Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
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.
New studies confirm what researchers have been saying for decades: a solid immigration policy will help not only immigrants get ahead, but will grow the economy. This research however, puts solid numbers behind the findings, and argue that the sooner the immigration system is overhauled, the better it will be for all Americans.
The NHTSA estimated in its January 2013 recommendations that, “If this proposal were implemented, there would be 2,800 fewer pedestrian and pedal cyclist injuries over the life of each model year of hybrid cars, trucks and vans and low speed vehicles, as compared to vehicles without sound.”
Obama Announces a Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, with as much as $2 billion in funding to revive the American manufacturing sector. But can it save Detroit?
Apparently, the “Global Warming Debate” is not as much of one as the hard-liners at Fox News and on Capitol Hill would lead us to believe. A recent study released by Yale and George Mason University found nearly 80 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents support increasing renewable energy use and more than 60 percent believe the United States should take action to address climate change.
Last week, ThinkProgress posted a video that talked about how the storms, wildfires, droughts, and “weather on steroids” that are being caused by carbon emissions are costing serious money. Is the answer a carbon tax?