Vermont state legislators have introduced several carbon tax proposals they say will stimulate the economy while giving a much-needed overhaul of the state’s outdated tax code.
Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
Technology is rapidly facilitating a jump to a Jetsons-esque age of the “smart home.” Today, we have a few tricks at our disposal – from turning on your lights with your voice to syncing your alarm clock with your coffee pot. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
The home of the future will offer not only unprecedented levels of convenience and productivity, but also change the way we use—and even generate—our energy.
The Center for Biological Diversity and Rep. Raúl Graijalva (D-Ariz.) joined forces to demand closer analysis of U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed $22 billion “border wall.”
Zoltan Istvan, a Libertarian candidate for governor of California, wants to provide a universal basic income for all state residents — and lease out public lands to generate the revenues. Is it crazy talk?
While the U.S. is the largest canned tuna market in the world, it has “failed miserably to offer responsibly-caught options,” Greenpeace Oceans campaigner David Pinsky told TriplePundit. But the NGO’s latest rankings offer “a hopeful sign” that the canned tuna industry can be sustainable.
According to Greenpeace’s chapter in Brazil, two more bills have been introduced that follow other congressional measures seeking to reduce or cancel forest conservation units that had been established in the far northern state of Pará.
The “father” of climate science, James Hansen, recently embraced a proposal by GOP elders to implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would pay dividends to every legal resident in the U.S.
On April 10, Christina Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), convened a meeting in London of climate and business experts to identify 2020 as the year of opportunity. The group met to encourage serious and urgent action in the next three years.
The EPA is asking for public comment on which environmental regulations to axe at the behest of the Donald Trump White House. But that public input could come back to bite them.
Maryland is the first state in the U.S. to pass legislation that will provide tax credits, not cash rebates, to consumers and businesses that invest in energy storage.
This week Portland, Oregon and surrounding Multnomah County unveiled a joint agenda to meet 100 percent of their energy needs with renewables by 2050.
Ford introduced what it calls the first hybrid police car in the industry. The new hybrid Responder is twice as fuel-efficient as the company’s popular Interceptor police sedan — and it could save municipalities big bucks.
Tesla and Panasonic introduced a new line of solar panels that practically blend in with the typical roof – gone are those boxy aluminum mounts and glaring grid-line design.
Global water systems lose an estimated 32.6 trillion liters a year to leakage — meaning municipalities are literally flushing millions of dollars down the drain.