New on the Blog
- One price fits all: Maryland’s strategy for containing hospital costs.
- More drivers, more driving: VMT trends 2016.
- Bleeding Kansas: What Congress should learn from my home state’s tax experiment.
- It’s time to build a better grid in Puerto Rico.
- Should the MBTA have a ridership goal? It depends.
- Voting from my couch: How voting by mail can lower barriers to voting.
- Maine lawmakers dim the promise of solar energy.
- The latest state battles against rooftop solar.
- Doing right by the right whale: Why Atlantic seismic testing is just plain wrong.
- Rental rooftops: A missed opportunity for solar energy.
- Monsanto’s influence on the glyphosate debate.
- Floating wind turbines could unlock some of America’s best renewable energy resources.
- Taxes might be painful, but filing them doesn’t have to be.
- Compact development is a greener way for Austin to grow.
Current Event: Resources related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
The Environmental Benefits of a Compact and Connected Austin
Austin, Texas, is experiencing explosive population growth and increasing suburban sprawl. Growing Greener reviews academic and other literature on the environmental benefits and potential impacts of compact development, finding that well-designed compact development can deliver tangible benefits for Austin’s environment – reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, curbing the flow of polluted runoff into streams and lakes, and protecting natural areas and agricultural lands.
New Report: Older Consumers in the Financial Marketplace
Older Consumers in the Financial Marketplace highlights the importance of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a link in the senior safety net, thanks to its work protecting older consumers from predatory financial behavior. In analyzing more than 72,000 financial complaint narratives submitted by older consumers to the bureau, we found that older Americans have suffered considerable financial harm from mortgage companies, debt collectors and all three major credit reporting companies – Equifax, Experian and Transunion.