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A Climate Action Plan for Affordable Multifamily Housing

Focusing on increasing the use of clean energy technologies in the affordable multifamily housing market would make families more secure and strengthen local economies.

By Bracken Hendricks, Adam James, and Bryan Lewis | Thursday, July 25, 2013

Clean Energy Manufacturing Fights Climate Change, Increases U.S. Competitiveness, and Creates Jobs

Sustainable Agriculture Celebration at Harborview Farms article icon Issue Brief Fostering clean energy manufacturing in the United States would help boost the manufacturing sector, create jobs, and increase competitiveness, all while fighting global warming.

By Adam James and Kate Gordon | Friday, June 28, 2013

Infrastructure and Resilience: Forging a National Strategy for Reconstruction and Growth

Superstorm Sandy article icon Issue Brief In this brief, we argue that the president must advance his new infrastructure initiatives and investment goals in the context of the public health and safety risks of climate change.

By Bracken Hendricks, Cathleen Kelly, and Adam James | Thursday, April 18, 2013

True Sustainability Requires Gender Equality

President Barack Obama clean energyWomen are key to the growth, viability, and sustainability of a clean energy economy.

By Adam James | Friday, March 8, 2013

40×35: A Zero-Carbon Energy Target for the World’s Largest Economies

Todd Stern article icon Issue Brief The Major Economies Forum parties should adopt a target of 40 percent zero-carbon electricity generation by 2035, which would reduce carbon emissions and help stabilize global temperature increases.

By Andrew Light, Mari Hernandez, and Adam James | Thursday, March 7, 2013

Doha Climate Summit Ends with the Long March to 2015

Doha climate change conference article icon Issue Brief This year’s U.N. climate conference in Qatar has ended, but there’s a lot of work still to be done before we reach our climate goals.

By Andrew Light, Rebecca Lefton, Adam James, Gwynne Taraska, and Katie Valentine | Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Federal Weatherization Program a Winner on All Counts

weatherization work on a home in NebraskaWith the more than 1 million homes made more energy efficient, the federal Weatherization Assistance Program is a proven success for families, the economy, and the environment.

By Richard W. Caperton, Adam James, and Matt Kasper | Friday, September 28, 2012

The Networked Energy Web

man on phone at grid center book_alt2 icon Report Report from Bracken Hendricks and Adam James explains how to make our nation’s energy system more transparent, private, clean, and secure.

By Bracken Hendricks and Adam James | Monday, August 27, 2012

How to Keep the Lights On

Richard W. Caperton and Adam James outline how to prevent major power outages such as the one that struck the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest this past weekend.

By Richard W. Caperton and Adam James | Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How the Rio+20 Earth Summit Could Have Been Better

Adam James, Andrew Light, and Gwynne Taraska explain how the final draft of the summit’s outcome text could have been stronger.

By Adam James, Andrew Light, and Gwynne Taraska | Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Carbon Limits Will Help Fix a Broken Energy Market and Spur Economic Growth

New EPA limits on carbon pollution will level the energy playing field, create new jobs and industries, and enhance public health, write Adam James and Jorge Madrid.

By Adam James and Jorge Madrid | Thursday, June 7, 2012

Retrofitting Foreclosed Homes: A Matter of Public Trust

article icon Issue Brief Bracken Hendricks and Adam James argue that the Federal Housing Finance Agency should capitalize on the rehab-to-rent process to promote more energy-efficient housing for renters and boost the long-term value of these properties for U.S. taxpayers.

By Bracken Hendricks and Adam James | Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Power for the People

article icon Issue Brief Jorge Madrid and Adam James explain why weatherization can and should be done to help save low-income families money on utility bills.

By Jorge Madrid and Adam James | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Rehab-to-Rent Can Help Hard-Hit Communities and Our Economy

book_alt2 icon Report Alon Cohen, Jordan Eizenga, John Griffith, Bracken Hendricks, and Adam James lay out a plan for removing a portion of government-owned foreclosed properties from the glutted for-sale market by converting them to affordable rental units.

By Alon Cohen, Jordan Eizenga, John Griffith, Bracken Hendricks, and Adam James | Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Better Buildings Initiative Drives Investment, Creates Jobs

President Barack Obama flexed executive power this year to secure $4 billion for job-creating energy-efficiency building projects across the United States, write Bracken Hendricks, Jorge Madrid, and Adam James.

By Bracken Hendricks, Jorge Madrid, and Adam James | Monday, December 19, 2011