Daniel J. Weiss

Daniel J. Weiss is a Senior Fellow and the Director of Climate Strategy at American Progress, where he leads the Center's clean energy and climate advocacy campaign. Before coming to American Progress, he spent 25 years working with environmental advocacy organizations and political campaigns.

Senators opposed to Clean Energy Jobs Act are ignoring bill’s benefits to Americans — Part 2

Read Part 1 here. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (CEJAPA), by an 11-1 vote. Since this was the third day of a boycott by …

The ‘party of no’ becomes the ‘party of slow’

Cross-posted from the Wonk Room and co-written with energy team interns Jaren Love and Michael McGovern at the Center for American Progress. Senate Republicans are demanding lengthy economic analyses of progressive clean energy policy, despite …

Senators opposed to Clean Energy Jobs Act are ignoring bill’s benefits to Americans — Part 1

On Nov. 3, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is scheduled to begin debate and vote on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (CEJAPA), sponsored by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Barbara …

the spiraling cost of inaction

Global warming triggers more disasters

This piece was co-written with Erica Goad, an intern with the Energy team at the Center for American Progress, which originally published this post. Wildfires blaze near San Diego.Photo: slworking2Hurricane Claudette hit the Florida panhandle …

EPA: Waxman-Markey will lower electricity bills

The main argument conservatives and big oil and coal companies use against the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) is that it would cripple American households with a crushing energy tax. To make …

Breaking: saving the world is affordable

CBO: Waxman-Markey pollution cuts cost little

This piece was co-written with Andrew Jakabovics, Associate Director for Housing and Economics at the Center for American Progress. Opponents of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, H.R. 2454, are acting like out-of-control auctioneers. …

Weakening amendments fail as American Clean Energy and Security Act moves through markup

The second day of markup on the Waxman/Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) saw a series of amendments from opponents designed to weaken the green economy bill fail in a series of …

EPA: Markup of clean energy act has lower compliance costs

This post is co-written with Sean Pool. As the House Energy and Commerce Committee deliberations continue on the American Clean Energy and Security Act, H.R. 2454, opponents have made a number of wild charges about …

10 Reasons to Support the Waxman-Markey Energy Bill

By Daniel J. Weiss, Daniel Wagener 1. The Waxman-Markey bill will create jobs by spurring investment in renewables and efficiency. 2. Boosting investments in low-carbon energy will help the United States regain the lead in …

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