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Neste’s Taking Action on Climate Change Examines Changes in Energy and Transport Markets
October 10, 2017 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

(Neste Corporation)  Neste has published a business environment outlook called Taking Action on Climate Change. It discusses key changes taking place in the energy, transport and chemicals markets. As global commitment to tackle climate change requires major efforts to …

YES! Fall Summits
September 13, 2017 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(Climate Generation)  This fall, we’re partnering again with a youth program in greater Minnesota, YES!(Youth Energy Summit). We’re providing the climate change connection at their Fall Summits to help inform the projects students will be working …

Those 3% of Scientific Papers that Deny Climate Change? A Review Found Them All Flawed
September 12, 2017 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Katherine Ellen Foley (Quartz Media)  It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has …

This Is Why When You Talk about Climate Change, You Can’t Ignore Agriculture
August 24, 2017 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … In a paper published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that land use changes associated with planting crops and grazing livestock have caused a …

Peer-Reviewed Study Finds Exxon Misled on Climate
August 23, 2017 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Harvard researchers are out this morning with a peer-reviewed analysis concluding Exxon Mobil misled the public over the course of 40 years of climate change communications. After poring over …

Clean Energy: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Republicans
August 22, 2017 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

by Ashlee Rich Stephenson (Morning Consult/WPA Intelligence/Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum)  … Recent studies, sponsored by Yale and George Mason University and the Pew Research Center, illustrated that large cross sections of the American public link climate change …

Vanguard Urges Companies to Disclose Climate Change Impact
August 15, 2017 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(The Washington Post)  Vanguard pushes focus on climate change  —  Vanguard Group on Monday said it has urged companies to disclose how climate change could affect their business and asset valuations, reflecting how the environment …

How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God
August 9, 2017 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Brendan O’Connor (Splinter News/Special Projects Desk of Gizmodo Media Group)  In 2005, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Evangelicals was on the verge of doing something novel: affirming science. …

USDA Office Told to Use ‘Weather Extremes’ instead of ‘Climate Change’
August 8, 2017 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  Officials at a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) office told staffers to avoid the term “climate change” in their communications and use language like “weather extremes” instead, The Guardian reported Monday.
According to emails obtained …

National Study Puts Timeline on Impact of Sea-Level Rise in Maryland and Virginia
July 25, 2017 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Joe Heim (The Washington Post)   On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, rising seawater levels and chronic flooding threaten to disrupt daily life, damage homes and businesses, and swallow land in the relatively near future, according …

Published Study Identifies When Hundreds of Coastal Communities Will Face Inundation, Possible Retreat
July 12, 2017 – 11:03 pm | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Meeting Paris Agreement Goals Could Spare Many Communities from This Fate  —  More than 90 U.S. communities already face chronic inundation from rising seas caused by climate change, and the number …

ICAO and Airlines Reinforce Support for CORSIA Following US Decision to Quit Paris Climate Agreement
June 15, 2017 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  …  The sustainable alternative aviation fuels resolution approved at the AGM calls on governments to implement policies to accelerate the deployment of such fuels, including the creation of the appropriate regulatory framework to …

Teachers and Parents: Are You Teaching Climate Change?
June 14, 2017 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Amy Harmon (The New York Times)  Last week I wrote about a teacher, James Sutter, who is teaching the basics of climate change — the planet is warming and humans are primarily responsible — …

Scholarships Available for Summer Institute for Climate Change Education — June 26-28, 2017 — St. Paul, MN
May 31, 2017 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

We are excited to be able to offer scholarships to attend Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy’s Summer Institute for Climate Change Education in St. Paul, Minnesota, June 26-29, 2017. We are able to offer …

Tackling Climate Change Will Boost Economic Growth, OECD Says
May 24, 2017 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC)  A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that the integration of measures to fight climate change into economic policy will aid economic growth, both in …

Rising Conservative Voices Call for Climate Change Action
May 15, 2017 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Saskia de Melker and Laura Fong (PBS News Hour)  STEPHANIE SY: In the rising Eco-Right movement, you could say these are the Eco-Righteous.
EVANGELICAL MARCHERS: Hey, hey! ho, ho! Fossil fuels have got to go!
STEPHANIE SY: …

OPINION: Reflections on the Marches for Science and Climate
May 8, 2017 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) 200,000 people joined the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC on April 29, 2017; with another 100,000 at sister marches around the country. 40,000 Marched for Science on Earth …

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education — June 26-28, 2017 — St. Paul, MN
May 3, 2017 – 10:49 am | No Comment
Summer Institute for Climate Change Education   —    June 26-28, 2017   —    St. Paul, MN

Participants will have the opportunity to:

Hear from leading experts from the University of Minnesota on their research and experience on climate science and climate change solutions
Engage with hands on activities that help bring climate change …

CCS CEO Identifies Conditions Needed to Achieve Climate Goals
April 26, 2017 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(Center for Climate Strategies)  Tom Peterson, President and CEO of Washington-DC based Center for Climate Strategies, joined an expert panel of thought leaders at a Pace University-sponsored policy colloquium to discuss “Foundations and Principles for …

