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The Pivot Toward Sustainability Finance

My hope is that even if a conservative American national government abdicated climate leadership once again, the market forces we saw in 2021 will be too deeply established to deter.

by |January 3, 2022

The Practical Path to America’s Electric Vehicle Transition

At some point, the momentum behind the electric vehicle will be irresistible. At that point, subsidies will need to be reduced, and private market forces will help complete the transition over time.

by |August 9, 2021
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The Future of the Fossil Fuel Business

While fossil fuels are in decline, there is no reason that fossil fuel companies cannot adjust and play a part in the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy.

by |June 1, 2021

Kerry Was Correct: Decarbonization Will Require New Technology

Global environmental sustainability is a fundamental challenge that requires learning and hard work across many problems and possible solutions.

by |May 24, 2021

Joe Biden’s Inspiring and Strategic Climate and Economic Leadership

Joe Biden is providing America with inspiring and strategic climate and economic leadership.

by |April 26, 2021
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Biden’s Climate Summit and the Practical Path to Decarbonization

Following four years of Trump’s climate denial, the Biden administration has gone all in and is starting to articulate a comprehensive climate policy.

by |March 29, 2021

Political Stability and Environmental Sustainability

While last week was wrenching, the electoral results in Georgia, the courage of many Republican elected officials, and the silencing of Trump’s Twitter account give us reason to hope that better days lie ahead.

by |January 11, 2021

Decarbonizing the Defense Department

Biden’s climate team could use normal executive power to emphasize renewable energy in the Department of Defense, and graduate students at Columbia University have provided a blueprint to jumpstart that process.

by |December 28, 2020

The Intergenerational Ethics of Climate Change

We owe the young climate activists our attention and support.

by |November 11, 2019
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Climate Change and Economic Consumption

Climate change requires nothing less than transforming the nature of economic production and consumption: Not to consume less, but to consume without destroying the planet that sustains us.

by |September 30, 2019