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After Eight Years, a Strong Report Card for RGGI

Eight years after its launch, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) cap-and-trade program has made big reductions in emissions from Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic power plants, while also boosting energy efficiency, spurring the transition to clean energy, and improving public health.


Nature’s Powerful Lessons for Leaders of Sustainable Enterprises

Photo of Steve Jones, CEO of Great Blue Heron LLC
What can businesspeople learn from Nature? Plenty, says educator and leadership consultant Stephen Jones, who shares the story of a private lesson he received one morning in Alaska.


Business Logic Says Energy Star Should Stay in the EPA

Environmental Protection Agencys or EPA, Energy Star logo
Everyone wants to eliminate government waste but the Energy Star program is the opposite of wasteful. It deserves to keep its current status and funding under the EPA.

Getting Rid of New CAFE or Fuel Economy Standards—Another Auto Industry Bailout?

BMWs i3 electric vehicle (boasts an EPA-estimated mileage equivalent of 124 miles per gallon) was seen motoring in Rome.
If new CAFE auto fuel economy standards are rolled back, who would benefit and who would lose out? The latter group seems like it might be larger.

A Sustainable-ROI Perspective on a Methane Rule

natural gas flare, image provided by Tim Evanson.
US policymakers face a choice on rules regulating methane flaring at gas and oil drilling sites. Here’s a look at how the S-ROI methodology could be used to provide perspective for decision-making.