Changes to Energy Dept. Websites Downplay Renewables as a Replacement for Fossil Fuels
April 25, 2017 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  The Energy Department is changing its website to cut down on Obama-era language touting renewable energy sources as a climate-friendly replacement for fossil fuels, according to reports from an environmental watchdog …

Scientists Made a Detailed “Roadmap” for Meeting the Paris Climate Goals. It’s Eye-Opening.
March 24, 2017 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Brad Plumer (Vox)  … They start with the big picture: To hit the Paris climate goals without geoengineering, the world has to do three broad (and incredibly ambitious) things:
1) Global CO2 emissions from energy and …

Bloomberg G-20 Poised to Signal Retreat From Climate-Change Funding Pledge
March 13, 2017 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Joe Ryan (Bloomberg) Draft statement encourages private funding for climate change; Previous communique emphasized strong government support  —  Finance ministers for the U.S., China, Germany and other members of the Group of 20 economies …

Do Scott Pruitt’s Statements on CO2 and Global Warming Misrepresent Scientific Consensus?
March 13, 2017 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Alex Kasprak (Snopes)  EPA administrator Pruitt told CNBC that he does not agree that carbon dioxide is “a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,” arguing that scientists are still debating the …

Who’s Still Fighting Climate Change? The U.S. Military
February 8, 2017 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Laura Parker (National Geographic)  Ten times a year, the Naval Station Norfolk floods. The entry road swamps. Connecting roads become impassable. Crossing from one side of the base to the other becomes impossible. Dockside, floodwaters …

Trump Team May Emphasize Climate Science Uncertainty
February 5, 2017 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by Scott Waldman (E&E News/Climatewire)  … The Trump administration landing team at NOAA may focus on data used by the agency to formulate its climate research, calling into question the accuracy of temperature measurements that inform …

In America’s Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying ‘Climate Change’
February 2, 2017 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Hiroko Tabuchi (The New York Times)  … Here in north-central Kansas, America’s breadbasket and conservative heartland, the economic realities of agriculture make climate change a critical business issue. At the same time, politics and social …

Trump Administration Backs off Plan to Scrub Climate Pages from EPA Website
January 26, 2017 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Brady Dennis and Juliet Eilperin  (The Washington Post)  The Trump administration on Wednesday backed away from plans to take down some climate-change information from the Environmental Protection Agency’s website, which employees said had been planned …

As Trump Dismantles Obama’s Climate Legacy, People’s Climate Movement Organizes for Mass Mobilization in DC on April 29
January 25, 2017 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(People’s Climate Movement)  Communities Begin Organizing Nationwide to Resist Attacks on the Environment and Our Communities and to Call for a New Clean Energy Economy that Stops Climate Change and Creates Good Jobs for All …

Trump Administration Tells EPA to Cut Climate Page from Website: Sources
January 25, 2017 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Valerie Volcovici (Reuters)  U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, two agency employees told Reuters, the latest move by the newly minted …

Perry’s Time to Shine Today
January 19, 2017 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  PERRY PARTY: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry finally has his day in the spotlight this morning to make his case for running the Energy Department. Given the agency’s mishmash …

Unlike Trump, Americans Want Strong Environmental Regulator
January 18, 2017 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Chris Kahn (Reuters/Ipsos)  More than 60 percent of Americans would like to see the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s powers preserved or strengthened under incoming President Donald Trump, and the drilling of oil on public lands …

Scientists Have a New Way to Calculate What Global Warming Costs. Trump’s Team Isn’t Going to Like It.
January 13, 2017 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  How we view the costs of future climate change, and more importantly how we quantify them, may soon be changing. A much-anticipated new report, just released by the National …

Why You Should Care about Low Carbon Fuels and Vehicle Initiatives
December 19, 2016 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Tammy Klein (Future Fuel Strategies/OurEnergyPolicy.org)  Citizens and policymakers in many countries have never been more committed to combating climate change across all sectors. One high-emitting sector that is often overlooked, when compared to industry …

Unlocking Willpower and Ambition to Meet the Goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement (Part One): Shifting Needs of Law, Policy, and Economics
December 1, 2016 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(Center for Climate Strategies) Since 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) used the term ambition formally in agreements to implement activities and address the need for expanded environmental goals and …

Argonne Researchers Study How Reflectivity of Biofuel Crops Impacts Climate
November 21, 2016 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Joan Koka (Argonne National Laboratory)  … The new analysis, published in The Royal Chemistry Society’s Energy & Environmental Science, incorporates the additional effect of changes in reflectivity, or “albedo.” Albedo effects sum up the amount …

Big Oil Pledges $1 Billion for Gas Technologies to Fight Climate Change
November 5, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Karolin Schaps and Ron Bousso (Reuters/Yahoo! News)  Some of the world’s biggest oil companies, including Saudi Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell , pledged on Friday to invest $1 billion to develop climate-friendly technologies as a …

Six Charts Show Why No One Is Talking about Climate Change
November 4, 2016 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Deaton (Planet Forward/Nexus Media)  If you’re like the average American, you are probably worried to some degree about climate change. But odds are you don’t spend a lot of time talking about it. …

