government policy

Is Energy Independence a Cover for Coal?

Of all the actions and orders in Trump's 80+ days in office, none may have more far-reaching or long-lasting impact than the proposed…

Co-Ops Bring Solar to Hundreds Of Rural Communities

A Barack Obama-era solar energy program is helping hundreds of rural communities access low-cost solar through electricity co-ops.

Investors Urge Trump Administration to Keep Hands off SEC Shareholder Resolution Process

The Donald Trump administration is considering a move that would severely limit shareholder rights and cut off communication between shareholders and corporate boards.…

Communities Reach For New Tools in the Fight Against Climate Change

Despite the Donald Trump administration's stated plans to roll back federal climate change policies, coastal cities from Texas to California are taking action…

Unmasking The Revised Republican Health Care Plan

Politicians are not succeeding in their quest to reduce healthcare costs. Instead they are shifting healthcare costs and taxes between American demographic groups.

Trump’s Science Budget Slash Will Impact Business, Too

President Donald Trump is living up to his campaign promises with a preliminary budget that puts heavy focus on defense funding and cuts…

Happiness: Redefining the Formula for Genuine Prosperity

Today, an increasingly wide range of experts argue that measuring government performance purely in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) is no longer…

European Union Toots Clean-Energy Horn with 2020 Goals in Sight

The European Union is on track to meet its 2020 clean-energy goals, and some member states have already blown past their benchmarks.

Why the Social Cost of Carbon Is Critical for America to Make Sound Policies

U.S. President Donald Trump is poised to sign a new directive dropping climate change as a consideration when evaluating government agency actions. This…

U.S. Wind Energy Blasts Forward With New $9 Million Offshore Lease

Development of wind energy resources along the Atlantic coast took another giant step forward with the award of a new $9 million lease…

3p Weekend: We’re Keeping Up With the White House So You Don’t Have To

The hottest news items centered around Trump's proposed budget and the tax return revelation that wasn't. But that's far from all that happened…

Trump Budget Swings Heavy Hammer at Federal Agencies

U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts affect programs ranging from Meals on Wheels to cancer research as the administration seeks to slash…

Your Funding Was Cut . . . Now What?

Nonprofits and small companies across the country could see funding dry up if President Donald Trump's budget proposed budget goes through. Sustainability strategy…

Trump Administration Will Review Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards

In a visit to Michigan this week, U.S. President Donald Trump put a halt to fuel-efficiency programs bolstered by his predecessor -- and…

Protests Mount Against Trump’s Proposed Domestic Spending Cuts

Drastic cuts will impede society's ability to predict extreme weather and other impacts of climate change.