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Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Distributed Solar PV

November 25, 2014 by Schalk Cloete
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Solar PV Internal Costs

This article will gather some data about TEC community views on the global average internalized cost of distributed solar PV energy. Please add your opinion so we can gather a statistically significant sample and get a meaningful indication of the consensus (or lack thereof).[read more]

Two Views on Mitigation Economics

November 18, 2014 by David Hone
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The annual Forum held by the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change is always an interesting event, and the recent Forum held in Boston was no exception thanks to a discussion on two very different approaches to triggering the necessary mitigation of carbon dioxide emissions.[read more]

Two Important Errors in the Fossil Fuel Divestment Debate: A Response to Robert Stavins

November 10, 2014 by Benjamin Franta
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Is climate change a moral crusade? Robert Stavins argues that climate change is fundamentally a scientific, economic, and political challenge, and that viewing climate change as a moral crusade may increase the political polarization surrounding the topic. Does this package of arguments hold water?[read more]

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Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Offshore Wind

October 28, 2014 by Schalk Cloete
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Costs of Offshore Wind Energy

This article will gather some data about TEC community views on the global average internalized cost of offshore wind energy. Please add your opinion so we can gather a statistically significant sample and get a meaningful indication of the consensus (or lack thereof).[read more]

The Most Interesting Climate Policy Debate You Haven't Heard Of

May 27, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Climate Policy Debate

It occurred last June between two groups of conservatives. On the do-nothing side were well-known climate-science deniers, James Taylor of Heartland and David Kreutzer of Heritage Foundation. On the other side was R Street senior fellow Andrew Moylan with former GOP congressman Bob Inglis.[read more]

The 97%: Watch John Oliver's Hilarious 'Statistically Representative Climate Change Debate'

May 14, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Climate Change Debate and Consensus

Some 97 out of 100 actively publishing climate scientists agree with the overwhelming evidence that humans are causing global warming. The challenge for the media is how to accurately reflect that consensus. One way NOT to do it is to give equal time to climate science deniers.[read more]

In Colorado, Local Fracking Debate Holds National Implications

May 12, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

Colorado Fracking Debate

An oil and gas boom over the past decade saw wells creep closer to the metropolitan areas along Colorado’s Front Range, a heavily populated area that includes Denver and Boulder, and with it, growing public anger over the extraction process.[read more]

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Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Oil

March 3, 2014 by Schalk Cloete
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Internized Oil Costs

This article will gather some data about TEC community views on the global average internalized cost of oil. Please chip in with your opinion so that we can gather a statistically significant sample size and get a meaningful indication of the current consensus (or lack thereof).[read more]

Keystone XL Pipeline Update: And So It Begins ...

February 4, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia
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Although the Keystone XL pipeline has yet to receive full presidential approval, the southern leg of the pipeline (referred to as the Gulf Coast line) has already become active. On January 22, crude oil began flowing from Cushing, Oklahoma to refineries in Texas.[read more]