Investors Warn Car Industry over Climate Change
October 18, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Terry Macalister (The Guardian)  Car manufacturers told they must address climate change by switching to low-emission models − or face a sell-off of their shares, reports Climate News Network  —  Major investors have warned …

We’re Placing Far Too Much Hope in Pulling Carbon Dioxide out of the Air, Scientists Warn
October 13, 2016 – 9:41 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … This is largely a market problem, according to Howard Herzog, a senior research engineer and carbon capture expert at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“There’s no doubt you can do it,” …

What a Donald Trump EPA Will Look Like with Climate Change Skeptic Myron Ebell at the Helm
October 4, 2016 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Paul Raeburn (Newsweek)  … (Myron) Ebell, the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a prominent climate-change skeptic, was chosen at the end of September to head the …

World Needs Transport Biofuels
September 29, 2016 – 9:16 pm | No Comment

by Bliss Baker (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  … The transport sector is one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gases (GHGs), estimated to be approximately 25 to 30 percent of global emissions, but has …

When It Comes to Science, Trump and Clinton Have Common Ground — But Not Much
September 14, 2016 – 10:20 am | No Comment

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post) Earlier this summer, the folks behind ScienceDebate.org sent the presidential candidates a list of 20 questions that likely won’t garner much airtime in the televised debates this fall. They asked about climate change, mental …

Jill Stein Calls for ‘Green New Deal’ to Address Climate Change
August 25, 2016 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  … Climate change, she (Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein) said during a National Press Club event on Tuesday, is an “emergency expounded by racial disparities. … We call for a joint …

Hillary Clinton’s Climate and Energy Policies, Explained
August 1, 2016 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by David Roberts (Vox)  … I’m going to break this down as a series of numbered lists — not one, not two, but five lists of three:

The three key facts the campaign took as starting points
The three …

Doing More (and Better) with Less: 2016 Global Agribusiness Forum Shows the Ways to Provide Food and Bioenergy, with Sustainability, for an Increasing Population
July 26, 2016 – 10:48 pm | No Comment

by Lais Thomaz* and Dan Quadros** (Advanced Biofuels USA) With diverse and dynamic programming involving agribusiness, food safety, nutrition, sustainability and bioenergy, the 2016 GAF achieved its mission to gather producers, companies and academia to discuss …

New Documents Reveal Denial Playbook Originated with Big Oil, Not Big Tobacco
July 20, 2016 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(Center for International Environmental Law)  Industry documents show common playbook is decades older than previously recognized  —  New research by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) not only confirms that the tobacco and fossil …

GOP Platform Proposes Turning EPA into a Commission
July 19, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Eric Wolff, et al. (Politico Morning Energy)  … The Republican Platform 2016 offers a fresh plan for an old GOP target: it calls for converting the EPA into a bipartisan commission. As Pro’s Alex Guillén …

The Paradox of American Farmers and Climate Change
July 1, 2016 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

by Beth Kowitt (Fortune Magazine)  Some U.S. farmers are skeptical of climate change, even though they’re among the most affected by it — … A survey conducted by Iowa State Professor J. Arbuckle and Purdue University …

Top Science Groups Tell Climate Change Doubters in Congress to Knock It Off
July 1, 2016 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Jason Samenow (The Washington Post)  … The effort to draft the letter was spearheaded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), whose leader, Rush Holt — a former member of Congress, vigorously promoted its …

Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action
June 15, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Keith L. Kline, Siwa Msangi, Virginia H. Dale, Jeremy Woods, Glaucia M. Souza, Patricia Osseweijer, Joy S. Clancy, Jorge A. Hilbert, Francis X. Johnson, Patrick C. McDonnell, Harriet K. Mugera (Global Change Biology: Bioenergy) …  Understanding the nexus of food security, bioenergy sustainability, and resource management …

Bloomberg Task Force Should Recommend Companies Be Required to Stress Test Their Business Plans against Risks of Climate Change Actions and Impacts
June 13, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

( London School of Economics and Political Science)  Companies that fail to plan for business scenarios in a low-carbon economy risk decline or even bankruptcy, according to a submission to the Task Force on Climate-Related …

Donald Trump Just Made an Extremely Important Promise. It’s One of His Worst Yet.
May 31, 2016 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Greg Sargent (The Washington Post)  Believe it or not, Donald Trump has now made a very important policy statement. Introducing what he billed as an “energy plan,” Trump promised to “cancel the Paris Climate Plan.” …

Smoke & Fumes
May 22, 2016 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

(Center for International Environmental Law)  This is a story about how the world’s most powerful industry used science, communications, and consumer psychology to shape the public debate over climate change. And it begins earlier—decades earlier—than …

Big Oil Could Have Cut CO2 Emissions In 1970s — But Did Nothing
May 20, 2016 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Chris D’Angelo (The Huffington Post)  New documents show the industry chose to prioritize costs over the planet.  In 1963, Esso (now Exxon Mobil) patented a design for a “novel and highly efficient electrode“ for …

This Scientist Just Changed How We Think about Climate Change with One GIF
May 12, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  Ed Hawkins spends his days doing, you know, climate science. A professor at the University of Reading in the UK, he has published widely on the overturning circulation in the …

