New Energy Economy

States, Cities, and Counties in the U.S. Commit to 100 Percent Clean Energy

Cities and states commit to renewable energy with their own Green New Deals

The Green New Deal introduced into Congress is effectively dead, but that does not mean that ambitious plans to tackle climate change are dead in the U.S. States, cities, and counties have developed plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with commitments to 100 percent clean energy.

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California Governor Signs Historic Bill on the Eve of Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco

On the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit, Jerry Brown signs SB100 into law

Where ambition finds a home World leaders and participants from around the world are gathering this week in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. The goal of the summit is to “take ambition to the next level.” Since agreed to in Paris in December 2015 and signed on Earth Day the following year, the Paris Agreement has looked to “ratcheting of ambition” …

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The Case For Carbon Pricing

The Benefits of Pricing Carbon

The Florida Republican House representative Carlos Curbelo recently introduced legislation that would put a price on carbon. The legislation, called the Modernizing America with Rebuilding to Kick-start the Economy of the Twenty-first Century with a Historic Infrastructure-Centered Expansion Act, or the MARKET CHOICE Act (H.R. 6463), would impose a tax on carbon emissions starting at $24/ton of carbon equivalent (CO2e) in 2020 and would …

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Business Leads the Way In Climate Change Action

When government falters, business can lead on climate change action

Where government fails, business can lead. That axiom has never been truer than it is now under President Trump. Trump announced on June 1, 2017, that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate treaty. Businesses began signing the We Are Still In declaration in June 2017, along with mayors and governors. The coalition now has over 2,700 representatives from businesses and governments in …

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