government policy

3p Weekend: A Triple Bottom Line Look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Earlier this week, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) released an open letter to Congressional…

U.S. Pumps $30 Million More Into Hydrogen Economy

The U.S. Energy Department is betting big on the sustainable hydrogen economy of the future, with a new round of $30 million in…

EU Ratifies the Paris Climate Deal: What’s Next?

This week, the European Parliament voted to approve the global deal negotiated at last year’s COP21 climate talks in Paris. The EU ratification…

Trump Inadvertently Hastened Global Climate Accord Ratification

The Paris climate agreement is now legally binding. As the news made its way across the Web, experts lined up to offer their…

What California’s History-Making Climate Laws Mean For Emissions Policy

California fortified its role as a global leader in climate policy with Senate Bill 32 and Assembly Bill 197. Here's what they mean…

Peter Thiel Gets Wakeup Call From U.S. Labor Department Over Racial Discrimination

Peter Thiel's data-mining company Palantir claims to celebrate diversity, but it now faces formal charges of racial discrimination.

Trump Picks Climate Change Denier for EPA Head

According to both the Washington Post and the New York Times, presidential candidate Donald Trump made his pick on who will oversee the…

Perceive and Build a Better Reality: Making Failed Systems Successful

A former "economic hit man," who convinced governments to forfeit their resources to multinational companies, explains how perception can be used for good.

U.S. and China Review Their Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Both countries committed to eliminate and consolidate fossil fuel subsidies as part of the review process, a promise they made in 2013.

White House: Climate Change is a National Security Issue

A new Presidential Memorandum calls on more than 20 federal agencies to take the national security implications of climate change into consideration. This…

Unraveling the Climate Consequences of a Trump Presidency

Trump's vague policy positions on climate action mean more uncertainty for businesses as they seek an even playing field.

Leaked Documents Show Details of Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Campaign Controversy

At a time when concerns over money in politics has reached a fever pitch on both sides, it will certainly be interesting to…

Do Soda Taxes Benefit the Environment?

Once the medical industry saw how raising taxes on cigarettes improved health statistics, they began to look at another leading health issue in…

Massachusetts Governor Creates Climate Change Strategy Through Executive Order

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order last week that spells out a plan to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump Foundation More of a Slush Fund Than a Charity

A closer look at the Trump Foundation reveals it operates less like a charity and more like legal fund.