Trump worked to make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill on federal land. The time to get a permit to drill, for example, dropped by more than half. The administration also got rid of so-called master leasing plans, an Obama policy designed to manage drilling in sensitive areas such as national parks. On the campaign trail, Biden said that he would put new fossil leases and permits on federal land on hold on his first day in office, moving forward with new development only if it’s consistent with climate goals. The administration can also begin the review of any prior leases and permits to cancel any that were improperly issued. … [Read more...] about 7 climate actions that Biden could take on his first day
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Herman Miller did not respond to a request for comment on its supply chains by the time of a publication, but a spokesperson for the company directed me to its Supplier Code of Conduct, which stipulates that the company expects its suppliers to treat their workers “fairly in accordance with local laws and regulations,” including that they do not use forced labor, child labor, or harsh, inhumane treatment and abuse, and they must provide wages and working hours that meet laws. … [Read more...] about This Herman Miller face mask is designed to fight modern slavery
But keeping a boiler boiling or emergency exit lights illuminated is different from air conditioning dozens of floors of empty offices to maintain a temperate 70 degrees all day long. Robin says that the only way that contractually set electricity practices can adapt to an unusual circumstance such as this pandemic is for tenants and owner-operators to be in contact and agree to make adjustments. This, he says, is already happening, especially in bigger buildings and among larger tenants. … [Read more...] about Empty office buildings are still devouring energy. Why?