Climate & Energy

Two moves by the U.S. and China that could unlock the Copenhagen chess game

Co-authored with Barbara Finamore, NRDC’s China Program Director The Copenhagen climate summit is coming to its moment of truth, and all eyes will be on …

Cities take climate matters into their own hands

Not waiting on Copenhagen

As the leaders, and eyes, of the world converge on Copenhagen, questions are swirling like storm clouds. Will developed countries agree and commit to a …

Desmond Tutu (with a little help from the scientific community) explains Africa's position

There’s been so much bad journalism written from Copenhagen that it boggles the mind. The problem has been particularlly acute with respect to the developing …

Desmond Tutu (with a little help from the scientific community) explains Africa's position

There’s been so much bad journalism written from Copenhagen that it boggles the mind. The problem has been particularly acute with respect to the developing …

Things have changed

With so much angst afoot in the green world, it’s easy to lose perspective on just how different this administration is from the previous one. …

Turning up the heat

Gore proposes climate action timeline

Al Gore speaking to delegates at the Copenhagen climate conference is hardly big news in green circles, but the former VP and No. 1 climate …

...Paved with good intentions

Big business’ climate conundrum: lead, follow or obstruct

Is that government out front, or big business?iStock PhotoCOPENHAGEN — The most popular American CEO here these two weeks, at least among other business leaders, …

Poll-ution

Overwhelming U.S. public support for global warming action

Two new polls issued today confirm that an overwhelming portion of Americans want domestic action and an international agreement to reduce global warming pollution. More …

How to cut U.S. CO2 emissions by 20 percent ... tomorrow

Natural gas as a near-term CO2 mitigation strategy

Discussions of CO2 reduction tend to start from a presumption of near-term economic disruption coupled to long-term investment in green technology. The presumption isn’t right. …