Category Archives for "Climate Policy"

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 […]

1.5 Degrees Matters, But We Do Realize the Negotiating Text Totally Punts on Getting There, Right?

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“It seems almost certain now that the final agreement will compel nations to strive to limit global temperature increases to less than 1.5°C (2.7°F) compared with pre-industrial times, alongside a firmer goal of keeping warming “well below” 2°C (2.7°F).” This is from a Triple Pundit post Thursday evening (12/10/2015). So let me get this straight. […]

Managing Climate Overload: Dreaming the Impossible Dream?

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With this week’s release of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto, the world can now officially characterize the topic of climate change as “too big to follow.” Dozens of websites send out great climate-related news, many of them through daily email blasts. Hundreds of climate blogs spread various climate perspectives, each hoping to present “the” key […]

Revisiting Our Climate Path

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Just about four years ago, we changed professional course. Trexler Climate + Energy Services had started as a one-person shop almost 25 years ago, growing into a 15-person firm well-known among companies, NGOs, and governmental agencies. We worked on the first carbon offsets, the first carbon footprints, took the first companies carbon neutral, built the […]

A Citizen’s View: City Needs Energy and Climate Action That Matters, Not Pretends

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This article was originally published as an op-ed in the Lake Oswego Review on July 30, 2015. Just a few weeks ago, the Lake Oswego (Oregon) City Council spent more than $25,000 seeking to promote renewable energy by purchasing Portland General Electric’s (PGE’s) Clean Wind product. The city now intends to claim being 100 percent […]

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