Gov. Whitmer signs ‘clean slate’ criminal justice reform bills that will break housing and employment barriers

Christel Deskins

Hundreds of thousands of Michiganders could be eligible to have their records expunged now that Whitmer has signed the bipartisan bills. DETROIT — On Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 4980-4985 and 5120 reforming Michigan’s criminal expungement laws. Now, it’s much easier for people who have committed certain felonies […]

Bureaucrats forced to come clean on consulting spend

Christel Deskins

A consolidated panel should reduce the cost of tendering for consultancies but will also inject uncertainty into the process for firms. It is expected to reduce administration and tendering efforts across departments and increase transparency through improved data and reporting. The new reporting requirements will begin by July 2021, starting […]

Global research on clean energy must go on

Christel Deskins

* Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. With a relatively small investment, renewables and low-carbon tech have come a long way – but the journey to net-zero has only just begun Mission Innovation (MI), the international government clean-technology […]

House Passes Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act

Christel Deskins

Friday, September 25, 2020 Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act , by a vote of 220-185.  The legislation combines a series of bills that would authorize new research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) initiatives at the Department of Energy (DOE) across each […]

How to do clean energy innovation right

Christel Deskins

“Innovation” is a fraught concept in climate politics. For years, it was used as a kind of fig leaf to cover for delaying tactics, as though climate progress must wait on some kind of technological breakthrough or miracle. That left climate advocates with an enduring suspicion toward the notion, and […]

Volery Capital Partners Announces Growth Equity Investment in Leading Clean Energy Focused Asset Manager, Sustainable Development Capital LLP

Christel Deskins

Volery Capital Partners (“Volery”), a private equity firm based in Greenwich, CT, today announced that it has completed a growth equity investment in Sustainable Development Capital LLP (“SDCL” or the “Company”). SDCL is a leading clean energy investment, project development and advisory asset management business headquartered in London. Under the […]

How Much Investment Is Needed For A Clean Energy Future?

Christel Deskins

Aerial view of solar power plant with California Poppies growing between panels, outside of … [+] Lancaster area of Southern California. (Photo by: Visions of America/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Across America the wind is shifting towards a cleaner energy […]

Volvo CE Adopts Clean Product Branding

Christel Deskins

The switch to shorter and less complicated product names represents Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) much wider ambition to look beyond the product to a more holistic site overview. New and updated Volvo branded products will now be tagged with just the product type and size on its side — […]