Tagged with national policies

Toyota’s reputation at stake because it is not siding with California over fuel-efficiency standards

Toyota’s reputation at stake because it is not siding with California over fuel-efficiency standards

Toyota has spent decades cultivating an environmentally conscious reputation for pioneering the Prius, the first mass-market hybrid in the United States, along with other hybrid cars. Now that reputation may suffer because it has sided with the federal government against the government of California over stricter fuel efficiency standards for vehicles.  Dino Grandoni explains in … Continue reading

US military is world’s single largest consumer of oil, and as a result, one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters

US military is world’s single largest consumer of oil, and as a result, one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters

Neta C. Crawford, Professor of Political Science and Department Chair at Boston University explains in an article on The Conversation website about the climate change concerns of America’s military.   The Defense Department is worried about climate change – and also a huge carbon emitter Scientists and security analysts have warned for more than a … Continue reading

Expert reaction to Trump administration plans to roll back on fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

Expert reaction to Trump administration plans to roll back on fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

While announced a week ago, there is still great concern about the pull back on fuel efficiency standards. Alyssa Danigelis provides a good article on the Environmental Leader website about the reaction from auto industry experts.   Auto Industry Responds To Fuel Efficiency Standards Rollbacks In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement last week … Continue reading

Britain’s genuinely ambitious project to significantly improve the energy performance of its building stock as an important element of its strategy to meet its Paris climate obligations

Britain’s genuinely ambitious project to significantly improve the energy performance of its building stock as an important element of its strategy to meet its Paris climate obligations

It is widely recognised in Europe and throughout the world that a key aspect of meeting our Paris climate obligations is by improving the energy performance of our existing buildings. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation and a regular contributor to EiD, has written in the July/August issue of Energy in Buildings … Continue reading