Category: Policy & Government
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just released their annual scorecard for the most energy-efficient states.
August’s massive blackout highlights the critical crossroads Indians and residents of fast developing nations around the world face: to try to emulate the fossil fuel-dependent development paths followed by developed nations or a sustainable development path centered on local, distributed renewable energy sources.
Fuels America, a group of advanced and conventional renewable stakeholders joined to fight for America’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). This comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking at waiving the RFS, largely thanks to the recent harsh drought conditions over the mid-western U.S. this summer.
The Patent and Trademark Office (“Trademark Office”) is waving the red flag at certain applications for trademarks that include the word “green.”
According to a new research from Harvard Business School about 75 percent of U.S. venture-backed start-ups fail to return investors’ capital. On the other hand, the default rate on the $16.1 billion DOE loan portfolio is less than 3.6 percent.
There are probably a couple of reasons to vote for Mitt Romney. Yet, climate change shouldn’t be one of them. If anything, climate change should be a deal breaker for any American concerned about climate change. Here are four reasons why:
Last week the American wind industry got more turbulent after Siemens announced it will lay off 615 workers in its plants in Iowa, Kansas, and Florida. Siemens is not alone – similar cuts are happening throughout the American wind sector. These layoffs are bad news for the American economy. Here are four reasons why:
Choices such as this have been faced since the dawn of the industrial era, but are now critical and politically sensitive as India and fast-growing emerging market nations search for an effective path of sustainable development. Further complicating the decision on the fate of Central India’s forests and endangered species is news of the “Coalgate” scandal.
Mitt Romney claims his strongest suit is the economy. But his experience is not relevant to our current situation. Careful analysis has shown that his policies will lose us 4.1 million jobs, while creating even greater inequality in the system, weakening the social safety net for our most vulnerable citizens, all while increasing the deficit.
A letter signed by 19 organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, asks President Obama to stop the EU from charging airplanes for their carbon emissions.