Seven EU member states – Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, and Poland – issued their first Digital Green Certificates on June 1. The policy is set to go into effect in all 27 EU countries on July 1.
Underscoring its commitment to renewable energy in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the administration of President Joe Biden fast-tracked the approval of a giant solar power project on federal land in the southern California desert on May 3.
Eager to make use of their narrow, but still potentially powerful, majorities in the House and Senate, congressional Democrats are pursuing an assortment of legislative options aimed at tightening the federal government’s grip on health care.
An alternative approach, one that could also be applied to future pandemics, would be to lower the cost of the externality, rather than just trying to limit activities that lead to transmission of the virus.
A provision in President Joe Biden’s Executive Order (EO) 14008, titled “Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs, and Restore Scientific Integrity across the Federal Government,” promises to recast the nation’s conservation practices for decades to come.
Section 216 of the January 27 EO calls on the United States to “achieve the goal of preserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.”