Amid a backdrop of severe and often catastrophic weather events in 2012, the environmental grassroots reignited around climate change. The politicization of climate will direct activism in the next couple of months. Some environmental stakeholders, dismayed by 2012’s climate silence, will look to leapfrog to a zero-carbon economy; others will look for easier wins through the EPA and by pressuring companies to adopt stricter procurement standards.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
Stanford researchers are developing a new flow battery that could introduce more wind and solar power in the utility grid mix, enabling more businesses to use renewable energy without an up-front investment.
If you go these days to sustainable business conferences and events you will find out pretty quickly that this field is mainly occupied with two main themes it struggles with: storytelling and metrics. Last week, for example, it was all about metrics in an event organized by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). SASB is … Continued
A recent Public Policy Polling survey found that 58% of Republicans polled still believe that Global Warming is a hoax. This, at the same time that international polls are finding that Americans are among the biggest doubters. Only 47% of Americans believe that global warming is real and is mostly caused by emissions, compared with 58% of Canadians.
According to a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau survey, 43 percent more Americans commute by bicycle than did in 2000 – and 70 percent more people living in large cities use bikes for commuting purposes than in 2000. Yet the city of Los Angeles is still way behind in statistics. Does that mean So Cal’s largest metropolitan area is doomed as a cycling capital? Hardly. It’s just getting started.
The Navigating the American Carbon World Conference, a three-day event (April 16-18th, 2013) in San Francisco, was jam-packed with workshops, meetings, offset credit offer info sessions, keynotes, plenaries, breakouts, and an exhibition hall featuring consulting services.
USDA and FAA partner with Boeing and Airlines for America to extend the Farm to Fly aviation biofuel program with the goal of achieving a one billion gallon-per-year domestic aviation biofuel industry.
A dozen states and cities are banding together to threaten to sue the EPA over failing to meet its mid-April deadline to complete emissions standards for new power plants.
In this week’s Navigating the American Carbon World pre-conference workshop on California’s cap and trade, carbon experts discussed the potential linkage between California and Quebec.
Dr. James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, is continuing to warn the public of the dangers of climate change even as he retires from public service.
A recent poll conducted by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and Main Street Alliance (MSA) found some 85 percent of small business owners oppose a territorial tax system, which would permanently exempt offshore profits from U.S. taxation.