About a year ago, I blogged about the fossil fuel divestment movement at universities, arguing that it is unlikely to have any effect, and that even if it did it … Continue Reading What’s a University to do about Climate Change?
Many of us carbon nerds remember President Clinton’s 1997 remarks announcing that an agreement had been reached at the climate negotiations in Kyoto, Japan. The speech was full of hope … Continue Reading Clinton (well Gore) went to Kyoto. Obama went to Beijing.
The release of the IPCC Synthesis Report earlier this month underscores the need for swift and aggressive action to combat climate change. With the shifting control of Congress, answering that … Continue Reading Cross-state power flows complicate the Clean Power Plan
Debates over carbon pricing policies tend to focus on the costs imposed on firms and households. When a carbon tax or cap and trade program is introduced, firms see energy-related … Continue Reading The multibillion dollar question: How to spend carbon revenues?
Some of us occasionally feel the urge to turn off the kitchen/porch/office light as our small step towards addressing global climate change. A Berkeley PhD student – Gavin McCormick – … Continue Reading Want to Schedule Your Electricity Use to Reduce Pollution? Here’s How
I have read a number of news stories about air pollution in the major Chinese cities recently. A soupy smog of particulates, ozone, sulfur and nitrogen oxides hangs over Beijing, … Continue Reading Will Smog in China Spur Climate Solutions?
You know this already, but let’s review: Climate change is a global emissions problem. California produces about 1% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Over the next few decades, the … Continue Reading It’s Time to Refocus California’s Climate Strategy