Hillary Clinton’s Climate and Energy Policies, Explained
May 10, 2016 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by David Roberts (Vox.com)  Media coverage of the Democratic primary has not shed much light on Hillary Clinton’s proposals for climate change and clean energy policy.  But oh, she has proposals. Lots of them! I …

There’s One Group Not Ready to Ditch the Donald: Ethanol Producers
May 10, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association, says he’s confident that the next president — whether Donald Trump, or Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — would be fine for the biofuel industry. …

University of Maryland Publishes Study: Considering the Cost of Clean: Americans on Energy, Air Quality and Climate
May 4, 2016 – 11:15 am | No Comment

(University of Maryland Program for Public Consultation) … To find out what Americans would recommend when given facts and arguments, the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland developed an in‐depth survey instrument called a ‘policymaking …

Half of U.S. Conservatives Say Climate Change Is Real
May 3, 2016 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Eric Roston (Bloomberg)  Trump and Cruz reject global warming, while more Republicans see it as a threat.  —  The percentage of conservative Republicans who consider global warming a threat shot up 19 points in two …

The U.S. Oil and Gas Boom Is Having Global Atmospheric Consequences, Scientists Suggest
April 28, 2016 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  Scientists say they have made a startling discovery about the link between domestic oil and gas development and the world’s levels of atmospheric ethane — a carbon compound that can both …

RIMS 2016: Sea Level Rise Will Be Worse and Come Sooner
April 25, 2016 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Don Jergler (Insurance Journal)  … Sea levels could rise by much more than originally anticipated, and much faster, according to new data being collected by scientists studying the melting West Antarctic ice sheet – a …

New EPA Stats Confirm: Oil & Gas Methane Emissions Far Exceed Prior Estimates
April 18, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Defense Fund)  Higher Baseline Plus Year-on-Year Increase Make Sector the Top Emitter over Ag  —  The oil and natural gas industry has moved into first place as the highest sources of U.S. methane emissions, …

Investors with $6 trillion in Assets Back ExxonMobil Climate Change Resolution: UK Church Fund
April 18, 2016 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Simon Jessop  (Reuters)  Institutions managing $6 trillion in assets plan to back a call for U.S. oil major ExxonMobil to disclose the impact of climate change policy on its business, one of the organizers …

Coal Companies’ Secret Funding of Climate Science Denial Exposed
April 12, 2016 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Elliott Negin (Union of Concerned Scientists/Huffington Post)  According to recent press reports, Peabody Energy — the nation’s largest investor-owned coal company — is now on the verge of bankruptcy. Among the many consequences: The …

Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity
April 8, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Noah Kaufman, Michael Obeiter and Eleanor Krause (World Resources Institute)  Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity finds that the revenues form a carbon price can be used to address regional disparities and ensure that …

A Heated Mirror for Future Climate
April 8, 2016 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Richard B. Alley (Science Magazine)  Climate has always changed naturally, and this is not good news when contemplating a human-forced future. The natural responses have been as large as, or larger than, those simulated by …

Observational Constraints on Mixed-Phase Clouds Imply Higher Climate Sensitivity
April 8, 2016 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Ivy Tan, Trude Storelvmo, Mark D. Zelinka (Science Magazine)  How much global average temperature eventually will rise depends on the Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS), which relates atmospheric CO2concentration to atmospheric temperature. For decades, ECS has …

The Problem With Hillary Clinton Isn’t Just Her Corporate Cash. It’s Her Corporate Worldview.
April 7, 2016 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Naomi Klein (The Nation) Clinton is uniquely unsuited to the epic task of confronting the fossil-fuel companies that profit from climate change. … The Clinton camp really doesn’t like talking about fossil-fuel money.

The very suggestion that taking …

Investigation Broadens into whether Exxon Mobil Misled Public, Investors on Climate Change
March 31, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  More than a dozen state attorneys general gathered in New York earlier this week, ostensibly to announce their support for President Obama’s efforts to combat global warming and to underscore …

In U.S., 73% Now Prioritize Alternative Energy Over Oil, Gas
March 25, 2016 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Zac Auter  (Gallup)  Seventy-three percent of Americans say they prefer emphasizing alternative energy, rather than gas and oil production, as the solution to the nation’s energy problems. This marks the highest percentage of Americans …

Efforts to Link Climate Change to Severe Weather Gain Ground
March 21, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Warren Cornwall (Science Magazine)  Scientists are tying climate change to individual cases of extreme weather with increasing confidence and speed. Although people have long said it’s impossible to blame climate change for any single weather …

US, Canada Pledge Cooperation on Paris Climate Accord, Clean Energy, Methane Leaks
March 14, 2016 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)  … A key part of the climate mitigation strategy will be reducing emissions of methane — a greenhouse gas over 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide — from oil and gas operations. …

Include Climate Change in the Debates
March 9, 2016 – 7:52 pm | No Comment

by Helen Mountford (New Climate Economy/Miami Herald) Letter to Editor:  None of the 16 presidential debates so far have taken on climate change as a major focus. As candidates from both sides head to Florida …

