With most of his signature environmental initiatives accomplished, and Congress unlikely to adopt any pro-active environmental laws he proposes, writing the first iteration of the must-pass federal budget is one of the last opportunities President Obama has to shape policy for our air, water, our lands and our climate. Here are ten priorities for a healthier, greener future we're looking for in the president's budget.
While New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced an important and much-needed phase-out of coal-fired power plants, New York has a way to go before it leads the pack cleaning up its transportation sector and supporting the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).
As the markets continue to roil and fluctuate, I'm struck by the fact that anyone watching the yearlong decline in oil price or China's decade-long cu...
As a proponent of both democracy and capitalism, I've always wondered why opponents have negatively critiqued capitalism. Until the Wall St. Crash of 2008, and its subsequent Great Recession, I took no notice. The basic argument against was greed. 2008 confirmed this.
The disruptive innovation of fracking followed by the collapse in crude oil prices gives the world a surprise opportunity for investment in clean energy.
We live in an increasingly connected society, filled with new opportunities to develop and incorporate technologies that connect us with the world and...
The Chevy Bolt looks to be more than just a one-trick pony. The packaging, price, features and range of the car add up to something that really can revolutionize transportation, catchphrase or not.
Even if you're not in the market for a Tesla right now, you can take the Tesla factory tour. It is inspiring to learn about this home-grown California auto manufacturer and see what they are accomplishing for both consumers and the environment.
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One more reason to save forests: The David Bowie Hunter, a spider newly discovered in the Malaysian highlands in 2015. Forests house fascinating forms of life.
Design is no longer an afterthought at progressive organizations. Companies are hiring highly paid user-experience experts en masse--a trend that will only intensify as the Internet of Things (IoT) arrives.
In December, when gas prices were the lowest they've been since 2009, U.S. consumers bought more electric vehicles than in any month ever. That month, 13,650 drivers bought or leased a new Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt, Ford Fusion Energi, BMW i3, i8 and X5, or the many other models available.
My advice to the automotive industry on an entirely new mobility mindset I call the "Big Shift"... Back in October, I made an apparently controversi...
Of course, not all "smart" cars are being created equal. Nor will they do the same things. Different companies are taking different approaches, and most are keeping their cards extremely close to their vests. So what do we know?
With more than a billion cars in circulation and more than 66 million new cars produced every year, it is time to realize that the atmosphere is our collective garage and to declare that: combustion engines belong in a museum.
No one is looking yet at the benefits to economic growth increased investments will bring to prevent our Earth from overheating, investments that will be needed to mitigate the ongoing damage of rising seas, as well as fund future investments in new technologies that can reduce the increased warming science predicts.