About Jonathan H. Harsch, a journalist based in East Greenwich, Rhode Island and Washington, DC. My view is that each of us can help make this planet a better place for everyone. Currently, too much effort remains focused on how much mankind can extract from the planet, regardless of total-impact costs. My goal as a reporter and researcher is to contribute to the health of the planet, thereby enhancing health and well-being not only for those living today but for future generations. Everyone gains from greater environmental understanding and consequently better policies and procedures offering reduced life-cycle cost with greater health benefits, energy efficiency, environmental compatibility, and economic growth.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2017 – Whether it’s whistling in the dark or confidence based on past achievements and bipartisan Senate support, one biofuels policy insider expects biodiesel and other advanced biofuels to continue their rapid growth. That's according to Larry Schafer, founder and CEO of the government relations firm Playmaker Strategies.
How will Trump's Cabinet address energy and climate? -- Jan. 19, 2017 - A major question arising this week during confirmation hearings for Donald Trump's cabinet picks is whether his administration, which takes office on Friday, will accept and act on the scientific consensus that climate change is a clear and present danger - or reflect Trump's climate-change skepticism.
Trump's energy policy to unleash fossil fuels: WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2016 - If you hoped for signals indicating where Trump administration energy policy is headed, you've got plenty. President-elect Donald Trump has made his plans as clear as if they were announced in a flashing neon billboard.
Trump Administration’s Interest in Renewables Boom Is Uncertain. China’s Isn’t: Calling for an end to “the nearly $5 billion per year in federal fossil-fuel subsidies,” Obama concludes that “technology advances and market forces will continue to drive renewable deployment,” and that “it is unlikely that utilities will change course and choose to build coal-fired power plants, which would be more expensive than natural gas plants, regardless of any near-term changes in federal policy.”
Obama bullish on green energy, despite Trump's fossil fuel support: WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - In his final days in the White House, President Obama clearly is determined to do whatever he can to make sure renewable energy continues on its current growth path.