Republican Jay Faison Launches Super PAC to Boost Clean-Energy Candidates
March 3, 2016 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Ballhaus (The Wall Street Journal)  Republican millionaire Jay Faison is pushing his party to embrace clean energy, saying conservatives don’t need to be on the defensive on climate issues.
The North Carolina businessman this …

AAAS President Seeks Increasing Support for Curiosity-Driven Research
March 1, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Earl Lane (Science Magazine)  From a childhood fascination with cactus plants, to fieldwork in Brazil tracing the wild progenitor of the cassava plant, to learning the subtleties of rice cultivation from an expert farmer …

What These Christians Are Giving up for Lent: Fossil Fuels
February 11, 2016 – 9:13 pm | No Comment

by  Chelsea Harvey  (The Washington Post)  A new initiative in the United Kingdom is not only calling for Christian communities to band together in support of clean energy, but actually helping them get their own electricity …

EPA’s FY 2016 Budget Proposal Increases Support for Communities to Deliver Core Environmental and Health Protections
February 9, 2016 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The Obama Administration Fiscal Year 2016 budget announced today for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lays out a strategy to ensure that all Americans benefit from the economic recovery we are …

Why the U.S. East Coast Could Be a Major ‘Hotspot’ for Rising Seas
February 8, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  New research published Monday adds to a body of evidence suggesting that a warming climate may have particularly marked effects for some citizens of the country most responsible for global warming …

2 House Members File To Form Bipartisan Caucus On Climate (Yes, They’re Both From S. Florida)
February 8, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(DemocraticUnderground.com)  Two congressmen — Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R) and Rep. Theodore Deutch (D), both of Florida, filed paperwork this week to create the Climate Solutions Caucus.
The group plans to look at options to address climate …

Biodiesel: Fightback Needed against the Merchants of Doubt, says NBB Chief
February 8, 2016 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Though optimistic, NBB CEO Joe Jobe also noted significant challenges still remain. “While our fight is not over, we have a different future. 2016 is going to be our strongest …

Here’s Where the 2016 Republican Field Stands on Climate Change
February 2, 2016 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Bloomberg BNA)  … Businessman Donald Trump: The Republican front-runner has disputed the notion that human activity significantly contributes to climate change. In 2012, Trump wrote, “The concept of global warming was created by and …

Mitigation of International Aviation Emissions: The Flightpath from Paris to Montreal
January 15, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  …  Of particular relevance is the development by ICAO of a global market-based measure (MBM) for consideration by the 39th Session of its Assembly later this year and intended implementation from 2020. Chris …

Reports from IMF and French Economists Call for Climate Taxes on International Aviation Fuel or Air Travel
January 15, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Two reports, one an International Monetary Fund (IMF) internal discussion note and the other by the Paris School of Economics (PSE), suggest taxing international aviation fuel or air travel could provide an equitable …

Obama, with No Elections Left to Lose, Drops Mention of Fossil Fuels
January 13, 2016 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Eric Wolff (Politico Morning Energy)  President Obama’s final State of the Union address made no mention of an “all of the above” energy policy, nor of natural gas or fracking, and it only mentioned …

Compilation of US State of the Union 2016: Selected Remarks on Energy and Climate Change
January 13, 2016 – 10:41 am | No Comment

(compiled by Biofuels Digest) “Gas under two bucks a gallon ain’t bad, either.”  …  We need the same level of commitment when it comes to developing clean energy sources.
Look, if anybody still wants to dispute …

After Paris Accord, Most U.S. Republicans Back Action on Climate
December 23, 2015 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Megan Cassella (Reuters)  A majority of U.S. Republicans who had heard of the international climate deal in Paris said they support working with other countries to curb global warming and were willing to take …

Decarbonising Transport Must Take Centre Stage in Europe’s Efforts to Meet Historic COP21 Ambitions
December 21, 2015 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

(ePURE)  On 12 December, 195 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change agreed to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and strengthen global action to fight climate change. The Paris Agreement includes an objective …

Modeling Climate Change and its Social Costs
December 17, 2015 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Osaretin Oghomwen Omorodion* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On November 13th, the National Academies of Science’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education convened with its board of Environmental Change and Society to assess current …

Meet the New Climate Villain: Cheap Oil
December 16, 2015 – 10:34 am | No Comment

by Charles Komanoff (Carbon Tax Center)  … The average price of gas sold in the U.S. over the past ten months is 25 percent below last year’s price — the steepest drop in at least 70 …

Biofuels May Curb Carbon Dioxide Levels
December 15, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Jeannine Otto (AgriNews)  “What is it that can do better than corn? We only know one plant right now, and that’s manioc — you know it as tapioca,” said Elwynn Taylor, ag meteorologist and professor …

The Paris Climate Agreement: What it Says, and What it Means
December 14, 2015 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “The World Starts from Tomorrow” says UN Secretary-General  —  In France, representatives from 195 nations approved the Paris Agreement on global, coordinated response framework for climate change. Acceptance of the …

Best Chance to Save the Planet: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Paris Agreement
December 14, 2015 – 9:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Guiding the delegates at Paris for the recent, historic climate change agreement was a whole bunch of data on energy. One of the most intelligent offerings on that topic came …

