Failed Federal Government Has States Considering Articles Of Confederacy


Could those pacts presage a new approach to governing such a diverse country as the United States? Policy & Politics compacts between the states coronavirus Global Weirding US Government

Lawyers For Good Government Climate Change Program Provides Pro-Bono Legal Resources For Municipalities To Switch To 100% Renewable Energy


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Indian Government Issues Tender To Buy 1,000 Electric Cars


The Indian government has issued a fresh tender to procure 1,000 electric cars. This is the first such tender in nearly two years.

Israeli Government’s 16 Gigawatt Solar Plan A New Policy Priority


Israel's government has shared plans for a decade-long renewable energy shift. Looking over an active few weeks for Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it is reassuring to find something positive regarding clean energy.

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“Getting Back To Normal” Is The Last Thing Governments Should Be Doing


Going back to the way things were before the coronavirus hit will doom the planet. We don't need normal, we need a new framework for Earth justice and social justice.

How Government deregulation has helped remove the stigma from marijuana and helped keep energy prices low

U.S. Green Technology

Three Examples Of Government Deregulation Deregulation in the public and private sectors ensures competition and low prices for the customer. There are three examples of government deregulation listed below that you can.

Should the U.S. government buy Greyhound?


The federal government should nationalize it and expand its low-carbon, affordable services. The bus company is for sale. Electric Vehicles Equity & Inclusion Green New Deal Policy & Politics railroad Transportation & Mobility

Netherlands Supreme Court Orders Government To Cut Carbon Emissions 25%


The Supreme Court for the Netherlands in a landmark ruling has ordered the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the country 25% by the end of next year.

India Directs Government Companies To Buy Renewable Energy


In order to put the growth back on track in the renewable energy sector, the Indian government has turned to public sector companies.

Can A Government Be Held Accountable If Climate Legislation Is Violated?


If you think about the goal of the Paris Agreement to halve global carbon emissions in the next 10 years to keep the world on track to limit temperature rise to 1.5C, it in itself might seem, and frankly might actually be, impossible.

The Unpleasant Marriage Of Germany’s Top Auto Executives With Government Politicians


A secret and never written codex has been defined in the last 100 years that describes the relationship between the German auto industry and the government.

Over A Quarter Million EVs In India Have Received Subsidies, Reports Indian Government


The Indian government has reported the number of electric vehicles that have benefited under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India (FAME) program.

Renewable Energy Developers Ready To Quit Australia Over Idiotic Government Policies


Solar investment in Australia is shrinking due in large part to ridiculous federal policies that make renewable energy projects too risky. The Smart Energy Council thinks it's time to reverse those wrongheaded policies.

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The US Government Has Failed In Its Response TO COVID-19. Can Cleantech Lead A Different Way?


"Scientific understanding is not enough. There has to be someone to pick up the ball and run with it," says Noam Chomsky. Cleantech News Fossil Fuels Manufacturing coronavirus COVID-19 Noam Chomsky Ronald Reagan Tesla

Oil & Epidemics: How A Virus Makes The Case For Renewable Energy & Compassionate Government


Charles Donovan of Imperial College in London says economies built on energy from renewable sources will be better able to deal with severe disruptions like the coronavirus.

Is governance the unexplored secret behind Patagonia’s business success?


Contrary to what you might expect, the company doesn't offer employee stock options, in part so it can continue to push boundaries of corporate behavior. Corporate Strategy Employee Engagement

Japan’s Disappointing EV Sales Are Bad For Africa, & Here’s Why


A potential bottleneck could come quite soon on the used EV supply side. Thanks to Japanese OEM’s love of mild hybrids and their quest to prolong the ICE age as long as possible, sales of EVs in Japan have been very disappointing.

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Africa’s Low Motorization Levels Present An Opportunity For Another Leapfrog Event


Even counting used vehicles, the majority of African countries still have very low levels of motorization compared to countries in the developed world. Only a handful of countries have motorization rates above 100 vehicles per 1,000 people.

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UK?s Largest Solar Project Approved, Will Snub Government Subsidies


's largest-ever solar project, received its government planning approvals this week. The developers say they will not seek any government subsidy and will not participate in the contracts for difference (CFD) auction next year. ” Government auction?

Electric SUVs Could Be The Most Important Segment In Africa


It’s very common for small African countries to have governments with at least 30 ministers and an equal number of deputy ministers. Quite fascinating really, considering much bigger economies have fewer than 15 ministers.

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Planners call on government for stronger direction on climate action

Envirotec Magazine

An overwhelming majority of UK planners want the next government to give stronger direction and more resources to enable local planners to deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Governments and businesses seek resilience in a changing climate


Entities are looking more closely at microgrids and other technologies as a solution. Energy & Climate Microgrids Renewable Energy Weather

Government says beavers can stay in their Devon home

Envirotec Magazine

Peter Burgess, Director of Conservation at Devon Wildlife Trust, says: “This is the most ground-breaking government decision for England’s wildlife for a generation. In 2014, with local community support, Devon Wildlife Trust and a partnership including the University of Exeter, Clinton Devon Estates and the Derek Gow Consultancy, successfully secured a license from government which would allow the beavers to stay and be studied over a five-year period.

