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Government Fossil Fuel Subsidies Total a ‘Shocking’ $5.3 Trillion

Dramatically higher than previously estimated, fossil fuel subsidies exceed what the world's governments spend on health care, according to the International Monetary Fund.…
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How Government Subsidies Drive Deforestation and Inequality

While contributing to agricultural and natural resource development and GDP, government subsidies are drivers of deforestation and marginalization of indigenous communities in environmentally…
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Some Basic Truths About Energy Subsidies

It’s not unusual to hear people, usually change-resistant defenders of the status quo, putting down renewables as being not economically viable, because they…
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Four Facts that Demonstrate Clean Energy is on the Rise

Rapid developments in clean energy have changed our energy landscape and brought us into a new age of energy. These surprising facts demonstrate…
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Fact Check: Fox & Friends Hilariously Distort Reality of U.S. Solar

Fact check! Yesterday morning, Fox & Friends really stepped in it when they attacked the American solar industry.
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Bill To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies Introduced Into Congress

The End Polluter Welfare Act would end fossil fuel subsidies, and save over $10 billion a year and more than $110 billion over…
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Germany Close to Slashing Solar Subsidies

The German government is close to slashing subsidies for solar energy by 20 to 40 percent despite solar's success in reaching up to…

The Organic Obstruction: Roadblocks to Gains in Organic Farming

3p is proud to partner with the Presidio Graduate School’s Managerial Marketing course on a blogging series about “sustainable marketing.” This post is…

Let’s Start by Getting Rid of Oil Subsidies

How can the US government possibly consider taxing carbon when they’re still subsidizing oil? Isn’t this an obvious contradiction?
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The Story of Broke: Where Do All Our Tax Dollars Go?

A great deal of discussion these days centers around change and how to achieve it. We need better schools, green technology, more public…
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Solyndra Bankruptcy: Economic and Sustainable Business Lessons

The once highly touted clean tech start up, Solyndra, has filed for bankruptcy. Solyndra was hoped to be a key mover and player…
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Green Scissors Report Suggests $380 Billion in Savings by Killing Subsidies and Spending

Sometimes, changing current methods of doing things has an economic gain. In a groundbreaking report released by Green Scissors, a coalition between four…
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Senate Holds Hearing on Big Oil Tax Breaks

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday on tax breaks for the nation’s top five oil companies: Chevron, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP America,…
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Increasing Gas Prices Despite Subsidies

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Beyond the Red-Blue Electric Car Divide

Should electric cars be a political issue dividing not just red states and blue states, but a person’s political and sustainability philosophy?  Yesterday,…