Cash for Carbon
In the event that Democrats win back the Senate in 2020, current Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would introduce a proposal to speed up the transition to electric vehicles that would eliminate carbon emissions from approximately 65 million gas-powered cars.
Here Comes the Sun
A clean electricity grid is a climate twofer: not only does a completely renewable power supply make it easier to decrease building sector and industry carbon emissions, it also paves the road for removing carbon pollution from the transport sector..
Getting the Job Done
What a difference five years has made! In 2010, the outlook for significant climate action was bleak, with the dismal Copenhagen Climate Summit that failed to produce an agreement on legally binding carbon emission reduction commitments, and ...
This is What Climate Leadership Looks Like
With Congress unwilling to take concerted action on climate change, it's worth celebrating that county and city leaders in the Northwest are up to the task of climate leadership at the regional scale.
California: Gold Standard for Climate and Clean Energy
In the absence of national climate and energy policy, US local and regional leaders are developing the climate and clean energy policies, strategies, and projects required to reduce carbon emissions and the state of California is the gold standard...
On the Cutting Edge with Oregon Communities
The New Energy Cities joined close to 200 Oregon mayors and city managers in Bend, OR on January 22 at the Oregon Governor’s Cutting Edge Communities Symposium. A terrific kick-off for a promising initiative!
Stepping Up on Urban Clean Energy
With cities accounting for 70% of global carbon emissions, and half the world and 80 percent of Americans living in urban environments, cities should play a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.