Driving Electric In Africa Is A Whole Lot Cheaper Than Driving ICE: Part 2


One of the best ways to reduce emissions going forward is not to restrict the importation of used vehicles but to simply shift to cleaner and safer used vehicles. Used vehicles tend to come in at price points that are more affordable for the target market in most of these African countries.

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UK Government appoints Arup as sustainability consultant for COP26

Envirotec Magazine

The UK Government, as hosts of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), has selected engineering, design and consultancy firm Arup to help it achieve its ambition of delivering a sustainable summit. COP26 is to be held at the SEC, Glasgow, in November 2021.

How To Encourage Citizens To Speak Up & Governments To Listen In The Pursuit Of Sustainable Cities?


By Anna Siwecka “Working in silos won’t work to tackle this challenge. It’s just impossible,” says Chloé Pahud, Co-founder and CEO of Civocracy – a digital citizen engagement platform.

How National Government Inaction On Climate Crisis Has Made Cities & Architects Rise To The Occasion


In the interview for the latest episode of The Beam Podcast – How to Build Sustainable Cities of the Future, Daniel Ringelstein reflects on why cities play a crucial part in addressing climate change and why interdisciplinary collaboration in the times of the global climate crisis may bring needed results.

Toyota’s Super Secret Plan To Rule The World With Hybrid Cars


Larry Hutchinson, head of Toyota Canada, told an audience last week that governments should stop telling car companies what to build and let them decide what cars will do the most to lower carbon emissions and appeal to consumers.

The COVID-19 Corporate Money Grab Has Already Begun


Health Policy & Politics coronavirus COVID-19 government bailoutsThe COVID-19 virus is upending commerce as we know it. From small restaurants in South Succotash to giant multi-national corporations, business as usual is now a thing of the past.

Considering The Locals & Building A Sustainable Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chain


A new report, Building A Sustainable Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chain: Frequently Asked Questions, offers a lot of insight and data on key EV battery supply chain questions.

Why are governments failing to act on climate change?


1 A more in-depth survey poll conducted by ABC news, Stanford, and the RFF found that 68% of Americans think the government should be doing a lot to stop climate change. We have never seen more unity on climate change, so why are governments failing to act on climate change?

Can Private Industry Solve Our Climate Crisis Where Governments Fail?

Jim Conca

Since governments haven’t done a great deal in addressing global warming - emissions are still increasing - perhaps private industry can facilitate people stepping in themselves The global nature of climate change requires everyone getting on board in order to make substantive efforts.

$649 Million Fine For Uber In New Jersey As Gig Economy Faces Pushback From State & Local Governments


The State of New Jersey says Uber drivers are employees and the company owes it $649 in unpaid unemployment taxes and interest. Uber disagrees. Policy & Politics gig economy independent contractor New Jersey unemployment tax Uber

UK Government’s Advisers Urge It to Back Hydrogen Economy in Stimulus Plans


” The CCC wants the government to allocate funds as quickly as possible for hydrogen demonstration projects and to help seed industrial-scale deployments. government to support the scaling up of the industry through post-COVID-19 stimulus. The U.K.

Solarcentury Gets Boost from UK Government for 500MW Overseas Pipeline


government. government-owned renewables investor. is not expected to become a major exporter of solar energy-related goods and services — even with UKEF support, or any other government backing that might be forthcoming as the country redraws its trade priorities post-Brexit.

Small Towns Across The US Are Trading The Environment For Revenue


In the largest such study to date, Governing Magazine took a hard look at revenues from traffic fines. The authors found that an alarming number of local governments are "dangerously dependent on punitive fines and fees."

How to Apply for Government Grants and Loans

CleanTech Alliance

Source:, accessed September 9, 2019 Free Money from the Government The federal government does not offer grants or “free money” to individuals to start a business or cover personal expenses, contrary to what you might see online or in the media. Websites or other publications claiming to offer “free money from the government” are often scams.

Author Roland Kupers: We can't rely on governments or businesses—we need a climate policy revolution


Governments are unwilling and market forces are not enough. Tackling a problem as complex as climate change in the post-Covid era requires systemic change, argues author Roland Kupers

Legal threat escalates over government's 'reckless' company bailouts

Business Green

Campaign group Plan B poised to file court action claiming government failed to take into account climate obligations when bailing out Covid-hit firms. But in its response to Plan B's letter, published today, the government rejected the campaign group's claims.

Still in the dark about targets? Observers respond to the UK government’s Environment Bill

Envirotec Magazine

Following the announcement of the government’s Environment Bill on 30 January , many observers in the environmental arena reflected on the ambition and likely efficacy of the legislation, while highlighting areas of concern and suggested improvement.

IMF Advocates For Carbon Assessments


The IMF says a price on carbon is far more effective than government rules and regulations. Carbon Pricing Climate Change carbon fee carbon tax economics GOVERNMENT REGULATION International Monetary Fund

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Timestamped Guide To 2 Hour Elon Musk Interview By Third Row Tesla


If you haven't see the part one of the Elon Musk interview with the Third Row team yet, I highly recommend it.

Climate leadership requires an all-of-government approach

Clean Energy Canada

For this government to deliver on its mandate, it must leave Canadians with a sense of pride. Poll | Two-thirds of Canadians want to continue or increase climate efforts under minority government. Media Releases Federal Government