The “official” social cost of carbon pollution was $37 per ton in 2015, according to the U.S. government. But a new study reveals that number should be much higher — a change that could help pave way for new mitigation projects.
Category: Policy & Government
In the the Pointe-aux-Chenes community in southern Louisiana, homes are at risk from rising tides and sinking land. Here, a native community hopes to make a historic move to higher ground, now that it has received a major federal grant for relocation.
Utilities differ in the way they are governed, depending on if the utilities operate in either regulated electricity markets or deregulated markets. Let’s take a look at the differences between the two.
The first nation to actually submit its NDCs is Papua New Guinea, a nation of 7 million people that shares a massive island with Indonesia, and rests above Australia’s northern frontier.
Rooftop photovoltaic solar panels could generate 1,118 gigawatts of energy — more than a third of America’s current energy needs, says the U.S. Energy Department. But we won’t reach that potential without better action on the state level.
Reductions in water usage, a drop in emissions and bolder goals are among the highlights of Monsanto’s 2015 report. It also increased production of four key crops. Is that what consumers are looking for, and will its goals help us stave off climate change risks? We take a look at some of the issues facing Monsanto right now.
Because they receive tips, many servers at restaurants such as Olive Garden are paid a minimum wage far below what the U.S. government requires for most workers. And while the company donates millions of meals annually, one Olive Garden employee reports that workers are not allowed to take leftover food home — and often rely on public assistance to get by.
Dr. Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, a great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, donated her energy company shares, including those of ExxonMobil, in order to help fund climate change-related research. She shared some insight with TriplePundit in a recent interview.
Seven cities are aiming to hold Monsanto liable for several billion dollars in cleanup costs related to the harmful chemical PCBs the company produced for years, which are still impacting the environment today.
The map was no easy effort, with Greenpeace Indonesia staff digitizing paper maps and PDF files that they collected from numerous companies.
A District Court judge has given VW one last month to come up with a feasible plan to solve its “emissions scandal” and for the regulators and VW to reach a legal agreement. But will the company be able address all of the nearly 600,000 non-compliant vehicles? One expert suggests maybe not.
The Energy Department has stepped in to authorize the construction of a new wind energy transmission line, leaping over state-level opposition. But some property owners and other stakeholders are gearing up for a fight that could involve eminent domain takings.
The so-called peaceful Bundy “cowboy campers” have a voice in Washington, D.C. to advance their push for privatizing federal parks and other public land.
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled in favor of several important climate resolutions brought forth by ExxonMobil shareholders that the company tried to block.