American workers are exploited in industries from agriculture to manufacturing to sex trafficking — and the H2 visa program contributes to the problem.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, had a rough senate confirmation hearing last week. His appointment is still under review, and he’ll likely face more questions about Exxon’s alleged skirting of U.S. sanctions and connection to torture abroad.
If you’re looking for some good news to chase away the clouds looming over the U.S. renewables picture, you can find it at the 2017 International Renewable Energy Agency Assembly in Abu Dhabi this weekend. TriplePundit is there to bring it to you straight!
If the story of cooperation in space is a guide, Russia’s decision to compete in the global market for renewable energy technology could be a game-changer.
The EPA accused Fiat-Chrysler of cheating on emissions testing days after the FBI arrested a former Volkswagen executive for the same crime.
This week Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to pen an article for the peer-reviewed Science magazine. In it, he argues that clean energy and climate action achieved “irreversible momentum” that will persist regardless of future policies coming out of Washington.
The Department of Energy estimates that $100 billion in public- and private-sector investment could fully modernize the American energy grid and save consumers $2 trillion over the next 20 years. Lynn Scarlett of the Nature Conservancy explains more.
SPECIAL SERIES: Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles
The U.S. tosses a staggering $161 billion worth of food every year. And while more Americans are talking about the problem, efforts to address it are taking place mostly at the local level or in the business sector. While that is necessary, national- and international-level policy has a role to play as well. And that is one area where Europe is far ahead.
Former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson attracted the criticism of even some Republican senators in this week’s Congressional hearings. But does that mean he won’t be nominated as secretary of state? Not necessarily…
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without replacement could mean the loss of 2.6 million jobs (mostly in the private sector), say researchers.
Singapore seems to have a better grasp on water conservation than even California, a state that has suffered six long years of drought and has become one of America’s conservation leaders.
The political and economic chaos in Brazil threatens much of the progress the country has made since the turn of the century, including reforms that fight modern slavery. To gain some perspective on how Brazil’s struggles have affected workers’ and human rights, TriplePundit spoke with Mércia Silva, executive director of the NGO InPacto (Nation Pact Against Slavery).
As the incoming Trump administration vows to move U.S. energy policy back to fossil fuels, the rest of the world is bringing renewable energy mainstream.
Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office announced a Senate resolution to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now, both critics and proponents of ACA are asking a critical question: Is a repeal possible, and is it really worth the risk?
Do you know your credit score? Chances are, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the score you pay for may not be exactly the same as what a lender sees. And that’s a problem, says the bureau, because two of the three largest credit reporting agencies have been selling credit scores that don’t match the criteria lenders use.