A rural electrification program in Nicaragua highlights the cross-cutting advantages and benefits adding a microfinance element contributes to improving their viability and sustainability.
Category: Policy & Government
The UK Green Deal allows people that live homes that are hard to heat to make improvements that are then paid for in installments over the next twenty years. These installments are added to their energy bill, which will have been reduced by the home improvements. In other words, you should never pay more than you save. Will it catch on?
Arguing that any climate change initiatives need to be for the long haul, MIT Technology Review’s editors urge the Obama Administration to tackle the issue.
Publicly traded companies like Google and Starbucks are fiduciarily beholden to their shareholders to maximize profits and minimize losses. Companies that fail to take advantage of tax loopholes made available by governmental tax codes are remiss in their financial duties and are subject to commensurate legal repercussions. If governments hope to raise additional revenue from corporations operating within their borders, they will have to alter their tax codes accordingly.
IBM’s new B2B Marketplace provides EV drivers in the European Union with a simple, unified electric vehicle charging and payment infrastructure. So, when can we expect something like it in the U.S.A.?
At least part of the fiscal cliff deal, which people will no doubt be debating for weeks to come, was a boon to sustainable business—the extension of the wind power production tax credit (PTC).
Coal is on the run and battling on many fronts – 2012 may turn out to be a watershed year in its downward spiral. This is the type of momentum that can’t be reversed – can it?
A recent Worldwatch Institute report points out that while oil still represents the largest energy source, both coal and natural gas have seen significant increases in production and consumption. The increase comes, despite rising global awareness of carbon’s role in causing climate change, and despite coal being the largest carbon-emitting energy source of all.
With the exception of a limited number of funds, the financial sector has not accounted for the risk associated with climate change. This is a scary situation because it means that at some point, when climate change becomes irrefutably obvious or regulations force recognition
EPA chief Lisa Jackson announced yesterday that she will be leaving her position as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. She said she has discussed her departure with the President and will step down after the January inauguration.
The new Promised Land movie stars Matt Damon and Josh Krasinski, who co-wrote the drama exploring broader themes about identity, by following the drama that can erupt when the natural gas drilling method called fracking alters the civic landscape in an economically fragile community.
In the wake of superstorm Sandy, it is imperative that storm surge protection design is implemented to protect miles of vulnerable coastline in the tri-state area. The design community and Environmental Protection Agency have collaborated on projects to provide scalable and sustainable solutions that are essentially “shovel ready.” Collective action needs to be taken now in conjunction with the rebuilding efforts, as the threat of rising sea levels poses a significant threat to a densely populated region.
Papa John has recently stated his opposition towards Obamacare, declaring it would increase the prices of his pizzas. Chik-fil-A also announced its political bias with its opposition towards gay marriage. Nevertheless, it unaffected its customer base after the media storm settled. Can an aggressive political opinion affect a company’s bottom-line? We have yet to determine how Papa John’s is affected by theirs.