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Climate Solutions Made the U.S. At Least $2 Billion Richer In 2013

We’ve talked often here about the economic benefits of climate solutions, from lower electricity prices to reduced health costs. A recent analysis by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory offers further evidence of those benefits – cutting greenhouse gas emissions alone saved the U.S. $2.2 billion dollars in 2013. When the value of cutting other fossil-fuel-related […]

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Citibank Says Investing in Climate Solutions Could Save $30 Trillion or More

The argument that climate solutions are good for the economy just got a major boost. Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions, a division of Citibank, put out a new report last week comparing the cost of action on climate with the cost of inaction. As this Guardian article explains, the energy expenditures of the “action” scenario […]

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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 […]

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What California Can Teach Us About the Importance of Local Climate Action

Solving climate change will take a global effort, which is why the anticipated agreement from the Paris talks in December and the individual commitments from nations around the world are so vital. But as this GreenBiz article points out, there’s a lot to be said for state and local-level climate action as well. A newly […]

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