By: Kat Battaglia, Fellow, Green America’s Better Paper Project If you strive to be an informed consumer, then you are the target audience of TIME Inc. Here are some of the first statements you encounter on the TIME website: “Nearly half of U.S. adults engage with a TIME Inc. brand each month.” “We understand the power of our brands, the […]
Amazon’s Web Services hold the company back, despite attempts to promote the innovations of others. Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced its second City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge today, but key changes must be made within the company before it can truly lead the innovation charge. The City on a Cloud program, designed to recognize local and regional governments for […]
The House Appropriations Committee has recommended that action be taken on H.R. 5538, a bill that would prohibit federal agencies from regulating methane emissions in the oil and gas sector.
The House and Senate have now both passed the reconciled toxic chemical control legislation – the House bill on May 24, 2016 by a vote of 403 to 12 and the Senate bill on June 7, 2016 by voice vote. The legislation will next move to the President’s desk for signing. Advocates for human and environmental health, environmental justice, worker safety, sustainable business, cancer […]
Today, the EPA published its final rule regarding methane leaks from new, modified, and reconstructed oil and gas sources. This is an important step forward for the US, especially in light of our climate commitments from the Paris Agreement. Thanks to the thousands of Green America individual and business members that took action to support the rule. The rule is a […]
The following guest blog post is from Sandra McCardell, President, Current-C Energy Systems, Inc. Albuquerque NM. The Clean Energy Victory Bond campaign is a project of Green America. When I was born (in the 1950’s), my grandmother gave me the gift of a United States Savings Bond –what would have been called a “Victory Bond” or a “Liberty Bond” if […]
Businesses nationwide are speaking up in favor of climate regulation. The US Chamber of Commerce often gives the impression that businesses oppose environmental regulation. But across the country, thousands upon thousands of businesses are speaking out and saying that well-crafted regulations of carbon emissions are good for businesses. There is increasing evidence that fracking for natural gas is harming local communities […]
The Paris Accord: A Major Step Forward for International Cooperation on Climate. Not Enough, On Its Own, to Address Climate Crisis
The Paris Accord: A Major Step Forward for International Cooperation on Climate. Not Enough, On Its Own, to Address Climate Crisis. Yet, in many ways the deal does not go far enough. The key goals of limiting temperature change are aspirational and not legally binding.
The shift away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy continues. Last week Citigroup, the parent company of Citibank, committed to cut financing for coal mining. In the same week, one of Australia’s biggest banks – ANZ – pledged not to finance traditional coal mining projects and to provide at least $10bn in funding for renewable energy, reforestation and energy […]
By Kegan Gerard Since we launched our Amazon: Build A Cleaner Cloud campaign on June 9th, the company has made some progress on the renewable energy front—announcing plans for an 80 MW solar farm in Virginia. This development proves that consumer pressure on Amazon works! And while Amazon’s cloud-computing arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), still has a long way to […]