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."
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.
Congress must increase assistance to help low-income households adapt to the hotter weather brought by climate change.
Although they saw $23 billion in first-quarter profits, the big five oil companies continue to receive special help from the federal government.
Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade.
While the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, acknowledges that the Keystone XL Pipeline would increase carbon pollution if built, it still underestimates the potential larger carbon pollution release and the tremendous impact that it could have on climate change.
The nine most severe weather events in 2013 took 114 lives and cost $20 billion.
Issue Brief Despite coal and utility industries' fears, past air-pollution-protection measures helped protect millions of people from smog, acid rain, and soot particles, and new carbon-pollution safeguards are essential for Americans’ health and economy.
Congress must invest in the president’s new Climate Resilience Fund to protect communities from extreme weather.
With increased production costs but decreased profits in 2013, Big Oil companies are fighting to protect their tax breaks and lift the crude oil export ban instead of looking for more-sustainable energy solutions.
Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
These five clean energy and public health priorities for the president's second term are vital to slowing climate change and building on the clean energy successes of the past year.
Issue Brief Extreme weather events are on the rise and threaten American cities. Without investing in resilience programs, cities will be left with economic hardship.
Sen. Ron Wyden can cut $30 billion more as the new chair of the Senate Finance Committee.