The New Markets Tax Credit program spurs community development in economically hard-hit census tracks, with the benefits rippling beyond the first project out of the gate.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Rise Of The Sharing Economy
On January 29th, the Founder of TriplePundit, Nick Aster, led a live conversation with Neal Gorenflo (Founder of Shareable) and Nicco Mele (Founder of EchoDitto). The three discussed the growing movement of the “sharing economy.”
The Production Tax Credit (PTC) expired on Dec. 31, and the industry is waiting to see if it will be extended, causing great financial uncertainty. Although the credit was designed to help the wind industry, it has created boom and bust cycles and made planning difficult. Is the PTC an important aspect of tax policy and should it be extended again?
Last week the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a new report examining company responses to the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) to see whether companies were replying accurately to the question on whether they were members of groups that might “directly or indirectly influence climate policy.”
Offering commuter benefits, including telecommuting, will be legally required of San Francisco Bay Area employers with over 50 people.
The U.S. EPA has announced $5 million in new funding to evaluate a $5 billion urban watershed initiative in Philadelphia, leading to the adoption of best practices nationwide.
Four years ago today, the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashed a flood of secretive corporate money into our democracy, leading to the most expensive elections our country’s history, and allowing a new class of mega-donors to drown out the voices of regular Americans. Yet the decision didn’t just hurt democracy and regular voters.
Abu Dhabi sustainability week (ADSW), one of the largest sustainability gatherings in the world, launched today with a panel on the future of renewable energy development in Africa.
Debt is not always bad. It all depends on what it is used for and how it is managed. If the reasons and the goals are sound, debt can be good — really good. This is something business owners understand particularly well. For a business, the typical goal is increased profits down the road. But what are the right goals for federal debt?
Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the West Virginia chemical spill, is a distributor for a coal binding agent produced by the Koch brothers.
After a three-month delay, the EPA has published its proposed new carbon and GHG emsissions performance standards for new power plants in the Federal Register. Staunchly opposed by coal, fossil fuel and utility industry interests, the proposed new performance standards conform with “EPA’s original factual and legal rationale for selecting CCS (carbon capture and storage) technology as the basis for the emission standards.”
This is shaping up to be the year of impact investing — the year when impact investing ceases to be a buzzword or a niche play and when mainstream investors start to recognize the opportunity presented by this growing investment thesis.
The Associated Press is out with a report on recent pollution complaints related to gas and oil fracking in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Texas.
From the first cities in ancient Mesopotamia to modern metropolises, urban locales have served as cultural and commercial hubs for societies across the globe. As of 2008, the world’s urban population finally surpassed that of the rural — and this trend is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. By 2050, it is estimated that 70 percent of the 9 billion people then-living on this planet will reside in cities.
There has been a longstanding urban legend about Wall Street being a good ole boys’ club, sexist and exclusive with a cornucopia of decadent rewards for those on the inside, rewards that a recent blockbuster film has done much to sensationalize. A Bloomberg article last week revealed that much of this is indeed, factual, and is directly linked to college fraternity culture.