Government + Policy

Does the Climate Bill Throw Environmental Justice Under the Bus?

And three more questions about the biggest climate legislation in US history.

What Does the Inflation Reduction Act Mean for Climate Tech?

Here are questions to ask about the bill’s impact on climate tech. In any case, it's a huge and welcome step forward.

GE & NASA Successfully Test Hybrid Electric System For High-Altitude Planes

GE demonstrated breakthroughs in hybrid electric flight and hydrogen-powered aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow, after a four-year break. One highlight: GE and NASA announced the successful test of high-power, high-voltage hybrid electric aircraft engine components...

Business May Be Our Only Hope For Climate

Our crises grow. Governments are slow to act. Business has an opportunity and a responsibility to take the reins, and even to save the world.

Hydrology Could Help Researchers Prepare for a Changing Electric Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy is preparing to award $10 million in grants for research related to “energy sheds,” a concept that takes the idea of a watershed and applies it to electricity generated and...

Time for Solar Energy to Shine

President Biden made waves with recent actions to boost solar manufacturing, but states have been busy, too.

Covid Changed the Game in Disease Detection

From wearables to wastewater, the Covid pandemic has spurred important innovations in how we detect infectious disease. The benefits will likely be felt for years.

GE Sustainability Report: Building A World That Works For Tomorrow

This week, GE published its 2021 Sustainability Report on its efforts to solve three of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges: the energy transition, precision health, and more efficient flight.

Congressional Committee Finds Trump Covid Efforts Guided by Politics, Not Health

It points to the influence of one man, Scott Atlas, who had no qualifications for overseeing pandemic response. He undermined testing and mask-wearing, among other errors, the report recounts. Former response coordinator Deborah Birx says...

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