Gabrielle Giffords made a compelling plea at the Senate hearings on gun control today, but the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre is also partly right: Banning guns won’t address a pervasive culture of violence that doesn't distinguish between real and virtual violence.
The acquisition of A123 Systems Inc. by China-based Wanxiang Group Corp. passed its last official hurdle with the authorization by the US government. The approval comes despite concerns that the A123 Systems deal would expose sensitive energy technology to Chinese authorities.
Chuck Hagel is President Obama's pick as the next secretary of defense. The former Republican senator's views on climate change and national security could bode well for clean-tech advocates.
Energy innovation policy is often misrepresented as only research, Stepp writes, or largely ignored by advocates to support rigid economic doctrines or policy goals that divert attention from addressing climate change.