Tina writes frequently for Triple Pundit and other websites, with a focus on military, government and corporate sustainability, clean tech research and emerging energy technologies. She is a former Deputy Director of Public Affairs of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and author of books and articles on recycling and other conservation themes. She is currently Deputy Director of Public Information for the County of Union, New Jersey. Views expressed here are her own and do not necessarily reflect agency policy.

Leaked DOE Grid Study Favors Renewables — Will Politics Intervene?

A new grid study ordered by Energy Secretary Rick Perry was reportedly intended to support coal and nuclear, but facts on the ground are getting in the way. Career researchers from DOE leaked their draft of the report, just in case the findings change significantly when Perry’s approved version is published.

U.S. Shale Gas Boom Impedes Carbon-Neutral Bioplastics

Low cost shale gas is motivating new investment in conventional plastic production, but the carbon neutral bioplastic industry is still making progress, for example, with a new carbon-neutral mattress from Naturepedic.

Corporate Giants Favor New Carbon Tax

The Climate Leadership Council has launched a new campaign to promote its carbon tax plan, but even its own strategic partners WRI and The Nature Conservancy find shortcomings.

Chesapeake Bay Island Community Crowd Funds for Climate Change Impacts

After President Trump called Mayor Eskridge last week and told him, “Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more,” donations are pouring in to a crowdfunding project to educate legislators about the impacts the island faces.