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The Concept and Potential of Adaptation Markets

article icon Issue Brief The idea of adaptation markets is relatively new and unfamiliar, but they could be valuable tools to build resilience to the effects of climate change.

By Gwynne Taraska | Thursday, July 10, 2014

Children walk through pollution in Shijiazhuang, China.

4 Ways World Leaders Can Win at the Climate Leaders Summit

This summer and fall, world leaders have an opportunity to embrace four cost-effective strategies to drive sustainable and low-carbon economic growth and lay the groundwork for a strong global climate deal in 2015.

By Cathleen Kelly and Hayden Brown | Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Primer on Beijing’s Slice-and-Dice Approach to Energy and Climate Reform

article icon Issue Brief Chinese leaders are unleashing a wave of new policies that fast track energy and emission reforms in select urban areas while laying the foundation for a more gradual shift nationwide.

By Melanie Hart | Monday, July 7, 2014

How to Harness a Game-Changing Resource for Export, Domestic Consumption, and Transportation Fuel

Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, submitted testimony to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on "How to Harness a Game-Changing Resource for Export, Domestic Consumption, and Transportation Fuel."

By Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, June 30, 2014


Subsidy Phase-Out and Reform Catalyst Bonds

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

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5 Ways Cities Can Prepare for the Carbon-Pollution Standards

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan proposed guidelines for states to reduce carbon pollution; cities can and should play a significant role in this effort as well.

By Danielle Baussan and Ben Bovarnick | Friday, June 20, 2014

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Accelerating Global Vehicle Efficiency

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

Video: 5 Things You Need to Know About the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

play_alt icon Video The Obama administration recently proposed new guidelines for states to limit the carbon pollution of existing power plants. Center for American Progress Managing Director of Energy Policy Danielle Baussan explains five things that you need to know about how these new rules will benefit our climate, health, and pocketbooks.

By Danielle Baussan, Lauren Malkani, Andrew Satter, and Miranda Peterson | Thursday, June 19, 2014

Coal mine

The Obama Administration’s Renewed Workforce Investment in Kentucky

Recently announced Labor Department grants will help Appalachian coal communities and coal industry workers pivot to a new energy future.

By Gov. Ted Strickland, Bracken Hendricks, and Ben Bovarnick | Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Clean Energy Investment in the United States

article icon Issue Brief Financial tools and foreign investment can inject additional capital into the clean energy market. Clean energy is at an apex of viability and affordability as financial institutions and governments seek to secure a lower-carbon future.

By Carol Browner, Danielle Baussan, Ben Bovarnick, Mari Hernandez, and Matt Kasper | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Fundamental Facts of the EPA’s Climate Protection Proposal

Utilities’ gloomy prophecies of exorbitant pollution clean-up costs are unfounded. Electric rates currently are lower than 2008—even with the new mercury emission standard.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Friday, May 30, 2014

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