President Obama Says Global Warming Harms U.S. National Security

May 28, 2015 by Henry Auer

President Barack Obama addressed the graduating class at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on May 20, 2015. A major theme in his remarks was that the worldwide effects of global warming negatively impact the security of the United States in its military preparedness and military operations.[read more]

Obama and Modi's Opportunity to Strengthen U.S.-India Clean Energy and Climate Cooperation

January 19, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

India and U.S. and Climate Cooperation

President Barack Obama heads to India to celebrate Republic Day on January 26th with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Climate change and clean energy are priority areas of discussion as the two leaders meet during this unprecedented second visit to India by a U.S. president.[read more]

US and India Progress on Long-Missed Opportunity: Increasing Clean Energy Access

October 3, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

India Clean Energy Access

Meeting in Washington, DC this week, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made important commitments for U.S.-India partnership, with joint announcements by the US and India supporting the expansion of off-grid clean energy in India.[read more]

Summit Tackles India's Sustainable Energy Goals

October 2, 2014 by Christina Nunez

In India, 300 million people still lack access to electricity. Coal, which currently accounts for 59% of India’s power capacity, will help meet that demand. But India’s quest to meet its energy needs occurs against the backdrop of increasing international pressure for nations to act on climate change.[read more]

Mixed Reactions to Obama's Climate Change Speech

June 29, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

Obama Climate Change Speech

President Obama’s speech on Tuesday had its fair share of twists and turns, and arguably presented the most extensive groundwork on carbon emission restrictions in the nation’s history.[read more]

10 Clean Energy Statements From Obama's Climate Change Speech

June 27, 2013 by Zachary Shahan

Obama spent a long time (rightfully so) setting the stage in his climate and energy speech by discussing the threats of global warming and climate change. But Obama also trumpeted a strong plan to use more clean energy.[read more]

Obama's Climate Change Plan: Cutting Pollution, Driving Efficiency, Jobs, and Innovation

June 27, 2013 by Peter Lehner

I had the privilege of sitting in the small audience at Georgetown University when President Obama laid out his plan to address climate change. He gave a great speech, and, even better, he laid out a terrific plan.[read more]

The Burning Question: Can Obama Deliver on Climate Change?

June 27, 2013 by Colin Cafferty

Obama and Climate Change


Where were you when Obama finally announced ambitious plans to tackle climate change yesterday, some five years after promising to do so as a presidential candidate?[read more]

Climate Change Pragmatism in the White House

April 4, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

White House climate policy

President Obama’s science and technology advisors have released a new set of recommendations on climate policy that are indicative of a growing consensus around pragmatic, commonsense actions.[read more]

NY Times Editorial Makes The Climate Case Against Keystone

March 12, 2013 by Joseph Romm

tar sands emissions

The March 11 editorial in the New York Times says the overriding reason President Obama should reject the Keystone XL pipeline is climate change.[read more]

What You Need to Know About Energy Secretary Nominee Ernest Moniz

March 5, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Ernest Moniz

Obama called Moniz a “brilliant scientist” who “knows that we can produce more energy and grow our economy while still taking care of our air, our water, and our climate.”[read more]

Keystone XL: State Department Downplays Climate Change Dangers

March 3, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

The State Department issued an recklessly insufficient environmental review of the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline on Friday, despite the President’s tough talk on confronting climate change.[read more]

Chasing Ice in a Warming World

February 26, 2013 by Rocky Kistner

The world's climate is heating up due to human-caused, carbon-based emissions. Scientists are confirming that more clearly every year, and their calls to action are only growing stronger with the storms.[read more]

Apocalypse Not: Oscars, Media, and the Myths of Climate Message

February 25, 2013 by Joseph Romm

The two greatest myths about global warming communications are 1) constant repetition of doomsday messages has been a major, ongoing strategy and 2) that strategy doesn’t work and indeed is actually counterproductive![read more]

Keystone XL: Pyrrhic Victory Ahead?

February 22, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

The State Department's decision on the cross-border permit is expected within a few months. But Keystone could prove a Pyrrhic victory for either environmentalists or the energy industry.[read more]