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San Diego’s Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy in 20 years

San Diego wants to be clean -- 100 percent clean energy, to be exact -- in just 20 years, under an ambitious plan…

How Can We Keep the Private Sector Engaged After COP21?

Private-sector energy was high at COP21 in Paris. But, as Bill Gates said at the conference, “We need to move faster.” What can…

U.K. Moves Backward After COP21, Cuts Solar Subsidies

In the aftermath of COP21, we need to shift rapidly to renewables in order to meet the goals set in the Paris Outcome.…

Paris Outcome: Adapt or Bust

As the Paris climate negotiations closed, you heard a great deal of hope and optimism as well as congratulations for vision and progress…

What is an Internal Carbon Price, and Should My Business Implement One?

In response to these schemes, or in anticipation of future carbon-pricing legislation, this year the CDP reported that 437 large companies say they…

Paris Was Just the Beginning

Now that we've all had a chance to celebrate, the hard work begins. Here are some of the ways the business sector will…

COP 21: Putting the Pieces Together for Private-Sector Action

In the aftermath of COP21, private-sector action is key to reaching emissions reduction goals. The marketplace needs to feel confident that the technologies…

Scientists React to Paris Agreement

If there is one thing we should also be able to agree on, it is that we need a climate accord based in…

Climate’s Impact on America’s Poor

A global climate agreement is crucial for low-income people in the United States, who are on the front lines of climate change impacts,…

Climate Denial Funding is Decreasing

Climate change denial is waning in popularity.

COP21, the Paris Agreement and the Art of the Possible

The Paris Agreement represents a transformational shift in political will and international cooperation. Now it's time to get to work.

Climate Health, Indigenous Land Rights Are Linked: COP21 Report

A semi-remote Brazilian tribe has turned high-tech in an effort to protect its tropical forest, which is being devastated by poachers. It's the…

COP21: Grand Success or Major Disappointment?

Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org said, "This didn't save the planet, but it may have saved the chance of saving the planet." Climate…

A Pricing Alternative To COP21

As an economist, I have a jaundice view of the COP21 agreement. My skepticism ties to a lack of price signals included in…

The Who’s Who in the Low-Carbon Economy

A new report issued by CDP and the Climate Group reveals that many companies and governments are already preparing for a low-carbon economy.