Natural gas is being touted as a “game changer” and a “bridge to a low carbon economy.” It is an abundant, made-in-America energy source. It is about half as carbon … Continue Reading Natural gas: Not all it’s fracked up to be?
“Cutting carbon pollution from power plants” is the first item on President Obama’s 2013 Climate Action Plan. The first milestone in this effort involves setting carbon dioxide emissions standards for … Continue Reading Much ado about nothing?
Last week, the Washington Post reported that solar panels are being installed on the White House roof. Or, more accurately, re-installed. Jimmy Carter installed a solar thermal system on this roof … Continue Reading Solar panels (and energy efficiency) at the White House
When President Obama blocked approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to transport oil from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast back in 2012, the Canadian government took notice. The Foreign … Continue Reading British Columbia says no to iconic pipeline. Should Obama follow suit?
Last week brought some sobering news from the Mauna Loa Observatory where the Keeling family has been dutifully recording atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide since 1958. On May 9, measured … Continue Reading 400 ppm and the rising cost of climate change
Last week, President Obama nominated Gina McCarthy to be the new EPA administrator. If confirmed, McCarthy will be looking to break ground with new carbon dioxide regulations for power plants … Continue Reading With cross-state cap-and-trade, challenges await the next EPA administrator
In a couple of weeks, California will hold the first auction of greenhouse gas emissions permits. This auction is notable and newsworthy as it effectively sets in motion the world’s … Continue Reading Pricing Carbon in California : A Complicated Problem with No Simple Solution