The Go Forward on Climate rally held in front of the White House brought all ages of Americans together from shore to shore to send a message to President Obama to say no to the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The time to act is now, as the phrase goes, “on the right side of history.” Do you agree?
Category: Policy & Government
The Climate Protection Act of 2013 proposes a “fee and dividend” structure. The plan would tax carbon-emitting fossil fuels at the sources, but, 60% of the money raised by this levy would be distributed to the American people, to offset the additional charges they would incur at the gas pump or on their utility bills.
Reporter John Broder had a bad experience driving a Tesla Model S, but the Tesla vs New York Times argument hides a growing EV charging network, and chargers will soon become far more commonplace and convenient than gas stations.
The barriers to a sustainable future are many and complex, and no single entity has all the answers. In a sharing society, organisations and individuals alike can pool the vast wealth of collective know-how, ideas and experiences and put them to excellent use.
There are three important policies to consider supporting small- and medium-sized 3BL businesses: expanded Medicare, campaign finance reform and corporate tax reform.
The New York Times reported this morning on a study showing that “of legislative requests presidents have made during the State of the Union address since 1965, just under half were at least partially successful.” If this would be the case with the climate and energy legislative requests President Obama made last night we’re good. Even very good.
The White House recently announced it would be raising the signature threshold for the We the People petition site – for a second time. Odds are, it won’t slow ’em down.
President Obama’s forceful pledge to “respond to the threat of climate change” during his second inaugural address Monday was both specific and somewhat surprising. Also bold and welcome.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trucking industry challenge to rules that Los Angeles adopted five years ago designed to curb truck emissions at the nation’s busiest port. The question centers on whether cities and states have authority to limit pollution from trucks moving long-haul cargo.
Global climate change was not on the agenda this week at the World Future Energy Summit but it nevertheless emerged as a prominent topic of concern.
There seems top be some evidence to suggest that as the storm tide swept over the East Coast last Fall, it lifted the tide of public opinion in its wake. As scientists warn of a global warming tipping point driven by positive feedback loops such as the declining albedo effect of ice turning to water or the liberation of methane gas from thawing permafrost, are we finally reaching, in the aftermath of yet another temperature record-breaking year, featuring another deadly storm, a tipping point of public opinion?