Policy Point of the Day Archive

May 24, 2019

A Credit Suisse Research Institute study has estimated that the number of US billionaires has grown from 490 in 2010 to 747 in 2018.

May 23, 2019

Keystone Partnership has calculated that trees strategically placed around buildings can reduce A/C needs by 30%, saving anywhere from 20%-50% in energy used for heating. The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.

May 22, 2019

According to US Customs and Border Protection, the US border annually has 400 million travelers, $2.3 billion worth of trade and almost 30 million trucks, rail cars and cargo containers.

May 20, 2019

Debt.org has calculated that 70% of 2017 graduates left college with student loan debt with an average debt of $39,400.

May 17, 2019

Keystone Partnership has calculated that planting a single street tree can generate over $90,000 in economic benefits in the lifetime of the tree. Trees contribute to longer pavement life because they reduce the expansion and contraction of asphalt with their heating and cooling benefits.