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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

A Progressive Carbon Tax Will Fight Climate Change and Stimulate the Economy

Power plant pollution article icon Issue Brief For the benefit of current and future Americans and global citizens, Congress should act now and create a progressive carbon tax.

By Richard W. Caperton | Thursday, December 6, 2012

Heavy Weather: How Climate Destruction Harms Middle- and Lower-Income Americans

Man reacting to home washed up after Superstorm Sandy book_alt2 icon Report We must take steps to protect middle- and lower-income households from the economic harms wrought by extreme weather events linked to climate change.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Mackenzie Bronson | Friday, November 16, 2012

5 Ways the Obama Administration Revived the Auto Industry by Reducing Oil Use

President Barack Obama gets behind the wheel of a new Chevy Volt during his tours of the General Motors Auto Plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. article icon Issue Brief Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman outline the five major Obama administration policies that helped the auto industry and the nation by creating jobs, reducing oil use, saving families money, and cutting pollution.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Monday, August 27, 2012

Curbing Aviation Emissions 101

Rebecca Lefton and Samuel Grausz explain U.S. and EU policies reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the aviation sector.

By Rebecca Lefton and Samuel Grausz | Friday, July 20, 2012

More Action on Climate Change

Now is the time for the Environmental Protection Agency to finalize the proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants and commence work on reductions for existing plants, write Daniel J. Weiss and Jorge Madrid.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jorge Madrid | Tuesday, June 26, 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

The Most Important Energy Bill in American History

Bracken Hendricks and Jorge Madrid document the Recovery Act’s impressive benefits to our clean energy economy. We must continue this momentum.

By Bracken Hendricks and Jorge Madrid | Wednesday, February 16, 2011