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Louisiana Takes Adaptation Seriously — Evidence Of A Tipping Point In Belief In Climate Change?
The public-private partnership Louisiana Strategies for Future Environments just released a report so stark in its conclusions that
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31 May 2019
Whatever Happened To The Conservative Belief In Markets?
After receiving an analysis showing that shutting the Jim Bridger and Naughton coal-fired electric generating plants in Wyoming would save ratepayers money...
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14 May 2019
Citizen Plaintiffs Lose A Climate Suit — Let Me Count The Ways (Video)
Yesterday, Judge Paul Diamond dismissed climate litigation brought by the Clean Air Council and two minor plaintiffs. Like the Juliana case in Oregon, the plaintiffs argued that the government
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28 Feb 2019
PFAS Concerns – Real Hazard Or Just Outrage?
Concern about the impacts of Poly- and Perflouroalkyl Substances is extensive and growing. Without seeking to downplay the potential risks from PFAS exposure,
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22 Feb 2019
More On The Green New Deal: Nukes, Hydro, And A Carbon Tax Aren't Dead Yet
Neither would it preclude use of market-based approaches towards regulating carbon.
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13 Feb 2019
Carbon Free Boston — Or How To Save The World In A Few Easy Steps
Boston's Green Ribbon Commission has just released Carbon Free Boston, which outlines a pathway to a carbon-free city by 2050.
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5 Feb 2019
Americans Are Increasingly Sure About Climate Change: That Appears To Include DOD
Two reports crossed my desk this week that, together, made me wonder if we're finally nearing the tipping point on climate change belief in the United States.
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28 Jan 2019
Who Needs A Carbon Tax When We Can Raise the Real Estate Excise Tax?
Though my friends in the real estate industry may not be happy, I think that this is a fine idea.
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24 Jan 2019
Is RGGI For Transportation About To Happen? All Will Be Revealed In 2019
On Tuesday, nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Transportation Climate Initiative – notably not yet including New York – announced that they:
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2 Jan 2019
"Managed Retreat?" — Once More, Scientists Fail To Consult With Branding Specialists
wo seemingly unrelated adaptation stories caught my eye last week. The first involved efforts by the California Coastal Commission to provide guidance on "Residential Adaptation" to climate change.
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13 Dec 2018
Coming Soon To A Major City Near You — Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Video)
Members of the New York City Council have introduced a proposal to impose mandatory building energy efficiency standards.
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11 Dec 2018
The National Climate Assessment Projects Major Economic Impacts. The President Doesn't Believe It. Must Not Be True.
Last week, the government released the Fourth National Climate Assessment. Not surprisingly, it's largely consistent with the prior assessments.
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30 Nov 2018
Deja Vu All Over Again — The Trump Administration Refuses To Provide "Good Reasons" For Its Change In Course On Keystone XL
The Department possesses the authority to give more weight to energy security in 2017 than it had in 2015.
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15 Nov 2018
The UCS Wants To Preserve Existing Nuclear Plants — You Know That Means The Climate Situation Must Be Dire
Anti-nuke greens should chill for a moment before committing harakiri.
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14 Nov 2018
A Mixed Bag For Climate Litigation Plaintiffs
Last week there were two court decisions on cases in which groups of citizens are seeking court orders requiring the government to act on climate change. The biggest news was that the Supreme Court
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9 Nov 2018
The Rubber Begins To Hit The Road On Adaptation
I gave up some time ago on the idea that focusing on adaption was just a means of weaseling out of necessary measures to mitigate climate change.
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7 Nov 2018
A Short Rant Concerning Transportation Sector GHG Emissions
The Energy Information Administration today released CO2 emissions numbers through 2016.
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6 Nov 2018
A Carbon Tax Twofer. A Meat Tax? No, Sir.
It's probably not news that the immediate prospects for a carbon tax aren't great.
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31 Oct 2018
We May Not Always Have Paris, But Perhaps We Can Do Better Than Paris (Video)
Earlier this week, the Climate Leadership Council released an analysis demonstrating that the "Baker Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan" would result in greater reductions in greenhouse gas emissions than the US committed to attaining under the 2015 Paris agreement.
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14 Sep 2018
EPA Proposes To Replace The Clean Power Plan. How About A Proposal To Replace Its Benefits?
EPA has finally released its proposed replacement for the Clean Power Plan, dubbed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule.
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29 Aug 2018
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