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After Baton Rouge: Recovery, Relief, Return

Danielle Baussan discusses the recent flood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

by Danielle Baussan | Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Clean Energy Incentive Program: Improving Energy Efficiency Programs for Low-Income Communities

Electricians install solar panels to roof.As the EPA finalizes the details of the Clean Energy Incentive Program, it should maximize its outreach of energy efficiency programs to low-income communities.

by Danielle Baussan and Ben Bovarnick | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lessons from the Storm

Hurricane Sandy damage book_alt2 icon Report The rise of extreme weather is spurring cities to develop climate resilience plans, but it takes more than hard infrastructure improvements to thrive after an extreme weather event.

by Danielle Baussan and Miranda Peterson | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

When You Can’t Go Home

Hurricane Katrina article icon Issue Brief In Hurricane Katrina’s 10-year wake, there is still much to learn about the effects and frequency of climate displacement.

by Danielle Baussan | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Social Cohesion: The Secret Weapon in the Fight for Equitable Climate Resilience

senior cooling center book_alt2 icon Report Fostering community cohesion in low-income, climate-vulnerable areas is an overlooked strategy for climate resilience before, during, and after extreme weather events.

by Danielle Baussan | Monday, May 11, 2015

Sliding Oil Prices Still Yield a $90 Billion 2014 for Big Oil

A motorist fills up his car's gas tank.Despite a fourth-quarter slump, Big Oil posted big end-of-year profits.

by Danielle Baussan and Miranda Peterson | Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Big Oil’s Not-So-Scary Halloween: Industry Leaders Treated to Another Quarter of High Profits

superman at gas stationPerhaps the most frightening trick of all is Big Oil’s ability to hold onto its tax breaks.

by Danielle Baussan, Miranda Peterson, Ashley Olmeda | Friday, October 31, 2014

The Treasure of Diverted Trash

landfillThe Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed landfill regulations should reduce the need for landfills, strengthen the economy, and reduce emissions of methane—one of our most potent greenhouse gases.

by Danielle Baussan and Erin Auel | Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Summertime, and the Livin’ Is Easy—If You’re Big Oil

gas pumpThe big five oil companies continue earning huge profits—more than $25 billion in the second quarter—yet they receive billions of dollars in unnecessary and unwarranted tax breaks.

by Danielle Baussan, Miranda Peterson, Bineh Ndefru | Friday, August 1, 2014

How Leaving RGGI Leaves New Jersey Behind

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) addresses a gathering at a town hall meeting Giving up his plot to leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative would be a relatively simple and effective way for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to implement proposed carbon-pollution limits while strengthening New Jersey’s health and economy.

by Danielle Baussan | Thursday, July 24, 2014

5 Ways Cities Can Prepare for the Carbon-Pollution Standards

Los Angeles at nightThe 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

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, Miranda Peterson | Thursday, June 19, 2014

Clean Energy Investment in the United States

solar panel 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, Matt Kasper | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Preventing Gun Violence in Our Nation

Sandy Hook bus article icon Issue Brief Through better background checks; taking military-grade weapons off the streets and out of criminals’ hands; and improved data, coordination, and enforcement, we can reduce the gun violence that plagues our communities, our children, and our families.

by Neera Tanden, Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, Danielle Baussan | Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cleaning up Carbon Pollution 101

Capitol Power PlantIn order to fight disastrous climate change, we must reduce carbon pollution in America.

by Danielle Baussan and Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, December 13, 2012