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Why 350? Climate Policy Must Aim to Stabilize Greenhouse Gases at the Level Necessary to Minimize the Risk of Catastrophic Outcomes

Matt Vespa * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ][ download Errata ] Introduction After years of inaction, the possibility of substantive federal and international climate policy is finally in sight. With so much time already squandered, insufficient action today will foreclose the ability to prevent catastrophe tomorrow. If we are to avoid saddling

The First One Hundred Days: Ten Things President-Elect Obama Should Do to Confront the Climate Crisis

Patrick Parenteau * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] In a recent speech, former Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore challenged the nation to produce 100 percent of its electricity from non-carbon sources within ten years.[1] Linking the issues of climate, energy, economy and national security, Mr. Gore stated: “We’re borrowing money

Building Energy Efficiency in China

Ruidong Jin and Fan Rui * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] I. Yesterday: Was Building Energy Efficiency Needed in China? This was the question asked by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) when we first entered China early in 1998. To our surprise, we found few people interested in energy efficient buildings. In

Oct 30, 2008

Licensing the Rebirth of Nuclear Power: A Primer

Tyson Smith * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] Introduction In 2007, the nuclear industry took the first steps toward a second generation of nuclear construction in the United States. Starting with a partial application in July 2007 for a new unit in Maryland, and followed by complete applications for multiple new units

Apr 11, 2008