government policy

98-Year Old Hawaiian Company Plunges Into The Hydrogen Future

A good sign that the hydrogen economy is not a dream: Hawaii-based Servco follows through on plans for a fueling station to support…

Will China and India Lead on Global Climate Action and Environmental Protection?

With President Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, India and China have an opportunity to lead the way…

Climate Change, Human Migration, and the Delusion of Isolation

Research suggests climate change could force between 200 and 500 million coastal residents from their homes in the next 30 to 80 years. Imagine…

San Diego Study Finds Cheaper, Greener Energy from Utility Leapfrog

A recent study found a surprise: San Diego can meet its climate change goals and lower electricity rates by circumventing the local utility.…

Even Smart People Are Still Arguing About Fossil-Free Electricity

At a pivotal moment for climate strategies, scientists and business leaders have started a public debate about how fast and how fully we…

Leaked DOE Grid Study Favors Renewables — Will Politics Intervene?

A new grid study ordered by Energy Secretary Rick Perry was reportedly intended to support coal and nuclear, but facts on the ground…

Tiny Signs of Consensus on Climate Change Emerge in U.S. Congress

The U.S. Department of Defense is emerging as a safe space in which Republican members of Congress can affirm support for action on…

Trump Stakes $46.2 Million on New Solar Power Technology

The Trump administration's Department of Energy appears to be solidly in favor of solar power, with new grants aimed at slashing costs and…

$8 Million for Algae Biofuel from U.S. Department of Energy

Despite Trump's tough talk favoring fossil fuels, his Department of Energy is pushing algae biofuel and other renewables for the bioeconomy of the…

REI Activates Customers on Natural Monuments, Public Lands Policy

REI stepped up the fight to preserve public lands with an email blast to its customers, but can consumer power overcome the threat…

What You Need to Know About Community Choice and Solar Power

A new study indicates that local solar power development can be a powerful argument in favor of community choice programs for electricity supply.…

Even Under Trump, “Clean Coal” Struggles to Maintain a Foothold at U.S. Energy Department

Hopes for a "clean coal" revival continue to fade despite Energy Secretary Rick Perry's apparent endorsement of climate science denial last week.

Policy Points: Regulation Reform — Bad Solutions for the Wrong Problem

Small businesses do not resent good regulations. American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) polling has found that 86 percent believe that regulations are necessary and…

Coal-Killing Renewables Take Aim at Nuclear Energy

Renewables like wind and solar are beginning to make inroads on coal and natural gas, and now it looks like nuclear energy is…

Breaking: Trump’s Latest Energy Department Appointee Pines For Another 9-11

Another Trump appointee at the Department of Energy is in hot water, and offensive tweets are just the tip of a very large…