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Who is Most Responsible for Climate Change? [INFOGRAPHIC]

September 30, 2013 by Ivonne Pena

Cliamte Change Responsiblity

Which countries are responsible for climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions to date? In light of the recent IPCC report, and the EPA's new power plant regulation, this post aims to put into perspective the carbon emissions emitted to date by the U.S. and other countries.[read more]

FAQ: What Is This New EPA Carbon Pollution Standard All About?

September 23, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

We have an obligation to protect future generations from the costs and risks of climate change. It's the most pressing environmental challenge of our time. It's already imposing large and growing costs on our country. It's putting our future at risk.[read more]

Climate Breakthrough: EPA Releases New Carbon Limits for New Power Plants

September 22, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

EPA and Power Plant Regulation

The Obama Administration struck a forceful blow against climate change recently, as the Environmental Protection Agency has now proposed standards that will limit dangerous emissions such as carbon pollution from new power plants.[read more]


What Would Be the Impacts of Shutting Down All Fracking?

September 18, 2013 by John Miller

Fracking Shutdown?

Hydraulic fracturing of U.S. shale natural gas reserves has been strongly opposed due to concerns for the environment. Would rapidly shutting down all shale gas production be in the overall best interests of the country and the economy?[read more]

Mind The Carbon Gap

September 5, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson

Carbon Gaps

If you’ve ever been on the tube in London you have been reminded to ‘mind the gap‘. The gap in question is the one between the platform and the train. To board the train safely you need to mind the gap. Climate policy has some fast growing carbon gaps.[read more]


Can Obama's Climate Change Policy Reduce Carbon Emissions?

July 2, 2013 by John Miller

Obama and Carbon Emissions


President Obama’s recently proposed Climate Policy has received mixed reviews. How effective can this new policy be in actually reducing future U.S. carbon emissions?[read more]


Can 'Smart Driver' Technology Reduce U.S. Carbon Emissions?

June 24, 2013 by John Miller

Carbon Emission Reduction

The U.S. has made good progress towards reduced petroleum consumption and associated carbon emissions, but despite new standards, petroleum consumption is projected to remain unchanged for at least 10 years.[read more]

Leveraging the Natural Gas Boom to Cut Carbon

June 11, 2013 by Doug Vine

There are opportunities beyond electricity generation – in buildings, manufacturing and transportation – where expanded natural gas use could help reduce emissions in the near and medium term.[read more]

Debunking the "Electric Cars Aren’t Green" Myth

June 7, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson

EV emissions

It’s time to bust this thing wide open. "Electric cars aren’t green" is a great bit of counter-intuitive headline bait, but it’s bad maths.[read more]

Climate Change and The Burning Question

June 3, 2013 by David Hone

The Burning Question

Rather than speculate on the potential severity of climate events or try to convince readers that simple changes in consumer behaviour will solve everything, this book takes a dispassionate look at the global energy system.[read more]

The Irrelevance of Climate Change Skeptics

May 29, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

Senator James Inhofe

Climate skeptics are not all powerful and may not even be much relevant to efforts to decarbonize the global economy. They have, however, cast a spell upon their opponents.[read more]

Climate Change Arithmetic: Missing the Big Picture

May 27, 2013 by Robert Wilson

Counting renewable energy, and not carbon is bad arithmetic. We keep our eye on the progress of renewables, yet the resurgence of coal in Europe gets ignored.[read more]

Climate Change Math: More Carbon in Ground than Atmosphere Can Take

May 22, 2013 by Adam Whitmore

There is vastly more carbon in the ground than can safely be put into the atmosphere, whatever temperature limit you think there should be. Policy should seek to ensure the available carbon budget is used as wisely as possible.[read more]

The Price of Ignoring Energy Innovation

May 16, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

what of future energy needs?


If carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are to stop increasing, then nearly all of oue future energy consumption must come from technologies that produce zero emissions.[read more]

CO2 Hits New High: Living In a League Where Batting 400 Is Not Good

May 11, 2013 by David Doniger

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Carbon dioxide concentrations have hit 400 parts per million for the first time in at least three million years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced yesterday.[read more]