The proposed economy-wide tax could enable the United States to achieve its international emissions targets with better economic outcomes than under a purely regulatory approach.
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For Americans looking to affect change in an erratic political landscape, the food system is a good place to start.
U.S. states often tussle over who can attract the most innovative, high-growth businesses. Governors can increasingly point to a new factor that makes their state competitive: affordable renewable energy.
Today the U.S. Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson to be U.S. Secretary of State. Previously Tillerson was the chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly owned oil and gas company.
Following is a statement from Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute:
President Trump's cabinet nominees have understated the connection between human activity and climate change and suggested there’s too much uncertainty to act. The truth is that these views fly in the face of well-established science.
Recent actions from the Trump administration could not only undermine the government's ability to protect the environment and public health, they erode the foundations of good governance.
In this episode of the WRI Podcast, experts Andrew Light and David Waskow discuss the diplomatic, economic and strategic implications if the United States were to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change would put the United States at odds with its most steadfast allies and trade partners.
At a Senate confirmation hearing, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Trump's choice to be Energy Secretary, showed a limited grasp of the relationship between fossil fuels and climate change, and did not make the connection to the need to transition to a low-carbon energy system.