Tag Archives: Clean Power Plan
blog-carbon trading-1.27.16-square

Almost Half of U.S. States Are Considering Carbon Trading Programs

We’ve been noticing a growing trend – conservatives are becoming more pragmatic about climate issues, and proposing market-based climate solutions. Right now, nearly half of U.S. states, including many with Republican governors, are considering using some form of carbon trading to help them comply with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Though some governors strongly oppose […]

Continue reading
blog-EPA plans for 2016-1.8.15-square

EPA Chief Gina McCarthy: Turning 2015 Wins into Lasting Climate Action

Last year, the EPA set an ambitious agenda for fighting climate change. Their biggest milestone was the release of the Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut carbon pollution from power plants. This rule, along with other measures, will be crucial in helping the world meet the goals laid out in the Paris climate agreement. […]

Continue reading
blog-grateful-11.26.15

7 Types of Climate Leaders to Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

The UN Climate Conference starts next week in Paris, capping off what has been a truly extraordinary year for the climate movement. Leaders from every sector have stepped up to demand effective climate measures, show support for solutions, and lead by example. On this Thanksgiving Day, here are some of the many people, organizations, and […]

Continue reading
climate message at Emmys

TV Stars Broadcast a Powerful Climate Message at the Emmys

To build a strong consensus for climate action, we need to bring climate issues into the mainstream. Sunday night’s Emmys broadcast helped accomplish just that by bringing a climate message into living rooms across America. As this Newsweek article reports, a number of celebrities at the ceremony wore green ribbons showing their support for climate […]

Continue reading
blog-health benefits of clean energy-9.7.15-square

New Harvard Study Highlights Health Benefits of Clean Energy

When the White House launched the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan last month, they released a fact sheet showing how the plan would improve public health. A new study from Harvard University backs up those claims. As Climate Central explains in this article, the study found that energy efficiency and use of clean energy could […]

Continue reading
blog-70 percent-8.31.15-square

Governors, Take Note: 7 out of 10 Voters Support Compliance With the Clean Power Plan

We’ve mentioned several times over the past weeks how the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will boost the economy and improve public health – and it appears voters are getting the message. A new survey by the League of Conservation Voters found that 70 percent of voters across the country want their states to implement the […]

Continue reading
blog-leaders fueling climate solutions-8.26.15-square

How Business Leaders Are Fueling the Energy of Climate Solutions

There’s no doubt that those of us already keen on business leaders finding climate solutions are excited. The 2015 solar jobs forecast is 8x greater than oil, gas, and coal combined. But, recent news is driving a sense of optimism even higher. Why? Two reasons.   Simply put, the first reason is funding. The adage […]

Continue reading
US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Clean Power Plan event at the White House in Washington, DC, August 3, 2015. President Barack Obama described climate change as one of the key challenges of our time Monday as he announced the first ever limits on US power plant emissions. As a step to try to adapt, Obama announced power plant owners must cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.        AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Obama’s Messaging About the Clean Power Plan Resonates With Americans

The key to good climate communication is to understand what’s important to people, and show how climate change affects those things. In President Obama’s recent remarks announcing the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan, he did just that.   Our research has shown that Americans put their families first, and are still firmly committed to the […]

Continue reading
HEFN Ven Diagram

How Foundations and Donors Can Support a “Climate for Health”: A New Report

Philanthropic donors and foundations are often focused on improving public health and safety, reducing hunger and poverty, and caring for the disadvantaged – which is why more philanthropic efforts should focus on climate solutions. As numerous studies like the recent Lancet Commission report have shown, climate change has a profound impact on health, from respiratory […]

Continue reading
blog-Georges Benjamin-8.10.15-square

Preventing the Health Impacts of Climate Change

Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the country’s largest public health association and founding Climate for Health leader, speaks out on why health voices from across the nation are needed to get behind the Clean Power Plan and make a clear connection between climate change and our nation’s health.   Today is a historic day […]

Continue reading