EO Blog

Now Accepting Applications for Project Director, EO Texas

Equitable Origin is searching for an experienced professional to direct our expanding programs in Texas. We're looking for driven, dynamic team members committed to EO's mission. Qualified candidates may apply by following the instructions in the Project Director job description.

EO100™ Certification Withdrawal Notice

This month, the certification of the Quifa oil field to the EO100™ Standard was withdrawn due to non-conformance with the annual verification audit requirement per Equitable Origin Procedure 204: Certification Decision and Certificate Issuance Procedure.

Fracking, Toxics and Disclosure

The following is a guest blog by EO Technical Committee member, T. Robert Fetter, who conducted a research project as part of the work on responsible shale development supported by Viridian Energy's Simply Right Natural Gas Fund.


In emerging technologies where stakeholders express concern about potential external damages, but the extent of those damages is uncertain, regulators frequently turn to information disclosure as a tool to encourage pollution-reducing innovation without being overly prescriptive.

Wind Power Siting and Communities: How to avoid a Standing Rock situation

EO's CEO, Soledad Mills' article, 'Wind Power Siting and Communities: How to avoid a Standing Rock situation', published in the January/February edition of North American Clean Energy magazine, explains how clean energy companies can take steps to ensure they obtain and maintain a social license to operate through effective community engagement and consultation based on international standards.

EO Partners with the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment

We are pleased to announce today that we have established a partnership with the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder. The partnership will help us expand our work in the U.S. and enhance our programs with the renowned scholarship and advocacy of the Center and the Law School.

Getting Back to Our Roots: EO’s David Poritz and Paul Sorensen Visit Ecuador

EO’s Co-Founder and President, David Poritz, and founding Board member, Paul Sorensen visited Ecuador last month and met with fellow Board member, Juan Carlos Jintiach, a member of the Shuar and representative of Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon region and his colleague, Enrique Salazar; EO Co-Founder, Manuel Pallares and his wife, Cristina Latorre; and former Secretary General of OPEC and member of EO’s Advisory Council, Rene Ortiz.

Equitable Origin Awarded Grant by the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation to Advance Clean Energy Development

Equitable Origin (EO) was awarded a grant by the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation to support the first phase of a project to study the social and environmental impacts of clean energy infrastructure and consider the viability of applying independent, stakeholder-based standards to improve practices and local community perceptions of development projects.

In Memory – Dr. Pamela Hartigan

We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the tragic and untimely passing of Dr. Pamela Hartigan, Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, on August 12, 2016. Pamela was a friend and close mentor of mine whom I met while I was an undergraduate at Brown University.