Frank Sesno

Frank Sesno is Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, an Emmy-award winning journalist, and host and creator of Planet Forward.

Using Sustainable Water to Plan for the Next Billion

Last week, Danica May Camacho of the Philippines became the world’s symbolic seven billionth person. The occasion drew mixed feelings in the policy world — what does a booming global population mean for climate risks? To …

Gulf Oil Slick Makes Climate Negotiations Slippery, Says Utility Exec

Even before BP capped the oil spill, the Washington Post declared a loss for environmentalists. It’s been 3 months and we haven’t seen a cap on carbon, what gives? “Traditionally, American environmentalism wins its biggest …

Going Under (Video)

Tuvalu, Mauritius, Kiribati, Bangladesh. Every nation sitting at sea level is going to lose in its own way if oceans rise, but these four will be especially affected…and none are major contributors to the sources …

An Electrifying Vision: 20 Million Plug-in Hybrids in 5 Years (Video)

With the backdrop of devastated communities and ecosystems in the Gulf, President Obama took the opportunity to challenge the nation to move our clean energy transition forward–but what would that look like? Marc Spitzer of …

Is Wind Energy the Magic Bullet for our Energy Future? (Video)

Last year, the wind industry employed more workers than coal mining, according to a report released by the American Wind Energy Association. Wind energy jobs increased 70 percent to 85,000 in 2008, 4,000 more workers …

Off Shore or Off Oil? (Video)

Just days before the BP Deepwater oil spill, American Petroleum Institute’s Rayola Dougher described the risk, as she new it, of offshore drilling: “Even if you have a rig that breaks loose, even if you …

What a Difference a Spill Makes

There are so many questions the spill in the Gulf now raises. What will be the impact on offshore drilling — which has been one of the few growth sectors of US domestic oil production? …

Lisa Jackson and the “Headline People Don’t Want to Discuss”

Despite the gridlock on a climate bill, the EPA is already authorized to regulate carbon dioxide from cars.  And the Obama administration has raised mileage standards so that by 2016, the new car fleet in …

Watch Interview with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

Time to Act? What’s Next for Climate Policy With Special Guest: Lisa Jackson On April 20 I talked with Lisa Jackson, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency about about the upcoming climate legislation, innovation …

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