The EPA’s move to slash emissions from coal plants has climate activists feeling optimistic. But the new rules won't go over easy, and as top environmental groups gird for battle, Hewlett has their back.
Funders worried about climate change have a lot on their plates right now. Well, here's another high-stakes corner of the climate fight that's attracting grant money: curbing methane gas emissions.Read More
Philanthropy's "war on coal" has a lot of different battle fronts, with many local nonprofit advocates leading the charge—supported by funders who have their back. Look at Hewlett's funding in Nevada.Read More
Philanthropy has played a major role in the "war on coal," and with that battle entering a new phase as rules on coal plants face fierce political pushback, funders like Hewlett are writing some big checks.Read More
As more foundations divest, and the dynamic changes, funders may face a choice: Earn kudos for being on the vanguard? Or take fire for lagging behind, yet eventually end up in the same place anyway?Read More
The Keystone Pipeline has been the subject of much debate and political wrangling over the past few years. Developing Alberta’s Athabasca Oil Sands would lead to numerous environmental issues including deforestation, water pollution, and increased greenhouse gas emissions. Several major foundations have been funding grants targeting the development of Canada's oil sands.Read More
China is the world’s fastest growing economy – and its most coal dependent. Its contribution to global climate change is undeniably substantial, as are the other side effects of its growing economy. Fortunately, over the past few years, organizations like the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation have supported several grants to green China's economy.Read More