Fuels America, a group of advanced and conventional renewable stakeholders joined to fight for America’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). This comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking at waiving the RFS, largely thanks to the recent harsh drought conditions over the mid-western U.S. this summer.
Category: Policy & Government
The Patent and Trademark Office (“Trademark Office”) is waving the red flag at certain applications for trademarks that include the word “green.”
According to a new research from Harvard Business School about 75 percent of U.S. venture-backed start-ups fail to return investors’ capital. On the other hand, the default rate on the $16.1 billion DOE loan portfolio is less than 3.6 percent.
There are probably a couple of reasons to vote for Mitt Romney. Yet, climate change shouldn’t be one of them. If anything, climate change should be a deal breaker for any American concerned about climate change. Here are four reasons why:
Last week the American wind industry got more turbulent after Siemens announced it will lay off 615 workers in its plants in Iowa, Kansas, and Florida. Siemens is not alone – similar cuts are happening throughout the American wind sector. These layoffs are bad news for the American economy. Here are four reasons why:
Choices such as this have been faced since the dawn of the industrial era, but are now critical and politically sensitive as India and fast-growing emerging market nations search for an effective path of sustainable development. Further complicating the decision on the fate of Central India’s forests and endangered species is news of the “Coalgate” scandal.
Mitt Romney claims his strongest suit is the economy. But his experience is not relevant to our current situation. Careful analysis has shown that his policies will lose us 4.1 million jobs, while creating even greater inequality in the system, weakening the social safety net for our most vulnerable citizens, all while increasing the deficit.
A letter signed by 19 organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, asks President Obama to stop the EU from charging airplanes for their carbon emissions.
Semprius will open a new solar cell manufacturing facility in North Carolina to manufacture its pencil point-sized solar cells. The plant will create more than 250 new green jobs.
If Milton Friedman could read Thomas Friedman’s book “Hot, Flat & Crowded” and pop back down for a two hour panel discussion on CSR and sustainability, the two of them would find a lot more to agree upon than to fight about!
The huge surplus means that developed economies will be able to emit more greenhouse gases than foreseen under worst-case “business-as-usual” scenarios, as well as further eroding credibility in the ability of international organizations and national governments to actually deliver on pledges to reduce carbon emissions.