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3 Things to Know about the Armed Gunmen (and Politicians) Who Want to Take Away Your Public Lands

play_alt icon Video A video explainer of three things that the gunmen in Oregon and their political allies get wrong about America's public lands.

by Andrew Satter and Kulsum Ebrahim | Thursday, January 7, 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

The Paris Climate Agreement

Climate change slogan on Eiffel Tower article icon Issue Brief On December 12, 2015, nations adopted a historic global agreement to address climate change.

by Gwynne Taraska | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Integrated Energy Storage in the United States

power lines book_alt2 icon Report Falling storage costs offer new opportunities for investment, but barriers to deployment remain.

by Ben Bovarnick | Monday, December 7, 2015

Cutting Methane Pollution from the Oil and Gas Industry to Meet U.S. Climate Commitments

Oil drillingThe Environmental Protection Agency must require the oil and gas industry to cut methane pollution from all sources, not just new sources, in order to meet the nation’s climate goals.

by Alison Cassady | Friday, December 4, 2015

Beijing’s Energy Revolution Is Finally Gaining Serious Momentum

Coal-fired plant article icon Issue Brief China’s downshift in coal consumption makes way for cleaner energy sources and substantial emission reductions.

by Melanie Hart | Thursday, December 3, 2015

Climate Talks Must Heed the Call of Pope Francis and the Multifaith Movement

Pope Francis at United NationsAt the Paris climate talks, global leaders must heed the urgent call of multifaith activists, led by Pope Francis, for immediate action to protect all people and the planet.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns and Claire Markham | Monday, November 30, 2015

The Realist Case for Climate Change Cooperation

Yemen droughtWorld leaders should use the Paris climate talks this week to form an alliance against the threat of climate change.

by Ken Sofer | Monday, November 30, 2015

An Opportunity for Canada and Australia at the Paris Climate Summit

Obama and TrudeauBy increasing their financial pledges to the Green Climate Fund, Canada and Australia could help re-establish their standings in the geopolitics of climate change.

by Gwynne Taraska | Monday, November 23, 2015

A Primer on the Paris Climate Summit

A bird flies in front of the Eiffel Tower article icon Issue Brief The Paris summit, which is set to produce a new international climate agreement, could mark a global pivot toward clean energy.

by Gwynne Taraska | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Protecting Public Health and Growing the Economy

President George H.W. Bush after signing the Clean Air Act of 1990 article icon Fact Sheet The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 demonstrate that a vibrant economy and strong public health protections can go hand in hand.

by the CAP Energy and Environment Team | Monday, November 16, 2015

A Path to Global Leadership on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: 3 Steps to Slash Domestic Federal Coal Subsidies Through Executive Action

President at 2014 G-20 summitCutting subsidies for the mining of coal on federal lands would enhance U.S. climate leadership at the G-20 summit, the UNFCCC climate conference in Paris, and beyond.

by Nidhi Thakar and Pete Ogden | Friday, November 13, 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

Key Principles for an Energy Policy that Meets U.S. Environmental and Economic Needs

wind turbines article icon Fact Sheet The United States needs an energy policy that rises to the challenge of climate change, embraces renewable energy and cleaner transportation, and balances energy production with strong environmental protections.

| Monday, October 26, 2015

Too Hot to Handle

firefighter book_alt2 icon Report It is time for Congress to accept climate science, join the fight against climate change, and help Western communities defend themselves against hotter, bigger, and more dangerous wildfires.

by Matt Lee-Ashley and Michael Madowitz | Thursday, October 22, 2015