Entries by Guest Blogger

3,500 economists and 27 Nobel laureates: Let’s correct our biggest market failure by taxing carbon

by Bruce Hagen, Citizen’s Climate Lobby What do “Argus” and “Amory” have in common? On April 18th, they both published opinions supporting the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, H.R. 763. In “The True Cost of Carbon”, the Petaluma Argus Courier writes that global climate change is a local issue. “Fires, exacerbated by global warming, […]

Putting the “A” in climate action planning

by Katie Abrams, University of Colorado, Boulder Have you ever wondered whether Climate Action Plans achieve their mission of reducing greenhouse gas emissions? I researched this question, and climate action planning more broadly, for my graduate capstone as an intern with the Center for Climate Protection. Climate Action Plans (CAPs) lay out a vision, strategies, […]

Deep decarbonization plans for Michigan’s utilities, but different paths

by Tracy Samilton, Michigan Radio In 2016, Michigan got an important new tool in the growing effort to limit global heating. The state’s new energy law requires regulated utilities, for the first time, to submit long-term strategic plans that include reducing carbon emissions. The plans are called Integrated Resource Plans, or IRPs. Consumers Energy and […]

Revealed: air pollution may be damaging ‘every organ in the body’

Damian Carrington, The Guardian Air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body, according to a comprehensive new global review. The research shows head-to-toe harm, from heart and lung disease to diabetes and dementia, and from liver problems and bladder cancer to brittle bones and damaged skin. Fertility, foetuses […]

Democrats flesh out Green New Deal with bill to end sales of gas-burning cars by 2040

by Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffpost Just days after carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere hit a level not seen in 800,000 years, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is proposing a bill to completely phase out new gas-burning cars by 2040. The legislation mandates zero-emissions vehicles to make up 50% of new sales by 2030, and ratchets […]