If they care about creating jobs, driving economic growth and saving consumers’ money, here’s one industry our elected officials in Washington and beyond should support: energy efficiency.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
Donald Trump’s transition team sent a list of 70-plus questions to the DOE, including a request for the names of employees and contractors who worked on climate change-related projects. But the department politely declined the request on Tuesday, essentially telling Trump and company to stuff it.
A recent report assessed the risks the greater New York City region faces if sea levels rise by one, three or six feet. The shocking projections should spur local leaders and urban planners into more proactive action.
Chicago illuminates the inequity of weather impacts on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color -– an injustice that will only intensify as the climate shifts to more heat and more floods in the region.
By choosing Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris to lead the Manufacturing Council, Trump may have touched off a sustainability tug-of-war in his administration.
The Obama administration denied a key route for the Dakota Access Pipeline. But that doesn’t mean the fight is over for those seeking to protect vital water sources. In fact, with President-elect Donald Trump due to arrive to the White House in just a few weeks, it’s just entered a new stage.
The president-elect won on a divisive message that promises to put America first and turn back the tide of globalization to ensure America’s greatness. But the evidence suggests he may have a tough time following through.
President-elect Donald Trump’s deal to stop the Indiana air-conditioning manufacturer from moving a plant to Mexico has been one of the most discussed of his pre-presidency moves. Mr. Trump contends he has saved more than 1,000 U.S. jobs. However, experts — including Greg Hayes, the CEO of United Technologies (UTC), Carrier’s parent firm — indicate the decision will ultimately result in fewer jobs.
In a report issued this week, the Stockholm Environment Institute said offshore oil drilling in Arctic and Atlantic waters is not needed, asserting the U.S. has “more than enough domestic oil from other sources” to meet all domestic oil production needs while limiting climate change.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has an arrest record that may appear on a routine employment background check, affecting their chances of being hired. Proponents say ‘ban-the-box’ policies, which delay background checks in the hiring process, can help. But some researchers link the policies to racial discrimination in hiring. Is ban the box to blame, or is it just another case of systemic racism?
In one interpretation of the scenario, Trump’s plan would reward foreign-owned companies over domestic ones. Imagine the uproar from CEOs of American firms, who would quickly point out that the supposedly ‘free’ market is now instead skewed in favor of foreign firms. Such tampering of the market is about as far away from conservative ideals as you could possibly imagine from a Republican president, and it would help neither American companies nor American consumers.