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Beyond Copenhagen: How Washington Can Bolster a Stronger Climate Deal

Peter Ogden explores how the Obama administration can foster a more durable climate deal.

By Peter Ogden | Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Subsidy Phase-Out and Reform Catalyst Bonds

Bahrain article icon Issue Brief Governments spend more money on subsidies for fossil fuels than on efforts to fight climate change. But a new financial instrument—subsidy phase-out and reform catalyst, or SPARC, bonds—gives governments a way to tackle the tough politics of subsidy reform by leveraging billions from private investors.

By Thomas Hale and Peter Ogden | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Accelerating Global Vehicle Efficiency

GM plant book_alt2 icon Report Nations can grow their economies and protect the climate through international cooperation on fuel-economy standards.

By Cecilia Springer, Peter Ogden, Nigel Purvis, and Andreas Dahl-Joergensen | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Galvanizing Clean Energy Investment in the United States

Obama article icon Issue Brief Four strategies the Obama administration can employ to attract new investments in clean energy and maintain American leadership in this growing sector.

By Peter Ogden, Mari Hernandez, and Ben Bovarnick | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Built-In Savings: A U.S.-India Partnership on Energy-Efficient Buildings

article icon Issue Brief The United States and India should aggressively pursue opportunities to curb energy waste in the building sector in order to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution, enhance their energy security, and grow their economies.

By Bracken Hendricks, Peter Ogden, and Ben Bovarnick | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Peter Ogden

Peter Ogden is a Senior Fellow and the Director of International Energy and Climate Policy at American Progress. From 2012–2013, he served on the White House National Security Staff as director for climate change and environmental policy. Prior to that, he served on the White House Domestic Policy Council as senior director for energy and […]

Monday, November 4, 2013

G8 Must Consider the Security Risks of Global Warming

The G8 cannot afford to turn a blind eye to the extreme security risks that climate change will pose to the international community, write John Podesta and Peter Ogden.

By John Podesta and Peter Ogden | Monday, June 30, 2008

Warming Ties

Robust U.S.-Sino cooperation must be an integral part of any successful energy and climate strategy in the 21st century, write Peter Ogden and Matt Rogier.

By Peter Ogden and Matt Rogier | Friday, May 2, 2008

Pentagon Faces a Battle on Climate Change

In the run-up to the United Nations climate change conference in Bali, businesspeople implored political leaders to take bold steps to combat global warming. They insisted that their ability to undertake effective long-term planning was undermined by uncertainty about the future cost of carbon emissions. Yet their calls for action were ignored. Perhaps the outcome […]

By John Podesta and Peter Ogden | Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A New Strategy to Spur Energy Innovation

book_alt2 icon Report Peter Ogden, John Podesta, and John Deutch present a solution to spur energy research and development and begin an innovation revolution.

By Peter Ogden, John Podesta, and John Deutch | Thursday, January 3, 2008

A New Strategy to Spur Energy Innovation

book_alt2 icon Report The United States must confront the reality of its energy circumstances. Consumers and industry are facing the prospect of a continued rise in the real price of oil and natural gas as conventional reserves are depleted. The increased reliance of the United States and its partners on imported oil—a large proportion of which comes from […]

By Peter Ogden, John Podesta, and John Deutch | Friday, December 21, 2007

The Security Implications of Climate Change

In terms of the effects of climate change, the future is becoming increasingly clear. The expected greenhouse gas emissions scenario developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) portends a world in which people and nations will be threatened by massive food and water shortages, devastating natural disasters, and deadly disease outbreaks. No foreseeable […]

By John Podesta and Peter Ogden | Monday, November 26, 2007

Global Warning: The Security Challenges of Climate Change

book_alt2 icon Report John Podesta and Peter Ogden contribute a chapter on the security challenges of climate change to the new report, "The Age of Consequences."

By John Podesta and Peter Ogden | Monday, November 5, 2007

China’s Energy Challenge

book_alt2 icon Report China’s remarkable economic growth over the past two decades has enabled it to achieve social progress, has strengthened its geopolitical position, and has served as the lynchpin of the leadership’s domestic political strategy. For the foreseeable future, China’s leaders will continue to make economic growth a top priority. As expected, this economic expansion has been […]

By John Podesta, John Deutch, and Peter Ogden | Friday, June 1, 2007

Energy Security and the G8: Combating Climate Change and Promoting Energy Security Go Hand in Hand

Combating climate change and promoting energy security go hand in hand, says Peter Odgen, which is why “Energy Security in the 21st Century” is a must-read.

By Peter Ogden | Friday, June 1, 2007