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Just Transitions: Can Wind and Solar Projects Turn Human Rights Lessons Into Leadership?

Wind and solar projects have a human rights problem. But they don’t have to.

by Sarah Dolton-Zborowski |August 25, 2022

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from NYC’s Buildings

It is a massive effort to build the organizational capacity needed to make NYC’s buildings compliant with Local Law 97. Federal climate and infrastructure funds should be sought to subsidize the costs of this effort.

by |August 22, 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
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Will You Protect the Trees or the Forest?

Some environmental groups are prioritizing local, smaller-scale conservation over the critical goal of combatting global climate change.

by Allegra Reister |August 16, 2022

Predicting the Future of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The transition away from fossil fuels will take a generation: it is a matter of decades, not days, weeks, months, or years. It requires understanding the problem’s scale and uncertainty and the role of the public and private sectors.

by |August 15, 2022

Energy Insecurity and the Price of Gasoline Are Promoting Renewable Energy

While fossil fuels will be needed for a generation as we transition to renewables, they will ultimately be driven from the marketplace by price, pollution, and the performance of renewable energy.

by |August 1, 2022

Pivoting on Greenhouse Gas Regulation

Action will now need to focus on state and local governments along with powerful corporations and institutions to continue forward motion in the transition to environmental sustainability.

by |July 5, 2022
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Integrating Climate Change, Decarbonization, and Just Transition Considerations Into Extractive Industry Contracts

Suggestions from experts at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.

by Martin Dietrich Brauch and Perrine Toledano |June 24, 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

What Makes Electrifying the Economy So Challenging?

As the nation moves toward decarbonization, it will be challenging to produce enough renewable energy to meet the increased demand for electricity. What’s standing in the way?

by |June 3, 2022