subsidies

Not unsurprisingly, Democrats and Republicans had opposing views at a House subcommittee meeting Thursday on the future of coal in the United States. (Noah Broder/Medill)

Northwestern University
Medill's Noah Broder reports from a House hearing, which looked at the value of coal to our economy. Dems called for more environmental controls, while the GOP stressed its importance to our energy infrastructure.
A burger made from plants.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Cornell University
The meat industry receives billions of dollars in subsidies around the world, yet is one of the most unsustainable food sources. To feed the planet, we must consider alternative places to put our dollars in hopes of food secure future.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Editor's Pick: As the weather begins to cool down, we will begin turning up the heat and grabbing our blankets and hats to try to stay warm.  What if there was a more sustainable and cost-effective way to keep our homes warm in the winter season?
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Celebrity Chef José Andrés spoke on how people's tastes are changing and our policies on subsidies might have to as well at the Feeding the Planet Summit.
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Explore the future of food security and how changing consumer tastes and smart policy can impact practice at the Feeding the Planet Summit.
United States Senate
Senator Lamar Alexander caught up with Planet Forward at ARPA-E to talk about our energy future. He also talks about his state,Tennessee, and the way they are incorporating electric vehicles. In Tennessee, Nissan is working hard to produce the leaf... Read More
Why has the entire effort to go green coalesced around large corporations. Those are the same captains of Industry who have failed us and led us to the crisis we face today. There are many green technologies that can be dispersed into the general... Read More
Factory-built homes have the benefits of being constructed inside a manufacturing plant (avoiding weather-related delays), standardization that improves consistency and eliminates waste, and a design/build process that facilitates innovation and... Read More
Why is that, in politics, no-brainers are usually non-starters. (1) Lowering the interstate speed limit to 55 mph (and enforcing it) would save thousands of lives and I don't know how many billions of barrels of oil without sacrificing the... Read More
The new Congress roared into Washington this week with what it sees as a mandate to cut government spending. Required reading for all its new members should be Washington Monthly’s excellent new piece, “Get the Energy Sector off the Dole.” And, if... Read More

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