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In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama announced a suite of policies and programs designed to combat climate change. The President’s discussion of energy efficiency as a key...

Though Texas has greater solar energy potential than any other state in the nation, it is ranked just 13th in total solar energy installations. The solar energy facilities that have been installed in the state...

How refreshing it was last night to hear President Obama in his State of the Union address explicitly call for a "fix-it first" policy for the nation's transportation infrastructure.

In the years since 2008, cash-strapped state governments have had to make painful cuts in education, police, fire, and other critical public services to balance their budgets. While our depressed economy is partly to blame,...

The Los Angeles Times recently ran a story highlighting yet another example of how irrationally and unpredictably expensive health care can be. What the story didn’t mention is how states might go about encouraging health...

Even by TTI's own methodology, the congestion picture looks far better than it was a few years ago.

Today, Maine – one of the states that has lagged behind in transparency – launched Open Checkbook , officially joining the ranks of states that provide recipient-specific government spending information in a user-friendly database.

The amount of solar energy in Ohio, for example, increased 27-fold between 2009 and 2011. However, Ohio recently missed a landmark opportunity to become a national solar energy leader by building what would have been...

Although China's coal consumption is now greater than that of the rest of the world combined, there are many things we can do in the United States to help push our largest trade partner toward...

Georgia is one of the few states that discloses the user fees collected by public assets such as toll roads. This disclosure empowers citizens to participate in important budgetary decisions, and it's time for other...

What happens if those “heuristics and biases” that are so determinative of transportation behavior change? In Transportation and the New Generation , we hypothesized – based on some scattershot but fairly consistent survey data –...

Rather than endlessly rehash the environmental movement’s signature moment of defeat, wouldn’t it be amazing if noted political scientists and big-time environmental thinkers focused as much energy on figuring out what has gone right in...

Thanks to a new policy announced by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in January, the city of Los Angeles is set to see its capacity to generate pollution-free solar power dramatically expand...

The most rational choice for the federal government would be to shift resources away from new highway projects toward initiatives to repair existing highways, expand access to transit and passenger rail, and create new transportation...

Many college towns have long been bastions of bike travel, but the dramatic increase in bike commuting in many of those towns suggests that there is still room to grow, and that efforts to promote...

In 2012, Frontier Group helped citizens and decision-makers react to rapidly shifting circumstances. Our work this year put us at the cutting edge of debates that will shape America’s future.

Four years ago, the work of reforming the American health care system to provide affordable, quality health care to more Americans hadn’t started. Today, thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), it...

It is the startling magnitude of the decline in driving among young people, however, that adds the greatest number of “known unknowns” to the mix.

Generating electricity from wind doesn’t produce global warming pollution, add to air pollution or consume water—a sharp contrast with generating electricity at coal and natural gas power plants. Wind Power for a Cleaner America tallies...

Each order for a cheesesteak, french fries, or funnel cake adds to the Northeast’s fuel supply, thanks to the innovative work by companies such as Tri-State Biodiesel. The New York-based company collects 250,000 gallons of...

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