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Solar Industry on Edge as U.S. Trade Commission Recommends Tariffs

Cheap solar panels from overseas have fueled the recent boom in solar installations, but U.S. solar panel manufacturers have struggled to compete. Tariffs will reward one part of the industry while hurting the other. And the decision now lies on U.S. president Trump’s desk.

WRI: Almost 50 Countries Have Reached Peak Emissions

WRI found that 49 countries have already reached their peak emissions totals, which represents just over one-third of the globe’s total emissions. By 2030, that number is targeted to increase to 57 countries. Is it enough to offset the worst impacts of global warming?

North American Transit Systems In Dire Need of Help

A recently concluded study concluded that despite advances in technology, sustainable transit is severely lacking across North America. No U.S. or Canadian city made it into this survey’s worldwide top 20 sustainable transportation systems.

It’s Time to Invest in Negative Carbon

A real assets investment company, a cattle ranch, and a community-development bank all share the dream of turning western forests into carbon sinks and riding the whole thing to the bank.

Insurer Takes a (Lemonade) Stand on Gun Ownership

Lemonade, the online home and renters’ insurance company, has announced a change to its coverage plans. At a time when more brands are taking stands, the New York-based company’s decision appears to be far from popular with its announcement that it would cap reimbursement for the damage or theft of any firearms to $2,500.

How the Trump Administration Hurts Economy, Environment with Clean Power Plan Repeal

Last week the Trump administration announced plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the landmark policy designed to reduce carbon emissions from dirty power plants and put our country on track to addressing climate change.

This is good news for anybody who likes pollution, thinks we ought to hitch our economy to 19th century technology and doesn’t mind dealing with extreme weather disasters. But it’s not good news for our economy

Business Owners Have the Last Say in Catalonia’s Secession Bid

Voters in Spain’s most economically successful region, Catalonia, want independence and have even gone to the polls to declare their intentions to secede. Many of capital seat Barcelona’s biggest companies have demonstrated their own version of a referendum: they’re leaving town for more stable commercial landscapes.

Opioid Crisis: CEOs Must Stand Up and Unite

The opioid crisis isn’t only a health issue anymore. It’s becoming a hot button in corporate social responsibility circles and a catalyst for public and private sectors to unite to fight the epidemic, as Leidos CEO Roger Krone attested to at a COMMIT!Forum panel session on Tuesday.