government policy

Duke Energy-Backed Bill Takes Aim at Solar in North Carolina

If a state bill backed by Duke Energy should become law, it will mean a lot less competition in North Carolina's solar market.

Trump’s 3 Percent Growth Projection: Who’s In and Who’s Left Out?

Donald Trump's new budget proposal predicts a confident 3 percent boost for the economy. We take a look at some of the milestones…

Trump Is Slow to Fill Key Agency Positions: Could This Be A Good Thing For The Environment?

The sparsity of key agency personnel cannot be blamed on Senate Democrats. But this may be good for the environment. The goings-on at…

Market-Based Solutions To Create Good Jobs And Grow Local Economies

Almost half of American workers make less than $15 per hour — and women and people of color are the worst off. But…

How We Can Advance Sustainability Despite an Absent EPA

Despite the Donald Trump administration’s determination to roll back as many environmental protections as possible, a substantial number of companies are interested in…

Lawsuits Brew Against Scott Pruitt, EPA for Illegal Legislative ‘Obstructions’

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and his agency are being sued by the Center for Biological Diversity -- again.

DOE Grid Reliability Study Threatens Renewable Energy Branding

Critics say a mysterious new Energy Department study aims to curb wind and solar growth -- and warn the outcome could crimp green…

With Net Neutrality Under Siege, Millions Rally Online for Internet Equality

Net neutrality fans are not taking this one lying down: Millions signed petitions and bombarded the FCC with comments after Thursday's proposal to…

LCV Scorecard Highlights Environmental Leaders in Congressional Caucuses of Color

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released a scorecard exclusively for members of Congress who sit on caucuses representing people of color, another…

Study: Obamacare Helps Self-Employed Californians and Those Working For Small Businesses

Self-employed Californians and those working for small businesses increasingly rely on the Affordable Care Act for healthcare coverage, according to the University of…

Nonprofit Files Suit Against Trump Administration to Protect Alaskan Wildlife

The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the Trump administration over wildlife preservation rollbacks. The fight goes beyond the battle of executive actions…

Future Shock In The Autonomous Electric Vehicle Economy

The autonomous electric vehicle economy is poised to deliver lower costs that will reshape our lives. The "mobility as a service" sector is…

Trump Administration Will Invest $23.6 Million in Water Reclamation

The project comes out of the Department of the Interior, which notes a pending water crisis in part due to climate change.

Tiffany & Co. Makes Its Point: Presidents Come and Go, But Diamonds are Forever

Iconic American luxury brand Tiffany & Co. flexes its muscles with a brief but diamond-hard takedown of President Donald Trump for dithering over…

Donald Trump’s ‘Goofy’ Trade War With Canada: Explained

Over the last few months, the Donald Trump administration has learned a hard fact: America's mild-mannered neighbors to the north have a back…