• Policy and Government
  • How California Blackouts Will Make Solar and Batteries A National Story

    Homes and businesses sit dark during a 2011 blackout in Oceanview, California. California again faces potential blackouts. This time it is tied to a natural gas storage facility called Aliso Canyon owned by Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas. The site’s ability to deliver energy was crippled by a natural gas leak described as an ecological disaster comparable […]

  • Policy and Government
  • Policy Points: How Business Can Influence Paid Leave, Taxes and Climate Issues

    By Zach Bernstein Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and social enterprises are essential but are not game-changers by themselves. In addition, we need laws and regulations that guide our economy toward sound, long-term decision-making, with full recognition of social and environmental externalities. As business leaders, we must support policy changes to help make the economy more […]

  • Policy and Government
  • China Adopts New Urbanization Guidelines

    Shanghai is just one Chinese city slated for sustainable revitalization. By CC Huang Last week, China’s State Council and the Communist Party’s Central Committee released a new set of guidelines (English coverage) for strengthening urban planning and development. These guidelines were borne out of recommendations from the Central Urban Work Conference this past December reflecting […]