Obama’s Climate Change Hypocrisy
December 11, 2015 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Paul Alexander (Huffington Post)  Some commentators have argued President Barack Obama suffers from a failure of leadership. That was evidenced once again last week when he traveled to Paris to demand the world cut …

Biofuels Contribution to GHG Emissions Offsets Significant
December 9, 2015 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  At the World Climate Summit under way in Paris, France, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance in cooperation with (S&T)2 Consultants Inc., an internationally renowned energy and environmental consulting firm, …

Does This Really Make Us More Secure?
December 8, 2015 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (1010WCSI)  … Yet, the biggest indication that the President’s comments were flimflam came from within his own administration. Within hours of Mr. Obama’s remarks in Paris, the EPA announced the final rule on …

Biofuel Groups Call for 15% Biofuel in Transportation Fuel
December 7, 2015 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The global biofuels and industrial biotechnology sectors have united to call on world leaders attending the COP21 in Paris to support a global commitment to replace at least 15 percent of the …

Bernie Sanders Unveils Climate Plan
December 7, 2015 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Alex Seitz-Wald (NBC News)  Democratic presidential Bernie Sanders rolled out an expansive climate plan Monday that aims to cut U.S. carbon emissions 80% by 2050 and create 10 million clean energy jobs.
To accomplish these …

Global RFA Urges COP21 to Support Biofuels
December 3, 2015 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  As world leaders continue to meet in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is asking themto signal their support for biofuels as …

Statement – Minister McKenna Congratulates Manitoba’s Climate Action Contributions
December 3, 2015 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Environment and Climate Change Canada /PR Newswire)  On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, congratulated Manitoba on its contributions to climate action in Canada.
“Manitoba has placed great …

Unearthing America’s Deep Network of Climate Change Deniers
December 2, 2015 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Eric Roston (Bloomberg)  … The minority who remain skeptical of climate science—a group that includes presidential hopefuls and powerful lawmakers—can count on a dedicated network of several thousand professional supporters. …  A loose network of 4,556 individuals …

Columbia Journalism Dean Fires Back At ExxonMobil: Allegations ‘Unsupported By Evidence’
December 2, 2015 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Jordan Chariton  (The Wrap)  Steve Coll disputes oil company’s allegations that postgraduate students’ story misled regarding Exxon ignoring risks of climate change
Columbia University Journalism school’s Dean of Students Steve Coll fired back on Tuesday …

Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Want US to Join International Climate Pact
December 1, 2015 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by  Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Two-thirds of Americans want the United States to join an international agreement to fight climate change, a new poll found.
The survey, from the New York Times and CBS, could provide …

Paris Is Covered In Fake Ads That Mock the Climate Talks’ Corporate Sponsors
December 1, 2015 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by George Dvorsky (Gizmodo)  UK-based activist group Brandalism has peppered the streets of Paris with 600 fake outdoor ads meant to expose the hypocrisy of COP21 Climate Conference corporate sponsors.
The fake, unauthorized outdoor ads were strategically placed …

11 Top Low-Carbon Fuel Players, WCSBD Publish COP 21 Guide to Slashing Transport-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions
November 24, 2015 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, 11 leading low carbon fuel companies present a comprehensive guide that identifies a variety of available and accessible low carbon fuel solutions.

Today, only 3% of transportation fuels are low …

Here’s How the U.S. Can Dump Fossil Fuels for Good
November 24, 2015 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by  Joe Uehlein and May Boeve (Grist.org)  The world must go fossil-free — and fast. But the proposals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that the U.S. and other countries are proposing for the upcoming climate summit …

Why Are So Many Americans Skeptical about Climate Change? A Study Offers a Surprising Answer.
November 24, 2015 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Joby Warrick (The Washington Post)  Climate change has long been a highly polarizing topic in the United States, with Americans lining up on opposite sides depending on their politics and worldview. Now a scientific …

Electric Cars and the Coal that Runs Them
November 24, 2015 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Michael Birnbaum (The Washington Post)  Cheap electricity, a changing climate This is part of a series exploring how the world’s hunger for cheap electricity is complicating efforts to combat climate change.  —  …  But …

AP Fact Check: Most GOP Candidates Flunk Climate Science
November 23, 2015 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

by Seth Borenstein (Associated Press)  When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists …

New York Is Investigating Exxon Mobil for Allegedly Misleading the Public about Climate Change
November 6, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  The state of New York is investigating whether Exxon Mobil misled the public and investors about the risks of climate change, a move sought by environmentalists that could signal …

Acceptance of Global Warming Rising for Americans of all Religious Beliefs
November 2, 2015 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

(Ford School Center for Local, State and Urban Policy)  The release earlier this year of the Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si’, and the visit of Pope Francis to the United States have reinvigorated the discussion of …

Moderate GOP Senators Form Green Coalition
November 2, 2015 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Four centrist Senate Republicans are banding together to call for policies to protect the environment.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) describe the …

Democratic Presidential Contenders Join Calls To Investigate Exxon
October 30, 2015 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Daniel Marans (Huffington Post)  Two Democratic presidential candidates indicated on Friday (October 16, 2015) they support an investigation of oil giant ExxonMobil for concealing research on fossil fuels’ contribution to climate change, following a …

