With a background in economics and political affairs, Ken Silverstein has spent two decades covering corporate and public policy. He has worked as a beat reporter, a Washington, D.C.-bureau chief and an editor. His focus has been on the energy sector and he has won a number of awards for his coverage.He is editor-at-large for Business Sector Media as well as a columnist for Forbes. His work, generally, has been both published and sourced in a wide range of news outlets.
The Energy Star program cost roughly $50 million a year and that it has saved businesses $34 billion in electricity cost a year — and $430 billion since the inception of the program in 1992. Why is it on the cutting block?
Okay, put on your thinking caps: 1.2 billion pounds plastic bags and wrap was recovered for recycling in 2015. That’s 34 million more pounds than in 2014 and a 3% rise, which is the 11th year in a row that this number has jumped.
The Internet giants are doing more than lobbying for low-carbon rules. They are advancing the cause by investing in new technologies. Amazon is the latest to do so, saying that it will install rooftop solar systems at 15 locations in five different states this year.
House Republicans are pushing for more hydro-electricity, saying that the endangered species rules are precluding the development of those resources that release fewer carbon emissions than the fossil fuels.