Post Tagged with: "greenhouse gas emissions"

Why Congress Needs to Act Now on Super-Pollutants

Why Congress Needs to Act Now on Super-Pollutants

September 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

POLITIX 09/16/14 By Michael Shank As the United Nations convenes world leaders this month in New York to discuss ways to reduce global warming, the United States Senate has the opportunity to discuss the most important lever the U.S. government can pull to cool the planet and make our air […]

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Fossil Fuel Divestment Works in Slowing Global Warming

Fossil Fuel Divestment Works in Slowing Global Warming

September 2, 2014 at 2:39 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 09/02/14 By Michael Shank and Julia Trezona Peek Once the lone province of climate scientists, the chorus warning of the costs of inaction on climate change grows larger daily, from former United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who warned Washington this summer of the coming climate bubble, to […]

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Divestment-Investment Can Break Congressional Gridlock on Climate Change

Divestment-Investment Can Break Congressional Gridlock on Climate Change

August 28, 2014 at 12:17 pm

ROLL CALL 08/28/14 By Michael Shank and Julia Trezona Peek Once the lone province of climate scientists, the chorus warning of the costs of inaction on climate change grows larger daily, from former United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who warned Washington this summer of the coming climate bubble, to […]

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American Energy Policy: Government Must Do What’s Right for the Health of its Citizens

American Energy Policy: Government Must Do What’s Right for the Health of its Citizens

June 17, 2014 at 11:18 pm

CDN 06/17/14 By Michael Shank WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 — By almost a two-to-one margin, Americans are willing to pay more for cleaner and greener energy. They are willing to support a candidate who addresses the issue of climate change. This is a very good sign as America approaches mid-term […]

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Why Americans Are Ready to Pay More Money for Cleaner Energy

Why Americans Are Ready to Pay More Money for Cleaner Energy

June 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 06/17/14 By Michael Shank The news last week that Americans are willing to pay more for cleaner and greener energy, by almost a 2-to-1 margin, and are more willing to support a candidate that addresses the issue of climate change is a very good sign, especially as America […]

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Embracing Healthier Communities Through Clean Energy

Embracing Healthier Communities Through Clean Energy

June 10, 2014 at 6:36 pm

ROLL CALL 06/10/14 By Michael Shank and Rep. Lloyd Doggett When it comes to choosing the right energy to power America’s communities and economies, it’s safe to say that most Americans, if given the option, would choose an energy source much like they might choose a neighborhood in which to […]

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A Constituency to Combat Climate Change

A Constituency to Combat Climate Change

September 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 09/23/13 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Paul Tonko On Friday, the Obama Administration announced greenhouse gas emission limits on new power plants. We applaud this development and appreciate the meaningful step forward it provides. Much of the conversation about this progress concerns coal-fired power […]

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Cost Cutting in Congress Faces Fossil Fuel Obstructionism

Cost Cutting in Congress Faces Fossil Fuel Obstructionism

July 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 07/13/13 By Michael Shank Rarely does one turn to Congress for innovation. That is certainly the case with energy efficiency. Congress may be a go-to on oversight and accountability but not innovation. The Pentagon, in contrast, while not a leader in oversight and accountability (with no audit planned […]

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Why Obama Must Go Big on Climate Change

Why Obama Must Go Big on Climate Change

June 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm

NATIONAL JOURNAL 06/24/13 By Michael Shank President Barack Obama must go big on climate change this Tuesday primarily because there will hardly be a better political moment available to him. If President Obama uses his speech to go soft — with meager caps on carbon emissions, weak investments in renewable […]

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US Admin and Public Supports IEA Report; Congress Remains Outlier

US Admin and Public Supports IEA Report; Congress Remains Outlier

June 17, 2013 at 10:40 pm

NATIONAL JOURNAL 06/17/13 By Michael Shank With carbon dioxide atmospheric concentration at 400 parts per million, Science Magazine reporting that the earth is warming much faster than previously thought, and a Government Accountability Office report citing the “high risks” that global warming poses to federal infrastructure and financing, it feels […]

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