August 01, 2018 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

A Cause for Brief, but Genuine Celebration: California Hits Climate Milestone Early

For most people who work on climate change policy, targets have been aspirational, something we’re working towards. California has changed all that by announcing that its first key…

by Colin Murphy

February 28, 2018 Categories: Climate Change EPA Rule

Why Protecting the Clean Power Plan Matters

The Environmental Protection Agency originally planned to hold only one public hearing, in West Virginia, on Administrator Scott Pruitt’s proposal to repeal the…

January 16, 2018 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

Investing in a Balanced Climate Policy Portfolio

by David Weiskopf

This blog is part 3 of a series on California’s climate policies to meet its 2030 pollution reduction target and beyond. Read part…

January 16, 2018 Categories: California Climate Change

What’s in a Cap? How California Should Design the Cap and Trade Price Ceiling.

by Colin Murphy

This blog, on designing the price ceiling for California’s cap and trade system, is part 2 of a series on California’s climate policies to meet its 2030 pollution…

January 10, 2018 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

Getting California’s Climate Rules Right

This blog is part 1 of a series on California’s climate policies to meet its 2030 pollution reduction target and beyond. Read part 2 and…

October 10, 2017 Categories: Clean Energy Climate Change

Will Trump’s Dirty Power Plan Slow Clean Energy Progress?

In a word: Yes. By signing a proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan today, EPA Administrator Scott…

September 26, 2017 Categories: Clean Energy Climate Change Fossil Fuels

Can We Hold Global Warming to “Well Below” 2 Degrees?

The Paris Climate Agreement (which is not going to be renegotiated, regardless of what President Trump wants) calls for holding global warming to “well below 2°C above preindustrial…

September 11, 2017 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change Low-Carbon Fuel

The Power of Cheap Batteries, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fast Chargers

by Colin Murphy

A few weeks ago, there was a fascinating, multi-threaded twitter conversation among energy policy wonks about how lithium-ion batteries have become cheap, the pace of innovation and how…

June 05, 2017 Categories: Climate Change

We’ll Always Have Paris

Bill McKibben has brilliantly explored the ramifications of President Trump’s stupid and reckless decision to pull the United States out…

April 13, 2017 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

Welcome to California, Mr. Secretary

by Comms Team

Secretary Zinke, Welcome to California! I hear you’re here to talk infrastructure and parks with our Governor, as well as…