Economy & Business

"How to Hand Out Billions in Climate Subsidies? Very Carefully."

"John Podesta, President Biden’s clean energy adviser, said the administration was working to ensure that a record $370 billion in new federal subsidies for electric vehicles, wind farms, batteries and other clean energy technologies is spent properly and avoids waste and abuse."

Source: NYTimes, 12/16/2022

"FTC Reviews ‘Green Guides’ to Root Out False Environment Claims"

"The Federal Trade Commission kicked off a review of its “Green Guides” aimed at helping companies avoid misleading and deceptive environmental claims about their products and services.

The FTC’ voted 4-0 on Wednesday to start a regulatory review of its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims. The public will be able to comment on the 2012 version of the guides and recommend potential updates.

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 12/15/2022

"Coal Plant Tied To W.Va Governor Faces $1M Fine"

"A shuttered Alabama coal products company with ties to Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice would pay a $925,000 fine as part of a settlement to resolve a Clean Air Act lawsuit brought last year by local regulators."

Source: E&E News, 12/14/2022

"Legislators Have Goals For Fixing Florida’s Property Insurance Market"

"Florida’s property insurance market is in free fall. Florida homeowners pay property insurance rates that are three times the national average. Six companies have become insolvent and left the state in the last year."

Source: Miami Herald, 12/13/2022

"The Myth of Plastic Recycling"

"For many, recycling feels like a tangible way to personally combat climate change and to positively affect the environment. That's partially because of decades of public environmental campaigns, advertisements and even school education aimed at increasing recycling. But the reality is that only a small fraction of plastic is ultimately recycled."

Source: NPR, 12/13/2022

Disinformation Presents New Challenges to Environmental Journalists

An explosion of deliberately misleading information has hit the environmental journalism beat, argues the new Backgrounder. A look at how today’s untruth industry has evolved from that of the past, particularly in the area of climate change, and how reporters have now turned it into its own specialty coverage area. Plus, seven tips on what you can do to handle disinformation on your beat.

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Political Will Favors Indian Coal Billionaire And His Dirty Fossil Fuel

"For years, nothing could stop the massive coal-fired power plant from rising over paddies and palm groves here in eastern India. Not objections from local farmers, environmental impact review boards, even state officials. Not pledges by India’s leaders to shift toward renewable energy. Not the fact that the project, ultimately, will benefit few Indians."

Source: Washington Post, 12/12/2022

"Virginia Air Pollution Board Votes To Leave Regional Carbon-Credit Program"

"Virginia’s air quality board on Wednesday voted to leave an interstate emissions-reduction partnership, bringing the state closer to fulfilling Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s (R) vow to withdraw from the program earlier this year even as critics say the process needs legislative approval."

Source: The Hill, 12/12/2022


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