This week Portland, Oregon and surrounding Multnomah County unveiled a joint agenda to meet 100 percent of their energy needs with renewables by 2050.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
Transparency matters to 21st-century shareholders. The Royal Bank of Canada and the Walt Disney Co. both heard from shareholders last month. They called for greater transparency into the companies’ political views and lobbying efforts.
Some say low-carbon policies are job killers that leave blue-collar workers behind. But in this day of he said/she said and fake news, let’s look at the facts regarding job creation and losses in relation to low-carbon economic policies.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon offered President Trump some solid advice in his annual shareholder letter, but he’s probably whistling into the wind.
Many comparisons have been made between U.S. President Donald Trump and former President Nixon. Few, if any, have had positive connotations. However, Trump would do well to learn from Nixon’s environmental policy choices.
While the Trump administration denies climate change and rolls back the Obama administration’s environmental protections, some members of Congress are taking action.
A case before the Supreme Court over the “ownership”of a printer cartridge could have profound impact on our rights when it comes to using, fixing or reselling smartphones and other technology.
A recent report by the consultancy Corporate Citizenship tracks collaboration as a catalyst for responsible business, as well as greater sustainability and social impact.
The governments of New Zealand and India recognized their most cherished landmarks in a most unusual way: by acknowledging them as legal persons, with rights to representation and the right to sue.
With a new presidential administration keen on eliminating reforms that attempt to stall the financial industry’s excesses, watch for new economic risks to emerge in the next few years — including America’s mounting student debt.
On Tuesday, the European Parliament approved a resolution calling for the EU to phase out the use of vegetable oils, including palm oil, in biofuels by 2020. Could the U.S. follow up with similar policies on corn and soy?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of the DOJ’s activities related to police reforms, including investigations, prosecutions, grants, trainings and compliance reviews. Critics say the move will only rekindle mistrust between local communities and police officers.
To accommodate booming population growth, cities will face increasing challenges, including congested transportation and housing and the need to reliably supply sufficient energy to meet growing demands. Resilience strategies and energy efficiency can help.
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.
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.