This year alone, federal renewable energy tax credits will result in more than 220,000 jobs and contribute $23 billion to the U.S. economy, according to a new report.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
Whether companies like it or not, they may have to adapt to a new way of doing business, skirting the line between a politicized mandate and one that also aims to ensure a nonpartisan position.
When White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced the proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year on March 16, he said “spending on climate change is a waste of your money, and we’re not going to do it anymore.” The implications of that pronouncement and the related Presidential Executive Order Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth released on March 28 are far reaching, and will most assuredly cost money in the long run.
Last week North Carolina passed legislation that aimed to reverse the state’s so-called “bathroom bill.” But many in the LGBT community say the new law still allows and condones discrimination.
A major Chinese daily lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump about his climate policies on Thursday, calling them “political selfishness.”
After nearly three years, Flint and Michigan lawmakers inked a deal to address the city’s water crisis. But they didn’t explain why it took a huge lawsuit and more than a year of political wrangling to come up with a fix.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest executive order guts environmental regulations passed under his predecessor, including a rule that requires government agencies to account for the social cost of carbon. It’s the the rollback of this provision that could do the most long-term damage, some experts say.
Seventy-five percent of Americans want carbon dioxide regulated as a pollutant, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
Donald Trump promised to be “the greatest jobs president that God has ever created.” That won’t happen by rolling back policies like the Clean Power Plan, argues Bob Keefe, executive director of E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).
One of the coal sector’s most strident generals, Murray Energy founder and CEO Robert Murray, said the president should “temper” expectations about how his executive actions will affect coal jobs.
Today U.S. President Donald Trump set in motion a reversal of support for environmental protection, climate and earth science, and basic energy research. All, apparently, in the misguided or cynical assertion that it will “bring coal jobs back.” Newsflash: It won’t.
This week incoming President Donald Trump signed a bill into law that essentially rolls back an Obama-era rule requiring companies to disclose labor law violations.
Valuing federal properties beyond their timber — and attracting funding sources for sustainable management — could be key to paying for healthy forest systems, argues Dick Kempka of the Climate Trust.