There are moments when your own data stops you dead in your tracks. I had one of those moments a few months ago. Read more >
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October 25, 2017 8:25 AM EDT
Voting systems throughout the United States are vulnerable to corruption in a variety of ways, and the federal government has an obligation to protect the integrity of the electoral process. At a recent meeting of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on the Future of Voting, the Department of Homeland Security’s Robert Kolasky put it bluntly: “It’s not a fair fight to pit Orange County (California) against the Russians.” Read more >
October 24, 2017 3:49 PM EDT
Fossil fuels have been feasting at the government trough for at least 100 years. Renewables have received support only since the mid-1990s and, until recently, have had to subsist on scraps. Read more >
October 19, 2017 10:48 AM EDT
In late September, the EPA Administrator Pruitt stunned the biofuels world by releasing a rulemaking document (called a Notice of Data Availability or NODA) suggesting he planned to cut more deeply into the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) 2018 targets for advanced biofuels and biodiesel than had been previously indicated. Read more >
October 19, 2017 9:30 AM EDT
Over the past decade, Massachusetts has helped lead the nation towards clean and renewable sources of electricity.
Under the Global Warming Solutions Act, Massachusetts established the strongest legally binding limits on global warming pollution in the country. Massachusetts leadership helped establish the first regional limits on pollution from power plants through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. We have the most efficient economy in the country, saving consumers millions on our energy bills. We have abolished the use of coal, we have created over 100,000 clean energy jobs, and last year Massachusetts made an investment in offshore wind that will make us a national leader in that technology.
But most of the progress that we have made is in the electricity sector. When it comes to transportation, we have tried but struggled to make overall progress.