Today, more than 160 corporate executives are gathering at Bloomberg's New York City headquarters for a meeting of Rocky Mountain Institute's Business Renewables Center (BRC). The over-capacity, invitation-only event is the latest proof point of corporations' fast-growing interest in purchasing large amounts of renewable energy.
After years of repeated short-term extensions, Congress is finally hammering out the details of a new long-term surface transportation bill. Earlier this month, the House passed a six-year, $325 billion bi-partisan measure—the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act—aiming to provide greater certainty for future highway, transit, and freight investments while increasing overall project efficiency and promoting innovation.
There is an inextricable link between HIV and food insecurity, with each heightening and reinforcing the other. A new pilot trialpublished in AIDS addresses this relationship with an agricultural intervention that increased food security and also improved HIV outcomes.
Sandy Ikeda and I have published a new Mercatus paper on the regressive effects of land use regulation. We review the empirical literature on how the effects of rules such as maximum density, parking requirements, urban growth boundaries, and historic preservation affect housing prices. Nearly all of the studies on the price effects of land use regulations find that — as supply and demand analysis would predict — these rules increase the price of housing. While the broad consensus on the price effects of land use regulations is probably to no surprise to Market Urbanism readers, some policy analysts continue to insist that in fact rules requiring detached, single family homes help cities maintain housing affordability.
Activists are increasingly targeting companies and even nonprofits, and although this environment creates new challenges for business, it also presents an opportunity for social intrapreneurs to change their companies for the better, from the inside out.
Power grids that work at a fraction of the scale of a traditional utility – called microgrids – have gained support from banks and developers as a way to bring power to the 620 million people across Africa that lack access to electricity.
The adage “demographics are destiny” is increasingly being replaced by a notion that population trends should actually shape policy. As the power of projection grows, governments around the world find themselves looking to find ways to counteract elaborate and potentially threatening population models before they become reality.
Nowhere is this clearer than in China’s recent announcement that it was suspending its “one child” policy. The country’s leaders are clearly concerned about what demographer Nicholas Eberstadt has labeled “this coming tsunami of senior citizens” with a smaller workforce, greater pension obligations and generally slower economic growth.
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have devised a class of liquids that feature permanent holes at the molecular level, in a development that could help manipulate gases in new and effective ways.
In what is claimed to be the first floating wind farm in the world, five wind turbines with a capacity of six megawatts each will be set on floating structures and located some 15 miles (25 km) off the northeast coast of Scotland.
New research has brought the idea of wound-healing dressings closer to reality, by establishing a method of electrical stimulation that kills off the majority of multi-drug resistant bacterium commonly found in difficult-to-treat infections.
On November 12, we invite you to join the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings for a discussion on how women’s rights are faring in three Asian countries: China, India, and Sri Lanka. After the discussion, panelists will take questions from the audience.
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