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May21
2019

At CEEPR Workshop, Taxing Carbon is the Name of the Game

Oscar Serpell
Last week, the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research brought together industry leaders, academics, and policy makers for an off-the-record discussion on the future of energy and environmental policy in the U.S.
May07
2019

Clean Energy is an Investment, Not a Cost

Andy Stone
Criticizing renewable energy as high cost misses the point. In an era of climate change, clean energy is an necessary investment in the future.
May07
2019

The Kids Are Alright

Mollie Simon
From Philadelphia to Europe, students are walking out of the classroom and into the streets to stress the urgent need for climate action.
May06
2019

One Future, One Vote

Mark Hughes
The future needs a stronger constituency and younger voters are the solution.
Apr26
2019

Transforming PGW: A Sustainable Model for the Future

Mark Hughes
Kleinman Center Faculty Director Mark Hughes delivers testimony about the sustainability of Philadelphia Gas Works. Carbon neutrality would flip PGW from a dismal future liability to a competitive asset for at least the remainder of the 21st century.
Apr25
2019

Retreat? Not Just a Developing World Problem

Cory Colijn
As rates of sea level rise accelerate, the Netherlands must confront a future that looks very different from today: one that requires the Dutch to redefine their relationship with water.
Apr23
2019

Transitioning to Tomorrow’s Energy Future

Mollie Simon
Do we have the political will to decarbonize our energy systems? Rachel Kyte and others came to Penn to discuss how to make this ambition a reality. 
Apr22
2019

IEA Challenged to Address Limits to Negative Emissions

Andy Stone
Investors advocate for IEA’s World Energy Outlook to push for more climate action and be transparent on the limits to negative emissions.
Apr18
2019

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics: An Opening Ceremony for the Hydrogen Economy

Oscar Serpell
Japan is betting big on hydrogen in the lead-up to the 2020 Olympics. Will this be the moment that hydrogen proves itself to be a viable solution to the energy challenges of the 21st century?
Apr10
2019

Investigating “Superblocks,” Barcelona’s Bid to Take the Streets Back from Cars

David Roberts
Barcelona is taking streets back from cars and creating walkable, mixed-use public spaces, or “superblocks.” Its plan is insanely ambitious. I went to see how it’s going.

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