India has already taken positive steps by announcing very aggressive goals to meet 40 percent of its energy needs through renewables by 2030. But to do so, India needs a national energy policy, regulatory programs and innovative financing mechanisms that encourage the development of distributed energy, particularly applications that combine solar generation with energy storage.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
A massive new wind energy transmission line has passed a major permit milestone, bringing Oklahoma and other states closer to thousands of new green jobs.
SPECIAL SERIES: Tech Titans: Community Citizens?
Today, the San Francisco Bay Area is in the midst of another boom, but its transportation system is at peak capacity. Here’s how we got into this mess.
Something must be done to keep global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels: the threshold experts cite as the don’t-go-beyond mark to continue life as we know it. Country commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are crucial, but the private sector also has a role to play.
Today, rather than being the world’s poster child for a fair and equitable economy, the U.S. — home of the American Dream — is one of the least equitable among Western nations. But why should business leaders care about the lack of upward mobility in America? As a successful businessman, Jeff Greene, founder of the Greene Institute, gives three reasons why.
SPECIAL SERIES: In Our Sights: a Signed Climate Commitment in Paris
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The largest fires in modern history are burning right now Indonesia. The resulting haze is creating a environmental catastrophe, putting the health of millions at risk.
California’s Air Resources Board recently released a draft of its Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy and is now accepting comments. While business-as-usual manure management practices need to change, there are alternatives to those proposed in the strategy — ideas that build off of existing incentives, rather than making them obsolete.
Ben & Jerry’s is making a “major, multi-year commitment” to the movements for voting rights and racial equality, said Chris Miller, who manages the company’s activism programs.
Coal companies, which pollute our environment and destroy our mountains without paying the true costs of their impact on our planet, want to continue polluting for free. And they’re pushing 24 states to sue the Environmental Protection Agency and stop President Obama’s plan.
Grey-water recycling systems have the ability to drastically alter the way we look at our water usage, so why are they not widely utilized in California?
Tobacco is, ironically, bringing Exxon closer to an investigation. A former Department of Justice lawyer has alluded to a parallel between the racketeering investigations against cigarette companies in 2006, and the discovery that Exxon knew decades ago that climate change would be exacerbated by the company’s carbon emissions. Meanwhile, the Heartland Institute put out an op-ed charging that this is all a political maneuver being used by Bernie Sanders to win the presidency. Nothing, however, is said about the fact that Sanders is only one of the many calling for an investigation of Exxon.
When it comes to climate change negotiations, we’ve been repeating the same thing since 2009: We have the science to show we need to do something serious right now, but treat it like fiction when it comes to the actual agreement and commitments. Rinse and repeat. The life of climate change. Loud voices make big claims, but nothing will happen to slow down what is killing us.