From the morning of Saturday, May 7, until late afternoon on Wednesday, May 11, Portugal ran entirely on renewables such as hydro and wind power. That four days without the use of coal or natural gas is a record.
Category: Policy & Government
When workers rise to low-level management, they are often transitioned to a salary pay structure. For many, this means working 50 hours a week or more without being paid overtime. A new rule from the Department of Labor seeks to change that.
If new guidelines issued Wednesday go through, Duke Energy will have eight more years to clean up coal ash deposits in North Carolina. Environmental organizations say that’s not fast enough, as criticism mounts against Gov. McCrory’s administration and its alleged involvement in softening regulations affecting the energy giant.
Businesses have a real opportunity to turn the complexity of the global goals as part of their overall corporate strategy. But what are the best practices and processes for supporting the SDGs and kicking off the process of embedding them into their fundamental business framework? Experts from PwC share four ideas.
What has changed since the controversial Citizens United decision? How has campaign spending changed over the past six years, whether through federal campaign contributions or through Super PACs? And what sort of effect will it have on the current presidential election?
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.
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.