A bumpy ride: How autonomous transportation could change land use policy.

-Matt Segal, Vice President

Autonomous vehicles (AV) are already remaking the transportation landscape in America. At this point, few would be surprised to hear it. Deployment of AV technology has rapidly moved from theoretical to reality.

We’re already seeing self-driving Volvos and freight trucks in Arizona, test AVs from GM’s Cruise Automation roaming the […]

By | 2018-04-04T18:34:46+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

Despite Everything, Author Tom Friedman Says He’s an Optimist

-Mark Drury, Senior Director

Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman made his way to Nashville to promote his new book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to the Future in An Age of Acceleration, and in a one-hour lecture jam-packed […]

By | 2018-02-15T18:16:30+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

Clean Line Partners with Calvert Street, Sees Wind Energy Potential

-Mark Drury, Senior Director

It would appear the development of new renewable energy technology and Wall Street’s embrace of low-carbon energy markets is outstripping the ability of policymakers in the U.S. to see fundamental change coming.

This week, two significant stories rolled out which give an indication of […]

By | 2017-09-14T17:05:43+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Organization is Key for Pipeline Battles

Ask someone their opinion on natural gas, and you’ll receive a range of answers. To some, natural gas is the fuel of the future. To others, since it flows from a pipeline, natural gas might as well be oil’s little brother. And to some folks, including in the energy industry, natural gas is often referred […]

By | 2017-08-30T18:45:41+00:00 August 30th, 2017|

Diop Harris joins growing DC office

Diop Harris, who comes to Calvert Street Group from the Maine Democratic Party as a field organizer for the “Hillary for President-Maine” campaign is the newest campaign field director for our Washington, DC office.

Before his graduation from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Public Policy,  Harris served as an intern for the Environmental Protection […]

By | 2017-08-18T20:17:10+00:00 August 18th, 2017|

Calvert Street carries the message of renewable energy

A cover article in New York magazine posted July 10 is causing significant buzz in the the energy industry. In the magazine, writer David Wallace-Well argues the ship has sailed when it comes to mitigating the human-generated influences of climate change. Wallace-Well contends many climate change scientists are focused on rising sea levels and shifts in […]

By | 2017-07-27T06:38:53+00:00 July 14th, 2017|

How NIMBYs Killed a San Bernardino Solar Farm

About a year ago, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to reject a proposal for a 3 square mile solar power plant near the famous Joshua Tree National Park.

The project, proposed by Regenerate Power, would have created around 200 construction jobs, and 53 full time positions at the power plant. After nine […]

By | 2017-07-27T06:33:14+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

Rep. Jim Cooper: treat your political intake like calories

Representative Jim Cooper (d-TN5) admitted that not many people want to hear about the state of politics in Washington, DC these days. In fact, he joked, most people tend to turn away when the subject of the federal government comes up. But the long-time member of Congress spoke to the Nashville Rotary Club on 3/13 […]

By | 2017-07-29T03:08:23+00:00 March 21st, 2017|