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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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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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