Since the global economic crash and subsequent slow recovery millions of cuts have been made by governments around the world, often to public sector services. In such difficult times it would come as no surprise for environmental projects to receive the same treatment but that hasn’t always been the case. In fact many governments still […]
Author: Scott Cooney
- California Water Wars
- Clean Energy
- Climate Change
- Drill Baby Drill
- Election 2012
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- Environmental Protection Agency
- Executive Branch
- Natural Resources
- New Urbanism
- Occupy Wall Street
- Other Politics
- Police Brutality
- Political Spectrum
- Sponsored Post
- Tar Sands
- Truth or Consequences
- US Election
- Wind Power
In the last decade we’ve witnessed a proliferation of technical innovation that has made computers, smart phones and other electronics affordable, and ultimately, ubiquitous. We’ve embraced the world of consumer electronics with open arms, but their effect on our world has not been so welcome. Towards the end of 2013, the UN was issuing warnings […]
There is a term that is often used in the debate of renewable energy whenever there is discussion of adding tax credits for renewable energy or when the cost of energy from renewable sources is discussed. Typically it is being said by somebody that is pretending to back the use of renewable energy or expansion […]
As a vocal critic of the Keystone XL pipeline fiasco proposal, Tom Steyer is hardly alone. Public opinion has definitively shifted against the pipeline, but the oil industry and its political allies are still rolling out an aggressive PR campaign to try to convince Americans that we somehow need the pipeline that will only create […]
I’m a regular Facebook user, like many folks in my age bracket. I also follow politics, including Jeremy’s great posts here on Red Green and Blue and often “Like” and share them on Facebook. As a result, Facebook puts a good deal of political ads on my sidebar. Over the last 2 days I’ve seen […]
In yesterday’s Sustainable Industries Economic Forum, keynote speaker Paul Hawken discussed the political will it would take to avert global catastrophe. An underlying elephant in the room, however, was the behavior change that we would need to see from more citizens than just the progressive element, the early adopters. This may be a crucial element […]
Conservatives don’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to protecting our citizens.
Peer-reviewed study finds Americans falling behind across all income levels.
What advice would Ray Anderson of Interface give to Barack Obama about creating a legacy in sustainability?
Adam Smith never considered the swine flu. When a company creates public health epidemics, do they foot the bill? Why should then when they can just pawn it off on the taxpayer?
GHG emission standards by states will drastically alter the climate change debate and landscape.
The Small Business Administration lacks green resources to turn green jobs into green businesses and green careers. Obama and Van Jones would be wise to insist on changing that.
Lost in the shuffle of whether life begins at conception or at birth is the broader implications of family planning on the one issue that most affects sustainable development: population.
The stimulus package changed some of the rules for tax credits for energy efficiency. Many of these changes should make energy efficiency expenditures a no-brainer for small businesses and homeowners.
In response to President Barack Obama’s address to congress last night, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal roundly criticized the President’s stimulus package and path forward.