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Did the "People's Climate" March Leave Conservatives on the Sidelines?

October 6, 2014 by Sieren Ernst

No one march will be enough to stop climate change, and the organizations putting people in the streets are powerful. They could be more so. The environmental movement has repeatedly claimed that “climate change is not a left or right issue.” If that’s true, they need to walk the walk.[read more]

Reflections on Climate Change After Biking Across Turkey

June 17, 2014 by David Kroodsma

Turkey and Climate Change

I'm writing this blog entry from Batumi, Georgia, sitting on a beach chair and gazing across the Black Sea. This morning we left Turkey and entered Georgia, where we quickly realized just how much Turkish we had learned in our six weeks in the country.[read more]

Are the Semantics of Climate Change Assessments Fooling Us?

June 12, 2014 by Jessica Kennedy

The 1990 IPCC report contains warnings about effects of climate change in its “Summary for Policymakers” (which is great, because how many policymakers read the whole report?), but when the document is read more thoroughly, the language weakens the urgency for climate change action.[read more]

New EPA Carbon Rules Tackle CO2 from the 'Bottom Up"

June 3, 2014 by Mark Muro

Yesterday’s announcement from the government is a genuinely big deal with its launch of proposed first-time regulations that would require the nation’s power plants to reduce their emissions by as much as 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. There is much to parse.[read more]

Study: Fast Charging Key to Electric Vehicle Adoption

November 18, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

Electric Vehicles and Charging

Fast chargers, which can charge the car batteries in as little as 30 minutes, make up about 3 percent of more than 12,000 public chargers. Despite being a fraction of chargers, nearly half of drivers with long-range battery electric vehicles used a quick charger in the past 30 days, and about one-third of mid-range EV drivers.[read more]

Minding the (partisan) gap: partisan divisions in support for nuclear

April 12, 2012 by Steve Skutnik

Via NEI's twitter feed comes this story of a new Gallup poll on energy and environmental issues similar to that released by Pew which I dissected a few weeks ago.Image via GallupFor the most part, the trends are indeed quite similar - especially in the respect that public opinion on the issue of nuclear energy appears to be...[read more]

Public opinion snapshot: Public backs key elements of global warming bill

July 19, 2009 by Joseph Romm

Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, is a leading expert on public opinion analysis. This post was first published here. The American Clean Energy and Security Act has a long way to go until it clears Congress and lands on President Barack Obama’s desk. And there’s no question that the climate change...[read more]