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The Alternative to the Climate Nuclear Option is Innovation

Out of fear the world is running out of time to aggressively act against climate change, some climate advocates are calling for the climate nuclear option: limiting economic growth to deeply decarbonize the global economy. It’s easy to see why—world...

Posted October 22, 2014    

Can Mitigating Global Climate Change be a Free Lunch?

Paul Krugman launched the latest salvo in the battle over the economics of climate change when he recently announced: “Saving the planet would be cheap; it might even be free.” Unfortunately, his pronouncement ignores critical nuances on policy and...

Posted September 29, 2014    

Beyond Paris, Part 5: Pivoting International Climate Policy to Innovation

By Matthew Stepp and Amanda Kibbe, Center for Clean Energy InnovationIn 2012, Jesse Jenkins and Matthew Stepp took stock of the global climate policy challenge in an online series titled The Future of Global Climate Policy. Since then the...

Posted June 19, 2014    

Beyond Paris, Part 4: Putting an Asterisk on Climate Change Mitigation Cost Projections

By Matthew Stepp and Amanda Kibbe, Center for Clean Energy InnovationIn 2012, Jesse Jenkins and Matthew Stepp took stock of the global climate policy challenge in an online series titled The Future of Global Climate Policy. Since then the...

Posted June 17, 2014    

Beyond Paris, Part 3: Overshooting Dangerous Warming Likely, But For How Long?

By Matthew Stepp and Amanda Kibbe, Center for Clean Energy InnovationIn 2012, Jesse Jenkins and Matthew Stepp took stock of the global climate policy challenge in an online series titled The Future of Global Climate Policy. Since then the...

Posted June 11, 2014    

Beyond Paris, Part 2: The Dire Consequences of Inaction

By Matthew Stepp and Amanda Kibbe, Center for Clean Energy InnovationIn 2012, Jesse Jenkins and Matthew Stepp took stock of the global climate policy challenge in an online series titled The Future of Global Climate Policy. Since then the...

Posted June 9, 2014    

Beyond Paris, Part 1: Humans are Changing the Climate for the Worse

By Matthew Stepp and Amanda Kibbe, Center for Clean Energy InnovationIn 2012, Jesse Jenkins and Matthew Stepp took stock of the global climate policy challenge in an online series titled The Future of Global Climate Policy. Since then the...

Posted June 4, 2014    

Spurring a Manufacturing Renaissance: Increasing Competitiveness through Energy Efficiency

By Matthew Stepp and Amanda Kibbe, Center for Clean Energy InnovationU.S. Representative Matt Cartwright recently introduced the Job Creation through Energy Efficient Manufacturing Act (H.R. 4162), which would encourage the use of energy efficient...

Posted April 16, 2014    

Characterizing Energy Access, Climate Change, and Innovation

By Megan Nicholson and Matthew SteppThe UN declared the next ten years the “Decade of Sustainable Energy for All,” and there is no better way to kick off the decade than with a compelling discussion about how to actually reach this goal. Recently a...

Posted March 24, 2014    

Making Clean Energy a Reality for All

By Megan Nicholson and Matthew SteppClimate change is a global problem that requires a solution at scale with its extensive nature.This is an unfortunate reality that is often overlooked in climate policy debates, which in the past few decades have...

Posted March 10, 2014    

#EnergyChat: Unraveling the President's State of the Union Address

Last night, the President gave the annual State of the Union - a unique opportunity to argue for his policy agenda for the next year in front of the entire country and all of Congress. Climate change and clean energy have been a significant part of...

Posted January 29, 2014    

Time to Make Abrupt Climate Change and Earth Observation a Policy Priority

Co-authored by Amanda Kibbe, Research Analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.The National Research Council released a new report in December calling for the development of an Abrupt Change Early Warning System (ACEWS),...

Posted January 14, 2014