Climate change regulations — so-called business killers — were also responsible for $48 billion worth of clean-technology investments in California over the past decade.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Innovation: The Patience to Get it Right
Government spending on R&D as a percentage GDP peaked at 2.9 percent in 1964, and corporate R&D funding now represents 65 percent of all expenditures. Depending on who you ask, this is either a good thing or the end of the pursuit of knowledge as we know it.
For many critics, the once heralded site for sharing information has become a political platform for its embattled founder and his vendetta against the U.S. Democratic Party. It’s bad news for anyone who values democracy.
While the commitments made at COP21 were laudable, collectively, the proposed GHG reductions won’t achieve the Paris agreement’s goal of holding global mean temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. Instead, we are on track to see an increase of almost 4 degrees C by 2100.
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory plans to lead a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of renewable hydrogen. It’s just one part of the U.S. DOE’s big bet on the hydrogen economy.
France’s government scuttled plans to include a carbon tax in its fiscal year 2016 budget. The sudden decision comes at a time when France’s energy portfolio faces several challenges.
Ross Baird, founder and CEO of social impact investing firm Village Capital, is looking outside the Silicon Valley bubble for the next big business idea that will benefit communities of color.
Last week in Kigali, Rwanda, more than 170 countries pledged to cut back their use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. These gases, while far less widely emitted than carbon dioxide, have an impact that is up to 1,000 times greater on a pound-for-pound basis.
The Los Angeles Board of Public Works brought the California city closer to its goal by approving a contract the end of September that will overhaul its waste collection. Under the new system, LA will be split into 11 franchise zones serviced by seven waste haulers. It’s a big improvement over the 144 private haulers who now crisscross the city collecting trash.
Despite Economic Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation, FL Senate Hopeful Remains Strident Climate Denier
After losing the Republican primary, Marco Rubio is trying to reclaim his former U.S. Senate seat. Given his blatant denial of the risks of climate change, it’s Florida residents and business leaders who will lose out if he wins.
Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) slammed America’s top three social networks for willingly providing law enforcement officials with special access to user data.
The ClimateCongress Wikipedia Project is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) climate education project that gives Wikipedia information on the climate positions of each U.S Congressional incumbent and their challenger. Could it help turn the tide in this year’s Congressional race?
The Department of Justice committed $750,000 to establish a national database of police-involved deaths. It will be a huge task and the first of its kind, the DOJ says. This move represents a huge step toward solving implicit bias in police-community interactions — up til now, it’s been easier to track flu outbreaks than police shootings nation-wide.
On Wednesday, the GRI announced the launch of the world’s first Global Reporting Standards for sustainability reporting. These new standards give businesses large and small a common language for reporting non-financial information. They dovetail with recent global initiatives, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, in advancing integrated, un-siloed cooperation and transparency to … Continued
ClientEarth, which describes itself as a group of activist lawyers committed to a cleaner planet, is suing the U.K. government over what it calls a “national air pollution crisis.”