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Green Retrenchment
Green Retrenchment
Europe Ditching Renewables Requirements

Brussels unveiled a new set of climate goals today, and the targets set out sketch a portrait of a continent wary of the costs of green policymaking. Conspicuously absent from this set of targets—which will effectively replace its 2020 counterpart—are any mandatory renewable energy requirements for national governments. Instead, the European Commission is giving governments the freedom to choose the means by which they achieve the required end.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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