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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Carbon Tax Decision in Massachusetts is Underway

20 Jun , 2017  

David Harary, ERS, for Zondits As the clean energy revolution continues, state and local governments are busy leading the fight against climate change. The number one policy initiative advocated by environmentalists and economists alike is to put a price on carbon. In economic terms, achieving total market efficiency means we should account for the negative […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

The New Climate Deal Between the Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris

8 Jun , 2017  

mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris

The Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris: We Have Our Own Climate Deal Last week, President Donald Trump tried to pit our two cities against each other when he announced, in pulling out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” As the mayors of Pittsburgh […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Join with Zondits to Show Your Support for the Paris Agreement

7 Jun , 2017  

Paris Agreement Petition Letter

Gary Epstein, ERS, for Zondits Zondits is deeply disappointed with the president’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement. This decision fails to recognize the leadership role that the US should be playing as the world community moves toward a carbon-neutral, clean energy future. But we in the energy efficiency and […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Moving Forward with Climate Change Action

5 Jun , 2017  

refrigerant Paris Agreement

Brian McCowan, ERS, for Zondits [bctt tweet=”Progress on #climatechange will not be slowed due to the president’s decision on the #ParisAgreement.” username=”ZonditsEE”] President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment. Reaching agreement in Paris required a massive international effort that resulted in nearly two […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Trump Announces the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

1 Jun , 2017  

Paris-energy-law Paris Agreement

US cities, states and companies vow to honour Paris climate accord, even if Trump doesn’t New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that his municipality would “take matters into our own hands, calling the threat to pull out of the historic climate accord “a dagger aimed at the heart of New York City.” […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Jerry Brown Steps Up and Signs Under2 MOU

5 Apr , 2017  

Under2 MOU

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits California Governor Jerry Brown and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon have signed a joint agreement of cooperation as the two administrations seek to fulfill the climate goals of the Under2 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The Under2 MOU is a collaboration of subnational governments calling to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

The Reversal of Obama’s Climate Change Initiatives

29 Mar , 2017  

coal-fired power plants Clean Power Plant

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits This week, President Trump fulfilled a campaign promise by signing an executive order instructing the EPA to reverse the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP). The Trump administration believes that the CPP, which aimed to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, negatively impacts the growth of the coal industry. However, […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

The Unstoppable Growth of the Clean Energy Sector

9 Feb , 2017  

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Ethan Forauer, ERS, and Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits The new presidential administration is proposing sweeping changes to energy and environmental policy. During the presidential debates, the candidates did not devote much time to explaining their policy positions and ideas regarding climate change and energy. However, the stance of the new administration has been made clear […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Earth Day 2016: Take Control of Climate Change Yourself

21 Apr , 2016  

Earth Day 2016

Amber Plante, ERS,  for Zondits. April 21, 2016. Image credit: Josch13 With the historic signing of the Paris Agreement this April 22, 2016, the role of reducing carbon emissions falls more squarely on the shoulders of everyday citizens than ever before. Taking this responsibility seriously and leaving a better footprint in which our children’s children can walk […]

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