Tag: policy

CCS’ prospects under Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz | Global CCS Institute

Ernest Moniz, President Obama’s newly nominated Energy Secretary, shares much with his predecessor, Steven Chu, outgoing head of the Department of Energy (DOE) and who is returning to an academic chair at Stanford University. Both men are prominent academic physicists, with…

Jeffrey Sachs’s bright vision at Climate Week | Global CCS Institute

In this post, Adam Aston takes a look at some of the singular messages contained withing Professor Jeffrey Sachs’ important address at Climate Week in New York. Below Adam’s analysis is a lightly edited transcript of Professor Sachs’ address. I…

New Jersey pulls out of multi-state greenhouse gas trading regime – signs of 2012 election? | Global CCS Institute

In what could prove to be an early signal of carbon policy dynamics in the 2012 presidential race, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the sole multi-state, cap-and-trade program operating in the U.S., was dealt a setback when the governor of New Jersey…

A U.S./EU Dogfight Over Greener Air Travel | BusinessWeek

American airlines are balking at new EU emission rules, but with British Airways and others on board, they may be fighting a battle they can’t win This August, U.S. airlines face their first big deadline to meet European Union rules…

Radio – The Green Way Out? | OnPoint with Tom Ashbrook 3/09

Large windmills and solar panels are seen in Atlantic City in October 2008. (AP)

One year ago, gasoline prices were soaring toward four dollars a gallon and fuel-efficient hybrid cars were flying off the lots. Toyota dealers couldn’t keep a two-day stock of Prius hybrids on hand.

Today, with oil down and the economy bust, they have an 80-day stock, and hybrid sales have fallen off a cliff steeper than general car sales.

So, the question: Can green technology really save our broken economy? The Obama administration is betting big it will. We’ll ask two players with a big stake in the answer.

This hour, On Point: A gut-check on the green economy.

You can join the conversation. Is green tech our golden ticket out of this economic bust? Does saving the economy and environment at once sound too good to be true? Or just right?

Click here to listen. I’m in the first 10 minutes: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2009/03/17/the-green-way-out

Will Green Energy Wilt from Lack of Funds? | BusinessWeek

The financial specialists that convert tax credits into capital to build new windmills and solar farms have all but disappeared After years of fighting for stronger, more consistent state and federal support, the renewable-energy industry couldn’t have asked for a…

Will Demand for Solar Homes Pick Up? | BusinessWeek

Builders find the savings from cheap power is making solar homes more attractive As global financial markets melted down in October, Congress handed a gift to America’s green energy industry: It renewed and broadened a set of tax credits for…

The Race Against Climate Change — How top companies are reducing emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases | BusinessWeek

On Nov. 21 power company executives from all over the country gathered in the Pit, a spacious General Electric () auditorium in Crotonville, N.Y., to meet with GE CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt and his team. The day was overcast and…