Blog: 2018

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Sep17
2018

Climate Policy Won’t Work Without Considering Labor

Posted by Steve Viscelli

Why we must engage workers in the climate change conversation.

Sep14
2018

EPA's Clean Power Plan Replacement Could Be Vulnerable In Courts

Posted by Andy Stone
The success of Trump's climate policy may come down to a ruling on whether the EPA has authority over carbon.
 
Sep13
2018

California: The Climate Leadership We Need

Posted by Oscar Serpell

California just set some pretty big emissions targets for itself. If progress towards these targets is made, California will quickly become the example the climate world so desperately needs.

Sep11
2018

The Climate Under Kavanaugh

Posted by Mollie Simon
How Judge Kavanaugh and Justice Kennedy differ on the Clean Power Plan.
Sep06
2018

How a Deepening Natural Gas Market Affects Europe

Posted by Anna Mikulska

LNG won't dominate conventional gas any time soon, but it is a major force in building energy security.

Aug28
2018

Texas Sea Wall Shows Inadequate Disclosure on Climate Risk

Posted by Christina Simeone

Are companies along the Gulf Coast being honest with investors about climate change risks?

Aug22
2018

Not an ACE for Coal

Posted by Christina Simeone

Trump's Affordable Clean Energy rule may keep some old coal plants running, but it won't bring back coal.

Aug16
2018

An International Investment Treaty Could Jump-Start Sustainable Development

Posted by Oscar Serpell

The Stockholm Treaty Lab contest has awarded prizes to two model investment treaties that could open new possibilities for international cooperation on renewable energy.

Aug15
2018

Beating the Authoritarian Playbook on Climate Change

Posted by Mark Alan Hughes

What if President Trump embraced the climate crisis as a way to assert an authoritarian regime? Mark Alan Hughes envisions a scenario where energy independence and anti-immigration policies are pursued in the name of climate protection.

Aug02
2018

The Sand-Climate Nexus

Posted by Oscar Serpell

We need sand to protect our coastlines from sea-level rise, but we also need sand for our most effective emissions mitigation efforts.

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