Exxon Sowed Doubt About Climate Science for Decades by Stressing Uncertainty (Part 6)
October 23, 2015 – 11:09 am | No Comment

by David Hasemyer and John H. Cushman Jr.  (Inside Climate News)  Collaborating with the Bush-Cheney White House, Exxon turned ordinary scientific uncertainties into weapons of mass confusion.
… No wonder: in the opening days of the oil-friendly Bush-Cheney …

Highlighting the Allure of Synfuels, Exxon Played Down the Climate Risks (Part 5)
October 23, 2015 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by John H. Cushman Jr. (InsideClimate News)  In the 1980s, Exxon lobbied to replace scarce oil with synthetic fossil fuels, but it glossed over the high carbon footprint associated with synfuels.
Early in the 1980s, … Exxon …

Exxon’s Business Ambition Collided with Climate Change Under a Distant Sea (Part 4)
October 23, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Neela Banerjee & Lisa Song (Inside Climate News) Throughout the 1980s, the company struggled to solve the carbon problem of one of the biggest gas fields in the world out of concern for climate …

The Digest’s Official Guide to the 2016 US Presidential Elections for the Bio-Curious
October 23, 2015 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s for it? Who wants to phase it out? Who wants to end it, not mend it? When it comes to the 18 US presidential candidates in this cycle, the …

Exxon Confirmed Global Warming Consensus in 1982 with In-House Climate Models (Part 3)
October 23, 2015 – 10:12 am | No Comment

by Lisa Song, Neela Banerjee, David Hasemyer (Inside Climate News)  The company chairman would later mock climate models as unreliable while he campaigned to stop global action to reduce fossil fuel emissions.
Steve Knisely was an intern …

Over 3 out of 4 Americans Now Acknowledge Climate Change Is Occurring–Including the Majority of Republicans
October 22, 2015 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Sheril Kirshenbaum (Scientific American)   Maybe it’s the weather. Or the Pope. Or the irrefutable scientific data. Or perhaps a combination of all three.   The latest UT Energy Poll released this morning (October 20, 2015) …

Bernie Sanders Calls For Federal Investigation Of Exxon
October 21, 2015 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Emily Atkin (Think Progress)  Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants ExxonMobil investigated by the Department of Justice.  In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday, Sanders charged the oil giant …

Climate Scientist Faces Backlash for Urging Investigation of Fossil Fuel Companies
October 14, 2015 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Katherine Bagley (Inside Climate News)  A climate scientist who was the lead signatory on a letter urging President Obama to launch a federal investigation into whether fossil fuel companies “knowingly deceived the American people about …

Many Conservative Republicans Believe Climate Change Is a Real Threat
September 29, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Coral Davenport (The New York Times)  A majority of Republicans — including 54 percent of self-described conservative Republicans — believe the world’s climate is changing and that mankind plays some role in the change, …

Poll: Rural Nebraskans Ready to Act on Climate Change
September 22, 2015 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Many rural Nebraskans are concerned about potential weather problems in their area, and most believe the state should develop a plan for adapting to climate change to reduce its impact on …

Scientists Ask Obama For RICO Investigation To End Climate Debate
September 17, 2015 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Richard (Examiner.com/Climate Change Dispatch)  According to Politico’s Morning Energy report published today, twenty climate scientists have sent a letter to President Obama urging him to jail climate skeptics using the RICO act. In …

Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago (Parts 1 and 2)
September 17, 2015 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

by Neela Banerjee, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer (Inside Climate News)  Top executives were warned of possible catastrophe from greenhouse effect, then led efforts to block solutions. … This untold chapter in Exxon’s history, when one …

Winning Coalitions for Climate Policy
September 14, 2015 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Jonas Meckling, Nina Kelsey, Eric Biber, John Zysman (Science Magazine) The gap is wide between the implications of climate science and the achievements of climate policy. Natural sciences tell us with increasing certainty that climate change …

No, Obama Isn’t a Climate Hypocrite
September 2, 2015 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Stephen Stromberg (The Washington Post)  President Obama declared climate change to be the defining threat of the century in Alaska this week, before he literally hiked a melting glacier. But, once again proving that virtually …

Pope Sets up Yearly Catholic Church Day of Care for Environment
August 17, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Tony Gentile (Reuters)  Pope Francis, riding a wave of mostly positive reaction to his encyclical on ecology, on Monday set up a Catholic “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” to draw …

Bush Calls out EPA Climate Rules as ‘Irresponsible’ Overreach
August 10, 2015 – 7:33 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is calling out President Obama’s climate change plan as “irresponsible,” while at the same time admitting global warming is man-made and real.

