As a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan, I believe that what happens to the country and to the world will depend on the United States realizing energy security.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
New York state’s new fracking ban is good news for stakeholders in winery and tourism industries, but they could still be vulnerable to other impacts.
The American Progress analysis — conducted with data from the Center for Responsive Politics and Kantar Media Intelligence — found that the energy industry as a whole gave $84 million to candidates, political parties and political action committees (PACs), spent $163 million on television ads, and paid nearly $500 million to Washington lobbyists in the two years leading up the elections.
The Canadian Humanitarian Conference brings Canada’s leading aid agencies together to “finance relief efforts in times of international humanitarian crises.”
SunEdison on Dec. 15 announced it will build 350 MW of utility-scale solar PV power plants across Chile at a cost 10 to 25 percent lower than that for fossil-fuel power plants.
Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Young v. UPS, a case that could change the way pregnant women are treated by their employers. The case will force conservative justices to choose between two core right-wing constituencies: anti-choice activists and pro-business groups.
By 2050, 66 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. The re-urbanization movement puts stress on the infrastructure that supports cities and citizens. Advances with smart technologies will transform society, just as advances during the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries did.
FOE and WORC are seeking the first comprehensive review of the federal coal-leasing program since 1979. “Since that time, scientific evidence has established that greenhouse gases produced by coal mining and combustion endanger the public health and welfare,” they said. “The BLM, however, has never analyzed the coal leasing program’s impact on climate change.”
The odds are high this week that India will make a big announcement this week regarding its climate change agenda at the Lima climate change conference.
In addition to offending all notions of civil liberties, the Uzbek forced labor system is just plain bizarre. For example, one’s work boss is also one’s boss in the cotton fields and, incredibly, cotton-picking skills may “become a component of annual job evaluations, skewing decisions on promotions.”
A recent survey by communication technology provider Ericsson evaluates 40 leading cities around the world for their level of information and communication technology (ICT) maturity.