shine for all consumers

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By Mark Ruffalo And Aaron Bartley; Original story here Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State Energy Plan, released last week, breaks big barriers to clean energy. But the biggest barrier of all is affordability for 100 percent of people. That’s what we care about most and it’s why we launched the 100% campaign last month in New… Read more »

Chicago Sun Times: Mark Ruffalo – The Marvel superhero on growing up, cleaning up and taking off the makeup.

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By Elle Eichinger ; Original story here In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which opened at No.1 at the box office this spring, the Incredible Hulk and his Marvel superhero comrades ward off such evils as an army of robot drones, a villain with superhuman speed and an artificial intelligence system set on exterminating the human… Read more »

AP: Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo Campaign for Clean Energy

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By GINA ABDY Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo have teamed up in a bid to widen access to clean energy. The movie stars launched “100%,” a campaign aimed at making energy from renewable sources available to everyone — and making it affordable. DiCaprio has spent much of the last few years toward environmental and animal conservation efforts. At… Read more »