Alex Lenferna

Alex is working on his PhD at the University of Kansas. He is a Mandela Rhodes and Fulbright Scholar.

Vast Subsidies Keeping the Fossil Fuel Industry Afloat Should be Put to Better Use

Instead of free market capitalism versus the climate, we have fossil fuel welfare versus the climate. And if we reinvested that fossil fuel welfare into social and ecological welfare, we could create a much more socially and ecologically prosperous future.

July 17, 2019

How Africa Could Leapfrog Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy Alternatives

Africa has within its reach a future that creates a homegrown, robust, clean energy economy that keeps jobs and money on the continent. 

March 18, 2016

Energy and the Financial System: What Everyone Needs to Know… and Work Darn Hard to Avoid

"Once you accept that growth will cease, all of the current ‘common sense’ assumptions about investing, such as the assumption of making money from money, cease to be true."

April 7, 2014

Catching the second wave: Fossil fuel divestment and ethical finance

The fossil fuel divestment movement is growing so fast that it may, in the words of an Oxford University report, already be entering the second wave of divestment.

January 15, 2014

Betting on Climate Failure: The Ethics and Economics of Fossil Fuel Divestment

Naïve or Necessary? How does the economic and ethical case for divestment stack up?

July 9, 2013

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