According to Pulitzer Prize winning economic journalist, David Cay Johnston, the prosperity, in terms of annual income, of the bottom 90% of the US population grew by only $59 after adjusting for inflation.
Category: Policy & Government
Mahindra World City sets out to take the gated community concept – safe, separate, exclusive – and give it a sustainable spin. A “self-sustaining island of excellence”, no less, was the mandate given to the architects by the man behind the idea, Arun Nanda.
A report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) identifies energy efficiency measures that could save our economy $1 trillion.
Last week, energy researchers in Japan made a dramatic breakthrough that could have huge implications for the entire world’s energy, and since these two things are now inextricably linked, climate, future.
Addressing an SRO crowd on Capitol Hill, Shultz,now an advisory board member of Partnership for a Secure America, spoke of an energy revolution as he urged Congress to overcome partisan rancor and take strong action on global warming.
The current tax policy gives Amazon and other online megastores an unfair, anti-competitive advantage. Representatives of both independents and chains agree a long-overdue update to tax laws will fix the problem and create a level playing field.
When President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law in April 2012, it was with the intent to break down the barriers for regular people to be able to invest in small businesses, but absent a concrete set of rules by the SEC, they still can’t. Will the SEC ever finalize their rules?
The New York State Assembly last week approved a two-year moratorium on fracking, extending a de facto ban that has been in place since 2008. The moratorium, if approved by the State Senate and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will extend to 2015.
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has advocated for shrinking the U.S. coal industry, and the coal industry has fired back with a letter in defense of “clean” coal.
A collection of government watchdog and environmental organizations has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Chevron and the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC to which Chevron donated $2.5 million during the 2012 campaign.
FedEx Express has already exceeded its 2020 goal for achieving a 20 percent improvement in vehicle fleet fuel efficiency and has set a new goal of 30 percent, cementing the fuel efficiency leadership position it has established through President Obama’s Clean Fleets partnership.
Since California’s cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases officially entered into force this year, many have focused on its cost to businesses – particularly energy companies and industry. However, California consumers will actually start seeing some rewards – even in disadvantaged communities.
Federal subsidies and state level renewable energy mandates have helped solar energy in Texas somewhat. But neither is enough to overcome the economic realities of energy production in the largely deregulated state.
At the 2013 Climate Leadership Conference in DC, Rod West, Executive Vice President at Entergy Corporation urged the 450 attendees to stop focusing on converting people to climate change believers and start focusing on the cost of doing nothing. “I could give a rat’s cheek whether you’re a true believer – as a business people … Continued