U.S. policymakers must ensure low-carbon investments and a fair transition for fossil fuel workers are included in economic recovery efforts from COVID-19.
The Trump Administration's continued rollback of environmental regulations threatens to undermine the legacy of Earth Day and to compound health and economic damage from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A U.S. tree restoration program could create hundreds of thousands of jobs. For this to happen, Congress needs to write a stronger Trillion Trees Act.
To rebuild the economy from the coronavirus fallout, the United States must consider low-carbon and resilient investments, including energy retrofits, electric buses and reforestation.
Lessons from the Great Recession show three principles that should help the United States in its economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Investing in direct air capture research can help remove carbon from the atmosphere and prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
The American Energy Innovation Act might become the first major energy bill from the U.S. Congress in over a decade. The bill is not comprehensive climate change legislation, but it could provide incremental progress on clean energy and emissions reduction.
The United States wants to join the global initiative to plant 1 trillion trees. Here's how the U.S. government can do its part to make this a reality.
To prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change, greenhouse gas emissions will have to reach net zero by 2050. That will require both deep cuts in emissions and the removal of remaining emissions directly from the atmosphere. Making that happen will take concerted U.S. innovation akin to a moonshot. In this case, it's a CarbonShot.
New WRI research finds that the United States needs to make large-scale investments in carbon removal in the coming years if the country is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. This working paper identifies a consolidated set of high-priority, near-term, federal policy options for advancing carbon removal pathways.
American cities, states and businesses have already come a long way on the road to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Here are four clean energy trends to watch in the coming year in cities in the U.S.
For restaurants and food service businesses, one way to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to nudge diners to eat their vegetables. New research shows there's a whole host of strategies the food service industry can borrow from behavioral science.
Urban climate action is good for the planet. How do you make it good for people, too?
A new report finds that U.S. states, cities and businesses are already on pace to reduce emissions 25% below 2005 levels by 2030, and could cut emissions further just by scaling up existing actions.
We already know that the United States can grow its economy while reducing emissions. From cheaper electricity and cleaner air to rural revival and competitive edges, here's how climate action can boost jobs and productivity across the country.
Electrical vehicles are only as green as their grids. Luckily, utilities, automakers, cities and charging providers are working on programs that will strengthen both EVs and renewables.
This paper explores the range of approaches and emerging program designs currently used in the United States to match EV loads and renewable energy, with an emphasis on methods that more closely link the timing and location of the EV demand with renewable energy supply.
Los Angeles Air Force Base, the first federal facility with a plug-in electric fleet of vehicles on the ground, has gone a step further. Now these EVs are the first in California to provide vehicle-to-grid services, with batteries that can send energy back to the grid, enabling cleaner, more efficient, more reliable power.
The Trump administration submitted a formal request to the United Nations to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The process of withdrawal takes one year, which means the United States will be out of the Paris Agreement on November 4, 2020. The U.S. could re-enter the Agreement within 30 days of a request to the United Nations. Read on for a statement from Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute.
U.S. states, cities and businesses are an essential part of the response to the global climate crisis – and their role is ever more crucial as the Trump administration moves to pull the United States from the historic Paris Agreement.