Economy & Business

June 8, 2009 to June 12, 2009

Scientists and Journalists: Getting the Point Across

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is hosting its free Annual Public Lecture Series this week. The program will feature nationally renowned specialists in research, environmental economics and journalism.

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"How Politics Is Shaping Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal"

"From weatherization funds to electric vehicles, the White House made compromises to enlist a broad coalition that includes labor and communities of color".

Source: Washington Post, 04/21/2021

Biden Admin Releases $8 Billion In Disaster Funding For Puerto Rico

"The Biden administration on Monday freed up roughly $8 billion in disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico and lifted restrictions that curtailed how it could spend such funds in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017."

Source: The Hill, 04/20/2021
April 26, 2021

SEJ Webinar: The U.S. Climate Summit — What Comes Next?

This #SEJ2021 webinar will provide an overview of the flurry of federal climate change activity since Biden took office. Hear from leaders in business, environmental justice and the climate youth movement on what comes next, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET.

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"Big Companies Line Up to Crush Green Transparency Resolutions"

"With the annual proxy season about to kick off, corporate executives are encountering increasing investor scrutiny about their environmental policies. But rather than support green initiatives or even compromise with shareholders, some of the world’s biggest companies instead plan to crush efforts to slow the climate catastrophe."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 04/15/2021

Coalition of Greens and Industry Calls on EPA to Quickly Phase Out HFCs

"A coalition of U.S. manufacturers and environmental organizations is calling on the federal government to quickly phase out the worst climate super-polluting chemicals currently used in air conditioners, refrigerators and other appliances, as well as in aerosols and foam insulation."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/14/2021

Does Climate’s Future Depend on Better Batteries?

The path of our planetary climate may depend largely on our transition away from energy sources that cause global warming. And that, in turn, may rely on one thing: improved batteries. The new Backgrounder explores the future of energy storage — how batteries work, the progress the technology has made and the brutal battery competition ahead between the United States and China.

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