iOS app Android app

Carbonpollution

US Power Sector Carbon Pollution Standards Matter: Global Implications

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Some commentators' logic essentially boils down to two false perspectives -- that U.S. cuts in its power sector emissions don't matter in the context of global efforts to address climate change and that the rest of the world, particularly China and India, isn't doing anything to curb their pollution. Both assumptions are wrong.

To Begin to Negotiate a New Legal Agreement or Not?

Jake Schmidt | Posted 02.04.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Each country can make strong shifts which will ensure that Durban defines a clear mandate to negotiate a new legally binding agreement in the immediate future. Let's hope they take this opportunity and help the world move forward to address global warming.

Video Blog, Durban Day 4 - Countries Starting to Draw Lines in the Sand

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The U.S. must show leadership by helping craft a path to get a new legal agreement, not throw up barriers at the outset. They need to ensure that they aren't allergic to the meal that is served, but they can't demand that everything on the menu meet their tastes at the outset.

What Must Global Warming Negotiations in South Africa Accomplish?

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

In Durban, countries must be able to "walk and chew gum," while starting to sprint towards solutions that deliver low-carbon energy and reduced deforestation.

Congress Should Not Try to Stop the Europeans From Controlling Aviation's Carbon Pollution

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Why would a reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have anything to say about the steps that Europe is taking to reduce ca...

China and Germany Race Ahead of the U.S. in Clean Energy Investments

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

China invested $54.4 billion on clean energy in 2010, $20 billion more than the U.S., according to the latest report from Pew Charitable Trusts and Bl...

President Obama's Trip Through Latin America Is an Important Opportunity to Advance Action on Global Warming

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

President Obama could leave his trip through Latin America with tangible progress on actions to address global warming. There are some real actions in Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador that could help.

U.S. Will Lose Out if We Cut International Climate Funding

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

U.S. funding for adaptation helps to reduce this risk by making countries less vulnerable to the impacts of global warming.

The Three Biggest Honkers from Senator Murkowski and Her Supporters

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

They say truth is the first casualty in war. Senator Murkowski is leading a war to destroy the Clean Air Act as a tool to combat climate change.

Senate Climate and Energy Bill Boosts U.S. Manufacturing

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

In the quest for 60 votes for climate and energy legislation, one essential group is a manufacturing caucus of about a dozen Senators, led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH).