Category Archives for "Climate Policy"

“Project Drawdown” and “Climate of Hope”: Moving the GHG Needle?

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April 18th was a big day for climate change books. Paul Hawken’s long-awaited Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming came out, as did Michael Bloomberg’s and Carl Pope’s Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet. Both titles are provocative and optimistic, and both books are […]

A Back Door National Price on Carbon?

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Minnesota recently engaged in an administrative proceeding to update its externality values for power sector planning. The proceeding quickly turned into a contested decision-making as to whether the state should adopt the federal Social Cost of Carbon (SCC), currently set at ~$41/ton CO2 (2015 dollars). Peabody Coal and others decided to use the proceeding to […]

Climate CoLab: Crowdsourcing Platform for Climate Change

Have you explored MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence (the “Climate CoLab”) and its ongoing contest to identify great ideas for addressing climate change? You can explore and vote on the proposals. Take a look at our two proposals, just posted yesterday. 1) Delivering Actionable Climate Knowledge – Right Information, Right Time; and 2) Climate Chess […]

The Climate Chessboard at the Beginning of 2016

Reposted from original publication at Greenbiz.com, 12/8/2015, before the conclusion of COP-21 in Paris. We welcome your feedback on what you see are the key “chess pieces” of 2016.   How can we evaluate whether we’re making progress on climate change, how much, and why? One frame for thinking about climate change progress is that […]

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