In his TEDx Presidio talk, Treasurer Jose Cisneros talks about making financial services work for thousands of poor and middle-income San Franciscans.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
The future of the world’s largest and most substantial vehicle for fostering sustainable development, the UN Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism, is in doubt. A high-level CDM policy panel has presented a report that includes reforms intended to assure its future.
Shell recently announced that it will start construction on a $1.36 billion carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the Canadian oil sands.
It has often been pointed out that our modern world could quickly become cleaner, safer, and more sustainable if only externalities, such as air pollution or carbon emissions, were internalized, so that they could be captured and factored into the economic equation. Efforts to do this with greenhouse gases, so far have had mixed results. That is why the announcement last week, that Australia was going to link up their emissions trading system with the EU’s emissions trading system, is so important.
Over two million ratepayers in eight Midwestern states can expect higher utility bills thanks to higher-than-promised costs from a deal with a coal plant.
The City of Grand Rapids, Michigan has recognized that to achieve the biggest energy savings and to achieve its sustainability goals, the city must take a more systemic and strategic triple-bottom line approach to energy efficiency.
A new Robert Reich video on YouTube breaks down the Paul Ryan budget plan, now known as the Romney-Ryan budget plan, point by point, explaining why it would be, in short, a disaster for this country.
The new U.S. gas mileage standards for cars that was supposed to be released on August 15th, has been delayed. The final rule will make it mandatory for car manufacturers to raise the average fuel economy of cars and light-duty trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
In 2011, 32 percent of all electric generation capacity added to the grid came from wind. However, much of that growth benefited from the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) which has helped to stimulate investment. The credit is scheduled to expire at the end of 2012 unless it is renewed.