Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Author at State of the Planet

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Just Transition Litigation in Latin America: Sabin Center Launches New Report

Looking at 20 just transition lawsuits from Latin America, the report analyzes what arguments are being made and how those arguments have been received by the courts.

by Maria Antonia Tigre |January 4, 2023
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Sabin Center’s Amy Turner Tapped for NYC Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Board

Turner is one of 26 board members who will help to guide the city’s long-term resiliency and sustainability goals.

Comparison of installation costs of residential solar, commercial rooftop solar, and utility-scale solar.

Solar Panels Reduce CO2 Emissions More Per Acre Than Trees — and Much More Than Corn Ethanol

A response to a recent essay in the New York Times.

by Matthew Eisenson |October 26, 2022
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Surprise: Inflation Reduction Act Makes Oil and Gas Development on Federal Land Less Attractive

The bill’s requirement to offer land for oil and gas development may have a more limited impact than feared.

by Romany Webb |August 17, 2022
The Greenidge Generation power plant.

New York Denies Air Quality Permit to a Cryptocurrency Mining Facility, Citing Sabin Center White Paper

On June 30, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation denied an application to renew an air quality permit for the Greenidge Generating Station, citing work published by Columbia Climate School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.

by Jacob Elkin |July 7, 2022
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Advancements in Climate Rights in Courts Around the World

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in West Virginia. v. EPA, rulings in other countries demonstrate that courts worldwide remain an important forum for potentially advancing climate rights.

by Maria Antonia Tigre |July 6, 2022
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Cultivating Seaweed for Carbon Removal in California: Barriers and Recommendations

Seaweed farms could capture and store carbon emissions. A new paper suggests leasing and permitting changes that could help the industry thrive in California.

by Korey Silverman-Roati |June 29, 2022
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Announcing the Electric Resilience Toolkit

A new compilation of resources supports policymakers and stakeholders working on issues around electric sector regulation and climate resilience planning.

by Romany Webb, Noha Haggag, and Michael Panfil |June 16, 2022
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New Study Finds Federal Agencies Must Improve Climate Impact Analyses to Meet NEPA Requirements

The research shows that many agencies are not thinking about how projects will be affected by climate change and what that means for the projects’ environmental outcomes.

by |February 15, 2022
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Sabin Center Releases Report Providing Legal Tools for U.S. Cities to Act on Climate Change

Cities Climate Law can help local governments move from pledges to action by demystifying the legal context in which they develop climate policy.

by Amy Turner and Michael Burger |November 18, 2021