Indianapolis debuted a bus rapid transit system with 60-foot articulated electric buses in 2019.
High-quality bus service is the fastest route to rapid, comprehensive public transit in the United States. This country was once a leader in bus transit, and with adequate funding, it could be again.
There’s a reason why the west has long avoided state aid.
Just because the US is tearing up the international consensus against state aid doesn’t meant the likes of the EU and UK should follow suit.
How long should a solar subsidies, or any subsidy, last?
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Start high, drop fast and avoid the free-riders: How to design subsidies that can boost clean energy in the US and elsewhere.
Subsidies are often a policy go-to for governments wanting to encourage more climate-friendly behaviours. But they should be used with caution.
More EV charging hookups in public locations like garages and parking lots would prompt more drivers of color to buy EVs.
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Reducing air pollution from cars and light trucks would pay big health dividends for low-income and minority communities. A new survey shows how to get more drivers of color into electric vehicles.
More wind turbines can increase renewable energy, but transmission lines are crucial, too.
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To put the $370 billion in subsidies to work, the US needs to build new infrastructure and manage a lot of regulatory hurdles.
Texas is the No. 1 wind power producer in the U.S.
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While Congress considers new renewable energy incentives, Texas’ sprawling wind farms tell a story about renewable energy ownership in the US – and who benefits from subsidies.
Determining whether a region or farm is “in drought” is a longstanding and complex problem which remains important to our future drought response.
The World Trade Organization reached an agreement on fisheries subsidies, prohibiting member countries from funding illegal fishing and fishing of overexploited stocks at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva on June 17.
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There is a need for nuanced discussions around the role of fisheries subsidies — even those that may be nominally harmful — to avoid further inequity and marginalization of small-scale fishers.
India’s minister of commerce Piyush Goyal and WTO director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala celebrate the end of the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference.
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Meeting for the first time since 2017, the WTO’s highest decision-making body managed to agree on some things – including its first treaty with environmental protection as the objective.
President Joe Biden authorized use of the Defense Production Act to ramp up production of several climate-friendly technologies.
Other presidents used the Defense Production Act to boost fossil fuel supplies. Biden is now using it to boost clean energy. But just ramping up production isn’t enough to succeed.
A man carries a tray of freshly baked bread outside a bread factory on Dec. 15, 2016, in Cairo.
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Viewed from Cairo, the war in Ukraine poses an existential threat to something Egyptians can’t do without: abundant, cheap bread.
Fuel price determination is a contentious issue in Ghana.
The price of fuel in Ghana has been pushed up by a depreciating currency and poor refining capacity.
Farmers from the Groundswell movement want more concessions from the government but the environmental and economic cost might be more than New Zealand can afford.
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Wind and solar developers have to woo investors before they can get the tax credits they’re entitled to.
Protestors march in Lagos during a demonstration against fuel subsidy removal in 2012.
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Removal of the fuel subsidy in Nigeria is long overdue, but replacing it with a transport grant is not the best approach.
Surplus corn piled outside a farmer’s co-op storage facility in Paoli, Colorado.
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The US has required motor fuels to contain 10% biofuels since 2005. As this program nears a key milestone in 2022, farm advocates want to expand it while critics want to pare it back or repeal it.
Water: an increasingly expensive necessity.
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Should the U.S. help low-income households afford water service, as it does with heating and groceries? Chile does. An economist explains how it works there and how it could work here.
Sandstorm approaching Merzouga Settlement in Erg Chebbi Desert, Morocco.
Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.
A January 2012 demonstration against the removal of petroleum subsidies in the northern Nigerian city of Kano.
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Nigeria must remove fuel subsidies and channel the funds to critical sectors of its economy.