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Rebecca Lefton Archives

Working Together for Global Clean Energy

The U.S.-initiated Clean Energy Ministerial advanced its clean energy agenda at its London meeting this past week and joined forces with the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, write Rebecca Lefton and Andrew Light.

By Rebecca Lefton and Andrew Light | Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gender Equality for Green Jobs Worldwide

Rebecca Lefton and Jorge Madrid, along with Lejla Sadiku, examine the opportunities to ensure that a booming new jobs sector institutes equal pay from the get go.

By Rebecca Lefton, Jorge Madrid, and Lejla Sadiku | Monday, April 16, 2012

Climate Solutions Empower Women and Help the Planet

Rebecca Lefton underscores the importance of including women in climate change adaptation and mitigation plans.

By Rebecca Lefton | Thursday, March 8, 2012

Is the Sky Falling for Airline Profits in the European Union?

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Samuel Grausz, Nigel Purvis, and Rebecca Lefton gives clarity on the economic impacts of the European Union’s decision to include airlines in its emissions trading system.

By Samuel Grausz, Nigel Purvis, and Rebecca Lefton | Tuesday, February 21, 2012

There’s More than One Way to Reduce Global Emissions

Rebecca Lefton, Andrew Light, Melanie Hart, and Adam James offer a new approach to bringing down global warming pollution that taps multiple international forums instead of just the United Nations conference.

By Rebecca Lefton, Andrew Light, Melanie Hart, and Adam James | Friday, December 9, 2011

Climate Finance Is Key to U.S. Climate Credibility

Andrew Light, Rebecca Lefton, and Adam James explain why developed countries such as the United States need to keep climate aid flowing to get climate change under control and maintain their credibility at international summits.

By Andrew Light, Rebecca Lefton, and Adam James | Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cannes Needs to Focus on Climate

Andrew Light and Rebecca Lefton outline an agenda for boosting financing for climate change mitigation at the G-20 this week.

By Andrew Light and Rebecca Lefton | Thursday, November 3, 2011

House Airline Bill Risks Diplomatic Fallout and Disaster to U.S. Industry

Andrew Light and Rebecca Lefton explain why the House’s act forbidding U.S. airlines from participating in an EU pollution-reduction program is the wrong response.

By Andrew Light and Rebecca Lefton | Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Debt Deal and Budget Process Threaten Critical Climate Aid Funding

We need to maintain climate assistance even in times of fiscal austerity, argues Rebecca Lefton. Our economy and security are at risk.

By Rebecca Lefton | Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Fight Over International Climate Investments

Budget cuts to international climate investments would jeopardize critical U.S. leadership on achieving climate safety, write Rebecca Lefton and Andrew Light.

By Rebecca Lefton and Andrew Light | Thursday, April 7, 2011

U.S.-China Energy Dealmaking

Recent clean energy deals with China are good for U.S. economic growth, writes Rebecca Lefton. The next step is domestic policies that boost innovation and create jobs.

By Rebecca Lefton | Friday, January 21, 2011

Climate Change Is Bad for Business

Climate change threatens U.S. businesses, write Rebecca Lefton and Richard W. Caperton. Businesses and Congress need to address these risks.

By Rebecca Lefton and Richard W. Caperton | Friday, August 20, 2010

BP Disaster Is Cheney’s Katrina

The Bush administration repeatedly rolled back clean energy funding and oil and gas regulations that could have kept Americans safe, writes Rebecca Lefton.

By Rebecca Lefton | Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Quenching Our Thirst for Oil

The growing global demand for oil is harming U.S. security and our economy. Susan Lyon, Rebecca Lefton, and Daniel J. Weiss offer solutions.

By Susan Lyon, Rebecca Lefton, and Daniel J. Weiss | Friday, April 23, 2010

Debunking False Energy Claims

Studies from the Milken Institute and Heritage Foundation provide misleading information about the clean energy economy, detracting from the real debate, writes Rebecca Lefton.

By Rebecca Lefton | Wednesday, February 3, 2010