While Bush scolds EPA …

Lindsey Graham: I Wouldn’t Disagree With Hillary Clinton on Science of Climate Change
August 7, 2015 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by  Rebecca Leber (New Republic) Only two candidates, Senator Lindsey Graham and George Pataki, in the second-tier Republican presidential debate on Thursday have accepted that climate change is real and man-made. That doesn’t neecssarily mean …

How to Detect Nonsense about Climate Change
August 4, 2015 – 9:38 am | No Comment

by Stephen Stromberg (The Washington Post)  The final version of the Clean Power Plan, President Obama’s signature climate change policy, came out on Monday. Here’s how to tell whether the politicians, special interests and commentators …

DoD Releases Report on Security Implications of Climate Change
August 4, 2015 – 9:27 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Defense)  Global climate change will aggravate problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions that threaten stability in a number of countries, according to a report …

Climate Deniers Uncovered
August 3, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A paper published by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), “The Climate Deception Dossiers,” reveals decades of corporate misinformation campaigns by the fossil fuel industry. The paper focuses on seven deception …

“Nothing Will Happen without the Will” – Addressing Climate Change through Low-Carbon Fuels
August 3, 2015 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Holmgren (LanzaTech/Biofuels Digest)  Condensed from remarks by Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, on receiving the Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology,  from the Biotechnology Industry Organization. 
Listen to 8-minute speech.

Imagine how …

State Board Grants Provisional Charter for NY Climate Museum
July 21, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Fitzgerald (Associated Press)  The plan for a museum in the city that would focus on climate and climate change, with exhibits that could relate to health, social justice and rain-delayed baseball games, moved …

THE CASE FOR BIOFUEL: The Magic Bullet for Energy Security and Rural Development in Africa
July 16, 2015 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Around 770,000 BC, it was fire, at some point – wood, dung and coal, to the now-ominous fossil fuels. This is the evolution of energy, and today the evolution …

Treat Climate Change as Seriously as National Security: Report
July 15, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  Governments should treat climate change as seriously as threats to national security or public health, partly by focusing more on the worst scenarios of rising temperatures, an international report said on …

The Beyond-Two-Degree Inferno
July 3, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Marcia McNutt (Science Magazine)  … 2°C above the preindustrial level. This is a target viewed as the boundary between climate warming to which we can perhaps adapt and more extreme warming that will be very disruptive …

Pope Blames Climate Change on Humans in 183-Page Call for Action
June 19, 2015 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  Global warming is happening, human activity is causing it and more needs to be done, especially by the world’s governments and policymakers, to stop it, Pope Francis writes in his …

How Climate Change Deniers Got It Right — But Very Wrong
June 17, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Tony Dokoupil (MSNBC)  It turns out the climate change deniers were right: There isn’t 97% agreement among climate scientists. The real figure? It’s not lower, but actually higher.
The scientific “consensus” on climate change has gotten …

Big Oil Companies Want a Price on Carbon. Here’s Why.
June 2, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (National Journal)  Natural-gas profits have Shell and BP, among others, calling for increased use of carbon-emissions fees ahead of a make-or-break climate summit in Paris.
Six oil and gas giants based in Europe …

Unprecedented Video Campaign: Scientists Talk About Why Climate Change Matters to Them Personally
March 23, 2015 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Anastasia Pantsios  (EcoWatch)  … We know that 97 percent of scientists agree: climate change is real and it’s driven by human activity. But well-funded climate deniers and their smooth-talking frontmen often manage to get the media to …

Bribery Is a Bargain for Big Oil
March 20, 2015 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Stephen Kretzmann and Matthew Maiorana (Oil Change International/Huffington Post) If you are wondering why a pipeline that would create fewer jobs than a new McDonalds is the number one priority of what used to be known …

Mann-Splaining the Global Warming Slowdown
February 27, 2015 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Darius Dixon (Morning Energy-Politico)  …A trio of climate scientists has pointed to the Pacific Ocean as a major culprit behind the slowing rate of average global temperature increases over the past decade. Climate skeptics …

8 Ways Obama Sucks on Climate
February 18, 2015 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Ben Adler (Grist) … But many of the administration’s moves, including a string of recent actions by federal agencies under Obama’s control, show this conventional wisdom to be false. Here are the president’s top eight …

A Biofuel Debate: Will Cutting Trees Cut Carbon?
February 11, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Eduardo Porter (The New York Times)  Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forests and crops for fuel? …
Absent a big increase in bioenergy supplies, the climate change panel’s analysis reported, it would …

In Major Shift, Obama Administration Will Plan for Rising Seas in All Federal Projects
February 6, 2015 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post)   President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing federal agencies to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be more frequent and …

Dangerously in Denial on Climate Change
January 20, 2015 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

by  Catherine Rampell (The Washington Post) … In recent weeks, West Virginia has snatched national headlines for its attempts to doctor school science standards to discredit climate change. The sixth-grade science curriculum, for example, was amended …

A New Pew Survey Shows Americans Might Finally Be Getting Serious about Global Warming
January 20, 2015 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Roberto A. Ferdman (The Washington Post)  Pew Research Center is out with a new survey and, for the first time in years, it actually bodes well for those hoping climate change will finally become a …

Delaware-Size Gas Plume over West Illustrates the Cost of Leaking Methane
December 30, 2014 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Joby Warrick   (The Washington Post)   The methane that leaks from 40,000 gas wells near this desert trading post may be colorless and odorless, but it’s not invisible. It can be seen from …

Poll: Half of Republicans Back Limits on Carbon
December 15, 2014 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Dina Cappiello   (Associated Press/Seattle pi)    When Republicans take control of Congress next month, top on their agenda will be undoing environmental regulations they claim will harm the economy, chief among them President …