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Disastrous Spending: Federal Disaster-Relief Expenditures Rise amid More Extreme Weather

Superstorm Sandy article icon Issue Brief As extreme weather events due to climate change increase in frequency and/or ferocity, we must get an accurate account of how much disaster relief costs the government and taxpayers and plan for the future by building community resiliency.

by Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Monday, April 29, 2013

Using Executive Authority to Account for the Greenhouse-Gas Emissions of Federal Projects

Black Thunder Mine article icon Issue Brief The Obama administration should require that federal agencies account for greenhouse-gas pollution when considering new projects, especially on federal public lands and waters.

by Jessica Goad and Kiley Kroh | Thursday, April 25, 2013

Energy from Waste Can Help Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

article icon Issue Brief Increasing rates of recycling and composting, as well as incentivizing energy-from-waste facilities, would reduce our reliance on landfills and help lower greenhouse-gas emissions in the United States.

by Matt Kasper | Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Adding Fuel to the Fire: The Climate Consequences of Arctic Ocean Drilling

Kulluk article icon Issue Brief In order to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change, enormous fossil-fuel reserves will need to remain in the ground untouched.

by Kiley Kroh and Howard Marano | Thursday, March 21, 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

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