Despite all of the attention garnered by the December COP21 climate talks in Paris, the follow-up meeting this week in Bonn, Germany — which is crucial to the implementation of the agreement — has managed to stay below the radar.
Category: Policy & Government
Trump’s position on environmental issues is almost as confusing as it is controversial. But according to a recent Yale survey, he may need to recheck his facts, especially when it comes to what his supporters really believe — and what they say will drive their vote this November.
A modern framework connecting the San Francisco Bay Area’s cities, counties and municipalities could catalyze the regional thinking we need to tackle growing challenges.
Trump is in trouble again, this time with the women’s rights organization Ultraviolet. The group has trained its sights on Amazon, which carries Trump’s profitable men’s clothing line, with a simple message: Dump Trump.
Donald Trump’s views on renewables range from tepid acceptance to hostility. And while he does not have a clear energy plan articulated, clean energy companies should be worried about a potential Trump presidency.
Following nearly a decade of calls for the regulation of e-cigarettes, the FDA announced new rules covering these nicotine-delivery devices last week. But do the regulations go far enough? Michael Green, executive director of the Center for Environmental Health, breaks it down.
What key climate-action lessons can developing countries derive from the U.S.? Paritosh (Pari) Kasotia of the Solar Foundation breaks it down. Spoiler alert: Many occurred in the absence of national policies mandates.
Uber and Lyft poured resources into a proposition to overturn regulations on passenger safety passed by the city council of Austin, Texas, late last year. But that measure lost by 12 points.
The city of San Diego passed its landmark Climate Action Plan last December. Last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer unveiled the first of many strategies to lessen the impacts of climate change on San Diego’s shores.
Former Obama aide and social enterprise guru Van Jones has a few messages for Democrats about the upcoming presidential election: don’t sit on your laurels and assume Hillary Clinton will trounce Donald Trump. Mobilize now. “There needs to be a cultural fight,” says Jones, who says Trump’s win will actually come from black voters. “There needs to be a spiritual fight. There needs to be mass mobilizations,” against Trump. Because based on his current strategy, he stands to win the White House in November.
In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the Obama administration announced new steps to fight tax evasion, money laundering, opaque corporate registers and corruption in the financial services sector. Yet at the same time, the U.S. is one of the biggest offshore business havens on Earth.
The best kept secret in America is that clean tech is a mega job-creator. Clean tech not only accounts for a large number of jobs. Importantly, it also creates local jobs. These are jobs that every state and city can have.