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Energy Quote of the Day: Big Oil Addresses Climate Change

February 19, 2015 by Edward Dodge
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Big Oil and Climate Change

This speech is important. Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden says that it is time for the oil industry to join the debate over climate change. Shell has long advocated for a price on carbon, but in a speech Thursday in London he took the message farther.[read more]

Taking Action on Climate Change is Good Business Strategy

February 3, 2015 by Jason Ye

A new C2ES report highlights lessons that would be useful for businesses, companies, and policymakers as more states and countries consider adopting carbon pricing to spur innovative technologies and cut emissions at the lowest possible cost.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Lower Oil Prices will Make it More Difficult to Achieve Climate-Change Goals'

February 1, 2015 by Edward Dodge
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Oil Prices and Climate Action

The Saudis have stated that their goal in maintaining current oil output and export volumes has been to protect market share against foreign rivals. The Saudi’s rivals are not limited to other oil producers though, they are also striving to undermine clean energy technologies and climate change policies.[read more]

Climate and Renewable Trends for 2015

January 29, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

Energy Trends in 2015

Continued global job creation in the renewable energy sector, the increasing political clout of US renewable energy businesses, China's efforts to cut CO2 emissions and the evolution of global energy markets increasingly away from fossil fuels should provide plenty of opportunity for continued progress in 2015.[read more]

The Path to a Safe Climate Goes Through India

January 26, 2015 by Durwood Zaelke
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India and Climate Change Action

It seems fitting that NASA scientists announced that 2014 was the hottest year on record immediately before Prime Minister Modi and President Obama meet in India. Because they have a unique opportunity to set the world on a path to address more than half of the projected global warming through mid-century.[read more]

2014 Year in Review: 3 Breakthroughs that Tip the Scales for Climate Action

December 6, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange
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Climate Action Breakthroughs

As the year draws to a close, I’m grateful for three climate breakthroughs that give me hope that we can turn the corner toward a stable climate. And I’m thankful to my colleagues who determined how we can actually see global greenhouse emissions peak, level off, and begin to decline.[read more]

People's Climate March: What’s the Impact?

October 11, 2014 by Johannes Urpelainen

While the energy and enthusiasm at the People's Climate March was great, the reason for the march was that we want to see more ambitious policies. The march itself does not reduce emissions, but it may draw more attention to climate change and send a signal to decision-makers that action is required.[read more]

Emerging Consensus on Next Round of International Action on Climate Change

June 17, 2014 by Jake Schmidt

Another round of preparatory negotiations for the Paris 2015 climate agreement have concluded in Bonn, Germany. Each session always brings its ups and down, disagreements over a procedural issue, and a bit of posturing (after all this is a negotiation).[read more]

Science is Science, but Indifference Trumps All

June 13, 2014 by Lou Grinzo
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Can you think of anything more revelatory, more condemning of a broad population, than their consistently putting their own short-term gratification ahead of the well being of the world’s children, including their own? Perhaps we need a term for such willful indifference.[read more]

Science, Extraordinary Conclusions, and Entering the Metricene

November 13, 2013 by Lou Grinzo
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Naomi Klein recently authored an article about how science is telling us all to revolt. It’s a perfect example of the kind of unsettling, yet incredibly hard to refute, piece that has been appearing more and more often from climate communicators.[read more]

The Science Is Clear: The IPCC Report and the Need for Climate Action

September 28, 2013 by Frances Beinecke
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Climate Change Science and the IPCC

The IPCC has released its latest assessment of what science is telling us about the state of our planet. Researchers are more certain than ever that humans are causing climate change and that some of its most dangerous impacts are accelerating faster than expected.[read more]