EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has called for a "red team-blue team" exercise to challenge scientific consensus on climate change. This kind of exercise might work well to encourage new ideas, but it has no place in determining the science of a changing climate.
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Many prominent U.S. corporations, opinion leaders and NGOs have announced their support of the Climate Leadership Council’s “carbon dividends” proposal. The proposal includes a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, the return of tax revenues to all Americans in the form of monthly dividend payments, and the rollback of some climate regulations, among other elements.
Implementation Guide for Utilities: Designing Renewable Energy Products to Meet Large Energy Customer Needs
Large-scale corporate energy buyers are seeking renewable energy as a central element of their overall energy strategy. In a few states, these commercial and industrial (C&I) customers have collaborated with their utilities to create new opportunities to buy renewable energy in ways that...
The United States might have left the Paris Agreement, but its leading businesses are sticking by climate action.
By planting the White House Kitchen Garden, Michelle Obama spurred a movement that's helping combat a warming planet.
Lots of people are talking about the Paris Agreement. But forget withdrawal—the world is standing fast by climate action.
How to Achieve Measurably Cleaner Water Through U.S. Farm Conservation Watershed Projects
This joint report from WRI and the American Farmland Trust features lessons learned from six water quality targeting project success stories and highlights key factors that allowed these programs to achieve desirable environmental outcomes. It concludes with recommendations for both public and...
WASHINGTON (May 23, 2017) — The Trump administration issued its full Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal today. The proposal calls for a 31 percent budget cut to the Environmental Protection Agency, amounting to a $2.7 billion cut. It also looks to zero out discretionary spending for international organizations and includes an overall cut to the Department of Energy while boosting for its nuclear program.
The Trump administration's "skinny" budget is poised to make the nation’s infrastructure even less sustainable. Will the full budget, expected to be released next week, reverse course?