ConsumerGram: Promoting Sustainability and Recyclability in Food and Beverage Packaging

U.S. food and beverage packaging accounts for 30 percent of municipal solid waste, and never have consumers been more concerned about the environmental consequences of their purchases, including those who are actively seeking and even willing to pay a little extra to support sustainable products. With the market for sustainable products growing, it is incumbent […]

The Hill’s Congress Blog: Proposed Rail Regulations Are Bad for Consumers, Workers and the Environment

Undermining railroad investment is a dangerous risk that could eventually lead to underperformance by railroads, produce financial losses, and increase market shares for the trucking industry. As trucking increases, environmental concerns increase along with congestion and added pollution. Compared to trains, trucks create three times more pollution per ton. By one estimate, taxpayers will face […]

Morning Consult: Stealth Regulations Are Taxing Low-Emissions Transportation

Protecting the environment and consumer prices are two issues that most Americans are concerned about. So it’s not surprising that federal bureaucrats have been purposefully quiet about proposals to impose sweeping new regulations that would hamper the country’s freight railroads — the most environmentally sound way to move freight over land — and do so […]

Investor Business Daily: A War On Science Is Bad Environmental Policy

Environmental regulation must follow science, not blacklist chemicals based on incomplete information. This article discusses how some U.S. state policymakers are blindly importing the worst of the EU’s regulations without scrutinizing the underlying reasoning.  In essence, they are perpetuating policies that damage our economy, hurt consumers, waste energy and cost lives.  To read this article, […]

Real Clear Energy: Efforts to Ban Silicone Hamper Energy and Environmental Goals

This editorial, by Liam Sigaud, discusses how silicone has a profound impact on Americans’ energy use, including the benefits of energy generation from both wind turbines and solar panels. In fact, about 90 percent of solar panels have at least some silicone components, which act as lubricants, sealants, coatings, and insulators. Silicone compounds are also […]

FORBES: Electric Vehicle Goals Ignore Some Scientific Facts and Statistics

With today’s constant discussions surrounding climate change, everyone from politicians to companies are reaching for an easy win — catchy sound bites with short sighted solutions. The latest examples were recent announcements by Volvo and the government of France, both committing to the sole production and use of electric vehicles by 2019 and 2040, respectively. […]

Forbes: Are EV Subsidies Environmentally-Friendly or Welfare for the Rich?

Battery electric vehicles have grown in popularity over the last decade, primarily due to their perceived environmental benefits and tax incentives that steer car buyers away from gas-fueled vehicles. However, empirical evidence suggestions that the array of benefits are far overstated, which means that incentives designed to encourage electric vehicle ownership are having adverse consequences […]

Under the Right Conditions We Can Collaborate

Global warming seems more real. Warming’s consequences are likely to be unhealthy and perhaps destructive to shorelines but there is yet no reliable agreement on the magnitude of warming, its precise causes, and the trajectory of temperatures. Against a background with so many uncertainties, Americans are being asked to unilaterally commit to big sacrifices. The […]

ACI in the Huffington Post: Environmentally-friendly Forests? Well, Just on Paper

Consumers are increasingly seeking sustainable, environmentally-friendly products, including wood and paper products. In fact, many consumers are willing to pay more for eco-labeled goods that come from “well-managed forests.” Often times, that eco-label means that the wood was certified to have met the standards set by one particular international forestry certification organization, the Forest Stewardship […]