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Smart Green Policy
Smart Green Policy
Smart Spending Could Yield an Energy Storage Breakthrough

Cheap, scalable energy storage is something of a holy grail for clean energy boosters, and the US is smartly focusing on its R&D.

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Fighting Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Here’s a smart goal for green activists: target the problem of fuel subsidies in developing countries.

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Better Tech, Greener World

Wins for human beings in agriculture and forestry are not losses for the environment, thanks to an innovative concept called “decoupling.”

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Low-Hanging Green Fruit Ripe For the Picking

Balancing green goals against the imperative for growth can be tricky (just look at Europe), but one solution can advance both pursuits: increasing efficiency. The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has some smart suggestions for next steps on increasing building efficiencies for a variety of clients, from universities to government agencies, from corporate giants to car dealerships. Green policymakers would do well to follow the RMI’s example and go after this kind of realistic, environmentally-friendly option.

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Putin's Retirement Plan?

The sanctioned Russian bank VTB, a Kremlin favorite, had a critical role to play in the sale of a government oil company stake last month. Cui bono?

the grass is always greener

The GOP has spent altogether too much energy raging against the Affordable Care Act and altogether too little developing and building support for alternatives.

Law & Order

A new study estimates just how much police reduce crime rates.

Crude Economics

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Do the defense minister’s words signify a rift within Manila’s top leadership?

Post-EU

Over the weekend, PEOTUS assured Britain of a speedy bilateral trade deal as soon as he’s in office. If things go well for Britain, look to some other wavering EU countries to start looking at their options.

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