Entries by Stacey Meinzen

Dark money, secrecy, conflicts of interest, and luxury travel

Republican leaders continue to stay busy advocating against public health and environmental protections, as well as personally enriching themselves. Highlights of the last two weeks: GOP pushes 80 anti-environment riders, dark money rule changes in spending bill EPA Chief’s clean-water rollback shaped by secrecy, luxury travel and handpicked audiences Jeff sessions has a huge conflict […]

Climate Action Training

Do you want to do something about climate change, and want to know where to start? The Center for Climate Protection has an opportunity for you. This fall we are offering training for climate action designed for you to: Build your knowledge, hope, and resolve Connect with like-minded folks, take action, and have an impact […]

More groups line up in support for Senate Cap and Trade bill

Wieckowski’s SB 775 would create a post-2020 framework to meet California’s strict 2030 limits Sacramento – A growing number of statewide and regional organizations in California, representing thousands of members, are lining up in support of SB 775, the Cap and Trade bill unveiled last month by Senator Bob Wieckowski and Senate President Pro Tem […]

Are cities leading on climate?

Since President Trump withdrew from the Paris Accord, we have been hearing a banquet of news about how cities are leading on climate action. The Guardian recently devoted an article to showcasing New York City, Houston, Miami and San Francisco as good examples of climate leadership. According to the article, New York City has already […]

Solar manufacturers versus installers – who wins and loses with tariffs?

The below article by Eric Wesoff and Stephen Lacey of Greentech Media points to the tension between the solar panel manufacturing industry and the solar installation industry in the U.S. Solar installers in the U.S. benefit greatly from cheaper imported panels, while U.S. manufacturers may suffer, creating pressure to implement a tariff.  Solar costs are hitting […]