The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday released the final version of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which mandates a 32 percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector by 2030. The final rule is broadly similar to the original proposal from June 2014. However, there are some key […]
Below is an excerpt from a CCNF debate between Bob Inglis — former Republican Representative (SC, ’93-’99,...
Below are a set of excerpts from a CCNF virtual session with Ben Franta, PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at the...
Last month Pope Francis released Laudato Si, a papal encyclical devoted to environmental issues. The document combines...
One of the downsides of working in policy is that you end up hearing the same arguments over and over again. So I was excited to read Oren Cass’ recent piece in City Journal, “The Carbon Tax Charade,” which at least develops a new angle on arguments against a carbon […]Read more ›
“Symbols matter, because they signal our intent, and they invite other people to join in our intent.” – Naomi Oreskes, Professor, Harvard University. Almost 20 years have gone by since that confident moment in Kyoto when leaders of nearly all the planet’s nations signed on to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the […]Read more ›
It is looking increasingly likely, but not a given, that a reference to global net-zero emissions or even a specific goal to achieve net-zero emissions by a certain date (e.g. end of the century) will appear in the climate deal that is expected to emerge from the Paris COP at […]Read more ›
I drafted a new Clean Air Act for the nation’s review and consideration (see “The Clean Air and Climate Change Act of 2015“). The Act adds greenhouse gases and removes 50-75% of the redundancy and unnecessary complexity that has developed in the current air quality management system.Read more ›
The calls for climate action are becoming louder and bolder as the weeks continue to countdown towards COP21 in Paris. Perhaps none have been as bold as the recent call by The B Team for governments to commit to a global goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and […]Read more ›
The global energy system works on timescales of decades rather years. When considering the changes required in managing the climate issue, the short to medium term takes us to 2050 and the long term is 2100! As such, drawing long term conclusions based on a 2050 outlook raises validity issues. […]Read more ›