In the time since the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was first passed into law in 2005 (and later expanded in 2007), domestic biofuels production has risen and renewable fuels have increased as a percentage of the total U.S. transportation fuels supply.
- Iran has enriched uranium in a next generation IR-5 centrifuge that, under the interim Joint Plan of Action, should likely have remained inactive.
- Iran has also failed to convert roughly 1,000 kilogram of 3.5 percent enriched uranium into uranium oxide, as also required by the Joint Plan of Action.
Thirteen years ago, the 9/11 attacks spurred the most significant reorganization of the U.S. intelligence community since 1947. This seismic shift saw the creation of: an entire Cabinet department, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); a new coordinating agency for the U.S.
One of the challenges that defined contribution (DC) plan participants face is how to turn their savings into income that will last through the end of their lives. Annuities can be good tools to help retirees manage the risk of outliving their savings – but DC plan participants usually do not annuitize their savings.
Harry Baumgarten contributed to this post.
In 2014, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) launched the Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings, led by former Senator Kent Conrad and WL Ross & Co. Vice Chairman Jim Lockhart. The commission will consider and make recommendations regarding Social Security, pensions, defined contribution (DC) savings vehicles, strategies to generate lifetime income and other factors that affect retirement security.
Coming down from an exciting campaign, all that’s left to discuss is how poorly Americans participated. It has become an almost expected epilogue to our elections; turnout is bad relative to how good we used to be at it, as well as how unfavorably we compare to other democracies in the world.
The Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders’ summit in Brisbane, Australia will meet from November 15-16 to consider a variety of issues, including a proposal released today by the Financial Stability Board (FSB)1 to put in place a new international failure resolution regime designed to address the too-big-to-fail challenge posed by the largest global banks.
Since our inception in January of 2014, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Nuclear Waste Initiative has been gathering input regionally on what communities and nuclear waste experts share as common goals and challenges to addressing the country’s nuclear waste issue. We seek to address these challenges with innovative solutions to which the disparate interests who are concerned about nuclear waste can all agree.