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It's Time to 'Do the Math' Again

A new report released today explains why contemporary climate change policy-making should be characterised as increasingly delusional.

Moving Beyond Carbon Pricing to Tradable Energy Quotas

A proposal for reconciling climate reality with political realities.

The Carbon Divide  

NYT's Andrew Revkin on American attitudes about climate change and related policy.

Money and Policy Now Support Renewables

The year 2015, however, may turn out to be the year energy policy for renewables finally commits to the financial sector.

Plan B? What Happened to Plan A?

Geoengineering has become known as the US government’s “Plan B” response to climate change.

New Report Highlights Fracking's Global Hazards

A new report, issued the same day the latest round of global climate negotiations opened in Peru, highlights the fracking industry's slow expansion into nearly every continent, drawing attention not only to the potential harm from toxic pollution, dried-up water supplies and earthquakes, but …

Democratic energy beyond neoliberalism

Our relationship to energy needs to change.

Letter to the PM outlining how 2°C demands an 80% cut in EU emissions by 2030

The letter summarises why the IPCC’s carbon budgets for a “likely” chance of not exceeding the international community’s 2°C commitment, requires the EU to reduce the emissions from its energy system by 80% by 2030, with complete decarbonisation just a few years later.

Beyond Treaties: A New Way of Framing Global Climate Action

As negotiators look to next year’s UN climate conference in Paris, there is increasing discussion of a new way forward that does not depend on sweeping international agreements. Some analysts are pointing to Plan B — recasting the climate issue as one of national self-interest rather …

Listen to the People, Not the Polluters

The People’s Climate March, which saw hundreds of thousands around the world take to the streets for action on global warming in New York City, was followed this week by a United Nations climate summit in which world leaders advanced an agenda devoid of binding commitments.

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