White House Says $4 Billion in Clean-Energy Commitments Secured

The White House has secured at least $4 billion in commitments from private companies and foundations to invest in clean energy technology, double the goal it set in February.

Encouraging private investment in clean energy is part of President Barack Obama’s attempt to promote “a low-carbon energy future,” Brian Deese, a senior adviser to Obama, said.

Source: Bloomberg.com […]

Unnacceptable: US Taxpayers Still Subsidize The World’s Biggest Fossil Fuel Companies

Shell, ExxonMobil and Marathon Petroleum got subsidies granted by politicians who received significant campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry, Guardian investigation reveals.

The world’s biggest and most profitable fossil fuel companies are receiving huge and rising subsidies from US taxpayers, a practice slammed as absurd by a presidential candidate given the threat of climate change.

A Guardian investigation of three specific […]

Crowdfunding Government Is A Bad Idea

Governments — at the local, state and the federal levels ­— are increasingly competing with charities for voluntary donations. Beyond their on-going appeals to philanthropic foundations, the rivalry has grown to include crowdfunding and other individual-donor focused campaigns. That’s a problem not just for nonprofits, but for all of us who depend on government to address common problems and shared […]